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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 25 47 31
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 79 35 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.22% 2.73% 3.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.52% 2.90% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 30 14
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£280 £288 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% -6.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £180 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £475 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £145.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £110.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-69.54% +450.00%
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
1430 1207 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.58% 94.00% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 670 301
Average daily rate £375 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +52.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.75 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £110.00 £30.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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
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 21 April 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 21 April 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 60 (46.15%) Finance
2 50 (38.46%) Banking
3 46 (35.38%) Test Scripting
4 44 (33.85%) SQL
5 34 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (22.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (21.54%) HP Quality Center
8 23 (17.69%) Retail
8 23 (17.69%) ISEB
9 21 (16.15%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (14.62%) Software Testing
10 19 (14.62%) ISTQB
11 16 (12.31%) Migration
11 16 (12.31%) Oracle
11 16 (12.31%) Retail Banking
12 13 (10.00%) Data Migration
13 12 (9.23%) Web Services
14 11 (8.46%) Java
14 11 (8.46%) Linux
15 10 (7.69%) HP
15 10 (7.69%) User Stories
15 10 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (6.92%) ETL
16 9 (6.92%) HTML
16 9 (6.92%) JMeter
17 8 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
17 8 (6.15%) JIRA
17 8 (6.15%) Analytics
18 7 (5.38%) JProfiler
18 7 (5.38%) VisualVM

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 3 (2.31%) JBoss
2 2 (1.54%) SAS
2 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.31%) FTP
2 1 (0.77%) HTTP
2 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.77%) Internet
2 1 (0.77%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.15%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (6.92%) JMeter
2 8 (6.15%) JIRA
3 7 (5.38%) JProfiler
3 7 (5.38%) VisualVM
4 4 (3.08%) Selenium
5 3 (2.31%) FitNesse
5 3 (2.31%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (2.31%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.54%) TestDirector
6 2 (1.54%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.77%) Bugzilla
General
1 60 (46.15%) Finance
2 50 (38.46%) Banking
3 23 (17.69%) Retail
4 16 (12.31%) Retail Banking
5 7 (5.38%) Back Office
6 4 (3.08%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.54%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.54%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.23%) Web Services
2 9 (6.92%) HTML
3 2 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.54%) Java EE
3 2 (1.54%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.77%) REST
4 1 (0.77%) JSF
4 1 (0.77%) .NET
4 1 (0.77%) SOAP
4 1 (0.77%) XML
4 1 (0.77%) DOM
4 1 (0.77%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.62%) Credit Risk
3 4 (3.08%) Data Extraction
3 4 (3.08%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.31%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.54%) AS400
5 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.77%) Open Source
6 1 (0.77%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.46%) Linux
2 7 (5.38%) UNIX
3 2 (1.54%) Windows
4 1 (0.77%) Android
4 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (35.38%) Test Scripting
2 34 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (22.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (14.62%) Software Testing
5 16 (12.31%) Migration
6 13 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 10 (7.69%) User Stories
8 9 (6.92%) ETL
9 8 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.15%) Analytics
10 6 (4.62%) Test Strategy
10 6 (4.62%) Functional Testing
10 6 (4.62%) Performance Engineering
10 6 (4.62%) Automated Testing
10 6 (4.62%) Integration Testing
10 6 (4.62%) Manual Testing
11 5 (3.85%) Investment Management
11 5 (3.85%) Performance Testing
11 5 (3.85%) Scrum
11 5 (3.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (33.85%) SQL
2 11 (8.46%) Java
3 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.77%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (17.69%) ISEB
2 19 (14.62%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.54%) Degree
5 1 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (21.54%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.54%) Control-M
Vendors
1 16 (12.31%) Oracle
2 10 (7.69%) HP
3 3 (2.31%) Informatica
3 3 (2.31%) Teradata
4 2 (1.54%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.54%) IBM
4 2 (1.54%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.77%) SAP
5 1 (0.77%) VMware
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