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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 65 92 90
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 75 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.61% 1.25% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 1.33% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 16
Median daily rate £303 £288 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.21% -14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £254 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £383 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £155.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.43 £35.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
-62.18% -67.72%
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
2732 2565 2228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.93% 94.16% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1547 1519 1151
Median daily rate £388 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 166 162
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.08 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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
Birmingham +12 16 £309 +16.50% 3
Shropshire -19 12 £380 -
Warwickshire -1 9 £313 +5.93% 2
Staffordshire +19 8 £334 +17.10% 1
Coventry -10 6 £280 +2.75% 1
Solihull - 3 £350 - 1
Wolverhampton 0 1 £125 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 59 (39.07%) Test Scripting
2 58 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (35.10%) ISTQB
4 51 (33.77%) ISEB
5 42 (27.81%) SQL
6 32 (21.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (19.87%) Finance
8 26 (17.22%) Oracle
8 26 (17.22%) Unix
9 24 (15.89%) Java
9 24 (15.89%) Selenium
9 24 (15.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 22 (14.57%) Software Testing
11 20 (13.25%) System Testing
12 18 (11.92%) JIRA
13 17 (11.26%) Regression Testing
14 16 (10.60%) QA
14 16 (10.60%) Automation Testing
15 15 (9.93%) Functional Testing
15 15 (9.93%) Cucumber
16 14 (9.27%) Manual Testing
16 14 (9.27%) Scrum
17 13 (8.61%) Migration
18 12 (7.95%) Integration Testing
18 12 (7.95%) Non-Functional Testing
18 12 (7.95%) Software Engineering
18 12 (7.95%) Retail
18 12 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
18 12 (7.95%) CRM
19 11 (7.28%) XML

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 8 (5.30%) Confluence
2 5 (3.31%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.99%) CMS
3 3 (1.99%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.66%) SAS
5 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.31%) MS Office
2 4 (2.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (4.64%) SAP HCM
2 5 (3.31%) SAP HR
2 5 (3.31%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.66%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.66%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.66%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.32%) HTTP
1 2 (1.32%) Internet
2 1 (0.66%) 3G
2 1 (0.66%) 4G
2 1 (0.66%) GPRS
2 1 (0.66%) Intranet
2 1 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.66%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (7.28%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (6.62%) Hadoop
3 10 (6.62%) Pentaho
4 6 (3.97%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.66%) DataStage
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.66%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (15.89%) Selenium
2 18 (11.92%) JIRA
3 15 (9.93%) Cucumber
4 9 (5.96%) WebDriver
5 7 (4.64%) Appium
6 6 (3.97%) HP UFT
6 6 (3.97%) LoadRunner
6 6 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.65%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.99%) WinRunner
9 2 (1.32%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.32%) Subversion
9 2 (1.32%) Toad
9 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.66%) Gatling
10 1 (0.66%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.66%) Maven
10 1 (0.66%) MSTest
10 1 (0.66%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (19.87%) Finance
2 12 (7.95%) Retail
3 3 (1.99%) Back Office
3 3 (1.99%) Billing
3 3 (1.99%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.32%) Automotive
4 2 (1.32%) Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.32%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Games
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.28%) XML
2 5 (3.31%) Gherkin
3 4 (2.65%) HTML
4 3 (1.99%) XBRL
5 2 (1.32%) .NET
5 2 (1.32%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.66%) Android SDK
6 1 (0.66%) CSS
6 1 (0.66%) EDI
6 1 (0.66%) Middleware
6 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (4.64%) EPoS
2 5 (3.31%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.99%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.66%) AS400
4 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.66%) iPad
4 1 (0.66%) PKI
4 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.22%) Unix
2 9 (5.96%) Windows
3 4 (2.65%) Android
4 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (39.07%) Test Scripting
2 58 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (21.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (14.57%) Software Testing
5 20 (13.25%) System Testing
6 17 (11.26%) Regression Testing
7 16 (10.60%) Automation Testing
8 15 (9.93%) Functional Testing
9 14 (9.27%) Manual Testing
9 14 (9.27%) Scrum
10 13 (8.61%) Migration
11 12 (7.95%) CRM
11 12 (7.95%) Integration Testing
11 12 (7.95%) Non-Functional Testing
11 12 (7.95%) Software Engineering
12 10 (6.62%) Test Automation
12 10 (6.62%) Waterfall
13 9 (5.96%) Defect Management
13 9 (5.96%) Kanban
14 8 (5.30%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 42 (27.81%) SQL
2 24 (15.89%) Java
3 6 (3.97%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.32%) C#
4 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.32%) VBScript
5 1 (0.66%) C
5 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.66%) VB
5 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (35.10%) ISTQB
2 51 (33.77%) ISEB
3 24 (15.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (2.65%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.65%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.60%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (17.22%) Oracle
2 11 (7.28%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.62%) HP
4 9 (5.96%) Pega
4 9 (5.96%) Red Hat
4 9 (5.96%) SAP
5 6 (3.97%) Cloudera
6 5 (3.31%) webMethods
7 3 (1.99%) RedPrairie
7 3 (1.99%) Unisys
8 2 (1.32%) IBM
8 2 (1.32%) JDA
9 1 (0.66%) Cognos
9 1 (0.66%) Tableau
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago