The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 85 80 42
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 35 27 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.42% 1.36% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.48% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 31
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£280 £325 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +54.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £215 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.34% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £22.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 - £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+168.55% -46.59%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2237 1825 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.86% 91.75% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 901 972
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 131 138
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Analyst
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -4 6 £280 +24.44% 4
Warwickshire -3 5 £313 -3.84% 1
Coventry -13 4 £219 - 1
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 38 (60.32%) Test Scripting
2 29 (46.03%) ISEB
3 20 (31.75%) ISTQB
4 19 (30.16%) SQL
5 17 (26.98%) Integration Testing
6 14 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 12 (19.05%) SAP
7 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
7 12 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (17.46%) Test Strategy
8 11 (17.46%) Oracle
8 11 (17.46%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
9 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
9 10 (15.87%) System Testing
9 10 (15.87%) UNIX
10 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.70%) Finance
11 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
11 8 (12.70%) TRIRIGA
12 7 (11.11%) Windows
12 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (11.11%) JIRA
12 7 (11.11%) Test Management
13 6 (9.52%) Test Automation
13 6 (9.52%) HP
13 6 (9.52%) Retail
13 6 (9.52%) XML
13 6 (9.52%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4 (6.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.59%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (12.70%) TRIRIGA
2 4 (6.35%) SAP HR
3 2 (3.17%) SAP HCM
3 2 (3.17%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (3.17%) SAP CO
3 2 (3.17%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.59%) SAP PS
4 1 (1.59%) Retail-J
4 1 (1.59%) SAP PM
4 1 (1.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) FTP
1 1 (1.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.94%) SAP BI
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.59%) MS Access
4 1 (1.59%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) JIRA
2 3 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.76%) LoadRunner
2 3 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.59%) JMeter
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Military
4 1 (1.59%) Front Office
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) XML
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.17%) EFT
3 1 (1.59%) AS400
3 1 (1.59%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) EPoS
3 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) UNIX
2 7 (11.11%) Windows
3 3 (4.76%) Linux
4 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.59%) HPUX
5 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.59%) SUSE
5 1 (1.59%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (60.32%) Test Scripting
2 17 (26.98%) Integration Testing
3 14 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 11 (17.46%) Test Strategy
4 11 (17.46%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (15.87%) System Testing
6 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (11.11%) Test Management
7 6 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.94%) ETL
8 5 (7.94%) ERP
8 5 (7.94%) Use Case
8 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (6.35%) SAP Implementation
9 4 (6.35%) Time Management
10 3 (4.76%) ITIL
10 3 (4.76%) Regression Testing
10 3 (4.76%) Validation
10 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.16%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.35%) Java
4 3 (4.76%) COBOL
5 2 (3.17%) VB
6 1 (1.59%) C
6 1 (1.59%) C#
6 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.59%) VBScript
6 1 (1.59%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (46.03%) ISEB
2 20 (31.75%) ISTQB
3 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
4 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.59%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) SAP
2 11 (17.46%) Oracle
3 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.52%) HP
5 5 (7.94%) IBM
6 3 (4.76%) Pega
7 2 (3.17%) webMethods
8 1 (1.59%) Cognos
8 1 (1.59%) Charles River
8 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.59%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.59%) ICL
8 1 (1.59%) RedPrairie