The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Slough region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 22 30 28
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.20% 0.38% 2.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.40% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £300 £288 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +36.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.46% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £33.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-57.04% -5.03%
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
163 247 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 97.60% 92.86% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 149 136
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.82% -11.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Slough region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Slough region featuring Test Analyst in the 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 Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

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