The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 25 36 23
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 5 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.20% 0.79% 5.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 0.85% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Average daily rate
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£275 - £230
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 - £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £311 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £29.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.43% +34.88%
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South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
214 234 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 94.27% 92.49% 90.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 146 130
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £419 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +80.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.51 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Sheffield region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Sheffield region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region that cited Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Analyst in their job title.

1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 5 (62.50%) QA
2 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) Gherkin
3 4 (50.00%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Internet
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) TestDirector
5 2 (25.00%) VBScript
5 2 (25.00%) MySQL
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Selenium
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (12.50%) ISTQB

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region that cited Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
1 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (25.00%) TestDirector
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Content Management
5 1 (12.50%) Logistics
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle