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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 26 49 29
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 81 36 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.01% 2.82% 4.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.37% 2.98% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 22 26
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £222 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £31.56 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-27.11% +174.39%
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
1508 1207 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.32% 94.52% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 699 451
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 24
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.00 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 83 (51.88%) Banking
2 80 (50.00%) Finance
3 62 (38.75%) Test Scripting
4 50 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 46 (28.75%) Retail
5 46 (28.75%) SQL
6 41 (25.63%) ISEB
7 40 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
8 34 (21.25%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (18.13%) Retail Banking
10 25 (15.63%) ISTQB
11 20 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (12.50%) Software Testing
11 20 (12.50%) ETL
12 18 (11.25%) Analytics
13 16 (10.00%) Migration
13 16 (10.00%) HP
14 13 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (7.50%) Data Migration
15 12 (7.50%) Oracle
16 11 (6.88%) UNIX
16 11 (6.88%) Integration Testing
16 11 (6.88%) Credit Risk
16 11 (6.88%) Data Integration
16 11 (6.88%) System Integration Testing
16 11 (6.88%) Functional Testing
17 10 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 10 (6.25%) Teradata
17 10 (6.25%) SAS
17 10 (6.25%) Informatica

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (6.25%) SAS
2 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.63%) JBoss
3 1 (0.63%) Apache
3 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (4.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.63%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.50%) FTP
2 1 (0.63%) HTTP
2 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (21.25%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.38%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (3.75%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.63%) Redis
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (2.50%) HP UFT
2 3 (1.88%) JIRA
2 3 (1.88%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.88%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.25%) Toad
3 2 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.25%) Selenium
4 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.63%) JMeter
4 1 (0.63%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 83 (51.88%) Banking
2 80 (50.00%) Finance
3 46 (28.75%) Retail
4 29 (18.13%) Retail Banking
5 8 (5.00%) General Ledger
6 5 (3.13%) Marketing
7 3 (1.88%) Back Office
8 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.63%) Front Office
9 1 (0.63%) Legal
9 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.88%) .NET
1 3 (1.88%) SOAP
2 2 (1.25%) Web Services
2 2 (1.25%) XML
2 2 (1.25%) DOM
2 2 (1.25%) JAXB
2 2 (1.25%) Java EE
2 2 (1.25%) Gherkin
2 2 (1.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.63%) HTML
3 1 (0.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.88%) Credit Risk
2 11 (6.88%) Data Integration
3 6 (3.75%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.25%) Derivative
4 2 (1.25%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.63%) Statistics
5 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.88%) UNIX
2 4 (2.50%) Windows
2 4 (2.50%) Linux
3 3 (1.88%) Android
3 3 (1.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (38.75%) Test Scripting
2 50 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 20 (12.50%) ETL
4 18 (11.25%) Analytics
5 16 (10.00%) Migration
6 12 (7.50%) Data Migration
7 11 (6.88%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (6.88%) Functional Testing
7 11 (6.88%) Integration Testing
8 8 (5.00%) Data Analytics
8 8 (5.00%) Test Strategy
9 7 (4.38%) Validation
10 6 (3.75%) Asset Management
10 6 (3.75%) Test Planning
11 5 (3.13%) User Stories
11 5 (3.13%) Test Management
11 5 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (2.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (28.75%) SQL
2 3 (1.88%) Java
2 3 (1.88%) JavaScript
2 3 (1.88%) VBA
3 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.63%) C++
3 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (25.63%) ISEB
2 25 (15.63%) ISTQB
3 10 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.88%) Degree
5 2 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) DICOM
2 1 (0.63%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.63%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) zsh
Systems Management
1 40 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.63%) Puppet
2 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (10.00%) HP
2 12 (7.50%) Oracle
3 10 (6.25%) Informatica
3 10 (6.25%) Teradata
4 4 (2.50%) Pega
5 3 (1.88%) VMware
6 2 (1.25%) Veeam
6 2 (1.25%) Sybase
6 2 (1.25%) Cognos
6 2 (1.25%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.63%) SAP