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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 57 44 58
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 16 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.86% 2.82% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 3.03% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 9
Median daily rate £360 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £335 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £400 £311
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £30.19
% change year-on-year
+0.90% -8.91%
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
809 792 896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.96% 93.18% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 404 412
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 31
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.05 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.12 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 14 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
4 10 (47.62%) SoapUI
4 10 (47.62%) SOAP
5 8 (38.10%) Java
5 8 (38.10%) XML
5 8 (38.10%) Functional Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Unix
6 7 (33.33%) Use Case
7 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (23.81%) Data Protection
8 5 (23.81%) Selenium
9 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
9 4 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (19.05%) BDD
9 4 (19.05%) SpecFlow
9 4 (19.05%) C#
9 4 (19.05%) SQL
9 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (14.29%) Scrum
10 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
10 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery
11 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
11 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
11 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
11 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
11 2 (9.52%) HP
11 2 (9.52%) Web Services

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 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) SoapUI
2 5 (23.81%) Selenium
3 4 (19.05%) SpecFlow
3 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
4 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) SOAP
2 8 (38.10%) XML
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (38.10%) Functional Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Use Case
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (23.81%) Data Protection
6 4 (19.05%) BDD
6 4 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 3 (14.29%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery
8 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
9 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
9 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Migration
9 1 (4.76%) System Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) C#
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) SAP