Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 September 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 86 100
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.49% 0.080% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.087% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Reading median daily rate £325 £250 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -29.58% -1.39%
10th Percentile £306 £235 £351
90th Percentile £338 £265 £359
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £338 £353
% change year-on-year -3.70% -4.26% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,335 1,150 1,483
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.58% 92.00% 91.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 641 856
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £243
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £415 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 66 66
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.64 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.49% -3.77% -24.59%
10th Percentile £11.33 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £43.15 £50.63 £26.78
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% +10.71% -35.03%

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in Reading

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Test Analyst in Reading

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 Reading region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) SoapUI
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) VBScript
3 5 (71.43%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) HP UFT
3 5 (71.43%) SOAP
3 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
3 5 (71.43%) SDLC
3 5 (71.43%) API Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Defect Management
3 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
4 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
4 4 (57.14%) JIRA
4 4 (57.14%) Selenium
4 4 (57.14%) Python
4 4 (57.14%) SOA
4 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 4 (57.14%) Case Management
4 4 (57.14%) BrowserStack
4 4 (57.14%) Sauce Labs
4 4 (57.14%) Zephyr
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Capita
5 1 (14.29%) JMeter
5 1 (14.29%) Finance

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) BrowserStack
1 4 (57.14%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) SoapUI
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
2 5 (71.43%) HP UFT
3 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Zephyr
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) Protractor
4 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
3 5 (71.43%) API Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Defect Management
3 5 (71.43%) SDLC
3 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
4 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (57.14%) Case Management
4 4 (57.14%) SOA
4 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) VBScript
3 4 (57.14%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Capita