Period
to 21 May 2019

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

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 Automation Analyst
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 171 155 152
Rank change year-on-year -16 -3 +31
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 4 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.097% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.25% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 7
Berkshire median daily rate £368 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.08% -7.14% -9.21%
10th Percentile £360 £300 £320
90th Percentile £419 £338 £375
South East median daily rate £455 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +21.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,889 3,639 3,519
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 92.43% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,937 1,927 1,676
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £418 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +1.21% +3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £260 £224
90th Percentile £602 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 92 164
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £51.52 £44.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% - -6.67%

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in Berkshire

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Test Analyst in Berkshire

Automation Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -16 3 £360 +10.77%
Wokingham - 1 £425 -
Automation Test Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, Automation 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 Berkshire region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) TMap
2 3 (75.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (75.00%) Robot Framework
2 3 (75.00%) SDLC
2 3 (75.00%) QA Automation
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) OpenVMS
3 1 (25.00%) Fortran
3 1 (25.00%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) Robot Framework
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) QA Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) SDLC
2 3 (75.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (75.00%) TMap
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Fortran
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA