Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 71 76
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 21 26 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.63% 1.75% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.93% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 34
Reading median daily rate £363 £355 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% -1.39% +60.00%
10th Percentile £288 £281 £284
90th Percentile £433 £479 £447
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £348 £350
% change year-on-year +0.72% -0.71% +33.33%
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 1200 1345 1833
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.39% 90.33% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 721 1087
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £228 £220
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +4.75% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 78 129
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.63 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.25 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -1.72% -32.71% +24.03%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (23.81%) Credit Risk Modelling
5 5 (23.81%) IFRS
5 5 (23.81%) IFRS 9
5 5 (23.81%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (23.81%) Project Management
5 5 (23.81%) Basel II
5 5 (23.81%) SAS
5 5 (23.81%) SQL
5 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
5 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
5 5 (23.81%) Banking
5 5 (23.81%) Economics
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
5 5 (23.81%) Retail Banking
5 5 (23.81%) Degree
5 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
5 5 (23.81%) Credit Risk
6 4 (19.05%) SAP
6 4 (19.05%) HP
7 3 (14.29%) SDLC
7 3 (14.29%) Selenium

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 (23.81%) SAS
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Power BI
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) HP UFT
2 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 5 (23.81%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Mason
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (23.81%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.76%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 5 (23.81%) Credit Risk Modelling
3 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
3 5 (23.81%) Economics
3 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 3 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
5 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
6 1 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) Degree
3 5 (23.81%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (9.52%) ISEB
4 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) Basel II
1 5 (23.81%) IFRS
1 5 (23.81%) IFRS 9
2 2 (9.52%) QA
3 1 (4.76%) PMO
3 1 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) HP
1 4 (19.05%) SAP
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Ariba
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) Twitter