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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 47 54 63
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 15 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.03% 2.57% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 2.74% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 4
Median daily rate £375 £363 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +61.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £283 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £400 £278
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 £35.50 £25.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+42.00% -18.77%
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
665 911 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.11% 93.63% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 556 410
Median daily rate £400 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 44
Median hourly rate £22.35 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 August 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 17 (65.38%) Test Scripting
2 16 (61.54%) SC Cleared
2 16 (61.54%) Security Cleared
3 14 (53.85%) SoapUI
3 14 (53.85%) SOAP
4 12 (46.15%) XML
5 11 (42.31%) Java
6 10 (38.46%) Unix
6 10 (38.46%) Use Case
6 10 (38.46%) Functional Testing
7 7 (26.92%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Selenium
7 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (23.08%) Data Protection
9 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
9 5 (19.23%) SpecFlow
10 4 (15.38%) C#
10 4 (15.38%) SQL
10 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
10 4 (15.38%) BDD
11 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
11 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
11 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
11 3 (11.54%) Software Delivery
11 3 (11.54%) HP
11 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
12 2 (7.69%) VBA
12 2 (7.69%) Web Services
12 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (7.69%) Scrum

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:

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 14 (53.85%) SoapUI
2 7 (26.92%) Selenium
3 5 (19.23%) SpecFlow
3 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
4 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) SOAP
2 12 (46.15%) XML
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Test Scripting
2 10 (38.46%) Functional Testing
2 10 (38.46%) Use Case
3 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Data Protection
5 4 (15.38%) BDD
5 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Software Delivery
6 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Defect Management
7 2 (7.69%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Migration
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.85%) SDLC
8 1 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) C#
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) SC Cleared
1 16 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) SAP