The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 29 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.

Quality Assurance Analyst
South East > Berkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 - 114
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.33% - 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Berkshire median daily rate £310 - £190
10th Percentile £263 - £167
90th Percentile £315 - £324
South East median daily rate £300 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -14.28% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 1677 2182 2279
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.74% 92.73% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3044 4121 4069
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
10th Percentile £250 £260 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 296 377
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -25.00%  
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £37.50 £30.88 £39.05
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £16.14
% change year-on-year -8.21% +21.49%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in Berkshire

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in Berkshire

QA Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Analyst in Berkshire

QA 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 QA Analyst within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead - 4 £310 -
Reading - 1 £250 -
QA Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, QA 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 QA Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
3 5 (71.43%) SDLC
4 4 (57.14%) IT Audit
4 4 (57.14%) Process Improvement
4 4 (57.14%) Change Control
4 4 (57.14%) CMMI
4 4 (57.14%) Change Management
4 4 (57.14%) Six Sigma
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (57.14%) SAP
4 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (57.14%) ERP
4 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (57.14%) SAP ERP
4 4 (57.14%) CSQA
4 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 4 (57.14%) MS Project Server
5 2 (28.57%) Selenium
5 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
6 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (14.29%) BDD
6 1 (14.29%) TMap
6 1 (14.29%) Behat
6 1 (14.29%) Twitter
6 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
6 1 (14.29%) PHP

QA 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (14.29%) Life Science
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (71.43%) SDLC
4 4 (57.14%) Change Control
4 4 (57.14%) Change Management
4 4 (57.14%) CMMI
4 4 (57.14%) ERP
4 4 (57.14%) IT Audit
4 4 (57.14%) Process Improvement
4 4 (57.14%) Six Sigma
4 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) TMap
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CSQA
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) JD Edwards
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter