Period
to 16 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 16 July 2019.

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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 137 106 106
Rank change year-on-year -31 0 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 36 59 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.85% 1.48% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.59% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 35 42
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.45% +1.10%
10th Percentile £257 £266 £235
90th Percentile £423 £388 £419
South East median daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +4.29% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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 4,010 3,705 3,477
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.20% 93.04% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,998 1,930 1,662
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +0.61% +3.13%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 102 170
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £18.56 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.79% +25.80% +3.51%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.28 £9.25
90th Percentile £74.50 £48.55 £39.10
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.42% +8.57% -12.50%

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019. 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 -14 20 £350 +7.69% 1
Newbury -6 3 £233 -14.68% 2
Bracknell -16 3 £325 +47.73%
Wokingham - 2 £425 - 1
Slough -4 1 - -
Windsor - 1 £338 -
Test Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (36.11%) Test Automation
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) Regression Testing
3 10 (27.78%) SQL
3 10 (27.78%) Manual Testing
4 9 (25.00%) Java
5 8 (22.22%) QA
6 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
6 7 (19.44%) JIRA
7 6 (16.67%) Selenium
7 6 (16.67%) Scrum
7 6 (16.67%) ISEB
8 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
8 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
8 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
8 5 (13.89%) Test Planning
8 5 (13.89%) Defect Management
9 4 (11.11%) SDLC
9 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 4 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (8.33%) Finance
10 3 (8.33%) Cisco
10 3 (8.33%) .NET
10 3 (8.33%) Oracle
10 3 (8.33%) Windows
10 3 (8.33%) Linux
10 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Test Management

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 3 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.78%) SAP GRC
1 1 (2.78%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.78%) G Suite
3 1 (2.78%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) BGP
1 2 (5.56%) MPLS
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) H.323
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.78%) Megaco
2 1 (2.78%) MGCP
2 1 (2.78%) NAS
2 1 (2.78%) OSPF
2 1 (2.78%) PBX
2 1 (2.78%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.78%) RIP
2 1 (2.78%) SNMP
2 1 (2.78%) VLAN
2 1 (2.78%) VoIP
2 1 (2.78%) VPN
2 1 (2.78%) VXLAN
2 1 (2.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.78%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) Endeca
2 1 (2.78%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) JIRA
2 6 (16.67%) Selenium
3 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.33%) Robot Framework
4 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (5.56%) GitLab
5 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.78%) JMeter
6 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.78%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (2.78%) Protractor
6 1 (2.78%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.78%) TestRail
6 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Billing
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) Behat
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.78%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
3 1 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (2.78%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) AS400
1 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.78%) iSeries
1 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
1 3 (8.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.78%) OpenVMS
2 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Test Automation
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) Regression Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Manual Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
5 6 (16.67%) Scrum
6 5 (13.89%) Defect Management
6 5 (13.89%) Test Planning
6 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (11.11%) SDLC
7 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.33%) BDD
8 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
8 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Load Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Test Management
8 3 (8.33%) TMap
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.78%) Fortran
4 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) ISEB
2 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) BIND 9
1 1 (2.78%) KVM
1 1 (2.78%) NFS
1 1 (2.78%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Ansible
2 2 (5.56%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Cisco
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Google
2 2 (5.56%) HP
2 2 (5.56%) IBM
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe
3 1 (2.78%) Amdocs
3 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.78%) Citrix
3 1 (2.78%) Coremetrics
3 1 (2.78%) Dell
3 1 (2.78%) EMC
3 1 (2.78%) Genesys
3 1 (2.78%) Juniper
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Sun
3 1 (2.78%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.78%) VMware