The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 59 45
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.54% 1.38% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.48% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 20
Median daily rate £363 £360 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +2.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £342 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £423 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £315 £313
% change year-on-year - +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +77.77% -18.18%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 534 811 807
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.28% 93.22% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 474 395
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 50
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £25.00 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 23 June 2017, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
1 7 (43.75%) Mathematics
1 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (37.50%) Numerate Degree
2 6 (37.50%) Credit Risk
2 6 (37.50%) Retail Banking
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) Retail
3 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 5 (31.25%) Basel II
3 5 (31.25%) SAS
3 5 (31.25%) MS Visio
3 5 (31.25%) Data Modelling
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (31.25%) Economics
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (31.25%) Credit Risk Modelling
3 5 (31.25%) IFRS
3 5 (31.25%) IFRS 9
4 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) QA

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 5 (31.25%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (31.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) SAP PM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Appium
2 1 (6.25%) Calabash
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) JMeter
2 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (37.50%) Banking
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
1 6 (37.50%) Retail
1 6 (37.50%) Retail Banking
2 1 (6.25%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (37.50%) Credit Risk
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Mathematics
1 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
2 5 (31.25%) Credit Risk Modelling
2 5 (31.25%) Data Modelling
2 5 (31.25%) Economics
2 5 (31.25%) Project Management
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
3 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.25%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) Basel II
1 5 (31.25%) IFRS
1 5 (31.25%) IFRS 9
2 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Twitter