Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 75 98
Rank change year-on-year +12 +23 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 26 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.95% 1.13% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.22% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 14
Reading median daily rate £325 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.72% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £297
90th Percentile £338 £419 £480
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £344 £350
% change year-on-year -5.45% -1.79% +7.69%
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 1,242 1,234 1,804
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.38% 92.78% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 626 1,048
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £259 £213 £231
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 79 76
Reading median hourly rate £18.55 £15.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.68% -4.76% -25.88%
10th Percentile £11.82 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £49.38 £56.02 £60.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -20.00%

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 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 27 May 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 14 (53.85%) Java
2 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (46.15%) SQL
4 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
4 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
5 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
5 10 (38.46%) SoapUI
6 9 (34.62%) Unix
7 8 (30.77%) Windows
7 8 (30.77%) XML
7 8 (30.77%) Oracle
7 8 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
8 7 (26.92%) Smart Meter
8 7 (26.92%) Integration Testing
8 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
8 7 (26.92%) VMware
8 7 (26.92%) Cisco
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
8 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
8 7 (26.92%) Palo Alto
9 6 (23.08%) Selenium
10 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
10 5 (19.23%) SDLC
10 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
10 5 (19.23%) VBScript
10 5 (19.23%) Finance
11 4 (15.38%) JIRA

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 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (3.85%) BrowserStack
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle CX
1 1 (3.85%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) SoapUI
2 6 (23.08%) Selenium
3 4 (15.38%) HP UFT
3 4 (15.38%) JIRA
4 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.69%) Zephyr
6 1 (3.85%) JMeter
6 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.85%) Protractor
6 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.85%) REST
3 1 (3.85%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Robotics
2 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Unix
2 8 (30.77%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 8 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Integration Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
6 5 (19.23%) SDLC
6 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.69%) API Testing
7 2 (7.69%) BDD
7 2 (7.69%) Case Management
7 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Agile Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Functional Testing
8 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.85%) Project Management
8 1 (3.85%) SOA
8 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) Java
2 12 (46.15%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) VBScript
4 2 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Palo Alto
2 7 (26.92%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) HP