The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 54 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 34 44 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.69% 4.29% 3.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 4.53% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 17
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£294 £308 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +6.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £269 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.34% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+168.55% -46.59%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1196 972 958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.70% 94.83% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 454 439
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 20
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £24.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Analyst
Scotland

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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 19 (29.69%) Test Scripting
2 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 17 (26.56%) SQL
3 16 (25.00%) ISEB
4 15 (23.44%) ETL
5 14 (21.88%) ISTQB
5 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (18.75%) Banking
7 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (17.19%) UNIX
7 11 (17.19%) Oracle
8 10 (15.63%) Selenium
8 10 (15.63%) Software Testing
9 9 (14.06%) Test Management
9 9 (14.06%) Java
9 9 (14.06%) Migration
10 7 (10.94%) FTP
10 7 (10.94%) Asset Management
10 7 (10.94%) Test Automation
11 6 (9.38%) Automated Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Integration Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (9.38%) Windows
11 6 (9.38%) JBoss
11 6 (9.38%) SOA
11 6 (9.38%) Scrum
12 5 (7.81%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (7.81%) Oracle Discoverer
12 5 (7.81%) Credit Risk

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (1.56%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MultiFonds
2 1 (1.56%) Agresso
2 1 (1.56%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.25%) Pentaho
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (6.25%) Data Mart
2 4 (6.25%) Star Schema
2 4 (6.25%) OLAP
3 3 (4.69%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Selenium
2 5 (7.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (7.81%) JIRA
3 4 (6.25%) Zephyr
3 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.13%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 12 (18.75%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
3 3 (4.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) Java EE
2 4 (6.25%) Drools
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
4 1 (1.56%) .NET
4 1 (1.56%) XML
4 1 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.56%) AS400
2 1 (1.56%) GIS
2 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.56%) FMCG
2 1 (1.56%) Open Source
2 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) UNIX
2 6 (9.38%) Windows
3 2 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) Test Scripting
2 15 (23.44%) ETL
3 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (15.63%) Software Testing
6 9 (14.06%) Test Management
6 9 (14.06%) Migration
7 7 (10.94%) Asset Management
7 7 (10.94%) Test Automation
8 6 (9.38%) Automated Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Integration Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (9.38%) SOA
8 6 (9.38%) Scrum
9 5 (7.81%) Data Migration
9 5 (7.81%) System Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Investment Management
9 5 (7.81%) Test Strategy
9 5 (7.81%) Fund Accounting
10 4 (6.25%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.56%) SQL
2 9 (14.06%) Java
3 4 (6.25%) C#
3 4 (6.25%) C++
4 2 (3.13%) Python
4 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.13%) VBScript
5 1 (1.56%) VB
5 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) ISEB
2 14 (21.88%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.56%) Degree
Systems Management
1 12 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Oracle
2 6 (9.38%) JBoss
3 4 (6.25%) HP
4 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago