Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £323 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 20 August 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 71 85
Rank change year-on-year +8 +14 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 29 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.98% 1.51% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.63% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 13
Reading median daily rate £323 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.03% +0.69% +1.41%
10th Percentile £213 £281 £264
90th Percentile £338 £438 £400
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £350 £345
% change year-on-year -7.14% +1.45% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,370 1,165 1,561
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.32% 92.83% 92.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 603 894
Reading median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +4.43% +0.06%
10th Percentile £219 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 78 65
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -3.23% -28.07%
10th Percentile £11.90 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.35 £47.65 £27.58
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -30.00%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Reading

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Analyst in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Reading

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Reading over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Reading

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Reading region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 21 (72.41%) Test Automation
2 19 (65.52%) Java
2 19 (65.52%) SQL
3 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (55.17%) Test Scripting
5 14 (48.28%) SoapUI
6 11 (37.93%) Cucumber
6 11 (37.93%) Integration Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Selenium
7 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
7 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
7 10 (34.48%) BDD
8 9 (31.03%) SDLC
8 9 (31.03%) Defect Management
8 9 (31.03%) Oracle
9 8 (27.59%) API Testing
10 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
10 7 (24.14%) Relational Database
10 7 (24.14%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (24.14%) VBScript
10 7 (24.14%) SOAP
10 7 (24.14%) XML
10 7 (24.14%) Unix
10 7 (24.14%) Windows
10 7 (24.14%) Smart Meter
10 7 (24.14%) JIRA
11 6 (20.69%) Python
11 6 (20.69%) C#
11 6 (20.69%) HP
11 6 (20.69%) Case Management

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) BrowserStack
1 4 (13.79%) Sauce Labs
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) SoapUI
2 11 (37.93%) Cucumber
3 10 (34.48%) Selenium
4 7 (24.14%) JIRA
5 6 (20.69%) SpecFlow
5 6 (20.69%) Zephyr
6 5 (17.24%) HP UFT
6 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
7 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
7 2 (6.90%) NUnit
8 1 (3.45%) GitLab
8 1 (3.45%) JMeter
8 1 (3.45%) Protractor
8 1 (3.45%) Toad
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) SOAP
1 7 (24.14%) XML
2 3 (10.34%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.90%) CSS
3 2 (6.90%) HTML
3 2 (6.90%) Mason
3 2 (6.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Robotics
2 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Unix
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Test Automation
2 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (55.17%) Test Scripting
4 11 (37.93%) Integration Testing
5 10 (34.48%) BDD
6 9 (31.03%) Defect Management
6 9 (31.03%) SDLC
7 8 (27.59%) API Testing
8 7 (24.14%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
9 6 (20.69%) Case Management
10 5 (17.24%) Scrum
10 5 (17.24%) SOA
10 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
11 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
12 3 (10.34%) System Testing
13 2 (6.90%) Change Management
13 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
13 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
13 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) Java
1 19 (65.52%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) VBScript
3 6 (20.69%) C#
3 6 (20.69%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) C
4 2 (6.90%) C++
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
1 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) HP
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Apigee
4 1 (3.45%) Capita