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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 59 53 44
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 8 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.99% 0.83% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.92% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Average daily rate
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£265 £450 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.11% +55.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £410 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £110.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-67.72% +450.00%
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
749 542 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.70% 90.18% 93.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 319 249
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 £220 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 27
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) ISEB
4 4 (36.36%) HP
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Retail
4 4 (36.36%) QA
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) Banking
6 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (9.09%) User Experience
7 1 (9.09%) Use Case
7 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
7 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
7 1 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
7 1 (9.09%) JIRA
7 1 (9.09%) Billing
7 1 (9.09%) HTML
7 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 1 (9.09%) SQL

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 4 (36.36%) Retail
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Billing
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) EPoS
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Use Case
5 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma
5 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
2 5 (45.45%) ISEB
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) HP