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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 56 48 43
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.92% 1.97% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 2.14% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +64.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £170 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £368 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £280
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
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
703 607 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.90% 91.97% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 382 349
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.98 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.70 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
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 29 August 2014, 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 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
2 5 (38.46%) ISEB
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Retail
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) TRIRIGA
4 3 (23.08%) MS Office
4 3 (23.08%) SAP
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) SAP HR
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) EFT
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) Time Management
5 2 (15.38%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) Military
6 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (7.69%) JIRA
6 1 (7.69%) Release Management
6 1 (7.69%) SAP HCM

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Portal
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) TRIRIGA
1 3 (23.08%) SAP HR
2 2 (15.38%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (7.69%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) MS Access
1 1 (7.69%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Military
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) EFT
2 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) HPUX
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) VB
1 1 (7.69%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) SAP
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
2 1 (7.69%) HP