Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 10 December 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 Automation Analyst
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 167 158
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 5 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.12% 0.20% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.21% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £311 £306 £348
90th Percentile £363 £363 £415
South East median daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £39.37

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 3,997 3,762 3,891
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.48% 92.09% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,958 2,000 2,099
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 132 182
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.14% -7.50% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.50 £48.63
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%

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 10 December 2018. 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 -6 3 £325 - 1
Newbury - 1 £340 -
Automation Test Analyst
South East

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) SOAP
2 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) API Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Zephyr
3 3 (60.00%) Python
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) VBScript
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (40.00%) SOA
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (40.00%) Case Management
4 2 (40.00%) BrowserStack
4 2 (40.00%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (20.00%) Selenium
5 1 (20.00%) C#

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) BrowserStack
1 2 (40.00%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Zephyr
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) API Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Case Management
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Python
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP