The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 84 77 75
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 32 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 1.51% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.65% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 16
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£300 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £255 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £155.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +416.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £132.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-71.69% +253.33%
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
2345 2000 1726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.60% 91.28% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1333 1033 811
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 128 179
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.05 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 27 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -9 9 £273 -39.44% 5
Coventry +6 8 £273 -19.25% 1
Warwickshire +1 4 £325 - 3
Shropshire -13 2 £465 +86.00%
Staffordshire -8 1 £200 - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 20 (35.71%) ISEB
1 20 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 19 (33.93%) Test Scripting
3 18 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (32.14%) SQL
4 14 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (23.21%) Finance
6 12 (21.43%) System Testing
7 9 (16.07%) Software Testing
7 9 (16.07%) HP
7 9 (16.07%) Oracle
7 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
8 8 (14.29%) Retail
8 8 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (12.50%) QA
9 7 (12.50%) XML
10 5 (8.93%) CRM
10 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.93%) Manual Testing
11 4 (7.14%) Performance Testing
11 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.14%) Functional Testing
11 4 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
11 4 (7.14%) SAP
11 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
11 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (7.14%) Microsoft

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP PP
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP PM
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Retail
1 1 (1.79%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.79%) Magento
1 1 (1.79%) SAP EWM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.36%) Selenium
3 2 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.79%) JIRA
4 1 (1.79%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.79%) Toad
4 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Retail
3 4 (7.14%) Automotive
4 3 (5.36%) Banking
5 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.79%) Billing
6 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) XML
2 3 (5.36%) XML Messaging
2 3 (5.36%) Web Services
3 1 (1.79%) HTML
3 1 (1.79%) .NET
3 1 (1.79%) JSON
3 1 (1.79%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.79%) Telematics
2 1 (1.79%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.79%) User Experience
2 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.79%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) UNIX
2 1 (1.79%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Android
2 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Test Scripting
2 18 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (21.43%) System Testing
5 9 (16.07%) Software Testing
6 8 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 5 (8.93%) CRM
7 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.93%) Manual Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.14%) Functional Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.14%) Scrum
8 4 (7.14%) Performance Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Validation
9 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.36%) ETL
9 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.14%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
2 3 (5.36%) Java
3 2 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (35.71%) ISEB
1 20 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.79%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) HP
1 9 (16.07%) Oracle
2 4 (7.14%) SAP
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) RedPrairie
4 1 (1.79%) NetIQ
4 1 (1.79%) ATG
4 1 (1.79%) Endeca
4 1 (1.79%) Google
4 1 (1.79%) Pega
4 1 (1.79%) hybris
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