The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 52 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 6 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.98% 1.17% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.25% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Average daily rate £450 £290 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% +5.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
- +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+450.00% -16.66%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
548 480 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.40% 93.75% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 257 315
Average daily rate £340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £224 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.70 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Analyst
West Midlands

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 18 April 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 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
2 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (33.33%) SAP
3 5 (27.78%) ISEB
3 5 (27.78%) SAP HR
4 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (22.22%) Retail
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.11%) VB
6 2 (11.11%) MS Office
6 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (11.11%) ERP
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) SAP BI
6 2 (11.11%) Billing
6 2 (11.11%) Degree
6 2 (11.11%) JIRA
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Integration
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) SAP HR
2 2 (11.11%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.11%) SAP BI
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) QlikView
2 1 (5.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Billing
4 1 (5.56%) Local Government
4 1 (5.56%) Back Office
4 1 (5.56%) Military
4 1 (5.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) SUSE
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
2 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) CRM
5 2 (11.11%) ERP
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) Time Management
6 1 (5.56%) Test Management
6 1 (5.56%) Release Management
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) SAP
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) RedPrairie
4 1 (5.56%) Kofax
4 1 (5.56%) Thunderhead
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.56%) Business Objects