Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 127 123
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 47 40 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.13% 0.98% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.06% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 35 34
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +0.72% -0.71%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £252
90th Percentile £375 £411 £411
South East median daily rate £363 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +11.54% -3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £39.37

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 3,828 3,765 4,041
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.40% 91.96% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,907 1,976 2,197
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.89%
10th Percentile £207 £250 £229
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 132 191
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% - -32.71%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.60 £39.75 £42.50
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.22
% change year-on-year +13.89% -6.34% +6.76%

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018. 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 -7 25 £320 -11.72% 3
Newbury -1 4 £273 -16.15%
Slough -5 4 - -
Test Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Test Automation
3 19 (40.43%) Test Scripting
4 16 (34.04%) SQL
5 15 (31.91%) Java
6 13 (27.66%) SoapUI
7 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
7 12 (25.53%) BDD
8 11 (23.40%) JIRA
9 9 (19.15%) Selenium
9 9 (19.15%) System Testing
9 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
9 9 (19.15%) C#
9 9 (19.15%) HP
10 8 (17.02%) Finance
10 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
10 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
10 8 (17.02%) Integration Testing
10 8 (17.02%) SpecFlow
10 8 (17.02%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (17.02%) API Testing
11 7 (14.89%) Defect Management
11 7 (14.89%) SDLC
11 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
11 7 (14.89%) SOAP
12 6 (12.77%) Oracle
12 6 (12.77%) Windows
12 6 (12.77%) Scrum
12 6 (12.77%) User Stories
13 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy

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 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.38%) BrowserStack
2 3 (6.38%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.13%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) DNS
2 2 (4.26%) Firewall
2 2 (4.26%) HTTP
3 1 (2.13%) Broadband
3 1 (2.13%) DHCP
3 1 (2.13%) Intranet
3 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) SAN
3 1 (2.13%) SNMP
3 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) SoapUI
2 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
3 11 (23.40%) JIRA
4 9 (19.15%) Selenium
5 8 (17.02%) SpecFlow
6 5 (10.64%) Zephyr
7 4 (8.51%) HP UFT
7 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
7 4 (8.51%) TestRail
8 3 (6.38%) JMeter
8 3 (6.38%) LoadRunner
9 2 (4.26%) NUnit
9 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
10 1 (2.13%) GitLab
10 1 (2.13%) Protractor
10 1 (2.13%) Toad
10 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Billing
3 1 (2.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) SOAP
2 5 (10.64%) HTML
3 4 (8.51%) .NET
3 4 (8.51%) XML
4 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.38%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.26%) Ajax
5 2 (4.26%) CSS
5 2 (4.26%) REST
5 2 (4.26%) Web Services
6 1 (2.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Smart Meter
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) NHS
4 1 (2.13%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) AIX
3 1 (2.13%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Test Automation
3 19 (40.43%) Test Scripting
4 12 (25.53%) BDD
5 9 (19.15%) System Testing
6 8 (17.02%) API Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Integration Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
6 8 (17.02%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Defect Management
7 7 (14.89%) SDLC
8 6 (12.77%) Scrum
8 6 (12.77%) User Stories
9 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
9 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Open Source
10 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
10 4 (8.51%) SOA
10 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.51%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) SQL
2 15 (31.91%) Java
3 9 (19.15%) C#
4 5 (10.64%) Python
4 5 (10.64%) VBScript
5 3 (6.38%) C
6 2 (4.26%) C++
6 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.26%) VB
7 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
4 5 (10.64%) ISEB
5 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) PMO
1 2 (4.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.26%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) HP
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.26%) AppDynamics
4 2 (4.26%) Dynatrace
4 2 (4.26%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.13%) comScore
5 1 (2.13%) Tableau
5 1 (2.13%) Zscaler