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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 57 86 75
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 70 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.76% 1.16% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.94% 1.26% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 13 15
Average daily rate £290 £310 £277
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +11.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £253 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £380 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
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
2380 1990 1943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.00% 92.34% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1114 1021
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 173 141
Average hourly rate £13.85 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry +6 12 £313 +13.63% 2
Birmingham +3 12 £163 -41.96% 9
Shropshire -10 11 £331 -28.81% 1
Warwickshire +9 10 £288 -17.85% 1
Staffordshire -4 5 £300 +33.33%
Solihull - 3 - - 1
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 65 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (41.84%) ISTQB
3 56 (39.72%) ISEB
4 51 (36.17%) Test Scripting
5 37 (26.24%) SQL
6 30 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (19.15%) Finance
8 24 (17.02%) Selenium
9 23 (16.31%) Scrum
10 21 (14.89%) Software Testing
11 20 (14.18%) Oracle
12 19 (13.48%) QA
12 19 (13.48%) System Testing
12 19 (13.48%) HP Quality Center
13 18 (12.77%) Integration Testing
13 18 (12.77%) Waterfall
13 18 (12.77%) Cucumber
14 17 (12.06%) V-Model
15 16 (11.35%) Microsoft
15 16 (11.35%) Migration
16 15 (10.64%) Java
16 15 (10.64%) Unix
16 15 (10.64%) XML
16 15 (10.64%) Automation Testing
16 15 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 14 (9.93%) Retail
18 13 (9.22%) Non-Functional Testing
19 11 (7.80%) Data Migration
19 11 (7.80%) Manual Testing
19 11 (7.80%) Functional Testing

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (7.80%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.13%) SAP Portal
2 3 (2.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.71%) CMS
3 1 (0.71%) JBoss
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (5.67%) MS Office
2 6 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.84%) SAP HCM
3 3 (2.13%) SAP HR
3 3 (2.13%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.71%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.71%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.71%) SAP FI-GL
5 1 (0.71%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.42%) HTTP
1 2 (1.42%) Internet
2 1 (0.71%) Intranet
2 1 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (0.71%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.71%) DataStage
3 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.71%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (17.02%) Selenium
2 18 (12.77%) Cucumber
3 9 (6.38%) JIRA
4 7 (4.96%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.96%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.26%) Appium
5 6 (4.26%) SpecFlow
6 5 (3.55%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.84%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (2.13%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.42%) AccuRev
9 2 (1.42%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.42%) Subversion
10 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.71%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.71%) MSTest
10 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (19.15%) Finance
2 14 (9.93%) Retail
3 4 (2.84%) Back Office
4 3 (2.13%) Banking
4 3 (2.13%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.42%) Automotive
5 2 (1.42%) Legal
5 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.42%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.71%) Billing
6 1 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.64%) XML
2 11 (7.80%) XML Messaging
3 6 (4.26%) Gherkin
3 6 (4.26%) HTML
4 3 (2.13%) CSS
4 3 (2.13%) EDI
5 2 (1.42%) .NET
6 1 (0.71%) Android SDK
6 1 (0.71%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.71%) Spring
6 1 (0.71%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.67%) EPoS
2 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.84%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.42%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.71%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.71%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.71%) iPad
6 1 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.64%) Unix
2 7 (4.96%) Windows
3 4 (2.84%) Android
4 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (36.17%) Test Scripting
3 30 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
4 23 (16.31%) Scrum
5 21 (14.89%) Software Testing
6 19 (13.48%) System Testing
7 18 (12.77%) Integration Testing
7 18 (12.77%) Waterfall
8 17 (12.06%) V-Model
9 16 (11.35%) Migration
10 15 (10.64%) Automation Testing
11 13 (9.22%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (7.80%) Data Migration
12 11 (7.80%) Functional Testing
12 11 (7.80%) Manual Testing
13 10 (7.09%) CRM
13 10 (7.09%) Test Strategy
14 8 (5.67%) Defect Management
14 8 (5.67%) Regression Testing
15 7 (4.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.24%) SQL
2 15 (10.64%) Java
3 5 (3.55%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.42%) C#
4 2 (1.42%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.42%) VBScript
5 1 (0.71%) C
5 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.71%) VB
5 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (41.84%) ISTQB
2 56 (39.72%) ISEB
3 15 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.84%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.71%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (13.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 20 (14.18%) Oracle
2 16 (11.35%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.67%) SAP
4 7 (4.96%) HP
4 7 (4.96%) Pega
5 4 (2.84%) Talend
6 2 (1.42%) Cognos
6 2 (1.42%) IBM
7 1 (0.71%) Capita
7 1 (0.71%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.71%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.71%) JDA
7 1 (0.71%) MKS
7 1 (0.71%) Tableau
7 1 (0.71%) webMethods
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Rate: £150.00 - £160.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago