The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 72 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.88% 2.59% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 2.75% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 17
Median daily rate £360 £350 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +28.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.43 £37.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
-64.20% -65.90%
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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
950 910 960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.59% 94.11% 91.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 481 483
Median daily rate £410 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 30
Median hourly rate £15.75 £21.55 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.91% +39.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £14.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Reading region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 Reading region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (44.44%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) SOAP
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) SoapUI
3 7 (38.89%) Defect Management
4 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (33.33%) Use Case
4 6 (33.33%) XML
4 6 (33.33%) Unix
5 5 (27.78%) Oracle
5 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
6 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
6 4 (22.22%) SDLC
6 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
6 4 (22.22%) BDD
6 4 (22.22%) Selenium
6 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
6 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) C#
7 3 (16.67%) VB
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
8 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) SoapUI
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
2 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) LabVIEW
4 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) SOAP
2 6 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Defect Management
3 6 (33.33%) Use Case
4 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
5 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) SDLC
5 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
6 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Test Management
6 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (5.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) C#
4 3 (16.67%) VB
5 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) ISEB
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) SAP