Period
to 17 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 82 94
Rank change year-on-year +18 +12 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 25 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.06% 1.25% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 1.37% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 20
Reading median daily rate £325 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -2.78% +20.00%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £284
90th Percentile £370 £481 £480
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +25.84%
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 1,136 1,317 1,849
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.73% 91.33% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 676 1,072
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £258 £218 £226
90th Percentile £575 £544 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 81 124
Reading median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -47.17% +47.22%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.95 £55.00 £55.62
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -3.33% -24.05% +16.18%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (32.00%) Finance
4 8 (32.00%) Java
5 7 (28.00%) SQL
5 7 (28.00%) VMware
5 7 (28.00%) Cisco
5 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
5 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (28.00%) Palo Alto
6 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.00%) Selenium
6 5 (20.00%) HP
6 5 (20.00%) Unix
6 5 (20.00%) SDLC
7 4 (16.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
7 4 (16.00%) Windows
7 4 (16.00%) XML
7 4 (16.00%) VBScript
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (16.00%) HP UFT
8 3 (12.00%) Oracle
8 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) SAS
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (12.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) Mason
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) Swagger
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.00%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Unix
2 4 (16.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (16.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk Modelling
6 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.00%) Economics
6 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.00%) Visualisation
7 1 (4.00%) Data Ingestion
7 1 (4.00%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (4.00%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) VBScript
4 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (4.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Basel II
1 2 (8.00%) IFRS
1 2 (8.00%) IFRS 9
2 1 (4.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Cisco
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (28.00%) Palo Alto
1 7 (28.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle