Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 95 63
Rank change year-on-year +27 -32 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 125 120 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.58% 1.95% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 2.05% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 66 78
West Midlands median daily rate £320 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £262 £244 £250
90th Percentile £405 £378 £350
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - £20.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.89% +43.00% -3.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4579 5861 4672
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 95.07% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2890 3522 2671
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £236 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 236 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.76% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +35 44 £300 +9.09% 2
Warwickshire +10 31 £350 +12.90% 1
Coventry +18 18 £301 -14.00% 1
Shropshire +3 4 £530 +92.73% 1
Sutton Coldfield -10 4 £360 +22.03%
Solihull +8 3 - - 1
Kingswinford -4 1 - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 42 (33.60%) Test Scripting
2 35 (28.00%) Test Automation
3 33 (26.40%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (24.80%) Finance
4 31 (24.80%) Scenario Testing
5 30 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (23.20%) SQL
7 22 (17.60%) ISEB
8 21 (16.80%) ISTQB
9 20 (16.00%) Test Planning
10 19 (15.20%) Selenium
10 19 (15.20%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (14.40%) HP
11 18 (14.40%) Regression Testing
12 17 (13.60%) Banking
12 17 (13.60%) System Testing
12 17 (13.60%) Functional Testing
13 16 (12.80%) Defect Management
13 16 (12.80%) Java
14 15 (12.00%) Unix
14 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
14 15 (12.00%) SoapUI
15 14 (11.20%) Smart Meter
15 14 (11.20%) JIRA
15 14 (11.20%) Retail
16 13 (10.40%) Migration
16 13 (10.40%) Software Testing
16 13 (10.40%) Test Strategy
17 12 (9.60%) CRM
17 12 (9.60%) Oracle

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.60%) Confluence
3 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.80%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.20%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.20%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (0.80%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) DSL
1 2 (1.60%) FTP
1 2 (1.60%) SDH
1 2 (1.60%) VoIP
2 1 (0.80%) GPON
2 1 (0.80%) Internet
2 1 (0.80%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.80%) Skype
2 1 (0.80%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.20%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.80%) Power BI
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (15.20%) Selenium
2 15 (12.00%) SoapUI
3 14 (11.20%) JIRA
4 10 (8.00%) SpecFlow
5 9 (7.20%) JMeter
6 8 (6.40%) HP UFT
6 8 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (5.60%) LoadUI
7 7 (5.60%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (4.80%) Cucumber
9 5 (4.00%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.20%) JUnit
11 3 (2.40%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.40%) NeoLoad
12 2 (1.60%) Gatling
12 2 (1.60%) JProfiler
12 2 (1.60%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
13 1 (0.80%) RSpec
13 1 (0.80%) Toad
General
1 31 (24.80%) Finance
2 17 (13.60%) Banking
3 14 (11.20%) Retail
4 11 (8.80%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.40%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Back Office
6 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.80%) Billing
7 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.80%) Front Office
7 1 (0.80%) Games
7 1 (0.80%) Law
7 1 (0.80%) Legal
7 1 (0.80%) Vietnamese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.00%) XML
2 7 (5.60%) SOAP
2 7 (5.60%) Web Services
3 3 (2.40%) XML Messaging
4 2 (1.60%) .NET
4 2 (1.60%) Ajax
4 2 (1.60%) CSS
4 2 (1.60%) HTML
5 1 (0.80%) JSON
5 1 (0.80%) REST
5 1 (0.80%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.20%) Smart Meter
2 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.20%) User Experience
4 2 (1.60%) EPoS
5 1 (0.80%) Derivative
5 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.80%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.00%) Unix
2 10 (8.00%) Windows
3 3 (2.40%) Linux
4 1 (0.80%) Android
4 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (33.60%) Test Scripting
2 35 (28.00%) Test Automation
3 33 (26.40%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (24.80%) Scenario Testing
5 30 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (16.00%) Test Planning
7 18 (14.40%) Regression Testing
8 17 (13.60%) Functional Testing
8 17 (13.60%) System Testing
9 16 (12.80%) Defect Management
10 13 (10.40%) Migration
10 13 (10.40%) Software Testing
10 13 (10.40%) Test Strategy
11 12 (9.60%) CRM
12 11 (8.80%) Integration Testing
13 10 (8.00%) SDLC
14 9 (7.20%) Manual Testing
15 8 (6.40%) BDD
15 8 (6.40%) E-Commerce
16 7 (5.60%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.20%) SQL
2 16 (12.80%) Java
3 10 (8.00%) C#
4 5 (4.00%) VB
4 5 (4.00%) VBScript
5 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.60%) Perl
5 2 (1.60%) Python
6 1 (0.80%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.80%) PHP
6 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.80%) Ruby
6 1 (0.80%) Scala
6 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (17.60%) ISEB
2 21 (16.80%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.40%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.80%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.80%) SEPA
2 1 (0.80%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (15.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (14.40%) HP
2 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.60%) Oracle
4 2 (1.60%) CollabNet
4 2 (1.60%) Demandware
4 2 (1.60%) hybris
4 2 (1.60%) SAP
5 1 (0.80%) Blue Prism
5 1 (0.80%) Informatica
5 1 (0.80%) Kronos
5 1 (0.80%) NetApp
5 1 (0.80%) Reuters
5 1 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.80%) webMethods