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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 54 50 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 6 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.84% 1.45% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.59% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 15
Average daily rate
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£280 £225 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.34% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+168.55% -46.59%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
649 567 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.39% 91.60% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 326 328
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 22 28
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.68 £11.06 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Analyst
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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 1 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 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) ISEB
3 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (27.27%) TRIRIGA
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) MS Office
4 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (18.18%) ERP
5 2 (18.18%) SAP
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) SAP BI
5 2 (18.18%) EFT
5 2 (18.18%) SAP HR
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) JIRA
5 2 (18.18%) Retail
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) Time Management
6 1 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) ISTQB

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Integration
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (18.18%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SAP BI
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Military
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) EFT
2 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) SUSE
2 1 (9.09%) HPUX
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) ERP
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Time Management
5 1 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) VB
1 1 (9.09%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) IBM