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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 50 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 38 43 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.01% 4.27% 3.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.19% 4.48% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 19
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£294 £330 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +14.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £11.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+167.63% -41.02%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1190 960 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.15% 95.43% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 446 442
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 17
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £24.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Test Analyst
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 21 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 19 (27.14%) ISEB
2 19 (27.14%) Finance
3 17 (24.29%) SQL
4 16 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (22.86%) ISTQB
5 15 (21.43%) ETL
6 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (18.57%) Banking
6 13 (18.57%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (15.71%) UNIX
7 11 (15.71%) Oracle
8 10 (14.29%) Java
8 10 (14.29%) Selenium
8 10 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 9 (12.86%) Test Management
9 9 (12.86%) Migration
10 8 (11.43%) Windows
11 7 (10.00%) FTP
11 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
11 7 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 7 (10.00%) Asset Management
11 7 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (8.57%) Fund Accounting
12 6 (8.57%) Automated Testing
12 6 (8.57%) Credit Risk
12 6 (8.57%) Integration Testing
12 6 (8.57%) Scrum
12 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (8.57%) SOA

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.86%) MS Project
1 2 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MultiFonds
2 1 (1.43%) Agresso
2 1 (1.43%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.71%) Data Mart
2 4 (5.71%) Pentaho
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (5.71%) Star Schema
2 4 (5.71%) OLAP
3 3 (4.29%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Selenium
2 5 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (7.14%) JIRA
3 4 (5.71%) Zephyr
3 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.29%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.86%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.43%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (27.14%) Finance
2 13 (18.57%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) Java EE
2 4 (5.71%) Drools
3 2 (2.86%) Web Services
3 2 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (1.43%) SOAP
4 1 (1.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Credit Risk
2 2 (2.86%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.43%) AS400
3 1 (1.43%) EPoS
3 1 (1.43%) GIS
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.43%) FMCG
3 1 (1.43%) Open Source
3 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.43%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) UNIX
2 8 (11.43%) Windows
3 2 (2.86%) Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 16 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (21.43%) ETL
4 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 9 (12.86%) Test Management
6 9 (12.86%) Migration
7 7 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (10.00%) Asset Management
8 6 (8.57%) Fund Accounting
8 6 (8.57%) Automated Testing
8 6 (8.57%) Integration Testing
8 6 (8.57%) Scrum
8 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (8.57%) SOA
9 5 (7.14%) System Testing
9 5 (7.14%) Investment Management
9 5 (7.14%) Data Migration
9 5 (7.14%) Test Strategy
10 4 (5.71%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.29%) SQL
2 10 (14.29%) Java
3 5 (7.14%) C#
4 4 (5.71%) C++
5 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.29%) Python
6 2 (2.86%) VBScript
7 1 (1.43%) VB
7 1 (1.43%) VBA
7 1 (1.43%) Perl
7 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (27.14%) ISEB
2 16 (22.86%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.43%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (18.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) Oracle
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.57%) JBoss
4 4 (5.71%) HP
5 1 (1.43%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.43%) VMware
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