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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 51 47 44
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.09% 1.63% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.85% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Average daily rate
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£280 £218 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.73% -29.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £186 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £383 £336
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 £26.25 £155.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-83.06% +369.69%
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
580 487 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.63% 88.22% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 290 239
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £183 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 44
Average hourly rate £13.87 £12.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.58% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.44 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) QA
2 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Billing
4 1 (11.11%) EPoS
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (11.11%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP