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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 38 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.63% 1.75% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.81% 1.84% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate £325 £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
Test Analyst
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
392 217 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 93.56% 95.18% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 134 122
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.44 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.40% -21.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016, 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 22 (64.71%) Test Scripting
2 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) SQL
4 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Integration Testing
6 7 (20.59%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
7 6 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (17.65%) ERwin
7 6 (17.65%) Java
7 6 (17.65%) Oracle
7 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 6 (17.65%) CRM
7 6 (17.65%) Data Modelling
7 6 (17.65%) ETL
7 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 6 (17.65%) ISEB
8 5 (14.71%) Informatica
8 5 (14.71%) Scrum
8 5 (14.71%) Selenium
8 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
8 5 (14.71%) Data Protection
8 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
9 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
9 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
9 4 (11.76%) Data Migration
9 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (11.76%) T-SQL

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (5.88%) nginx
1 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.88%) MySQL
2 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) ERwin
2 5 (14.71%) Selenium
3 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.88%) Artifactory
4 2 (5.88%) GitLab
4 2 (5.88%) HP UFT
4 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.88%) JIRA
4 2 (5.88%) JMeter
4 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.88%) Maven
4 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Games
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Test Scripting
2 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (26.47%) Integration Testing
5 7 (20.59%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (17.65%) CRM
6 6 (17.65%) Data Modelling
6 6 (17.65%) ETL
7 5 (14.71%) Data Protection
7 5 (14.71%) Scrum
7 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
8 4 (11.76%) Data Migration
8 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Migration
8 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Functional Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Load Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Test Management
10 2 (5.88%) BDD
10 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) Java
3 4 (11.76%) C++
3 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
3 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.94%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) ISEB
1 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.88%) Nagios
2 2 (5.88%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
2 5 (14.71%) Informatica
3 3 (8.82%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) Telerik