The median contractor rate for a QA Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 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.

Quality Assurance Test Analyst
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 - 136
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.055% - 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £255
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £265
% change year-on-year +4.16% +13.20%  
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 1696 2282 2765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.34% 92.69% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 1178 1419
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £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 86 75 85
Median hourly rate £15.70 £21.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.39% +21.88%  
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 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Analyst in Berkshire

QA Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Test Analyst in Berkshire

QA Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Test Analyst in Berkshire

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, QA 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 QA Test Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
1 7 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 6 (85.71%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) QA Automation
3 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
4 4 (57.14%) .NET
4 4 (57.14%) Quality Management
4 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
4 4 (57.14%) BDD
5 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (42.86%) Scrum
6 2 (28.57%) TDD
6 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 1 (14.29%) Protractor
7 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Oracle
7 1 (14.29%) PHP
7 1 (14.29%) SQL
7 1 (14.29%) Subversion
7 1 (14.29%) Finance
7 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
7 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
7 1 (14.29%) Behat
7 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
7 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 1 (14.29%) Mobile App

QA 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 7 (100.00%) Selenium
1 7 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Protractor
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) Behat
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) QA Automation
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) Quality Management
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle