Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Test Analyst was £251 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 22 July 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 111 136
Rank change year-on-year -19 +25 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.093% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £251 £285 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.93% -10.94% -
10th Percentile £238 £266 £302
90th Percentile £264 £297 £330
South East median daily rate £285 £340 £355
% change year-on-year -16.18% -4.23% +13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East 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 Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2037 1905 2441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 95.01% 95.44% 96.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 992 1195
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £234 £234
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 69 91
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.25 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.21% -6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.00 £8.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £58.25 £44.80 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14% +1.29%

Software Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Analyst in Buckinghamshire

Software Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Analyst in Buckinghamshire

Software Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. 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
Milton Keynes -18 2 £251 -14.92%
Software Test Analyst
South East

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Software Test Analyst in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Component Testing
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Aerospace

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Component Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle