The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 98 74
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 24 24 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.31% 1.01% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.09% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 27
Median daily rate £344 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £401 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £313
% change year-on-year -2.34% +2.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.77% -19.09%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1687 2209 2236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.78% 92.82% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 1179 1120
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 98 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.80 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +15 9 £363 +0.69%
Slough +4 1 £181 -29.56%
Maidenhead - 1 £250 -
Test Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 18 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
3 8 (17.78%) Functional Testing
3 8 (17.78%) Mathematics
3 8 (17.78%) Credit Risk
4 7 (15.56%) Degree
4 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
4 7 (15.56%) Retail Banking
4 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 7 (15.56%) SAS
4 7 (15.56%) Banking
4 7 (15.56%) Retail
4 7 (15.56%) IFRS
5 6 (13.33%) IFRS 9
5 6 (13.33%) Credit Risk Modelling
5 6 (13.33%) Defect Management
5 6 (13.33%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.33%) Project Management
5 6 (13.33%) Basel II
5 6 (13.33%) MS Visio
5 6 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 6 (13.33%) HP
5 6 (13.33%) ISEB
5 6 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (11.11%) Economics
6 5 (11.11%) QA

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 7 (15.56%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (13.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.22%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) DVB
1 1 (2.22%) LTE
1 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Selenium
2 4 (8.89%) JIRA
2 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.22%) Appium
4 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.22%) Calabash
4 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.22%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.22%) JMeter
4 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Banking
2 7 (15.56%) Retail
2 7 (15.56%) Retail Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Billing
4 1 (2.22%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (6.67%) XML
2 2 (4.44%) SOAP
2 2 (4.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) Behat
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.78%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.44%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) Digital TV
4 1 (2.22%) IPTV
4 1 (2.22%) MPEG
4 1 (2.22%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Unix
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (17.78%) Functional Testing
2 8 (17.78%) Mathematics
2 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
3 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.33%) Credit Risk Modelling
3 6 (13.33%) Data Modelling
3 6 (13.33%) Defect Management
3 6 (13.33%) Project Management
4 5 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 5 (11.11%) Economics
4 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 5 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 3 (6.67%) ERP
5 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing
5 3 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (6.67%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.44%) ETL
6 2 (4.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) C
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) PHP
4 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Degree
1 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.33%) ISEB
2 6 (13.33%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) IFRS
2 6 (13.33%) Basel II
2 6 (13.33%) IFRS 9
3 5 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.44%) IBM BigFix
2 2 (4.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) HP
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) IBM
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.22%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) Twitter
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