The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Slough 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 1 August 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 Slough 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 27 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.68% 2.13% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.89% 2.26% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
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£223 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.53% +85.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.34% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+168.55% -46.59%
Job Titles Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
242 221 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 92.72% 94.04% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 113 96
Average daily rate £350 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £19.00 £122.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% -84.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Slough region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Slough region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (40.00%) HP
2 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (33.33%) DNS
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) SS7
4 4 (26.67%) Smart Meter
4 4 (26.67%) SIGTRAN
4 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (20.00%) F5
5 3 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) Network Security
5 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (20.00%) Marketing
5 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (20.00%) Selenium
5 3 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) IPv6
5 3 (20.00%) 3G
5 3 (20.00%) 2G
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (20.00%) IPsec
5 3 (20.00%) DTV

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) SS7
2 4 (26.67%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security
3 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
3 3 (20.00%) IPv6
3 3 (20.00%) 3G
3 3 (20.00%) 2G
3 3 (20.00%) IPsec
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) HTTP
3 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) FTP
4 2 (13.33%) HTTPS
4 2 (13.33%) IPv4
4 2 (13.33%) MPLS
4 2 (13.33%) BGP
4 2 (13.33%) TACACS
4 2 (13.33%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Toad
2 2 (13.33%) Introscope
2 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) JProfiler
2 2 (13.33%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium IDE
General
1 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (20.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) ODBC
1 2 (13.33%) JDBC
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) Rendezvous
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Smart Meter
2 3 (20.00%) DTV
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Firmware
3 1 (6.67%) IVR
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
1 3 (20.00%) Solaris
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Process Management
2 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) CRM
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Usability Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.67%) V-Model
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) VB
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) C++
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (13.33%) nmon
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) F5
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) Ericsson
4 1 (6.67%) Redknee
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) TIBCO
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix