The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 58 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 12 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.32% 2.24% 3.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 2.43% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 14
Average daily rate
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£250 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £323 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £450 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -40.00%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
810 863 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.31% 92.20% 90.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 384 378
Average daily rate £375 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 46
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £10.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £31.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
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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
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 July 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 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) SQL
3 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 13 (36.11%) ISEB
4 13 (36.11%) Finance
5 11 (30.56%) TestDirector
5 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
5 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
5 11 (30.56%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
7 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 9 (25.00%) AIX
7 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (22.22%) Oracle
8 8 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (19.44%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (19.44%) Veritas
9 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (19.44%) Netcool
9 7 (19.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 7 (19.44%) McAfee
9 7 (19.44%) Billing
9 7 (19.44%) Citrix
9 7 (19.44%) WinRunner
9 7 (19.44%) Clustering
10 6 (16.67%) Windows XP
10 6 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (16.67%) PL/SQL

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 8 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.78%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) TestDirector
2 8 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (19.44%) WinRunner
3 7 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.33%) JIRA
5 2 (5.56%) JUnit
5 2 (5.56%) JMeter
5 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.78%) Selenium
6 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) SOAP
1 2 (5.56%) Web Services
1 2 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Clustering
2 2 (5.56%) iPad
2 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.78%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) AIX
3 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Vista
5 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 4 (11.11%) UNIX
5 4 (11.11%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
2 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
3 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
3 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Scrum
4 4 (11.11%) V-Model
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.56%) System Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Validation
6 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.56%) CRM
7 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.78%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 3 (8.33%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) VBA
5 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) ISEB
2 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
3 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (19.44%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (19.44%) Netcool
2 7 (19.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) Oracle
3 7 (19.44%) Citrix
3 7 (19.44%) Veritas
3 7 (19.44%) McAfee
4 6 (16.67%) SAP
5 2 (5.56%) IBM
5 2 (5.56%) BT
6 1 (2.78%) Endeca
6 1 (2.78%) Google
6 1 (2.78%) Coremetrics
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