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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 26 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.75% 1.70% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.94% 1.81% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
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£223 £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+174.39% -42.50%
Job Titles Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
238 221 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 93.33% 94.04% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 112 97
Average daily rate £350 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £122.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% -71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £36.00 £200.00
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 25 July 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 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (37.50%) HP
2 6 (37.50%) ISEB
2 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) DNS
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) SS7
4 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (25.00%) Smart Meter
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) SIGTRAN
4 4 (25.00%) Selenium
4 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (18.75%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (18.75%) F5
5 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (18.75%) Marketing
5 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
5 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
5 3 (18.75%) Network Security
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
5 3 (18.75%) IPv6
5 3 (18.75%) 3G
5 3 (18.75%) 2G

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (12.50%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) SS7
2 4 (25.00%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (18.75%) IPsec
3 3 (18.75%) 2G
3 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) Network Security
3 3 (18.75%) IPv6
3 3 (18.75%) 3G
3 3 (18.75%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) HTTP
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) FTP
4 2 (12.50%) HTTPS
4 2 (12.50%) IPv4
4 2 (12.50%) TACACS
4 2 (12.50%) ISUP
4 2 (12.50%) INAP
4 2 (12.50%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
1 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (12.50%) JProfiler
3 2 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Toad
3 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 2 (12.50%) Introscope
General
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 3 (18.75%) Marketing
2 3 (18.75%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) JDBC
1 2 (12.50%) ODBC
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Rendezvous
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Smart Meter
2 3 (18.75%) DTV
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) IVR
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
1 3 (18.75%) Solaris
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
3 3 (18.75%) CRM
3 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (18.75%) Process Management
3 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Usability Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) V-Model
5 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) VB
4 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) nmon
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) SAP
2 3 (18.75%) F5
3 2 (12.50%) Ericsson
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
4 1 (6.25%) Redknee
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix