The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Test Analyst
Rank 88 78 66
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 8 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.56% 0.30% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.31% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate £325 £344 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £339 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £349 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+10.23% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Senior Test Analyst
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1359 1280 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.97% 96.17% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 694 539
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 9
Average hourly rate £22.01 £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £47.50 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Senior Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Senior Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Senior Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Senior Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in their job title.

1 13 (59.09%) Finance
2 8 (36.36%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (27.27%) ETL
4 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
5 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
5 5 (22.73%) Migration
5 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
5 5 (22.73%) ISEB
5 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) Banking
6 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
6 4 (18.18%) Test Management
6 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
7 3 (13.64%) JIRA
7 3 (13.64%) Selenium
7 3 (13.64%) Investment Management
7 3 (13.64%) Ab Initio
8 2 (9.09%) Linux
8 2 (9.09%) Retail

Senior Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.55%) JMeter
4 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (59.09%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Android
1 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (27.27%) ETL
2 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
3 5 (22.73%) Migration
3 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
4 4 (18.18%) Test Management
4 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Investment Management
6 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Open Source
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) User Stories
7 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 5 (22.73%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.55%) FATCA
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Ab Initio
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Informatica
3 1 (4.55%) Teradata
3 1 (4.55%) Veeam
3 1 (4.55%) VMware