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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 46 27 60
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 31 78 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.05% 4.57% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.15% 4.79% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 54 8
Median daily rate £338 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £225 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £25.00 £32.03
% change year-on-year
+46.00% -21.94%
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
985 1627 1146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.85% 95.37% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 866 654
Median daily rate £400 £386 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% -1.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 18
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £13.26 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £36.40 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 September 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 September 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 39 (48.15%) SQL
2 29 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (32.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (30.86%) Finance
5 22 (27.16%) Banking
5 22 (27.16%) BDD
6 20 (24.69%) JIRA
7 16 (19.75%) Test Scripting
8 15 (18.52%) Linux
8 15 (18.52%) User Stories
9 14 (17.28%) Defect Management
9 14 (17.28%) Java
9 14 (17.28%) ISEB
9 14 (17.28%) Test Automation
9 14 (17.28%) Software Testing
10 13 (16.05%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (16.05%) Python
10 13 (16.05%) HP
11 12 (14.81%) Oracle
11 12 (14.81%) Retail
11 12 (14.81%) ISTQB
12 11 (13.58%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (12.35%) Test Planning
13 10 (12.35%) Selenium
13 10 (12.35%) Manual Testing
14 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (11.11%) Functional Testing
15 8 (9.88%) Non-Functional Testing
15 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database
15 8 (9.88%) Credit Risk

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 8 (9.88%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
2 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (1.23%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.41%) GIS
3 5 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.94%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (3.70%) Base SAS
5 3 (3.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (24.69%) JIRA
2 10 (12.35%) Selenium
3 6 (7.41%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.70%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.47%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.23%) SilkTest
6 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (30.86%) Finance
2 22 (27.16%) Banking
3 12 (14.81%) Retail
4 8 (9.88%) Retail Banking
5 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.70%) Law
7 1 (1.23%) Front Office
7 1 (1.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) XML
1 4 (4.94%) XML Messaging
2 3 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.88%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.47%) IVR
3 2 (2.47%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.47%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.23%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.52%) Linux
2 7 (8.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (32.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (27.16%) BDD
4 16 (19.75%) Test Scripting
5 15 (18.52%) User Stories
6 14 (17.28%) Defect Management
6 14 (17.28%) Software Testing
6 14 (17.28%) Test Automation
7 11 (13.58%) Exploratory Testing
8 10 (12.35%) Manual Testing
8 10 (12.35%) Test Planning
9 9 (11.11%) Functional Testing
10 8 (9.88%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (7.41%) Regression Testing
11 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (6.17%) Automated Testing
12 5 (6.17%) Automation Testing
12 5 (6.17%) DevOps
12 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
12 5 (6.17%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (48.15%) SQL
2 14 (17.28%) Java
3 13 (16.05%) Python
4 1 (1.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) ISEB
2 12 (14.81%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.47%) Degree
5 1 (1.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) QA
2 6 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.47%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 13 (16.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.23%) TADDM
2 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (16.05%) HP
2 12 (14.81%) Oracle
3 4 (4.94%) Genesys
3 4 (4.94%) Verint
4 2 (2.47%) IBM
4 2 (2.47%) TSYS
5 1 (1.23%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.23%) Charles River
5 1 (1.23%) EMC
5 1 (1.23%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.23%) Twitter