The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 59 60 56
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 14 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.72% 1.08% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.13% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
Median daily rate £296 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £267 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £455 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £31.16
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -11.75%
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
770 706 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.48% 95.02% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 467 370
Median daily rate £375 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 36 36
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £28.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 26 June 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 11 (44.00%) ISEB
2 10 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (24.00%) Selenium
4 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (16.00%) Java
6 4 (16.00%) HP
6 4 (16.00%) Retail
6 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Migration
6 4 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (16.00%) V-Model
7 3 (12.00%) Use Case
7 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (12.00%) Pega
7 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (12.00%) ETL
7 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
8 2 (8.00%) CRM
8 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (4.00%) SAP HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.00%) Classic ASP
1 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) AS400
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
1 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (16.00%) V-Model
4 3 (12.00%) ETL
4 3 (12.00%) Use Case
4 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (8.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (8.00%) CRM
5 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (8.00%) Information Assurance
5 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) Groovy
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) ISEB
2 10 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) Pega
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) JDA
3 1 (4.00%) RedPrairie
3 1 (4.00%) SAP