The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 3 months to 24 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
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 44 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.86% 1.32% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £373 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.42% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £319 £313
% change year-on-year -1.72% +2.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +77.77% -18.18%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield. 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
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 215 360 260
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 92.67% 94.99% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 264 160
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £8.50 £9.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £16.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Sheffield

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Sheffield

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Sheffield

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 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 Sheffield region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) DB2
3 2 (40.00%) JCL
3 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Cash Management
4 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Cash Management
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JCL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP