The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 84 83
Rank change year-on-year +22 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 60 57 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.90% 1.88% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.07% 1.98% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 35 18
Median daily rate £300 £300 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £198 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £313
% change year-on-year -2.34% +2.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.77% -19.09%  

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 1955 2872 2224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.58% 94.72% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1177 1712 1348
Median daily rate £388 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +13.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £231 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 91 136
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.45 £39.00 £29.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Birmingham +19 21 £300 +1.26% 6
Warwickshire +10 15 £300 - 3
Sutton Coldfield +1 3 £360 -
Coventry +13 2 £300 +11.62%
Shropshire +8 2 £510 +34.21%
Herefordshire - 1 £300 -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 32 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (30.39%) Test Automation
3 29 (28.43%) SQL
4 28 (27.45%) Test Scripting
5 26 (25.49%) ISEB
6 25 (24.51%) Scenario Testing
7 22 (21.57%) ISTQB
8 21 (20.59%) JIRA
9 19 (18.63%) System Testing
9 19 (18.63%) Defect Management
10 18 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (15.69%) Retail
11 16 (15.69%) Test Planning
12 15 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
12 15 (14.71%) Manual Testing
12 15 (14.71%) SoapUI
12 15 (14.71%) Microsoft
13 14 (13.73%) Integration Testing
14 13 (12.75%) Migration
15 12 (11.76%) Finance
15 12 (11.76%) HP
15 12 (11.76%) CRM
15 12 (11.76%) QA
15 12 (11.76%) SDLC
15 12 (11.76%) Test Strategy
15 12 (11.76%) Functional Testing
16 11 (10.78%) Security Cleared
16 11 (10.78%) Selenium
16 11 (10.78%) Java
17 10 (9.80%) 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 6 (5.88%) Confluence
2 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.94%) SAP CRM
3 3 (2.94%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle ASCP
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.98%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) HTTP
1 2 (1.96%) SNMP
1 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.98%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.90%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (20.59%) JIRA
2 15 (14.71%) SoapUI
3 11 (10.78%) Selenium
4 10 (9.80%) JMeter
5 7 (6.86%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.86%) HP UFT
6 6 (5.88%) LoadUI
7 4 (3.92%) SpecFlow
7 4 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.94%) NeoLoad
8 3 (2.94%) TestRail
9 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.96%) JUnit
9 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.98%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.98%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.98%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.98%) YouTrack
General
1 16 (15.69%) Retail
2 12 (11.76%) Finance
3 5 (4.90%) Banking
4 3 (2.94%) Automotive
4 3 (2.94%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.88%) SOAP
2 4 (3.92%) .NET
2 4 (3.92%) Web Services
2 4 (3.92%) XML
3 3 (2.94%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.94%) JSON
3 3 (2.94%) REST
4 1 (0.98%) CSS
4 1 (0.98%) HTML
4 1 (0.98%) Middleware
4 1 (0.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.92%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.96%) PKI
5 1 (0.98%) EPoS
5 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.98%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.90%) Unix
2 4 (3.92%) Linux
2 4 (3.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (30.39%) Test Automation
3 28 (27.45%) Test Scripting
4 25 (24.51%) Scenario Testing
5 19 (18.63%) Defect Management
5 19 (18.63%) System Testing
6 18 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (15.69%) Test Planning
8 15 (14.71%) Manual Testing
9 14 (13.73%) Integration Testing
10 13 (12.75%) Migration
11 12 (11.76%) CRM
11 12 (11.76%) Functional Testing
11 12 (11.76%) SDLC
11 12 (11.76%) Test Strategy
12 10 (9.80%) ETL
12 10 (9.80%) Scrum
12 10 (9.80%) Software Testing
13 9 (8.82%) Data Migration
14 8 (7.84%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.43%) SQL
2 11 (10.78%) Java
3 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.96%) C#
4 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.96%) PHP
5 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.98%) Scala
5 1 (0.98%) VB
5 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (25.49%) ISEB
2 22 (21.57%) ISTQB
3 11 (10.78%) Security Cleared
4 10 (9.80%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.76%) HP
3 10 (9.80%) Oracle
4 3 (2.94%) MuleSoft
4 3 (2.94%) SAP
5 2 (1.96%) Google
6 1 (0.98%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.98%) CODA
6 1 (0.98%) CollabNet
6 1 (0.98%) Demandware
6 1 (0.98%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.98%) hybris
6 1 (0.98%) Pega
6 1 (0.98%) Remedy
6 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.98%) Talend
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