The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £278 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
England / West Midlands
Rank 74 58 92
Rank change year-on-year -16 +34  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 44 73 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.91% 2.72% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 2.85% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 16
Median daily rate £278 £290 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.31% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £375 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.96 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% -23.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2162 2559 2349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.80% 95.38% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1419 1303
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.93 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.47% -3.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the West Midlands

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in the West Midlands

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in the West Midlands

Test Analyst
Contractor 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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire -2 8 £303 +8.03%
Birmingham -6 8 £200 +48.14% 5
Staffordshire +1 5 £300 -2.04% 3
Coventry -3 4 £275 -1.78% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £236 - 1
Shropshire +16 2 £225 -40.78%
Walsall - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £255 -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 36 (36.73%) Test Scripting
2 33 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (27.55%) SQL
4 26 (26.53%) ISEB
5 25 (25.51%) ISTQB
6 16 (16.33%) JIRA
6 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
7 15 (15.31%) QA
7 15 (15.31%) Performance Testing
8 14 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (14.29%) System Testing
8 14 (14.29%) Java
8 14 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 13 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (13.27%) Cucumber
9 13 (13.27%) Oracle
10 12 (12.24%) XML
10 12 (12.24%) CRM
10 12 (12.24%) Migration
10 12 (12.24%) Retail
11 11 (11.22%) Selenium
11 11 (11.22%) Finance
11 11 (11.22%) Regression Testing
11 11 (11.22%) Automation Testing
12 10 (10.20%) Non-Functional Testing
12 10 (10.20%) SoapUI
12 10 (10.20%) Manual Testing
13 9 (9.18%) Integration Testing
13 9 (9.18%) Dynamics CRM

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (4.08%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.04%) Confluence
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) HipChat
2 1 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.10%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (3.06%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.02%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (1.02%) Lorenzo
4 1 (1.02%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) GitHub
1 2 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) HTTP
1 2 (2.04%) Internet
1 2 (2.04%) SNMP
1 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.02%) 3G
2 1 (1.02%) 4G
2 1 (1.02%) FTP
2 1 (1.02%) GPRS
2 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.02%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.02%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 16 (16.33%) JIRA
2 13 (13.27%) Cucumber
3 11 (11.22%) Selenium
4 10 (10.20%) SoapUI
5 8 (8.16%) HP UFT
5 8 (8.16%) JMeter
5 8 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (5.10%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.08%) Toad
8 3 (3.06%) SpecFlow
8 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.04%) Gatling
9 2 (2.04%) JUnit
9 2 (2.04%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.04%) PhantomJS
9 2 (2.04%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (1.02%) Protractor
10 1 (1.02%) RSpec
General
1 12 (12.24%) Retail
2 11 (11.22%) Finance
3 5 (5.10%) Automotive
4 2 (2.04%) Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Advertising
5 1 (1.02%) Billing
5 1 (1.02%) Marketing
5 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Slovak Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.24%) XML
2 8 (8.16%) SOAP
3 6 (6.12%) Gherkin
4 5 (5.10%) .NET
4 5 (5.10%) JSON
5 4 (4.08%) Web Services
6 3 (3.06%) CSS
6 3 (3.06%) HTML
6 3 (3.06%) Node.js
7 2 (2.04%) Middleware
8 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.02%) CSS3
8 1 (1.02%) Highcharts JS
8 1 (1.02%) HTML5
8 1 (1.02%) iOS SDK
8 1 (1.02%) REST
8 1 (1.02%) RESTful
8 1 (1.02%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.06%) EPoS
1 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.04%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.04%) NHS
2 2 (2.04%) PKI
3 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.02%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Windows
2 6 (6.12%) Unix
3 2 (2.04%) Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Android
4 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (36.73%) Test Scripting
2 33 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (15.31%) Performance Testing
4 14 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 14 (14.29%) System Testing
4 14 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (12.24%) CRM
5 12 (12.24%) Migration
6 11 (11.22%) Automation Testing
6 11 (11.22%) Regression Testing
7 10 (10.20%) Manual Testing
7 10 (10.20%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (9.18%) Integration Testing
8 9 (9.18%) Scrum
9 8 (8.16%) Data Migration
9 8 (8.16%) ETL
9 8 (8.16%) SDLC
10 7 (7.14%) Kanban
10 7 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.55%) SQL
2 14 (14.29%) Java
3 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.02%) COBOL
5 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (26.53%) ISEB
2 25 (25.51%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.31%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.02%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.27%) Oracle
3 7 (7.14%) SAP
4 6 (6.12%) HP
5 4 (4.08%) webMethods
6 3 (3.06%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (3.06%) Guidewire
7 2 (2.04%) Google
8 1 (1.02%) Cerner
8 1 (1.02%) CODA
8 1 (1.02%) IBM
8 1 (1.02%) Pega
8 1 (1.02%) Remedy
8 1 (1.02%) Talend