The median contractor rate for a Software Test Analyst was £361 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 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.

Software Test Analyst
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 120 115
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Median daily rate £361 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.34% +2.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £295
% change year-on-year -7.69% +10.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year +220.00% -  

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 1678 2208 2235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.79% 92.73% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3064 4151 4019
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 298 363
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.73 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Software Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Analyst in Berkshire

Software Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Analyst in Berkshire

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Software 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 Software Test Analyst in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) IFRS
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) SAS

Software 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SAS
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) IFRS
1 1 (33.33%) QA