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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 83 66 56
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 38 41 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.47% 1.95% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 2.11% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 26
Average daily rate
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£331 £350 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £210 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £407 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £26.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+19.07% +23.25%
Test Analyst
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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
2349 1943 2132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.77% 92.30% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1189 1017 1055
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 142 145
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.91 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 2014. 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 -18 4 £325 -2.25% 2
Coventry -7 2 £138 -
Warwickshire - 2 £313 -
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 39 (57.35%) Test Scripting
2 31 (45.59%) ISEB
3 27 (39.71%) SQL
4 25 (36.76%) ISTQB
5 18 (26.47%) Integration Testing
6 16 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (20.59%) MS Excel
8 13 (19.12%) System Testing
9 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 12 (17.65%) Oracle
10 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
10 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
11 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
11 10 (14.71%) T-SQL
11 10 (14.71%) UNIX
11 10 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
12 9 (13.24%) Test Automation
13 8 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (11.76%) Test Strategy
13 8 (11.76%) TRIRIGA
13 8 (11.76%) ETL
13 8 (11.76%) Windows
13 8 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (11.76%) Retail
14 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (10.29%) Test Management
14 7 (10.29%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 5 (7.35%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.41%) IIS
3 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.47%) SAP Portal
4 1 (1.47%) Apache
4 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.47%) Documentum
4 1 (1.47%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (11.76%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (4.41%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.94%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (1.47%) Retail-J
4 1 (1.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.47%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) FTP
1 1 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.47%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
1 3 (4.41%) LoadRunner
1 3 (4.41%) JIRA
1 3 (4.41%) Selenium
2 2 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.47%) JMeter
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (11.76%) Retail
2 5 (7.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Military
4 1 (1.47%) Automotive
4 1 (1.47%) Front Office
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) XML
2 4 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) EFT
3 1 (1.47%) AS400
3 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.47%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) UNIX
2 8 (11.76%) Windows
3 3 (4.41%) Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.47%) HPUX
5 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.47%) SUSE
5 1 (1.47%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (57.35%) Test Scripting
2 18 (26.47%) Integration Testing
3 16 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (19.12%) System Testing
5 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
5 10 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (13.24%) Test Automation
7 8 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 8 (11.76%) ETL
8 7 (10.29%) Regression Testing
8 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (10.29%) Test Management
9 6 (8.82%) Release Management
9 6 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (8.82%) Service Management
10 4 (5.88%) SOA
10 4 (5.88%) Use Case
10 4 (5.88%) Usability Testing
10 4 (5.88%) Functional Testing
10 4 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.71%) SQL
2 10 (14.71%) T-SQL
3 5 (7.35%) Java
4 3 (4.41%) C#
5 2 (2.94%) COBOL
5 2 (2.94%) VB
6 1 (1.47%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.47%) VBScript
6 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (45.59%) ISEB
2 25 (36.76%) ISTQB
3 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Oracle
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.82%) SAP
3 6 (8.82%) IBM
4 4 (5.88%) HP
5 3 (4.41%) Pega
6 2 (2.94%) Citrix
6 2 (2.94%) webMethods
7 1 (1.47%) Charles River
7 1 (1.47%) ICL
7 1 (1.47%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.47%) Cognos
7 1 (1.47%) Fidessa
7 1 (1.47%) RedPrairie
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