Period
to 24 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Analyst
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 79 67
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 31 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.96% 1.15% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.20% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 15
Birmingham median daily rate £310 £238 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.53% -10.38% -18.46%
10th Percentile £261 £175 £128
90th Percentile £400 £288 £383
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - £20.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1,504 1,332 1,198
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.19% 95.83% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,047 830 752
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £208
90th Percentile £530 £541 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 60 63
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.42 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.34% - -9.38%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.54 £10.53
90th Percentile £36.50 £27.52 £41.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +7.26%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Birmingham

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Analyst in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Birmingham

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Birmingham

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Birmingham

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 15 (48.39%) Test Scripting
2 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 12 (38.71%) Banking
3 9 (29.03%) Retail Banking
4 8 (25.81%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (19.35%) Retail
6 6 (19.35%) JIRA
6 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
7 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (12.90%) QA
7 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
7 4 (12.90%) XML
8 3 (9.68%) CRM
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.68%) ISEB
8 3 (9.68%) Migration
8 3 (9.68%) XML Messaging
8 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
8 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
8 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
9 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) Actimize
2 1 (3.23%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) Power BI
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
2 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.23%) JMeter
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (38.71%) Banking
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Retail Banking
3 6 (19.35%) Retail
4 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.23%) Law
5 1 (3.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) XML
2 3 (9.68%) XML Messaging
3 2 (6.45%) REST
4 1 (3.23%) JSON
4 1 (3.23%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) EPoS
2 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.23%) Derivative
2 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Test Scripting
2 8 (25.81%) Scenario Testing
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
4 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.68%) CRM
5 3 (9.68%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.45%) ERP
6 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.23%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (3.23%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
2 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Aderant
2 1 (3.23%) Reuters
2 1 (3.23%) SAP