The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 17 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 106 110 87
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 22 29 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.89% 1.10% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.20% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 35
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£288 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £350 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £31.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-28.60% +46.76%
Test Analyst
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2246 2418 2654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.53% 91.76% 90.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 1134 968
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 91 102
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -7.65%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Berkshire region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 October 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Berkshire region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough -1 7 £263 -38.23%
Reading +8 4 £250 -20.63% 5
Bracknell -3 2 £350 +11.11%
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Analyst in their job title.

1 19 (33.93%) Telecoms
2 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (30.36%) Test Scripting
4 16 (28.57%) SQL
5 15 (26.79%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (25.00%) HP
6 14 (25.00%) ISEB
7 11 (19.64%) Finance
7 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (17.86%) QA
8 10 (17.86%) CRM
8 10 (17.86%) UNIX
9 9 (16.07%) Java
9 9 (16.07%) Marketing
10 8 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 8 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 8 (14.29%) TestDirector
10 8 (14.29%) Shell Script
11 7 (12.50%) Billing
11 7 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Web Testing
11 7 (12.50%) V-Model
12 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
12 6 (10.71%) JIRA
12 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
12 6 (10.71%) Mobile App
12 6 (10.71%) Logistics
12 6 (10.71%) DNS
12 6 (10.71%) Oracle

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.93%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.36%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.79%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.79%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (1.79%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.79%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.79%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (1.79%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.79%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.79%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) DNS
2 5 (8.93%) 3G
2 5 (8.93%) HTTP
2 5 (8.93%) 2G
3 4 (7.14%) Wireshark
3 4 (7.14%) IPsec
3 4 (7.14%) Firewall
3 4 (7.14%) ZigBee
3 4 (7.14%) Network Security
3 4 (7.14%) DHCP
4 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.36%) SS7
4 3 (5.36%) ISUP
4 3 (5.36%) INAP
4 3 (5.36%) IPv6
5 2 (3.57%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (3.57%) DAB
5 2 (3.57%) Wireless
5 2 (3.57%) LTE
5 2 (3.57%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) TestDirector
2 6 (10.71%) JIRA
3 5 (8.93%) Selenium
4 4 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (5.36%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.57%) JProfiler
6 2 (3.57%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.57%) Zephyr
6 2 (3.57%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.57%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.57%) Introscope
6 2 (3.57%) JMeter
6 2 (3.57%) JUnit
6 2 (3.57%) Toad
6 2 (3.57%) WinRunner
7 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (33.93%) Telecoms
2 11 (19.64%) Finance
3 9 (16.07%) Marketing
4 7 (12.50%) Billing
5 5 (8.93%) Manufacturing
6 4 (7.14%) Electronics
7 2 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) SOAP
1 3 (5.36%) Middleware
2 2 (3.57%) ODBC
2 2 (3.57%) Web Services
2 2 (3.57%) JDBC
3 1 (1.79%) HTML
3 1 (1.79%) XML
3 1 (1.79%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.71%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.14%) Smart Meter
3 4 (7.14%) DTV
4 2 (3.57%) iPad
4 2 (3.57%) NHS
5 1 (1.79%) User Experience
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) IVR
5 1 (1.79%) Statistics
5 1 (1.79%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) UNIX
2 6 (10.71%) Solaris
2 6 (10.71%) Linux
3 4 (7.14%) Windows
4 3 (5.36%) AIX
4 3 (5.36%) HPUX
4 3 (5.36%) Android
4 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.36%) Test Scripting
3 10 (17.86%) CRM
4 8 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 8 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 7 (12.50%) V-Model
5 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (12.50%) Web Testing
6 6 (10.71%) Logistics
6 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 5 (8.93%) Test Management
7 5 (8.93%) Manual Testing
7 5 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.93%) Validation
7 5 (8.93%) Scrum
8 4 (7.14%) Process Management
8 4 (7.14%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 4 (7.14%) ITIL
8 4 (7.14%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) SQL
2 9 (16.07%) Java
3 8 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.57%) C++
4 2 (3.57%) Perl
4 2 (3.57%) VB
5 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) ISEB
2 7 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
4 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.79%) CCNA
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) Firmware
2 1 (1.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (26.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.57%) nmon
3 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.79%) Netcool
3 1 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) HP
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle
2 6 (10.71%) SAP
3 4 (7.14%) Citrix
3 4 (7.14%) F5
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (3.57%) Appcelerator
5 2 (3.57%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.79%) Remedy
6 1 (1.79%) McAfee
6 1 (1.79%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.79%) Redknee
6 1 (1.79%) Comverse
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco
6 1 (1.79%) IBM
6 1 (1.79%) Cerner
6 1 (1.79%) Veritas
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
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