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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 80 61 63
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 39 41 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.53% 1.99% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 2.15% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 22
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£288 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £192 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £400 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £295
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £31.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-28.60% +46.76%
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
2331 1909 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.66% 92.58% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1237 1039 1020
Average daily rate £350 £345 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 151 170
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 -19 5 £325 -7.14% 2
Warwickshire -8 4 £275 -16.66% 2
Coventry -5 2 £351 -
Wolverhampton - 2 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £250 - 4
Worcestershire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 32 (46.38%) Test Scripting
2 29 (42.03%) ISEB
2 29 (42.03%) SQL
3 26 (37.68%) ISTQB
4 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
5 14 (20.29%) Integration Testing
5 14 (20.29%) System Testing
6 13 (18.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (18.84%) Oracle
7 11 (15.94%) T-SQL
7 11 (15.94%) UNIX
7 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
8 10 (14.49%) XML
9 9 (13.04%) ETL
9 9 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 9 (13.04%) Software Testing
9 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (13.04%) Test Automation
10 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
10 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
10 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (11.59%) Windows
11 7 (10.14%) Test Strategy
12 6 (8.70%) Retail
12 6 (8.70%) Java
12 6 (8.70%) Regression Testing
12 6 (8.70%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 5 (7.25%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.90%) IIS
2 2 (2.90%) Documentum
2 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.45%) SAP Portal
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (2.90%) SAP HR
2 2 (2.90%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.45%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 3 (4.35%) Selenium
2 2 (2.90%) Toad
2 2 (2.90%) JIRA
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
1 6 (8.70%) Retail
2 3 (4.35%) Automotive
3 2 (2.90%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Military
4 1 (1.45%) Front Office
4 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) XML
2 3 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
1 2 (2.90%) EFT
1 2 (2.90%) Telematics
1 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
1 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (1.45%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) UNIX
2 8 (11.59%) Windows
3 3 (4.35%) Linux
4 2 (2.90%) Android
4 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (46.38%) Test Scripting
2 14 (20.29%) Integration Testing
2 14 (20.29%) System Testing
3 13 (18.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.04%) Software Testing
5 9 (13.04%) ETL
5 9 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (13.04%) Test Automation
6 7 (10.14%) Test Strategy
7 6 (8.70%) Regression Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (7.25%) Service Management
8 5 (7.25%) Release Management
9 4 (5.80%) Usability Testing
9 4 (5.80%) Functional Testing
10 3 (4.35%) Automation Testing
10 3 (4.35%) Manual Testing
10 3 (4.35%) SOA
10 3 (4.35%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.03%) SQL
2 11 (15.94%) T-SQL
3 6 (8.70%) Java
4 4 (5.80%) C#
5 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (42.03%) ISEB
2 26 (37.68%) ISTQB
3 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Oracle
2 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.25%) SAP
4 4 (5.80%) IBM
5 3 (4.35%) Pega
6 2 (2.90%) Citrix
6 2 (2.90%) webMethods
7 1 (1.45%) Charles River
7 1 (1.45%) RedPrairie
7 1 (1.45%) Fidessa
7 1 (1.45%) HP
West Midlands
Talent International
Rate: £200.00 - £210.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
WA Consultants
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick
Annapurna
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago