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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 42 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 22 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.62% 1.84% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.89% 2.03% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £223 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £311 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £30.19 £17.58
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +71.72%
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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
762 839 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.82% 90.80% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 375 362
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 28 41
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.25 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £22.05 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 24 (52.17%) Test Scripting
2 22 (47.83%) Security Cleared
3 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
3 17 (36.96%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.96%) XML
4 16 (34.78%) Selenium
5 14 (30.43%) SQL
5 14 (30.43%) SOAP
6 13 (28.26%) Test Automation
6 13 (28.26%) SoapUI
7 12 (26.09%) WebDriver
8 11 (23.91%) QA
9 10 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (21.74%) BDD
9 10 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
10 9 (19.57%) C#
10 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
10 9 (19.57%) ISEB
10 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
11 8 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (17.39%) Migration
11 8 (17.39%) ETL
11 8 (17.39%) XSD
11 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
11 8 (17.39%) JIRA
11 8 (17.39%) WCF
11 8 (17.39%) ISTQB
11 8 (17.39%) Cucumber

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.35%) Confluence
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Project
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) UMTS
1 1 (2.17%) 3G
1 1 (2.17%) LTE
1 1 (2.17%) 4G
1 1 (2.17%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) DB2
3 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (34.78%) Selenium
2 13 (28.26%) SoapUI
3 12 (26.09%) WebDriver
4 10 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
5 8 (17.39%) JIRA
6 6 (13.04%) HP UFT
7 5 (10.87%) Fiddler
8 2 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (4.35%) LoadRunner
8 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.17%) eggPlant
9 1 (2.17%) NeoLoad
9 1 (2.17%) WinRunner
9 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
9 1 (2.17%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Billing
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.96%) XML
2 14 (30.43%) SOAP
3 8 (17.39%) WCF
3 8 (17.39%) XSD
4 5 (10.87%) JSON
5 2 (4.35%) Web Services
6 1 (2.17%) HTML
6 1 (2.17%) .NET
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (2.17%) RESTful
6 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) DTV
1 1 (2.17%) AS400
1 1 (2.17%) Clustering
1 1 (2.17%) PKI
1 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
1 1 (2.17%) Wiki
1 1 (2.17%) iSeries
1 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) AIX
1 6 (13.04%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Solaris
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.17%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Test Scripting
2 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.26%) Test Automation
4 10 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (21.74%) BDD
5 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
5 8 (17.39%) ETL
5 8 (17.39%) Migration
6 7 (15.22%) Scrum
6 7 (15.22%) Integration Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Agile Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Regression Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (10.87%) Validation
8 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
8 4 (8.70%) Data Protection
9 3 (6.52%) V-Model
9 3 (6.52%) System Testing
10 2 (4.35%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) SQL
2 9 (19.57%) C#
3 6 (13.04%) Python
4 4 (8.70%) Java
5 1 (2.17%) VB
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
3 9 (19.57%) ISEB
4 8 (17.39%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (36.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.17%) Netcool
2 1 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Ab Initio
3 4 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (4.35%) Talend
4 2 (4.35%) HP
4 2 (4.35%) SAP
4 2 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (2.17%) Endeca
5 1 (2.17%) Google
5 1 (2.17%) Coremetrics
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle
5 1 (2.17%) Veritas
5 1 (2.17%) McAfee
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Austin Fraser
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