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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 95 86 72
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 23 43 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 1.59% 2.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.71% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 29 43
Average daily rate £360 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £162 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
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
2279 2517 2493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.45% 93.15% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1197 1245 1247
Average daily rate £400 £398 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 74 110
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £30.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Reading -6 8 £384 +23.79% 5
Slough +14 7 £325 +21.72%
Newbury +2 1 £375 +257.14% 2
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 15 (31.91%) HP
2 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (27.66%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (27.66%) Defect Management
4 12 (25.53%) Selenium
4 12 (25.53%) SQL
5 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
6 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
6 10 (21.28%) SDLC
7 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (19.15%) Finance
7 9 (19.15%) Java
8 8 (17.02%) C#
8 8 (17.02%) Linux
8 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
9 7 (14.89%) Scrum
9 7 (14.89%) QA
9 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
9 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
9 7 (14.89%) ISEB
9 7 (14.89%) Windows
9 7 (14.89%) VB
9 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
10 6 (12.77%) Smart Meter
10 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
10 6 (12.77%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Unix
10 6 (12.77%) HP UFT
10 6 (12.77%) Degree
11 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (8.51%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) FTP
2 2 (4.26%) Firewall
2 2 (4.26%) H.323
2 2 (4.26%) HTTP
2 2 (4.26%) HTTPS
2 2 (4.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (4.26%) LAN
2 2 (4.26%) Telepresence
2 2 (4.26%) WAN
2 2 (4.26%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.13%) 802.15
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) IPv6
3 1 (2.13%) ISUP
3 1 (2.13%) SCCP
3 1 (2.13%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (2.13%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Selenium
2 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
3 6 (12.77%) HP UFT
4 5 (10.64%) LoadRunner
4 5 (10.64%) SpecFlow
5 4 (8.51%) Introscope
5 4 (8.51%) JProfiler
5 4 (8.51%) Toad
6 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.26%) Bugzilla
7 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.26%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (4.26%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.13%) JIRA
8 1 (2.13%) LabVIEW
8 1 (2.13%) Protractor
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Games
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Middleware
1 4 (8.51%) SOAP
2 3 (6.38%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.26%) JDBC
3 2 (4.26%) ODBC
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) XML
3 2 (4.26%) XML Messaging
4 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) SailPoint
4 1 (2.13%) WinForms
4 1 (2.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.77%) Smart Meter
3 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.38%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.26%) STB
5 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Linux
2 7 (14.89%) Windows
3 6 (12.77%) Unix
4 4 (8.51%) Solaris
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Defect Management
3 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
4 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
4 10 (21.28%) SDLC
5 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
5 7 (14.89%) Scrum
6 6 (12.77%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
7 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
7 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (10.64%) V-Model
8 4 (8.51%) Data Protection
8 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.51%) Test Management
8 4 (8.51%) Test Strategy
8 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.38%) BDD
9 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 9 (19.15%) Java
3 8 (17.02%) C#
4 7 (14.89%) VB
5 4 (8.51%) C++
5 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.26%) Python
6 2 (4.26%) Ruby
7 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) ISEB
1 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
2 6 (12.77%) Degree
3 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) FedRAMP
2 2 (4.26%) ISO22301
3 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.51%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (8.51%) nmon
3 3 (6.38%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (4.26%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (2.13%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) HP
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.38%) ArcSight
5 2 (4.26%) BMC
5 2 (4.26%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) CA
6 1 (2.13%) Telerik
6 1 (2.13%) VMware
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