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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 83 81 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 38 27 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.51% 1.28% 2.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.39% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 31
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£290 £350 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +62.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £210 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £436 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £280
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £22.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 - £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
Test Analyst
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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
2312 1938 2105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.64% 91.80% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1001 1045
Average daily rate £340 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 136 139
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £36.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -7 6 £290 +8.41%
Warwickshire - 3 £313 -
Coventry -11 1 £138 - 5
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 39 (57.35%) Test Scripting
2 32 (47.06%) ISEB
3 23 (33.82%) ISTQB
4 22 (32.35%) SQL
5 17 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 14 (20.59%) Software Testing
7 12 (17.65%) SAP
7 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 12 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
8 11 (16.18%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
8 11 (16.18%) Test Strategy
9 10 (14.71%) Oracle
9 10 (14.71%) System Testing
10 9 (13.24%) UNIX
10 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
11 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
11 8 (11.76%) Retail
11 8 (11.76%) TRIRIGA
12 7 (10.29%) T-SQL
12 7 (10.29%) Windows
12 7 (10.29%) Regression Testing
12 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (10.29%) JIRA
12 7 (10.29%) Test Management
13 6 (8.82%) MS Office
13 6 (8.82%) XML
13 6 (8.82%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 4 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.94%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.47%) SAP Portal
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
3 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.47%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (11.76%) TRIRIGA
2 5 (7.35%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.94%) SAP FI
3 2 (2.94%) SAP HCM
3 2 (2.94%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (2.94%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (2.94%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.47%) SAP PM
4 1 (1.47%) Retail-J
4 1 (1.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.47%) SAP PS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) FTP
1 1 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.35%) SAP BI
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) JIRA
2 3 (4.41%) Selenium
2 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.41%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.47%) JMeter
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (11.76%) Retail
2 6 (8.82%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Military
4 1 (1.47%) Front Office
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) XML
2 4 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (2.94%) EFT
2 1 (1.47%) AS400
2 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (1.47%) EPoS
2 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) UNIX
2 7 (10.29%) Windows
3 3 (4.41%) Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.47%) HPUX
5 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.47%) SUSE
5 1 (1.47%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (57.35%) Test Scripting
2 17 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 14 (20.59%) Software Testing
4 11 (16.18%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (16.18%) Test Strategy
5 10 (14.71%) System Testing
6 7 (10.29%) Regression Testing
6 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.29%) Test Management
7 6 (8.82%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.35%) ERP
8 5 (7.35%) ETL
8 5 (7.35%) Release Management
9 4 (5.88%) Use Case
9 4 (5.88%) Time Management
9 4 (5.88%) Usability Testing
9 4 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.35%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.88%) Java
4 3 (4.41%) C#
5 2 (2.94%) COBOL
5 2 (2.94%) VB
6 1 (1.47%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.47%) VBScript
6 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (47.06%) ISEB
2 23 (33.82%) ISTQB
3 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) SAP
2 10 (14.71%) Oracle
3 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.82%) IBM
5 5 (7.35%) HP
6 3 (4.41%) Pega
7 2 (2.94%) webMethods
8 1 (1.47%) Charles River
8 1 (1.47%) ICL
8 1 (1.47%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.47%) Citrix
8 1 (1.47%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.47%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.47%) Cognos