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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 62 75 74
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 60 41 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.39% 1.62% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.57% 1.77% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 11 26
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£300 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £375 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +156.47%
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
2332 2316 1909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.98% 91.32% 91.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1380 1173 991
Average daily rate £365 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 172 134
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Coventry +19 23 £300 +118.18% 3
Warwickshire +12 11 £283 -9.60% 1
Birmingham +5 7 £325 +8.33% 3
Sutton Coldfield +2 3 £330 -9.58%
Shropshire -9 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton +4 2 £225 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £250 -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 46 (51.69%) Test Scripting
2 42 (47.19%) SQL
3 38 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (38.20%) ISEB
5 32 (35.96%) User Acceptance Testing
5 32 (35.96%) ISTQB
6 24 (26.97%) Software Testing
7 23 (25.84%) Integration Testing
8 21 (23.60%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (23.60%) XML
9 18 (20.22%) Waterfall
10 17 (19.10%) V-Model
10 17 (19.10%) System Testing
11 16 (17.98%) Finance
12 14 (15.73%) Migration
12 14 (15.73%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (15.73%) MS Excel
13 13 (14.61%) ETL
13 13 (14.61%) T-SQL
13 13 (14.61%) XML Messaging
14 11 (12.36%) SC Cleared
14 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
14 11 (12.36%) Data Migration
15 10 (11.24%) Oracle
15 10 (11.24%) SDLC
16 9 (10.11%) SQL Server
16 9 (10.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (8.99%) SAP
17 8 (8.99%) Retail
17 8 (8.99%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 14 (15.73%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (15.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.37%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (3.37%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.12%) Line 500
3 1 (1.12%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.12%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.12%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.12%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) SMTP
1 1 (1.12%) HTTP
1 1 (1.12%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.12%) Internet
1 1 (1.12%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.11%) SQL Server
1 9 (10.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) JIRA
1 4 (4.49%) Selenium
1 4 (4.49%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (2.25%) WebDriver
2 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.12%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.12%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.12%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 16 (17.98%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Retail
3 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.25%) Automotive
4 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.60%) XML
2 13 (14.61%) XML Messaging
3 3 (3.37%) SAP PI
4 2 (2.25%) Middleware
5 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.12%) XSD
5 1 (1.12%) HTML
5 1 (1.12%) .NET
5 1 (1.12%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) EPoS
3 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.25%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.12%) NHS
5 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.62%) UNIX
2 2 (2.25%) Windows
2 2 (2.25%) Solaris
2 2 (2.25%) Linux
3 1 (1.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (51.69%) Test Scripting
2 38 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (35.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (26.97%) Software Testing
5 23 (25.84%) Integration Testing
6 18 (20.22%) Waterfall
7 17 (19.10%) System Testing
7 17 (19.10%) V-Model
8 14 (15.73%) Migration
9 13 (14.61%) ETL
10 11 (12.36%) Data Migration
11 10 (11.24%) SDLC
12 7 (7.87%) Manual Testing
13 6 (6.74%) CRM
14 5 (5.62%) Data Protection
14 5 (5.62%) Security Testing
14 5 (5.62%) Information Assurance
15 4 (4.49%) Functional Testing
15 4 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
16 3 (3.37%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 42 (47.19%) SQL
2 13 (14.61%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.25%) C#
4 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (38.20%) ISEB
2 32 (35.96%) ISTQB
3 11 (12.36%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (23.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (11.24%) Oracle
2 8 (8.99%) SAP
2 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.74%) HP
4 4 (4.49%) Talend
5 3 (3.37%) Sage
6 1 (1.12%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.12%) VMware
6 1 (1.12%) Endeca
6 1 (1.12%) Pega
6 1 (1.12%) Cerner
6 1 (1.12%) Apple
6 1 (1.12%) IBM
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