Period
to 18 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 118 130
Rank change year-on-year +4 +12 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 55 45 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.42% 1.13% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.22% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 42 30
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +1.45% -1.43%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £257
90th Percentile £388 £419 £401
South East median daily rate £360 £338 £344
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.75% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £37.00

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 3,623 3,677 4,216
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.30% 92.11% 92.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,884 1,892 2,263
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £215 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £581 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 143 181
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +10.71% -35.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £41.80 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £19.44 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.01% -10.00% +14.29%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 0 28 £325 -10.34% 6
Newbury 0 5 £273 -16.15% 2
Slough -2 4 - -
Test Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 25 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 20 (36.36%) Java
4 19 (34.55%) SQL
5 15 (27.27%) SoapUI
6 14 (25.45%) HP
7 13 (23.64%) JIRA
8 12 (21.82%) Selenium
8 12 (21.82%) Cucumber
8 12 (21.82%) BDD
8 12 (21.82%) Defect Management
9 11 (20.00%) Finance
10 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
10 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
10 10 (18.18%) Integration Testing
10 10 (18.18%) Test Strategy
11 9 (16.36%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (16.36%) SDLC
11 9 (16.36%) API Testing
11 9 (16.36%) System Testing
11 9 (16.36%) C#
11 9 (16.36%) Oracle
12 8 (14.55%) SOAP
12 8 (14.55%) VBScript
12 8 (14.55%) Manual Testing
13 7 (12.73%) ISTQB
13 7 (12.73%) Python
13 7 (12.73%) ISEB
13 7 (12.73%) HP UFT

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) BrowserStack
1 4 (7.27%) Sauce Labs
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) 2G
1 2 (3.64%) 3G
1 2 (3.64%) 4G
1 2 (3.64%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (3.64%) GSM
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
1 2 (3.64%) ISUP
1 2 (3.64%) LAN
1 2 (3.64%) LTE
1 2 (3.64%) SCCP
1 2 (3.64%) SIGTRAN
1 2 (3.64%) SS7
1 2 (3.64%) tcpdump
1 2 (3.64%) UMTS
1 2 (3.64%) WAN
1 2 (3.64%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.82%) DNS
2 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.82%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 13 (23.64%) JIRA
3 12 (21.82%) Cucumber
3 12 (21.82%) Selenium
4 7 (12.73%) HP UFT
4 7 (12.73%) SpecFlow
4 7 (12.73%) Zephyr
5 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
6 4 (7.27%) LoadRunner
6 4 (7.27%) TestRail
7 3 (5.45%) JMeter
7 3 (5.45%) Protractor
7 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (3.64%) NUnit
8 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.82%) GitLab
9 1 (1.82%) Toad
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) SOAP
2 5 (9.09%) HTML
2 5 (9.09%) XML
3 3 (5.45%) .NET
3 3 (5.45%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.64%) Ajax
4 2 (3.64%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.64%) CSS
4 2 (3.64%) Mason
4 2 (3.64%) REST
4 2 (3.64%) Web Services
5 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.09%) Smart Meter
3 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.64%) NHS
5 1 (1.82%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.82%) Robotics
5 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Unix
1 6 (10.91%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) AIX
2 1 (1.82%) Android
2 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 12 (21.82%) BDD
4 12 (21.82%) Defect Management
5 10 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 10 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 9 (16.36%) API Testing
6 9 (16.36%) SDLC
6 9 (16.36%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (16.36%) System Testing
7 8 (14.55%) Manual Testing
8 6 (10.91%) Case Management
8 6 (10.91%) User Stories
9 5 (9.09%) Scrum
9 5 (9.09%) SOA
9 5 (9.09%) Software Testing
9 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (36.36%) Java
2 19 (34.55%) SQL
3 9 (16.36%) C#
4 8 (14.55%) VBScript
5 7 (12.73%) Python
6 3 (5.45%) C
7 2 (3.64%) C++
7 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) ISEB
2 7 (12.73%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) PMO
1 2 (3.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (9.09%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.82%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (25.45%) HP
2 9 (16.36%) Oracle
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.45%) Capita
5 2 (3.64%) AppDynamics
5 2 (3.64%) Dynatrace
5 2 (3.64%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.82%) Apigee
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco
6 1 (1.82%) comScore
6 1 (1.82%) SAP
6 1 (1.82%) Zscaler