Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies in Slough during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Analyst
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 41 36
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.01% 0.63% 2.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.68% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 8
Slough median daily rate £280 £244 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.87% -22.31% +21.26%
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Slough
Contract vacancies in Slough with a recognized job title 282 295 467
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 92.77% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 194 318
Slough median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £213 £206 £213
90th Percentile £557 £481 £506
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 19
Slough median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.50 £9.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £27.10 £39.95 £39.15
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Slough

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Analyst in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Slough

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Smart Meter
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Smart Meter
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
1 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle