The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 33 52 30
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 65 24 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.86% 2.00% 4.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.15% 2.13% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 11 26
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £229 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £375 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-20.77% +19.07%
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
1565 1128 1043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.04% 94.08% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 607 465
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 31
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.43 £42.00 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 91 (58.33%) Finance
2 77 (49.36%) Banking
3 54 (34.62%) Test Scripting
4 52 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 46 (29.49%) ISEB
6 44 (28.21%) SQL
7 43 (27.56%) Retail
8 36 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
9 34 (21.79%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (19.23%) ISTQB
11 26 (16.67%) Retail Banking
12 24 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (14.74%) ETL
14 21 (13.46%) Software Testing
15 16 (10.26%) Migration
15 16 (10.26%) Analytics
16 14 (8.97%) HP
17 13 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
18 12 (7.69%) Functional Testing
18 12 (7.69%) Data Migration
18 12 (7.69%) Data Integration
18 12 (7.69%) Informatica
18 12 (7.69%) Teradata
18 12 (7.69%) Credit Risk
19 11 (7.05%) Integration Testing
19 11 (7.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 10 (6.41%) Asset Management
20 10 (6.41%) SAS
20 10 (6.41%) MS Excel

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 10 (6.41%) SAS
2 2 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.64%) Apache
3 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.92%) FTP
2 1 (0.64%) HTTP
2 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (21.79%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.49%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.64%) Redis
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (4.49%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.56%) Toad
2 4 (2.56%) Selenium
2 4 (2.56%) HP UFT
3 3 (1.92%) JIRA
4 2 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.28%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.28%) JMeter
4 2 (1.28%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.64%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
General
1 91 (58.33%) Finance
2 77 (49.36%) Banking
3 43 (27.56%) Retail
4 26 (16.67%) Retail Banking
5 8 (5.13%) General Ledger
6 5 (3.21%) Marketing
7 3 (1.92%) Front Office
7 3 (1.92%) Back Office
8 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.64%) Legal
9 1 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.56%) SOAP
2 3 (1.92%) .NET
3 2 (1.28%) Gherkin
3 2 (1.28%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.28%) Web Services
4 1 (0.64%) XML
4 1 (0.64%) DOM
4 1 (0.64%) JAXB
4 1 (0.64%) REST
4 1 (0.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.69%) Credit Risk
2 12 (7.69%) Data Integration
3 6 (3.85%) Online Banking
4 3 (1.92%) Derivative
5 2 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.64%) Statistics
6 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.64%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.85%) UNIX
2 4 (2.56%) Windows
2 4 (2.56%) Android
2 4 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.92%) Linux
4 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (34.62%) Test Scripting
2 52 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (14.74%) ETL
5 21 (13.46%) Software Testing
6 16 (10.26%) Migration
6 16 (10.26%) Analytics
7 13 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
8 12 (7.69%) Data Migration
8 12 (7.69%) Functional Testing
9 11 (7.05%) Integration Testing
10 10 (6.41%) Asset Management
11 8 (5.13%) Validation
11 8 (5.13%) Data Analytics
11 8 (5.13%) Test Strategy
12 6 (3.85%) Manual Testing
12 6 (3.85%) Test Management
12 6 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (3.21%) Regression Testing
13 5 (3.21%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.21%) SQL
2 4 (2.56%) VBA
3 3 (1.92%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.64%) C++
4 1 (0.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 46 (29.49%) ISEB
2 30 (19.23%) ISTQB
3 11 (7.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.28%) Degree
4 2 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) DICOM
2 1 (0.64%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.64%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.64%) zsh
Systems Management
1 36 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.64%) Puppet
2 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (8.97%) HP
2 12 (7.69%) Informatica
2 12 (7.69%) Teradata
3 10 (6.41%) Oracle
4 6 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.56%) Pega
6 3 (1.92%) VMware
7 2 (1.28%) Sybase
7 2 (1.28%) Cognos
7 2 (1.28%) Veeam
8 1 (0.64%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.64%) Netezza
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