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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 62 55 74
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 6 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.71% 2.35% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 2.57% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 9
Average daily rate
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£225 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £258 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £378 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £311 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £29.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.43% +34.88%
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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
772 935 1208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.72% 91.49% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 458 378
Average daily rate £388 £375 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 32 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £50.00 £25.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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
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 23 September 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 8 (34.78%) ISEB
2 7 (30.43%) TestDirector
2 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) AIX
2 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
2 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (21.74%) Veritas
4 5 (21.74%) Citrix
4 5 (21.74%) WinRunner
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (21.74%) Netcool
4 5 (21.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (21.74%) McAfee
4 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Finance
4 5 (21.74%) Clustering
4 5 (21.74%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (21.74%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
6 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
6 3 (13.04%) JIRA
6 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Zephyr

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Cerner Millennium
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) TestDirector
2 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (21.74%) WinRunner
3 3 (13.04%) JIRA
4 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.70%) Zephyr
4 2 (8.70%) JUnit
4 2 (8.70%) JMeter
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) SOAP
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) HTML5
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) iPad
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
1 7 (30.43%) AIX
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
1 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
5 2 (8.70%) V-Model
5 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) Validation
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.35%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) VBA
3 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISEB
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (21.74%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (21.74%) Netcool
2 5 (21.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
1 5 (21.74%) Citrix
1 5 (21.74%) Veritas
1 5 (21.74%) McAfee
2 2 (8.70%) BT
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Cerner