The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 45 21 55
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 48 86 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.41% 5.89% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.58% 6.16% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 63 24
Median daily rate £325 £290 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £221 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £33.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-57.04% -5.03%
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
1341 1397 1185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.24% 95.68% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 758 717
Median daily rate £400 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 39
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 29 May 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 Edinburgh region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 42 (46.67%) Finance
2 36 (40.00%) SQL
2 36 (40.00%) Banking
2 36 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 27 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
6 20 (22.22%) Retail
6 20 (22.22%) ISEB
7 19 (21.11%) Test Automation
7 19 (21.11%) Selenium
8 17 (18.89%) ISTQB
9 16 (17.78%) Credit Risk
10 15 (16.67%) Software Testing
11 14 (15.56%) JIRA
11 14 (15.56%) Oracle
11 14 (15.56%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (15.56%) Defect Management
12 13 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (14.44%) Test Planning
13 12 (13.33%) Manual Testing
14 11 (12.22%) User Stories
15 9 (10.00%) Retail Banking
15 9 (10.00%) Web Services
16 8 (8.89%) Scrum
16 8 (8.89%) ETL
16 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
16 8 (8.89%) Java
16 8 (8.89%) SoapUI
17 7 (7.78%) SAS

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.78%) SAS
2 5 (5.56%) JBoss
3 1 (1.11%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.11%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.11%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.56%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.11%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 19 (21.11%) Selenium
2 14 (15.56%) JIRA
3 8 (8.89%) SoapUI
4 6 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.56%) Firebug
6 4 (4.44%) HP UFT
6 4 (4.44%) LoadRunner
6 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.22%) JMeter
8 1 (1.11%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.11%) WinRunner
General
1 42 (46.67%) Finance
2 36 (40.00%) Banking
3 20 (22.22%) Retail
4 9 (10.00%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.33%) Front Office
6 2 (2.22%) Billing
6 2 (2.22%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.11%) Back Office
7 1 (1.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.00%) Web Services
2 5 (5.56%) Java EE
3 2 (2.22%) .NET
4 1 (1.11%) DHTML
4 1 (1.11%) DOM
4 1 (1.11%) HTML
4 1 (1.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.78%) Credit Risk
2 13 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.67%) SWIFT
4 3 (3.33%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.22%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.22%) IVR
6 1 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.56%) Linux
1 5 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 27 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (21.11%) Test Automation
5 15 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 14 (15.56%) Defect Management
7 13 (14.44%) Test Planning
8 12 (13.33%) Manual Testing
9 11 (12.22%) User Stories
10 8 (8.89%) ETL
10 8 (8.89%) Scrum
11 7 (7.78%) Data Migration
11 7 (7.78%) Migration
12 6 (6.67%) Automated Testing
12 6 (6.67%) BDD
12 6 (6.67%) Test Management
12 6 (6.67%) Test Strategy
13 5 (5.56%) Functional Testing
13 5 (5.56%) Kanban
13 5 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (8.89%) Java
3 3 (3.33%) Perl
4 2 (2.22%) C#
5 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.11%) Python
5 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (22.22%) ISEB
2 17 (18.89%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.22%) Degree
6 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.22%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 21 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (15.56%) Oracle
2 4 (4.44%) Ab Initio
3 3 (3.33%) Charles River
3 3 (3.33%) Genesys
3 3 (3.33%) HP
3 3 (3.33%) Verint
4 2 (2.22%) IBM
4 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.11%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.11%) SAP
5 1 (1.11%) Twitter