Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 79 77
Rank change year-on-year +31 -2 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 38 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.90% 1.63% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.04% 1.72% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 20
Birmingham median daily rate £300 £305 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% -29.41%
10th Percentile £213 £128 £248
90th Percentile £400 £414 £426
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year - +1.69% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1249 1457 1503
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.27% 95.04% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 986 976
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.19% +9.38% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 31 63
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.28 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.77% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.73 £10.30
90th Percentile £37.63 £38.75 £38.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +9.38%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017, 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 Birmingham region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) ISEB
3 10 (26.32%) Finance
3 10 (26.32%) SQL
3 10 (26.32%) JIRA
3 10 (26.32%) Defect Management
4 9 (23.68%) Scenario Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 8 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 8 (21.05%) Retail
5 8 (21.05%) Oracle
6 7 (18.42%) System Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
7 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
7 6 (15.79%) Banking
7 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
8 5 (13.16%) QA
8 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (13.16%) HP
8 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (13.16%) CRM
8 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (13.16%) Selenium
8 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio Team System

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle ASCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) JIRA
2 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
3 5 (13.16%) Selenium
3 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (10.53%) JMeter
4 4 (10.53%) LoadUI
5 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
5 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.63%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (2.63%) YouTrack
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Retail
3 6 (15.79%) Banking
4 4 (10.53%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) RESTful
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Unix
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) Defect Management
3 9 (23.68%) Scenario Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 8 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 7 (18.42%) System Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.16%) CRM
7 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
7 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.16%) V-Model
8 4 (10.53%) Migration
8 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
9 3 (7.89%) SDLC
9 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Web Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) ISEB
2 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.26%) CollabNet
5 1 (2.63%) Pega
5 1 (2.63%) Remedy
5 1 (2.63%) Talend
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