The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 21 37 24
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 4 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.17% 0.34% 3.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 0.36% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Average daily rate £300 £288 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.43 £35.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
-62.18% -67.72%
Test Analyst
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough 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
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
178 275 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 96.74% 94.18% 96.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 159 141
Average daily rate £365 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £200 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £30.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016, 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 9 (90.00%) HP
2 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) V-Model
3 5 (50.00%) Smart Meter
3 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (30.00%) 802.1X
5 3 (30.00%) QA
5 3 (30.00%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (30.00%) nmon
5 3 (30.00%) JProfiler
5 3 (30.00%) ZigBee
5 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
5 3 (30.00%) ISEB
5 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Toad
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) IPv6
5 3 (30.00%) Introscope
5 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (30.00%) Middleware
5 3 (30.00%) 802.15

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) 802.15
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
1 3 (30.00%) FTP
1 3 (30.00%) IPv6
1 3 (30.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (10.00%) ISUP
2 1 (10.00%) SCCP
2 1 (10.00%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (10.00%) SS7
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Introscope
1 3 (30.00%) JProfiler
1 3 (30.00%) Toad
2 2 (20.00%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) 802.1X
1 3 (30.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) JDBC
2 1 (10.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Smart Meter
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Solaris
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) V-Model
1 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C++
1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
1 3 (30.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
2 2 (20.00%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (30.00%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (30.00%) nmon
3 2 (20.00%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com