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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 86 74 73
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 21 33 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.97% 1.58% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.74% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 17
Average daily rate
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£278 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.61% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £202 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £350 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-4.92% -23.96%
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
1956 1895 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.60% 90.93% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1127 991 785
Average daily rate £350 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 135 184
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.44% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Birmingham -7 3 £334 +48.33% 4
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Staffordshire +14 2 £225 - 1
Coventry -2 2 £273 -22.14% 2
Wolverhampton +1 1 £145 -
Shropshire -7 1 £465 -
Herefordshire - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 25 (40.98%) SQL
2 24 (39.34%) ISEB
3 23 (37.70%) ISTQB
4 22 (36.07%) Test Scripting
5 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (24.59%) System Testing
7 13 (21.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
8 10 (16.39%) Finance
9 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
9 9 (14.75%) Oracle
9 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
10 8 (13.11%) Integration Testing
10 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
11 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
11 7 (11.48%) Visual Studio
11 7 (11.48%) XML
11 7 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (11.48%) Software Testing
12 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (9.84%) Service Management
12 6 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (9.84%) ETL
12 6 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (8.20%) Manual Testing
13 5 (8.20%) HP
13 5 (8.20%) UNIX
13 5 (8.20%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (4.92%) WebSphere
1 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
1 3 (4.92%) IIS
2 2 (3.28%) Documentum
3 1 (1.64%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP Payroll
1 2 (3.28%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.64%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.92%) Selenium
3 2 (3.28%) Toad
3 2 (3.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.64%) IntelliJ
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Automotive
2 4 (6.56%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) XML
2 4 (6.56%) .NET
3 3 (4.92%) Web Services
4 1 (1.64%) Play Framework
4 1 (1.64%) JSON
4 1 (1.64%) HTML
4 1 (1.64%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
1 2 (3.28%) Telematics
1 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (1.64%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.64%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) UNIX
2 3 (4.92%) Windows
3 2 (3.28%) Linux
3 2 (3.28%) Android
3 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Test Scripting
2 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (24.59%) System Testing
4 13 (21.31%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
6 8 (13.11%) Integration Testing
7 7 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (11.48%) Software Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (9.84%) Service Management
8 6 (9.84%) ETL
9 5 (8.20%) Manual Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Regression Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Scrum
10 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.56%) CRM
10 4 (6.56%) Release Management
10 4 (6.56%) Functional Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (4.92%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.98%) SQL
2 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
3 5 (8.20%) C#
3 5 (8.20%) Java
4 1 (1.64%) Scala
4 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (39.34%) ISEB
2 23 (37.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
1 9 (14.75%) Oracle
2 5 (8.20%) HP
3 3 (4.92%) SAP
4 2 (3.28%) IBM
4 2 (3.28%) Citrix
4 2 (3.28%) RedPrairie
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