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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 24 27 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 11 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.75% 2.68% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.30% 2.89% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
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£313 £223 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.44% -31.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £196 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £249 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £295 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.38% -6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £11.75
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +168.55%
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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
256 242 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 87.37% 92.72% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 136 113
Average daily rate £340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £30.40 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) Smart Meter
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (25.00%) Firmware
3 3 (25.00%) 802.15
3 3 (25.00%) ERP
3 3 (25.00%) GPRS
3 3 (25.00%) 3GPP
3 3 (25.00%) UMTS
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) V-Model
3 3 (25.00%) HSPA
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
3 3 (25.00%) ZigBee
3 3 (25.00%) IPv6
3 3 (25.00%) 802.1X
4 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 2 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) GPRS
1 3 (25.00%) 3GPP
1 3 (25.00%) UMTS
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) IPv6
1 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
1 3 (25.00%) ZigBee
1 3 (25.00%) HSPA
1 3 (25.00%) 802.15
1 3 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (8.33%) 2G
2 1 (8.33%) LTE
2 1 (8.33%) 4G
2 1 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (8.33%) 3G
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) ERP
3 3 (25.00%) V-Model
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) CA
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft