Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 117 104
Rank change year-on-year -8 -13 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 37 54 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.91% 1.27% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.37% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 56
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £280 £253 £232
90th Percentile £400 £410 £456
South East median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -4.41% +4.62% +9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £39.37 £26.25
% change year-on-year - +49.98% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3723 3928 4649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.97% 92.27% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1972 2127 2520
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £229 £213
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 184 242
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.15 £43.28 £46.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Berkshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Berkshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Berkshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Berkshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 20 £363 -1.36%
Slough +9 3 £280 +14.87%
Bracknell 0 2 £400 +53.85%
Newbury -1 1 £325 -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 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 Berkshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (35.14%) Test Scripting
2 11 (29.73%) Security Cleared
3 10 (27.03%) Finance
4 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
5 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
6 7 (18.92%) Oracle
6 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
6 7 (18.92%) HP
6 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (16.22%) SQL
7 6 (16.22%) SAP
7 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.51%) Economics
8 5 (13.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (13.51%) Retail Banking
8 5 (13.51%) Degree
8 5 (13.51%) Mathematics
8 5 (13.51%) Credit Risk
8 5 (13.51%) Windows
8 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (13.51%) Java
8 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
8 5 (13.51%) Data Modelling
8 5 (13.51%) SAS
8 5 (13.51%) Banking
8 5 (13.51%) Project Management
8 5 (13.51%) Basel II
8 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
8 5 (13.51%) Defect Management
8 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.51%) SAS
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Taleo
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
2 1 (2.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) LTE
1 1 (2.70%) SMS
1 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Power BI
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) HP UFT
2 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.41%) Selenium
2 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) JBehave
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
2 5 (13.51%) Retail Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.70%) JSON
3 1 (2.70%) Mason
3 1 (2.70%) Node.js
3 1 (2.70%) REST
3 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Credit Risk
3 2 (5.41%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.70%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Test Scripting
2 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
3 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.51%) Credit Risk Modelling
4 5 (13.51%) Data Modelling
4 5 (13.51%) Defect Management
4 5 (13.51%) Economics
4 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing
4 5 (13.51%) Mathematics
4 5 (13.51%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
5 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
6 3 (8.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Scrum
7 2 (5.41%) Test Management
7 2 (5.41%) Visualisation
7 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.41%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) Python
3 1 (2.70%) Ruby
3 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) Degree
3 5 (13.51%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (8.11%) ISEB
4 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) Basel II
1 5 (13.51%) IFRS
1 5 (13.51%) IFRS 9
2 2 (5.41%) QA
3 1 (2.70%) PMO
3 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) IBM BigFix
1 3 (8.11%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) HP
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle
2 6 (16.22%) SAP
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.11%) IBM
5 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.70%) Ariba
5 1 (2.70%) Google
5 1 (2.70%) Twitter
5 1 (2.70%) VMware