The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 107 83 88
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 19 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.79% 1.54% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.65% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 23
Median daily rate £355 £350 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £257 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £371 £312
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £33.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-57.04% -5.03%
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
2233 2367 2363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.35% 93.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1179 1212 1145
Median daily rate £400 £382 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 79 78
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.97 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £39.00 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -17 10 £360 +2.85% 2
Slough +7 2 £300 +4.34%
Bracknell -13 1 £338 -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 21 (47.73%) Test Scripting
2 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 11 (25.00%) HP
4 10 (22.73%) Java
4 10 (22.73%) SQL
4 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
4 10 (22.73%) Defect Management
5 9 (20.45%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
5 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 8 (18.18%) Unix
6 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
7 7 (15.91%) C#
7 7 (15.91%) SOAP
7 7 (15.91%) XML
7 7 (15.91%) SoapUI
7 7 (15.91%) Degree
7 7 (15.91%) Scrum
8 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Selenium
8 6 (13.64%) Use Case
8 6 (13.64%) Waterfall
8 6 (13.64%) V-Model
8 6 (13.64%) Smart Meter
8 6 (13.64%) Linux
8 6 (13.64%) VB
8 6 (13.64%) Windows
8 6 (13.64%) ISEB

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.55%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.27%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) ZigBee
2 3 (6.82%) 802.15
2 3 (6.82%) DNS
2 3 (6.82%) FTP
2 3 (6.82%) H.323
2 3 (6.82%) IPv6
2 3 (6.82%) Telepresence
3 2 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (2.27%) HTTP
4 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.27%) ISUP
4 1 (2.27%) SCCP
4 1 (2.27%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (2.27%) SS7
4 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) SoapUI
2 6 (13.64%) Selenium
3 5 (11.36%) SpecFlow
3 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
4 4 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.82%) Introscope
5 3 (6.82%) JProfiler
5 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.82%) Toad
6 2 (4.55%) SilkPerformer
7 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.27%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.27%) LabVIEW
7 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.27%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) SOAP
1 7 (15.91%) XML
2 3 (6.82%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.82%) Middleware
3 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.27%) JDBC
3 1 (2.27%) ODBC
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Smart Meter
2 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.82%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Unix
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 6 (13.64%) Windows
3 3 (6.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Test Scripting
2 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 10 (22.73%) Defect Management
5 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (15.91%) Scrum
7 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Use Case
7 6 (13.64%) V-Model
7 6 (13.64%) Waterfall
8 5 (11.36%) BDD
8 5 (11.36%) Data Protection
8 5 (11.36%) ERP
9 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 4 (9.09%) SDLC
9 4 (9.09%) Security Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) Java
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) C#
3 6 (13.64%) VB
4 3 (6.82%) C++
4 3 (6.82%) Python
4 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
3 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 7 (15.91%) Degree
5 6 (13.64%) ISEB
6 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) FedRAMP
1 3 (6.82%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.82%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (6.82%) nmon
3 2 (4.55%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) SAP
3 2 (4.55%) BMC
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com