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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 67 60 57
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.91% 1.37% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.44% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 17
Average daily rate £400 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £258 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
Test Analyst
Berkshire

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
927 834 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.11% 95.21% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 447 440
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 22 33
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 10 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 8 (40.00%) SDLC
4 7 (35.00%) Finance
5 6 (30.00%) HP
5 6 (30.00%) Selenium
5 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle
7 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Test Management
8 3 (15.00%) Mathematics
8 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Degree
8 3 (15.00%) SOAP
8 3 (15.00%) VB
8 3 (15.00%) C#
8 3 (15.00%) Java
8 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
8 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
8 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
8 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
8 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
8 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
9 2 (10.00%) V-Model
9 2 (10.00%) BDD

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (5.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 8 (40.00%) SDLC
3 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) Test Management
7 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (10.00%) BDD
7 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) VB
3 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) HP
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) VMware
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