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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 95 75 94
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 51 40 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.61% 1.68% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.75% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 22 7
Median daily rate £298 £300 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.73% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £23.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+43.47% -25.27%
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
3015 2283 2227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.29% 95.80% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1812 1358 1140
Median daily rate £400 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 150 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -4 10 £290 +11.53% 1
Birmingham -14 9 £280 -10.40% 3
Coventry -13 5 £325 +36.84% 3
Sutton Coldfield -1 4 £295 -10.60%
Shropshire -27 4 £340 -
Staffordshire -2 3 £320 -
Kingswinford - 2 £304 -
Wolverhampton +1 1 £125 -44.44% 2
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 49 (38.58%) Test Scripting
2 45 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (34.65%) SQL
4 42 (33.07%) ISTQB
5 41 (32.28%) ISEB
6 28 (22.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (18.90%) Finance
8 21 (16.54%) Unix
9 20 (15.75%) Oracle
10 18 (14.17%) System Testing
10 18 (14.17%) Software Testing
11 17 (13.39%) JIRA
11 17 (13.39%) Java
12 15 (11.81%) Regression Testing
12 15 (11.81%) Migration
12 15 (11.81%) Integration Testing
12 15 (11.81%) Functional Testing
12 15 (11.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (11.02%) Selenium
14 13 (10.24%) Automation Testing
15 12 (9.45%) XML
15 12 (9.45%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (8.66%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (8.66%) Waterfall
16 11 (8.66%) QA
16 11 (8.66%) SC Cleared
16 11 (8.66%) Security Cleared
16 11 (8.66%) Manual Testing
17 10 (7.87%) Pentaho
17 10 (7.87%) Hadoop

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%) Confluence
2 3 (2.36%) SAP Portal
2 3 (2.36%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.57%) CMS
3 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.79%) SAS
4 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.36%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.36%) MS Office
2 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) SAP HCM
1 5 (3.94%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (2.36%) SAP HR
2 3 (2.36%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.79%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.79%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.15%) Internet
2 2 (1.57%) Network Security
3 1 (0.79%) 3G
3 1 (0.79%) 4G
3 1 (0.79%) GPRS
3 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.45%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (8.66%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (7.87%) Hadoop
3 10 (7.87%) Pentaho
4 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.79%) DataStage
6 1 (0.79%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.79%) MS Access
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.79%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.79%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (13.39%) JIRA
2 14 (11.02%) Selenium
3 7 (5.51%) Cucumber
3 7 (5.51%) HP UFT
4 4 (3.15%) SpecFlow
4 4 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.15%) WinRunner
5 3 (2.36%) Appium
5 3 (2.36%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.36%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.36%) Toad
5 3 (2.36%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.57%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (1.57%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.79%) Gatling
7 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.79%) Maven
7 1 (0.79%) Ranorex
General
1 24 (18.90%) Finance
2 10 (7.87%) Retail
3 3 (2.36%) Banking
3 3 (2.36%) Billing
3 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.57%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Automotive
5 1 (0.79%) Games
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.45%) XML
2 3 (2.36%) XBRL
3 2 (1.57%) .NET
3 2 (1.57%) iOS SDK
3 2 (1.57%) Web Services
4 1 (0.79%) Android SDK
4 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.79%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.79%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.79%) Middleware
4 1 (0.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.94%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.15%) EPoS
4 3 (2.36%) CMDB
5 2 (1.57%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.57%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.79%) AS400
6 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.79%) iPad
6 1 (0.79%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.54%) Unix
2 9 (7.09%) Windows
3 3 (2.36%) Linux
4 2 (1.57%) Android
4 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (38.58%) Test Scripting
2 45 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (22.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (14.17%) Software Testing
4 18 (14.17%) System Testing
5 15 (11.81%) Functional Testing
5 15 (11.81%) Integration Testing
5 15 (11.81%) Migration
5 15 (11.81%) Regression Testing
6 13 (10.24%) Automation Testing
7 11 (8.66%) Manual Testing
7 11 (8.66%) Waterfall
8 10 (7.87%) CRM
8 10 (7.87%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.09%) Defect Management
9 9 (7.09%) Test Automation
9 9 (7.09%) Time Management
10 8 (6.30%) Data Analytics
10 8 (6.30%) Data Migration
10 8 (6.30%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (34.65%) SQL
2 17 (13.39%) Java
3 8 (6.30%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.36%) PHP
5 2 (1.57%) C#
5 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.79%) Groovy
6 1 (0.79%) VBA
6 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (33.07%) ISTQB
2 41 (32.28%) ISEB
3 15 (11.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (8.66%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.66%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.94%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (15.75%) Oracle
2 9 (7.09%) HP
2 9 (7.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.09%) Red Hat
2 9 (7.09%) SAP
3 6 (4.72%) Cloudera
4 5 (3.94%) webMethods
5 4 (3.15%) Pega
6 3 (2.36%) RedPrairie
6 3 (2.36%) Unisys
7 2 (1.57%) IBM
7 2 (1.57%) JDA
8 1 (0.79%) Cognos
8 1 (0.79%) Serena
8 1 (0.79%) Tableau
8 1 (0.79%) WSO2
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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