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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
England / West Midlands
Rank 59 48 88
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 62 72 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.59% 2.99% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 3.17% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 12
Median daily rate £288 £290 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £147 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £371 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -18.33%

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
2250 2273 1961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.10% 94.51% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1369 1238 1117
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £235 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 95 168
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +13.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.95 £29.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Coventry -15 11 £275 -15.38%
Staffordshire +6 9 £283 -5.83% 2
Warwickshire -3 9 £313 +8.69% 2
Birmingham -11 8 £225 - 2
Shropshire +7 6 - -
Solihull -4 1 £375 -
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
Worcestershire - 1 £223 -
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 54 (42.52%) Test Scripting
2 52 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (33.07%) SQL
4 34 (26.77%) ISTQB
5 32 (25.20%) ISEB
6 25 (19.69%) Oracle
7 24 (18.90%) Finance
8 22 (17.32%) Selenium
9 20 (15.75%) JIRA
9 20 (15.75%) Microsoft
10 18 (14.17%) QA
10 18 (14.17%) Cucumber
10 18 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (13.39%) Manual Testing
11 17 (13.39%) CRM
12 16 (12.60%) XML
12 16 (12.60%) Java
12 16 (12.60%) Functional Testing
13 15 (11.81%) Retail
14 14 (11.02%) HP UFT
14 14 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (10.24%) Waterfall
15 13 (10.24%) Unix
16 12 (9.45%) Windows
16 12 (9.45%) Regression Testing
16 12 (9.45%) HP Quality Center
16 12 (9.45%) Performance Testing
16 12 (9.45%) Integration Testing
16 12 (9.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 11 (8.66%) System Testing

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 (6.30%) WebLogic
2 7 (5.51%) Confluence
3 3 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.79%) Documentum
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 11 (8.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (3.15%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.79%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.79%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.79%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.72%) GitHub
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.15%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) 3G
2 1 (0.79%) 4G
2 1 (0.79%) GPRS
2 1 (0.79%) Network Security
2 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.79%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 22 (17.32%) Selenium
2 20 (15.75%) JIRA
3 18 (14.17%) Cucumber
4 14 (11.02%) HP UFT
5 10 (7.87%) SoapUI
6 8 (6.30%) SpecFlow
6 8 (6.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (6.30%) Toad
7 7 (5.51%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.94%) JMeter
8 5 (3.94%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.15%) Fiddler
9 4 (3.15%) JUnit
10 3 (2.36%) Gatling
10 3 (2.36%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.36%) RSpec
11 2 (1.57%) PhantomJS
11 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (18.90%) Finance
2 15 (11.81%) Retail
3 9 (7.09%) Banking
4 4 (3.15%) Automotive
5 2 (1.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Slovak Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.60%) XML
2 6 (4.72%) SOAP
2 6 (4.72%) Web Services
3 5 (3.94%) Gherkin
3 5 (3.94%) JSON
4 4 (3.15%) .NET
5 3 (2.36%) Node.js
6 2 (1.57%) CSS
6 2 (1.57%) HTML
6 2 (1.57%) Middleware
7 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.79%) CSS3
7 1 (0.79%) Highcharts JS
7 1 (0.79%) HTML5
7 1 (0.79%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.79%) REST
7 1 (0.79%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.15%) EPoS
2 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.57%) Mainframe
2 2 (1.57%) NHS
3 1 (0.79%) Clustering
3 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.24%) Unix
2 12 (9.45%) Windows
3 1 (0.79%) AIX
3 1 (0.79%) Android
3 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.79%) Linux
3 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (42.52%) Test Scripting
2 52 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (13.39%) CRM
4 17 (13.39%) Manual Testing
5 16 (12.60%) Functional Testing
6 14 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (10.24%) Waterfall
8 12 (9.45%) Integration Testing
8 12 (9.45%) Performance Testing
8 12 (9.45%) Regression Testing
9 11 (8.66%) System Testing
10 10 (7.87%) Automation Testing
10 10 (7.87%) ETL
10 10 (7.87%) Migration
10 10 (7.87%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (7.87%) Test Automation
11 9 (7.09%) Automated Testing
11 9 (7.09%) BDD
11 9 (7.09%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (33.07%) SQL
2 16 (12.60%) Java
3 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.15%) COBOL
5 3 (2.36%) C#
6 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.79%) PHP
7 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.79%) R
7 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (26.77%) ISTQB
2 32 (25.20%) ISEB
3 12 (9.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.94%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.57%) Degree
7 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.79%) MCITP
7 1 (0.79%) MCSA
7 1 (0.79%) MCSE
7 1 (0.79%) MCTS
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (9.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.79%) Netcool
2 1 (0.79%) SCCM
2 1 (0.79%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 25 (19.69%) Oracle
2 20 (15.75%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.66%) SAP
4 9 (7.09%) webMethods
5 7 (5.51%) HP
6 3 (2.36%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (2.36%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.57%) IBM
8 1 (0.79%) Cerner
8 1 (0.79%) Citrix
8 1 (0.79%) CODA
8 1 (0.79%) Cognos
8 1 (0.79%) Google
8 1 (0.79%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.79%) Veritas
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