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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 80 66 81
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 50 65 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.68% 2.25% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 2.50% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 48 18
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£325 £275 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -3.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £221 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £352 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £132.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-73.20% +253.33%
Test Analyst
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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
2651 2596 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.90% 89.76% 91.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1324 843
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 114 138
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £34.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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
Reading +2 23 £350 +33.33% 2
Newbury - 6 £108 -
Maidenhead +7 3 £260 +23.80% 2
Slough - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 29 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.14%) Test Scripting
3 26 (30.95%) Security Cleared
4 25 (29.76%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (27.38%) Selenium
6 19 (22.62%) Telecoms
7 18 (21.43%) QA
8 16 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (17.86%) SC Cleared
10 13 (15.48%) WebDriver
11 12 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 12 (14.29%) JIRA
11 12 (14.29%) Scrum
11 12 (14.29%) SQL
12 11 (13.10%) BDD
13 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
13 10 (11.90%) ISEB
14 9 (10.71%) XML
14 9 (10.71%) Java
14 9 (10.71%) SQL Server
14 9 (10.71%) CRM
14 9 (10.71%) ISTQB
14 9 (10.71%) Integration Testing
15 8 (9.52%) SOAP
15 8 (9.52%) MS Excel
15 8 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
16 7 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (8.33%) Software Testing
16 7 (8.33%) SoapUI
17 6 (7.14%) Waterfall

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 7 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.19%) CMS
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) PBX
1 4 (4.76%) IP Telephony
1 4 (4.76%) Wireshark
2 3 (3.57%) 3G
2 3 (3.57%) UMTS
2 3 (3.57%) VoIP
2 3 (3.57%) 2G
2 3 (3.57%) 4G
3 2 (2.38%) DNS
3 2 (2.38%) 3GPP
3 2 (2.38%) RNC
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (1.19%) NBAP
4 1 (1.19%) GGSN
4 1 (1.19%) SGSN
4 1 (1.19%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.19%) LTE
4 1 (1.19%) MSRP
4 1 (1.19%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.19%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.19%) MySQL
3 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (27.38%) Selenium
2 13 (15.48%) WebDriver
3 12 (14.29%) JIRA
4 8 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 6 (7.14%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (5.95%) Fiddler
8 4 (4.76%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.76%) TestDirector
9 3 (3.57%) LoadRunner
9 3 (3.57%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.19%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.19%) NeoLoad
10 1 (1.19%) Zephyr
10 1 (1.19%) Maven
10 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.19%) JUnit
10 1 (1.19%) IntelliJ
General
1 19 (22.62%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.57%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Retail
2 3 (3.57%) Billing
2 3 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (1.19%) Back Office
3 1 (1.19%) Electronics
3 1 (1.19%) Automotive
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) XML
2 8 (9.52%) SOAP
3 5 (5.95%) XSD
3 5 (5.95%) WCF
4 2 (2.38%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.38%) HTML
5 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) IVR
1 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.38%) NHS
3 1 (1.19%) DTV
3 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.19%) Clustering
3 1 (1.19%) PKI
3 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.19%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.19%) Open Source
3 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.19%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.76%) UNIX
1 4 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (1.19%) AIX
2 1 (1.19%) Linux
2 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
2 1 (1.19%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
2 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.14%) Test Scripting
3 16 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (14.29%) Scrum
4 12 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 11 (13.10%) BDD
6 9 (10.71%) CRM
6 9 (10.71%) Integration Testing
7 7 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 6 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 6 (7.14%) System Testing
8 6 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 6 (7.14%) V-Model
9 5 (5.95%) Manual Testing
9 5 (5.95%) Test Management
9 5 (5.95%) Regression Testing
9 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (4.76%) Web Testing
10 4 (4.76%) Network Design
11 3 (3.57%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) SQL
2 9 (10.71%) Java
3 5 (5.95%) C#
4 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.19%) Perl
5 1 (1.19%) VB
5 1 (1.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (30.95%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.90%) ISEB
4 9 (10.71%) ISTQB
5 4 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (29.76%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.95%) Netcool
3 1 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) Cisco
3 4 (4.76%) HP
3 4 (4.76%) Avaya
3 4 (4.76%) Infovista
3 4 (4.76%) Cramer
3 4 (4.76%) Mitel
3 4 (4.76%) Verint
4 3 (3.57%) Appcelerator
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle
5 2 (2.38%) SAP
5 2 (2.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (1.19%) hybris
6 1 (1.19%) NetHawk
6 1 (1.19%) McAfee
6 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.19%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.19%) Veritas
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