The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 64 78 80
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.77% 1.11% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.21% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Average daily rate
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£290 £289 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.43% +15.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £219 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £319 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £31.56 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-54.84% -2.90%
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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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
813 993 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.54% 92.12% 90.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 530 399
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 43
Average hourly rate £17.07 £13.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.30% -23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £38.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Reading region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Reading region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Reading region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (25.00%) ISEB
5 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (12.50%) iPad
6 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
6 2 (12.50%) V-Model
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
6 2 (12.50%) QA
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) UNIX
6 2 (12.50%) Windows
6 2 (12.50%) AIX
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
7 1 (6.25%) HP

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Cerner Millennium
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
1 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) iPad
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) AIX
1 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
1 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (12.50%) V-Model
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Cerner