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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 75 86 79
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 44 40 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.81% 1.62% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.79% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 21
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£350 £255 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £313 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £30.19 £17.58
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +71.72%
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
2156 2234 2215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.91% 90.52% 91.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1059 952
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 52 92
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £28.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +14 22 £350 +27.27% 5
Slough +2 9 £274 +30.35%
Bracknell +3 5 £250 -
Wokingham +3 1 - -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 36 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 34 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (28.13%) XML
3 27 (28.13%) Selenium
3 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
4 25 (26.04%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (21.88%) QA
5 21 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (21.88%) SQL
6 20 (20.83%) Test Automation
6 20 (20.83%) SC Cleared
7 17 (17.71%) WebDriver
7 17 (17.71%) BDD
7 17 (17.71%) SOAP
8 16 (16.67%) JIRA
9 15 (15.63%) SoapUI
9 15 (15.63%) Telecoms
10 14 (14.58%) Scrum
10 14 (14.58%) Automated Testing
10 14 (14.58%) ISEB
10 14 (14.58%) HP UFT
10 14 (14.58%) Integration Testing
11 13 (13.54%) Microsoft
11 13 (13.54%) C#
11 13 (13.54%) Java
12 12 (12.50%) ISTQB
13 11 (11.46%) Migration
13 11 (11.46%) Regression Testing
13 11 (11.46%) SQL Server
13 11 (11.46%) DB2

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 10 (10.42%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.21%) MQSeries
4 3 (3.13%) Confluence
5 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.04%) CMS
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (11.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Project
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) SaaS
2 1 (1.04%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) UMTS
1 5 (5.21%) Wireshark
2 4 (4.17%) 3GPP
2 4 (4.17%) 4G
2 4 (4.17%) 3G
3 3 (3.13%) DNS
3 3 (3.13%) Wireless
3 3 (3.13%) 2G
3 3 (3.13%) LTE
4 2 (2.08%) ZigBee
4 2 (2.08%) HSPA
4 2 (2.08%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (2.08%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.08%) IPv6
4 2 (2.08%) 802.15
4 2 (2.08%) VoIP
4 2 (2.08%) PBX
4 2 (2.08%) GPRS
5 1 (1.04%) GSM
5 1 (1.04%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.46%) SQL Server
1 11 (11.46%) DB2
2 5 (5.21%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.08%) MySQL
5 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (28.13%) Selenium
2 17 (17.71%) WebDriver
3 16 (16.67%) JIRA
4 15 (15.63%) SoapUI
5 14 (14.58%) HP UFT
6 10 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (9.38%) Cucumber
8 7 (7.29%) LoadRunner
9 5 (5.21%) Fiddler
10 4 (4.17%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.08%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (2.08%) Eclipse
12 1 (1.04%) IntelliJ
12 1 (1.04%) WinRunner
12 1 (1.04%) TestDirector
12 1 (1.04%) Maven
12 1 (1.04%) JUnit
12 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
12 1 (1.04%) TestComplete
12 1 (1.04%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 15 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.33%) Retail
3 5 (5.21%) Finance
4 2 (2.08%) Electronics
4 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.08%) Billing
4 2 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (28.13%) XML
2 17 (17.71%) SOAP
3 8 (8.33%) WCF
3 8 (8.33%) XSD
3 8 (8.33%) HTML
4 5 (5.21%) J2EE
4 5 (5.21%) Flash
4 5 (5.21%) Web Services
4 5 (5.21%) JSON
5 3 (3.13%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.08%) .NET
7 1 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (1.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.13%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.08%) DTV
3 2 (2.08%) IVR
3 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.04%) PKI
4 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.04%) Wiki
4 1 (1.04%) iSeries
4 1 (1.04%) AS400
4 1 (1.04%) Clustering
4 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.46%) UNIX
2 6 (6.25%) AIX
3 3 (3.13%) Windows
4 2 (2.08%) Linux
5 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.04%) Android
5 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 34 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (20.83%) Test Automation
5 17 (17.71%) BDD
6 14 (14.58%) Integration Testing
6 14 (14.58%) Automated Testing
6 14 (14.58%) Scrum
7 11 (11.46%) Regression Testing
7 11 (11.46%) Migration
8 10 (10.42%) System Testing
9 9 (9.38%) Waterfall
10 8 (8.33%) E-Commerce
10 8 (8.33%) ETL
11 7 (7.29%) Software Testing
11 7 (7.29%) Data Protection
12 6 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (5.21%) Validation
13 5 (5.21%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.88%) SQL
2 13 (13.54%) C#
2 13 (13.54%) Java
3 7 (7.29%) Python
4 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.04%) Perl
5 1 (1.04%) Ruby
5 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 20 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 14 (14.58%) ISEB
4 12 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 9 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (4.17%) Degree
7 2 (2.08%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.88%) QA
2 4 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (26.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.08%) Netcool
3 1 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (13.54%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.46%) HP
3 7 (7.29%) IBM
4 5 (5.21%) Ab Initio
5 4 (4.17%) Citrix
6 3 (3.13%) SAP
7 2 (2.08%) Cisco
7 2 (2.08%) Oracle
7 2 (2.08%) Avaya
7 2 (2.08%) Mitel
7 2 (2.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (2.08%) Talend
7 2 (2.08%) Verint
8 1 (1.04%) hybris
8 1 (1.04%) Appcelerator
8 1 (1.04%) NetHawk
8 1 (1.04%) Endeca
8 1 (1.04%) Google
8 1 (1.04%) Coremetrics
8 1 (1.04%) Veritas
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago