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 23 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 60 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 22 48 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.68% 4.17% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 4.56% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 29 23
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £272 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £402 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £31.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-28.60% +46.76%
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
1229 1053 952
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.03% 91.41% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 484 454
Average daily rate £388 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 26
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.28 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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
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 23 October 2014, 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 26 (43.33%) Finance
2 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (23.33%) ISEB
4 14 (23.33%) SQL
5 13 (21.67%) Oracle
6 12 (20.00%) Banking
6 12 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
8 10 (16.67%) Test Management
8 10 (16.67%) ETL
9 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (13.33%) Migration
10 8 (13.33%) UNIX
11 7 (11.67%) Windows
11 7 (11.67%) Java
11 7 (11.67%) Credit Risk
11 7 (11.67%) Automated Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Data Migration
12 6 (10.00%) Linux
12 6 (10.00%) Retail
13 5 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
13 5 (8.33%) Oracle Discoverer
13 5 (8.33%) Star Schema
13 5 (8.33%) FTP
13 5 (8.33%) OLAP
13 5 (8.33%) Web Services

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 1 (1.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) Oracle Discoverer
1 5 (8.33%) Star Schema
1 5 (8.33%) OLAP
2 4 (6.67%) Data Mart
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.67%) DataStage
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (6.67%) Selenium
2 4 (6.67%) JIRA
2 4 (6.67%) VisualVM
2 4 (6.67%) Zephyr
2 4 (6.67%) JProfiler
2 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.67%) JMeter
3 3 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.33%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (43.33%) Finance
2 12 (20.00%) Banking
3 6 (10.00%) Retail
4 4 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) Web Services
2 4 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (1.67%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.67%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.33%) Statistics
3 2 (3.33%) AS400
4 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) UNIX
2 7 (11.67%) Windows
3 6 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 12 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
5 10 (16.67%) Test Management
5 10 (16.67%) ETL
6 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (13.33%) Migration
8 7 (11.67%) Automated Testing
9 6 (10.00%) Data Migration
10 5 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
10 5 (8.33%) Integration Testing
11 4 (6.67%) Test Planning
11 4 (6.67%) Performance Engineering
11 4 (6.67%) Test Strategy
11 4 (6.67%) System Testing
11 4 (6.67%) Asset Management
12 3 (5.00%) Scrum
12 3 (5.00%) BDD
12 3 (5.00%) Fund Accounting
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) Java
3 4 (6.67%) C#
3 4 (6.67%) C++
4 2 (3.33%) Python
4 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.33%) VB
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) ISEB
2 12 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) Oracle
2 4 (6.67%) HP
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) VMware
4 1 (1.67%) Business Objects
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