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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 81 76 92
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 47 53 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.79% 2.01% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 2.23% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 35 12
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£275 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £260 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.81 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-8.55% -20.95%
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
2343 2377 1984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.39% 90.35% 92.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1191 1196 831
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 101 113
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% -1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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
Bracknell -6 14 £253 -19.58%
Reading +1 11 £300 -7.69% 3
Newbury +4 5 £105 -61.11%
Slough - 3 £287 -
Maidenhead +11 1 - - 3
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (27.69%) Telecoms
3 17 (26.15%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 13 (20.00%) JIRA
5 13 (20.00%) Selenium
6 12 (18.46%) QA
6 12 (18.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (15.38%) Java
7 10 (15.38%) CRM
7 10 (15.38%) ISEB
8 9 (13.85%) SQL
9 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
9 8 (12.31%) Scrum
9 8 (12.31%) Software Testing
10 7 (10.77%) V-Model
10 7 (10.77%) ISTQB
11 6 (9.23%) Marketing
11 6 (9.23%) Test Management
11 6 (9.23%) TestDirector
11 6 (9.23%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (9.23%) Shell Script
11 6 (9.23%) WebDriver
11 6 (9.23%) Waterfall
12 5 (7.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 5 (7.69%) Test Strategy
12 5 (7.69%) Appcelerator
12 5 (7.69%) BDD
12 5 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 1 (1.54%) Confluence
1 1 (1.54%) CMS
1 1 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.54%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Wireshark
1 4 (6.15%) IP Telephony
1 4 (6.15%) PBX
1 4 (6.15%) 3G
1 4 (6.15%) 2G
2 3 (4.62%) 4G
2 3 (4.62%) UMTS
3 2 (3.08%) RNC
3 2 (3.08%) DNS
3 2 (3.08%) VoIP
4 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.54%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.54%) MSRP
4 1 (1.54%) Firewall
4 1 (1.54%) Wireless
4 1 (1.54%) IPsec
4 1 (1.54%) RTP
4 1 (1.54%) SS7
4 1 (1.54%) ISUP
4 1 (1.54%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.54%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) JIRA
1 13 (20.00%) Selenium
2 6 (9.23%) TestDirector
2 6 (9.23%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (9.23%) WebDriver
3 5 (7.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 4 (6.15%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.08%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.54%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.54%) WinRunner
General
1 18 (27.69%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.23%) Marketing
3 4 (6.15%) Billing
3 4 (6.15%) Finance
4 3 (4.62%) Retail
5 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.08%) Electronics
6 1 (1.54%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) Gherkin
1 1 (1.54%) HTML5
1 1 (1.54%) HTML
1 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) IVR
3 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.62%) NHS
4 2 (3.08%) DTV
5 1 (1.54%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.54%) User Experience
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) EPoS
5 1 (1.54%) Clustering
5 1 (1.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) UNIX
2 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.62%) Android
3 2 (3.08%) Windows
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.54%) AIX
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 12 (18.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (15.38%) CRM
5 8 (12.31%) Scrum
5 8 (12.31%) Software Testing
6 7 (10.77%) V-Model
7 6 (9.23%) Test Management
7 6 (9.23%) Waterfall
8 5 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 5 (7.69%) BDD
8 5 (7.69%) Code Coverage
8 5 (7.69%) Integration Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Web Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Compatibility Testing
9 4 (6.15%) System Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Network Design
9 4 (6.15%) Logistics
9 4 (6.15%) Validation
10 3 (4.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.38%) Java
2 9 (13.85%) SQL
3 6 (9.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.54%) Python
4 1 (1.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) ISEB
2 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.77%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.15%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.46%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (26.15%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.69%) Netcool
3 1 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Appcelerator
1 5 (7.69%) HP
1 5 (7.69%) Cisco
2 4 (6.15%) Cramer
2 4 (6.15%) Mitel
2 4 (6.15%) Infovista
2 4 (6.15%) Avaya
2 4 (6.15%) Verint
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle
3 3 (4.62%) SAP
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (1.54%) F5
5 1 (1.54%) Veritas
5 1 (1.54%) Cerner
5 1 (1.54%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.54%) McAfee
5 1 (1.54%) Remedy
5 1 (1.54%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.54%) PeopleSoft
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