Period
to 25 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £353 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 25 June 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 77 83
Rank change year-on-year -24 +6 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 94 103 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.92% 2.39% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 2.52% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 65 63
West Midlands median daily rate £353 £300 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +0.84% +0.85%
10th Percentile £245 £212 £128
90th Percentile £439 £395 £388
England median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £107.50 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year +186.67% +9.49% +11.38%

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 4,640 4,083 5,402
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 94.65% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,835 2,490 3,105
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +9.72%
10th Percentile £245 £220 £220
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 190 164
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.13 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.49% +10.48% -10.14%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.98 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £42.58 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £19.61
% change year-on-year +0.04% -4.68% +12.06%

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 25 June 2018.

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 25 June 2018. 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
Shropshire +4 23 £400 +8.84% 2
Coventry -5 19 £300 +9.09% 1
Birmingham -31 15 £350 +21.74% 3
Solihull - 7 £340 - 1
Staffordshire -1 5 £375 +25.00% 3
Warwickshire -19 4 £318 +5.39%
Kingswinford - 2 £375 - 1
Herefordshire +4 1 £265 -4.50%
Worcestershire -10 1 £300 +26.98% 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 46 (48.94%) SQL
2 45 (47.87%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (45.74%) Test Scripting
4 38 (40.43%) Test Automation
5 28 (29.79%) ISTQB
6 27 (28.72%) ISEB
7 25 (26.60%) Java
8 24 (25.53%) Selenium
9 23 (24.47%) Unix
10 21 (22.34%) XML
10 21 (22.34%) Oracle
11 20 (21.28%) Manual Testing
12 18 (19.15%) Windows
13 17 (18.09%) JIRA
13 17 (18.09%) BDD
13 17 (18.09%) Customer Requirements
14 16 (17.02%) Functional Testing
14 16 (17.02%) C#
15 15 (15.96%) WebDriver
16 14 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 14 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
17 12 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (12.77%) TDD
17 12 (12.77%) WebLogic
17 12 (12.77%) Toad
17 12 (12.77%) webMethods
17 12 (12.77%) Migration
17 12 (12.77%) SpecFlow
18 11 (11.70%) Gherkin
18 11 (11.70%) Cucumber

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 12 (12.77%) WebLogic
2 9 (9.57%) Confluence
3 2 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.06%) CMS
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.06%) Maximo
2 1 (1.06%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (1.06%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.19%) Slack
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.06%) IaaS
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.19%) MySQL
1 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
1 3 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (25.53%) Selenium
2 17 (18.09%) JIRA
3 15 (15.96%) WebDriver
4 12 (12.77%) SpecFlow
4 12 (12.77%) Toad
5 11 (11.70%) Cucumber
6 10 (10.64%) Visual Studio
7 7 (7.45%) SoapUI
8 5 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.19%) TestRail
9 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (2.13%) JUnit
11 1 (1.06%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.06%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (1.06%) SOAtest
11 1 (1.06%) Subversion
General
1 8 (8.51%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Retail
3 3 (3.19%) Automotive
4 1 (1.06%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (22.34%) XML
2 11 (11.70%) Gherkin
3 6 (6.38%) Velocity
4 5 (5.32%) JSON
5 4 (4.26%) SOAP
5 4 (4.26%) Web Services
6 2 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.13%) REST
7 1 (1.06%) .NET
7 1 (1.06%) HATEOAS
7 1 (1.06%) HTML
7 1 (1.06%) JSON Schema
7 1 (1.06%) MFC
7 1 (1.06%) RESTful
7 1 (1.06%) WSDL
7 1 (1.06%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.06%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.06%) XSD
7 1 (1.06%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.19%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.13%) Robotics
5 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.47%) Unix
2 18 (19.15%) Windows
3 2 (2.13%) VME
4 1 (1.06%) Android
4 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.06%) Linux
4 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (47.87%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (45.74%) Test Scripting
3 38 (40.43%) Test Automation
4 20 (21.28%) Manual Testing
5 17 (18.09%) BDD
5 17 (18.09%) Customer Requirements
6 16 (17.02%) Functional Testing
7 14 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (12.77%) Migration
8 12 (12.77%) TDD
9 11 (11.70%) Regression Testing
9 11 (11.70%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (10.64%) Acceptance Criteria
11 9 (9.57%) Integration Testing
11 9 (9.57%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (9.57%) Waterfall
12 8 (8.51%) CRM
12 8 (8.51%) Load Testing
12 8 (8.51%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (48.94%) SQL
2 25 (26.60%) Java
3 16 (17.02%) C#
4 5 (5.32%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.19%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.13%) VBScript
7 1 (1.06%) Groovy
7 1 (1.06%) PHP
7 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (29.79%) ISTQB
2 27 (28.72%) ISEB
3 14 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (9.57%) Security Cleared
5 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.06%) Degree
6 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.70%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.13%) logstash
3 1 (1.06%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (22.34%) Oracle
2 12 (12.77%) webMethods
3 9 (9.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.19%) HP
5 2 (2.13%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.13%) Blue Prism
5 2 (2.13%) Kronos
5 2 (2.13%) SAP
6 1 (1.06%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (1.06%) Google