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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 75 55 85
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 72 70 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.22% 2.81% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 2.98% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 50 11
Median daily rate £305 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £330 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £32.03
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -21.94%
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
3083 2350 2399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.12% 94.23% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1841 1358 1217
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 148 168
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.12 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.20 £32.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 0 13 £305 +5.17% 1
Coventry -31 11 £355 +18.33% 1
Birmingham -5 10 £275 -14.39% 4
Shropshire -21 10 £300 -11.11%
Staffordshire -1 3 £344 +25.00%
Sutton Coldfield 0 2 £295 -10.60%
Solihull 0 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton 0 1 £320 +42.22% 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 53 (41.09%) Test Scripting
2 47 (36.43%) SQL
3 45 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (29.46%) ISEB
5 37 (28.68%) ISTQB
6 26 (20.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (17.83%) Finance
8 21 (16.28%) Selenium
9 20 (15.50%) Functional Testing
10 18 (13.95%) Oracle
11 17 (13.18%) Software Testing
12 16 (12.40%) CRM
12 16 (12.40%) QA
12 16 (12.40%) Manual Testing
12 16 (12.40%) System Testing
13 15 (11.63%) Integration Testing
13 15 (11.63%) JIRA
13 15 (11.63%) Regression Testing
14 14 (10.85%) SAP
14 14 (10.85%) Unix
14 14 (10.85%) Microsoft
14 14 (10.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (10.08%) Defect Management
15 13 (10.08%) Security Cleared
16 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
16 12 (9.30%) SC Cleared
17 11 (8.53%) Java
17 11 (8.53%) Retail
18 10 (7.75%) Banking
18 10 (7.75%) Windows

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 6 (4.65%) Confluence
2 5 (3.88%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.33%) SAP Portal
4 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.78%) Documentum
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.10%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) SAP HCM
1 5 (3.88%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.33%) SAP CRM
2 3 (2.33%) SAP HR
2 3 (2.33%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.10%) GitHub
2 3 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.88%) Internet
2 3 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.78%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.78%) MS Access
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.78%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.78%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.78%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 21 (16.28%) Selenium
2 15 (11.63%) JIRA
3 10 (7.75%) HP UFT
4 9 (6.98%) Cucumber
5 7 (5.43%) SoapUI
5 7 (5.43%) SpecFlow
5 7 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.65%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.88%) Toad
8 4 (3.10%) Fiddler
8 4 (3.10%) WinRunner
9 2 (1.55%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.55%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (1.55%) JUnit
9 2 (1.55%) RSpec
9 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.78%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.78%) FogBugz
10 1 (0.78%) Gatling
10 1 (0.78%) LoadRunner
General
1 23 (17.83%) Finance
2 11 (8.53%) Retail
3 10 (7.75%) Banking
4 3 (2.33%) Automotive
5 2 (1.55%) Billing
5 2 (1.55%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Advertising
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.98%) XML
2 4 (3.10%) .NET
2 4 (3.10%) Web Services
3 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.78%) Classic ASP
3 1 (0.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.33%) CMDB
2 3 (2.33%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.55%) EPoS
3 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.55%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.78%) Clustering
4 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.78%) NHS
4 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.85%) Unix
2 10 (7.75%) Windows
3 3 (2.33%) Linux
4 2 (1.55%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.78%) AIX
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (41.09%) Test Scripting
2 45 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (20.16%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (15.50%) Functional Testing
5 17 (13.18%) Software Testing
6 16 (12.40%) CRM
6 16 (12.40%) Manual Testing
6 16 (12.40%) System Testing
7 15 (11.63%) Integration Testing
7 15 (11.63%) Regression Testing
8 13 (10.08%) Defect Management
9 10 (7.75%) Automation Testing
9 10 (7.75%) Test Strategy
9 10 (7.75%) Waterfall
10 9 (6.98%) Migration
10 9 (6.98%) System Integration Testing
10 9 (6.98%) Test Automation
10 9 (6.98%) Time Management
11 8 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.43%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 47 (36.43%) SQL
2 11 (8.53%) Java
3 5 (3.88%) C#
4 4 (3.10%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.10%) PHP
5 3 (2.33%) COBOL
5 3 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.78%) Groovy
6 1 (0.78%) R
6 1 (0.78%) VB
6 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (29.46%) ISEB
2 37 (28.68%) ISTQB
3 14 (10.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (10.08%) Security Cleared
5 12 (9.30%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.55%) Degree
7 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.78%) MCITP
7 1 (0.78%) MCSA
7 1 (0.78%) MCSE
7 1 (0.78%) MCTS
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.40%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.33%) Puppet
3 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.78%) Netcool
Vendors
1 18 (13.95%) Oracle
2 14 (10.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.85%) SAP
3 8 (6.20%) HP
4 6 (4.65%) webMethods
5 4 (3.10%) Pega
6 1 (0.78%) Citrix
6 1 (0.78%) Cognos
6 1 (0.78%) IBM
6 1 (0.78%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.78%) JDA
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.78%) RedPrairie
6 1 (0.78%) Serena
6 1 (0.78%) Unisys
6 1 (0.78%) Veritas
6 1 (0.78%) WSO2