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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 98 79 81
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 25 52 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.02% 2.02% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 2.20% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 35 37
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£259 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £238 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £400 £325
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 £32.03 £26.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.85% +23.25%
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
2227 2364 2769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.75% 91.63% 88.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 1067 1004
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 87 84
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Reading -3 7 £225 -30.76% 4
Slough -4 6 £245 -24.61%
Bracknell -4 2 £350 +16.66%
Maidenhead +2 1 - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (33.33%) SQL
2 20 (31.75%) ISEB
3 19 (30.16%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (26.98%) Test Scripting
6 13 (20.63%) Finance
6 13 (20.63%) HP
6 13 (20.63%) Windows
7 11 (17.46%) UNIX
7 11 (17.46%) TestDirector
7 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (15.87%) Test Automation
9 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 9 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 9 (14.29%) QA
9 9 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
9 9 (14.29%) CRM
9 9 (14.29%) Java
10 8 (12.70%) Oracle
10 8 (12.70%) SAP
10 8 (12.70%) Citrix
10 8 (12.70%) Billing
10 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
10 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
10 8 (12.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (11.11%) Marketing
11 7 (11.11%) JIRA
11 7 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (11.11%) Shell Script

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (9.52%) WebLogic
2 5 (7.94%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (4.76%) Apache
4 2 (3.17%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS Office
2 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.59%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (1.59%) SAP PM
3 1 (1.59%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.59%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (1.59%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.59%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.59%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) DNS
1 6 (9.52%) HTTP
2 5 (7.94%) 2G
2 5 (7.94%) 3G
3 4 (6.35%) DHCP
3 4 (6.35%) Firewall
3 4 (6.35%) IPsec
3 4 (6.35%) Wireshark
3 4 (6.35%) Network Security
4 3 (4.76%) ZigBee
4 3 (4.76%) SS7
4 3 (4.76%) ISUP
4 3 (4.76%) INAP
4 3 (4.76%) IPv6
4 3 (4.76%) FTP
4 3 (4.76%) HTTPS
4 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.17%) IPv4
5 2 (3.17%) DAB
5 2 (3.17%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) TestDirector
2 9 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (11.11%) JIRA
4 6 (9.52%) WinRunner
5 4 (6.35%) Selenium
6 3 (4.76%) JProfiler
6 3 (4.76%) Rational Performance Tester
6 3 (4.76%) Introscope
6 3 (4.76%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.76%) Toad
7 2 (3.17%) JUnit
7 2 (3.17%) JMeter
7 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.17%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.17%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.17%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
General
1 18 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 13 (20.63%) Finance
3 8 (12.70%) Billing
4 7 (11.11%) Marketing
5 5 (7.94%) Manufacturing
6 4 (6.35%) Electronics
7 2 (3.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) Middleware
2 3 (4.76%) ODBC
2 3 (4.76%) JDBC
2 3 (4.76%) SOAP
3 2 (3.17%) Web Services
3 2 (3.17%) XML
4 1 (1.59%) HTML5
4 1 (1.59%) Rendezvous
4 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.94%) Clustering
4 4 (6.35%) DTV
5 3 (4.76%) Smart Meter
6 2 (3.17%) iPad
7 1 (1.59%) User Experience
7 1 (1.59%) FMCG
7 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.59%) Statistics
7 1 (1.59%) IVR
7 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.59%) NHS
7 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Windows
2 11 (17.46%) UNIX
3 7 (11.11%) AIX
3 7 (11.11%) Solaris
3 7 (11.11%) Linux
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.76%) Android
5 3 (4.76%) HPUX
5 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
6 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.98%) Test Scripting
3 10 (15.87%) Test Automation
4 9 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 9 (14.29%) CRM
5 7 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (9.52%) Scrum
6 6 (9.52%) V-Model
6 6 (9.52%) Test Strategy
7 5 (7.94%) Waterfall
7 5 (7.94%) Web Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Manual Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Performance Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Regression Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.35%) ITIL
8 4 (6.35%) Process Management
8 4 (6.35%) Validation
8 4 (6.35%) Logistics
8 4 (6.35%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (14.29%) Java
3 7 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.35%) VB
5 3 (4.76%) C++
6 2 (3.17%) Perl
6 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.17%) VBA
7 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (31.75%) ISEB
2 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
3 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) Degree
5 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.59%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (30.16%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.94%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (7.94%) Netcool
2 5 (7.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (4.76%) nmon
Vendors
1 13 (20.63%) HP
2 8 (12.70%) Oracle
2 8 (12.70%) SAP
2 8 (12.70%) Citrix
3 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.94%) McAfee
4 5 (7.94%) Veritas
5 4 (6.35%) F5
6 2 (3.17%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (3.17%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.17%) BT
6 2 (3.17%) Appcelerator
7 1 (1.59%) Comverse
7 1 (1.59%) Redknee
7 1 (1.59%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.59%) Remedy
7 1 (1.59%) Cerner
7 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco
7 1 (1.59%) IBM