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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 49 56 55
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 16 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.08% 0.99% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 1.05% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
Average daily rate £309 £265 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% -41.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.43 £35.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
-62.18% -67.72%
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
711 759 554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.22% 93.59% 91.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 516 326
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 26
Average hourly rate £18.23 £13.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.39% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.00 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016, 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 12 (40.00%) ISEB
1 12 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 8 (26.67%) Functional Testing
3 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (23.33%) Selenium
4 7 (23.33%) SQL
5 6 (20.00%) Finance
5 6 (20.00%) Retail
5 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 4 (13.33%) V-Model
7 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
7 4 (13.33%) Migration
7 4 (13.33%) QA
7 4 (13.33%) Java
8 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (10.00%) HP
8 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.00%) Information Assurance
8 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
9 2 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
9 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
9 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (3.33%) CMS
1 1 (3.33%) SAS
1 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (3.33%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Selenium
2 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.33%) LabVIEW
4 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
1 6 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) AS400
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) Functional Testing
2 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (13.33%) V-Model
6 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.00%) Information Assurance
6 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (6.67%) ETL
7 2 (6.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) ISEB
1 12 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) IBM
2 2 (6.67%) Pega
3 1 (3.33%) JDA
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) RedPrairie
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
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