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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 58 55 67
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 10 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.16% 2.02% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 2.27% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 3
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£310 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £260 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £395 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £32.81 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-19.98% -20.95%
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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
791 881 844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.98% 89.08% 91.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 437 316
Average daily rate £400 £383 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 45
Average hourly rate £19.75 £16.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.43% -0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £175.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) ISEB
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (18.75%) System Testing
5 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 2 (12.50%) QA
6 2 (12.50%) Finance
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (12.50%) Windows
7 1 (6.25%) AIX
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
7 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
7 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 1 (6.25%) VoIP
7 1 (6.25%) DNS
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) Cerner

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) VoIP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) RTP
1 1 (6.25%) MSRP
1 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.25%) WinRunner
3 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) PKI
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) System Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) V-Model
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Netcool
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Cerner
3 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee
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