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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 23 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.79% 0.96% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.04% 1.05% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate £325 £287 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.24% +20.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
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
230 286 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 91.63% 91.67% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 164 133
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 10
Average hourly rate £12.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.89% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £161.75 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 7 (77.78%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) nmon
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) JProfiler
4 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) VB
4 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) FTP
4 3 (33.33%) Toad
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (33.33%) Middleware
4 3 (33.33%) Introscope
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (33.33%) V-Model

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 (33.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) 802.15
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
2 1 (11.11%) IPv6
2 1 (11.11%) ISUP
2 1 (11.11%) SCCP
2 1 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (11.11%) SS7
2 1 (11.11%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Introscope
1 3 (33.33%) JProfiler
1 3 (33.33%) Toad
2 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
2 2 (22.22%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 1 (11.11%) Protractor
3 1 (11.11%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) 802.1X
2 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (11.11%) JDBC
2 1 (11.11%) ODBC
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) Smart Meter
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Solaris
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) V-Model
2 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO22301
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (33.33%) nmon
2 2 (22.22%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (11.11%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) BMC
3 1 (11.11%) CA