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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 76 51 94
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 60 73 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.19% 2.85% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 3.02% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 38 11
Median daily rate £289 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £261 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+54.82% +33.33%
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
2592 2414 2203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.60% 94.33% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1582 1334 1229
Median daily rate £398 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 121 182
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.13 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warwickshire -2 10 £285 -0.86%
Shropshire 0 9 £275 -15.38%
Coventry -14 9 £288 -4.16% 2
Staffordshire -5 8 £320 +12.28% 2
Birmingham -12 7 £225 -29.41% 4
Kingswinford +3 1 £310 -
Solihull -2 1 £375 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £320 - 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 52 (40.94%) Test Scripting
2 46 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (30.71%) SQL
4 34 (26.77%) ISEB
4 34 (26.77%) ISTQB
5 26 (20.47%) Oracle
6 23 (18.11%) Selenium
7 21 (16.54%) JIRA
7 21 (16.54%) Finance
8 20 (15.75%) Microsoft
9 19 (14.96%) Java
10 17 (13.39%) XML
10 17 (13.39%) CRM
10 17 (13.39%) Manual Testing
10 17 (13.39%) Functional Testing
11 16 (12.60%) QA
11 16 (12.60%) Regression Testing
12 15 (11.81%) Unix
12 15 (11.81%) Integration Testing
12 15 (11.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (11.81%) Cucumber
13 14 (11.02%) Windows
14 13 (10.24%) Software Testing
14 13 (10.24%) SAP
14 13 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (10.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 12 (9.45%) Waterfall
15 12 (9.45%) Automation Testing
15 12 (9.45%) System Testing
16 11 (8.66%) SoapUI

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 9 (7.09%) WebLogic
2 7 (5.51%) Confluence
3 3 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.79%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) HipChat
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (6.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.94%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (3.94%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (2.36%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.79%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.72%) GitHub
2 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) Internet
2 3 (2.36%) Network Security
3 1 (0.79%) 3G
3 1 (0.79%) 4G
3 1 (0.79%) GPRS
3 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.79%) MS Access
3 1 (0.79%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 23 (18.11%) Selenium
2 21 (16.54%) JIRA
3 15 (11.81%) Cucumber
4 11 (8.66%) HP UFT
4 11 (8.66%) SoapUI
5 9 (7.09%) Toad
6 8 (6.30%) SpecFlow
6 8 (6.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (5.51%) Jenkins
8 6 (4.72%) Visual Studio
9 5 (3.94%) JMeter
10 4 (3.15%) Fiddler
10 4 (3.15%) JUnit
11 3 (2.36%) Gatling
11 3 (2.36%) RSpec
12 2 (1.57%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.57%) PhantomJS
12 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (1.57%) WinRunner
13 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (16.54%) Finance
2 11 (8.66%) 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%) Slovak Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.39%) XML
2 7 (5.51%) Web Services
3 6 (4.72%) SOAP
4 5 (3.94%) JSON
5 4 (3.15%) .NET
6 3 (2.36%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.36%) Node.js
7 2 (1.57%) CSS
7 2 (1.57%) HTML
8 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.79%) CSS3
8 1 (0.79%) Highcharts JS
8 1 (0.79%) HTML5
8 1 (0.79%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.79%) Middleware
8 1 (0.79%) REST
8 1 (0.79%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.36%) CMDB
2 3 (2.36%) Digital Media
2 3 (2.36%) EPoS
3 2 (1.57%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.79%) Clustering
4 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.79%) NHS
4 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.81%) Unix
2 14 (11.02%) 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
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 52 (40.94%) Test Scripting
2 46 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (13.39%) CRM
3 17 (13.39%) Functional Testing
3 17 (13.39%) Manual Testing
4 16 (12.60%) Regression Testing
5 15 (11.81%) Integration Testing
5 15 (11.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (10.24%) Software Testing
7 12 (9.45%) Automation Testing
7 12 (9.45%) System Testing
7 12 (9.45%) Waterfall
8 10 (7.87%) Automated Testing
8 10 (7.87%) Performance Testing
8 10 (7.87%) System Integration Testing
8 10 (7.87%) Test Automation
9 9 (7.09%) ERP
9 9 (7.09%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (7.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.71%) SQL
2 19 (14.96%) Java
3 7 (5.51%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.15%) C#
4 4 (3.15%) COBOL
4 4 (3.15%) PHP
5 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.79%) R
6 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (26.77%) ISEB
1 34 (26.77%) ISTQB
2 13 (10.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (7.87%) Security Cleared
4 9 (7.09%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.57%) Degree
6 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.79%) MCITP
6 1 (0.79%) MCSA
6 1 (0.79%) MCSE
6 1 (0.79%) MCTS
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.60%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (7.09%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.36%) Puppet
3 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.79%) Netcool
3 1 (0.79%) SCCM
3 1 (0.79%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 26 (20.47%) Oracle
2 20 (15.75%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.24%) SAP
4 10 (7.87%) webMethods
5 4 (3.15%) HP
6 2 (1.57%) IBM
7 1 (0.79%) Citrix
7 1 (0.79%) Cognos
7 1 (0.79%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.79%) Pega
7 1 (0.79%) Veritas
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £26000 per hour + hol and development
Posted: 2 days ago