The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 48 58
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 11 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.82% 1.96% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 2.11% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 7
Median daily rate £263 £313 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +17.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £272 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £390 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +1.61% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.10 £13.43 £35.50
% change year-on-year +57.16% -62.18%  

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 579 711 756
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.54% 92.70% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 476 513
Median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +5.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 24
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.48 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.99% +23.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £40.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 28 April 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 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) ISEB
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) JIRA
3 6 (31.58%) System Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Retail
3 6 (31.58%) Defect Management
4 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
4 5 (26.32%) ETL
5 4 (21.05%) XML
5 4 (21.05%) Selenium
5 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.79%) QA
6 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
7 2 (10.53%) JMeter
7 2 (10.53%) Finance
7 2 (10.53%) CSS
7 2 (10.53%) HTML
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (10.53%) Validation
7 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
7 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Web Testing

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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) FTP
1 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) JMeter
3 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.26%) Hudson
4 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) LoadUI
4 1 (5.26%) PhantomJS
4 1 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.26%) YouTrack
General
1 6 (31.58%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Automotive
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) Node.js
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) RESTful
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Defect Management
2 6 (31.58%) System Testing
3 5 (26.32%) ETL
3 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Validation
6 2 (10.53%) V-Model
6 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) HP
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle
1 1 (5.26%) Pega
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy
1 1 (5.26%) Talend
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