The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 57 52 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.97% 1.18% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.32% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£313 £340 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +7.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £30.19 £17.58
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +71.72%
Test Analyst
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
683 608 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.13% 89.41% 92.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 362 258
Average daily rate £363 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £27.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Birmingham region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Analyst in their job title.

1 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) ISEB
3 4 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) QA
3 4 (25.00%) Retail
4 3 (18.75%) Banking
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) JIRA
6 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (6.25%) HL7
6 1 (6.25%) Use Case
6 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Billing
6 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
6 1 (6.25%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.25%) C#

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) Cerner Millennium
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Retail
3 3 (18.75%) Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Billing
4 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) EPoS
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) V-Model
4 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Testing
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
4 1 (6.25%) Process Management
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Cerner