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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 45 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 15 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.12% 1.77% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 1.88% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 3
Median daily rate £375 £360 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £438 £245
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £32.03
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -21.94%
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
633 959 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.41% 94.39% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 611 421
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 49 56
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £34.61 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 September 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 (58.62%) Test Scripting
2 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
2 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
3 14 (48.28%) SoapUI
3 14 (48.28%) SOAP
4 13 (44.83%) XML
5 11 (37.93%) Java
6 10 (34.48%) Selenium
7 9 (31.03%) Use Case
7 9 (31.03%) Unix
7 9 (31.03%) Functional Testing
8 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (27.59%) WebDriver
9 7 (24.14%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (20.69%) Data Protection
11 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
11 5 (17.24%) BDD
11 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
12 4 (13.79%) C#
12 4 (13.79%) SQL
12 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
12 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
12 4 (13.79%) Defect Management
13 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
13 3 (10.34%) Software Delivery
13 3 (10.34%) Automation Testing
13 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
13 3 (10.34%) Web Services
13 3 (10.34%) HP
13 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing

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 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) SoapUI
2 10 (34.48%) Selenium
3 8 (27.59%) WebDriver
4 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
5 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) SOAP
2 13 (44.83%) XML
3 3 (10.34%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) .NET
4 1 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Test Scripting
2 9 (31.03%) Functional Testing
2 9 (31.03%) Use Case
3 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (24.14%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Data Protection
6 5 (17.24%) BDD
6 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.79%) Defect Management
7 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Automation Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Software Delivery
8 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.90%) Project Management
9 2 (6.90%) Scrum
9 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
9 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) C#
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
1 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) SAP