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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 31 34 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.34% 0.38% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 0.41% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£263 £425 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.23% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £425 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £425 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £31.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-28.60% +46.76%
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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 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
281 245 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 93.98% 94.23% 92.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 126 77
Average daily rate £335 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £36.00 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 7 (53.85%) HP
1 7 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
3 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 5 (38.46%) ISEB
4 4 (30.77%) DNS
4 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (30.77%) SAP
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) Electronics
4 4 (30.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (30.77%) Programme Management
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Marketing
4 4 (30.77%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Manufacturing
4 4 (30.77%) DTV
4 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (30.77%) QA
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) F5
5 3 (23.08%) Selenium
5 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 3 (23.08%) Process Management
5 3 (23.08%) 2G
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) IPsec

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) DHCP
2 3 (23.08%) 3G
2 3 (23.08%) IPsec
2 3 (23.08%) 2G
2 3 (23.08%) Wireshark
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security
3 2 (15.38%) SIGTRAN
3 2 (15.38%) ZigBee
3 2 (15.38%) LTE
3 2 (15.38%) tcpdump
3 2 (15.38%) IPv6
3 2 (15.38%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) SS7
3 2 (15.38%) TACACS
3 2 (15.38%) ISUP
3 2 (15.38%) INAP
3 2 (15.38%) DAB
4 1 (7.69%) BGP
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
1 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.69%) JProfiler
2 1 (7.69%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (7.69%) Toad
2 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.69%) Introscope
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Manufacturing
2 4 (30.77%) Electronics
2 4 (30.77%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) JDBC
1 1 (7.69%) ODBC
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) DTV
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Smart Meter
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Solaris
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (30.77%) Programme Management
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Process Management
3 3 (23.08%) Code Coverage
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Android Development
5 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) V-Model
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) nmon
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) HP
2 4 (30.77%) SAP
3 3 (23.08%) F5
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy