The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 78 55 77
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 68 60 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.07% 2.44% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 2.57% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 43 11
Median daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £329 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £25.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+42.00% -18.77%
Test Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3144 2338 2384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.56% 95.12% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1870 1380 1209
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 146 184
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the West Midlands region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the West Midlands region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire -3 13 £324 +14.60% 2
Coventry -27 11 £355 +18.33% 4
Birmingham -5 10 £275 -15.38% 2
Shropshire -14 10 £380 -
Sutton Coldfield -1 4 £295 -10.60%
Kingswinford - 2 £304 -
Staffordshire +5 1 £338 -
Solihull -5 1 - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 64 (44.14%) Test Scripting
2 56 (38.62%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (36.55%) SQL
4 48 (33.10%) ISEB
5 45 (31.03%) ISTQB
6 34 (23.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (20.69%) Finance
8 25 (17.24%) Oracle
8 25 (17.24%) Unix
9 22 (15.17%) JIRA
10 21 (14.48%) System Testing
10 21 (14.48%) Functional Testing
10 21 (14.48%) Java
11 20 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 20 (13.79%) Selenium
12 18 (12.41%) Integration Testing
13 17 (11.72%) Regression Testing
13 17 (11.72%) Software Testing
14 16 (11.03%) XML
15 15 (10.34%) QA
16 14 (9.66%) Manual Testing
16 14 (9.66%) Defect Management
16 14 (9.66%) CRM
16 14 (9.66%) SAP
17 13 (8.97%) Automation Testing
17 13 (8.97%) SC Cleared
17 13 (8.97%) Security Cleared
18 12 (8.28%) Confluence
18 12 (8.28%) Waterfall
18 12 (8.28%) Microsoft

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 12 (8.28%) Confluence
2 6 (4.14%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.07%) SAP Portal
4 2 (1.38%) CMS
4 2 (1.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.69%) Documentum
5 1 (0.69%) SAS
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) SAP HCM
1 5 (3.45%) TRIRIGA
2 4 (2.76%) SAP CRM
3 3 (2.07%) SAP HR
3 3 (2.07%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.07%) GitHub
1 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.14%) Internet
2 3 (2.07%) Network Security
3 1 (0.69%) 3G
3 1 (0.69%) 4G
3 1 (0.69%) GPRS
3 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.90%) BusinessObjects
2 10 (6.90%) Hadoop
2 10 (6.90%) Pentaho
3 4 (2.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.38%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.69%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.69%) MS Access
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.69%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 22 (15.17%) JIRA
2 20 (13.79%) Selenium
3 11 (7.59%) HP UFT
4 7 (4.83%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.83%) SpecFlow
5 6 (4.14%) SoapUI
5 6 (4.14%) Toad
6 5 (3.45%) WinRunner
7 4 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.76%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.07%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.38%) Gatling
9 2 (1.38%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.38%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.69%) Appium
10 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.69%) Maven
10 1 (0.69%) Ranorex
General
1 30 (20.69%) Finance
2 11 (7.59%) Retail
3 9 (6.21%) Banking
4 3 (2.07%) Automotive
4 3 (2.07%) Billing
5 2 (1.38%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.69%) Games
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.03%) XML
2 5 (3.45%) Web Services
3 3 (2.07%) XBRL
4 2 (1.38%) .NET
5 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.69%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.69%) iOS SDK
5 1 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.76%) EPoS
3 3 (2.07%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.07%) CMDB
3 3 (2.07%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.38%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.69%) NHS
5 1 (0.69%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.24%) Unix
2 11 (7.59%) Windows
3 4 (2.76%) Linux
4 2 (1.38%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.69%) Android
5 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (44.14%) Test Scripting
2 56 (38.62%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (23.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (14.48%) Functional Testing
4 21 (14.48%) System Testing
5 18 (12.41%) Integration Testing
6 17 (11.72%) Regression Testing
6 17 (11.72%) Software Testing
7 14 (9.66%) CRM
7 14 (9.66%) Defect Management
7 14 (9.66%) Manual Testing
8 13 (8.97%) Automation Testing
9 12 (8.28%) Software Engineering
9 12 (8.28%) Waterfall
10 11 (7.59%) Migration
10 11 (7.59%) System Integration Testing
10 11 (7.59%) Test Automation
10 11 (7.59%) Test Strategy
11 10 (6.90%) Time Management
12 9 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 53 (36.55%) SQL
2 21 (14.48%) Java
3 9 (6.21%) PL/SQL
4 5 (3.45%) C#
5 4 (2.76%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.76%) PHP
6 3 (2.07%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.38%) COBOL
8 1 (0.69%) Groovy
8 1 (0.69%) VB
8 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (33.10%) ISEB
2 45 (31.03%) ISTQB
3 20 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (8.97%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.97%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.38%) Degree
6 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (6.21%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.07%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (17.24%) Oracle
2 14 (9.66%) SAP
3 12 (8.28%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.90%) HP
5 9 (6.21%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.52%) webMethods
7 6 (4.14%) Cloudera
8 4 (2.76%) Pega
9 3 (2.07%) Unisys
10 2 (1.38%) JDA
10 2 (1.38%) RedPrairie
11 1 (0.69%) Cognos
11 1 (0.69%) IBM
11 1 (0.69%) Serena
11 1 (0.69%) WSO2
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago