The median contractor rate for a Automation Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation Analyst
South East / Berkshire
Rank 100 122 125
Rank change year-on-year +22 +3  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 1 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.054% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.18% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
Median daily rate £350 £386 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.20% +5.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1728 2268 2701
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.30% 92.53% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 1170 1389
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 73 84
Median hourly rate £15.70 £27.50 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.90% +59.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Automation 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 Berkshire region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
1 11 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 7 (63.64%) QA
2 7 (63.64%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 6 (54.55%) BDD
4 5 (45.45%) QA Automation
4 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) Quality Management
5 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
5 4 (36.36%) .NET
5 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
6 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
6 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) Subversion
6 3 (27.27%) JIRA
7 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
7 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
7 2 (18.18%) SOAP
7 2 (18.18%) Java
7 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
7 2 (18.18%) Android
7 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
1 11 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
3 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 3 (27.27%) Subversion
5 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
5 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
6 1 (9.09%) Appium
6 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 1 (9.09%) JMeter
6 1 (9.09%) JUnit
6 1 (9.09%) Protractor
6 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) Behat
3 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Android
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) BDD
1 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) QA Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Quality Management
3 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
4 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
5 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Time Management
6 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle