Period
to 16 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 140 119
Rank change year-on-year 0 -21 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 36 33 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.87% 0.80% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.87% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 29
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.14% -
10th Percentile £251 £292 £266
90th Percentile £386 £385 £425
South East median daily rate £369 £338 £338
% change year-on-year +9.26% - +7.14%
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 3,827 3,774 3,704
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.53% 91.80% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,883 2,020 1,989
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £215 £256 £238
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.97% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 102 170
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +3.45% -23.68%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.60 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.48 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -7.89%

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 January 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 January 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 -12 16 £320 -1.54% 10
Bracknell -1 4 - - 1
Newbury +1 3 £340 +4.62%
Slough -8 3 - -
Test Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Scripting
2 12 (33.33%) SQL
3 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.00%) HP
5 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
6 7 (19.44%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (19.44%) C#
6 7 (19.44%) Workflow
6 7 (19.44%) Finance
6 7 (19.44%) HP ALM
7 6 (16.67%) Windows
7 6 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 6 (16.67%) System Testing
7 6 (16.67%) Selenium
7 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (16.67%) JIRA
8 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
8 5 (13.89%) BDD
8 5 (13.89%) SpecFlow
8 5 (13.89%) SDLC
8 5 (13.89%) Java
8 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
8 5 (13.89%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Scrum
9 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
9 4 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (11.11%) StarTeam
9 4 (11.11%) SharePoint Server

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 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.78%) Apigee
3 1 (2.78%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.78%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) DNS
1 3 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) 2G
2 1 (2.78%) 3G
2 1 (2.78%) 4G
2 1 (2.78%) BGP
2 1 (2.78%) MPLS
2 1 (2.78%) OSPF
2 1 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.78%) RIP
2 1 (2.78%) RNC
2 1 (2.78%) SAN
2 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 6 (16.67%) JIRA
1 6 (16.67%) Selenium
2 5 (13.89%) SpecFlow
3 4 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 4 (11.11%) StarTeam
4 3 (8.33%) TestRail
5 2 (5.56%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.78%) GitLab
6 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.78%) NUnit
6 1 (2.78%) Toad
6 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Billing
2 1 (2.78%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Gherkin
1 3 (8.33%) SOAP
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (2.78%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 7 (19.44%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Workflow
5 6 (16.67%) System Testing
5 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (13.89%) BDD
6 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (13.89%) SDLC
7 4 (11.11%) API Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Defect Management
7 4 (11.11%) Scrum
7 4 (11.11%) User Stories
8 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (8.33%) Open Source
9 2 (5.56%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) C#
3 5 (13.89%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) Python
4 2 (5.56%) VB
4 2 (5.56%) VBScript
5 1 (2.78%) C
5 1 (2.78%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) ISEB
3 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) HP ALM
2 4 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco
3 1 (2.78%) Ericsson
3 1 (2.78%) Huawei
3 1 (2.78%) Juniper
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Nokia
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Tableau