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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 60 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 19 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.55% 3.72% 2.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 4.00% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £315 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £288 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £406 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £26.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.07% +20.45%
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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
1156 1024 1006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.06% 92.84% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 461 455
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 30
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £31.05 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 (34.55%) Finance
1 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.09%) ISEB
3 15 (27.27%) SQL
3 15 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 14 (25.45%) ISTQB
4 14 (25.45%) ETL
5 13 (23.64%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (18.18%) Oracle
7 10 (18.18%) UNIX
7 10 (18.18%) Banking
8 9 (16.36%) Software Testing
9 8 (14.55%) Selenium
9 8 (14.55%) Migration
10 7 (12.73%) Java
10 7 (12.73%) FTP
10 7 (12.73%) Test Management
11 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
11 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
11 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (10.91%) Windows
11 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (9.09%) Oracle Discoverer
12 5 (9.09%) Asset Management
12 5 (9.09%) Integration Testing
12 5 (9.09%) Credit Risk
12 5 (9.09%) Data Migration
12 5 (9.09%) Test Strategy

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Agresso
1 1 (1.82%) MultiFonds
1 1 (1.82%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.27%) OLAP
2 4 (7.27%) Star Schema
2 4 (7.27%) Data Mart
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (5.45%) Pentaho
3 3 (5.45%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Selenium
2 5 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
3 4 (7.27%) JIRA
3 4 (7.27%) Zephyr
4 3 (5.45%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.64%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (34.55%) Finance
2 10 (18.18%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Java EE
2 3 (5.45%) Drools
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.09%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.64%) AS400
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) GIS
4 1 (1.82%) FMCG
4 1 (1.82%) Open Source
4 1 (1.82%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) UNIX
2 6 (10.91%) Windows
3 2 (3.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 14 (25.45%) ETL
4 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (16.36%) Software Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Migration
7 7 (12.73%) Test Management
8 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
8 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Asset Management
9 5 (9.09%) Data Migration
9 5 (9.09%) Integration Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.27%) Test Planning
10 4 (7.27%) Manual Testing
10 4 (7.27%) Dimensional Modelling
10 4 (7.27%) SOA
11 3 (5.45%) Regression Testing
11 3 (5.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) SQL
2 7 (12.73%) Java
3 4 (7.27%) C#
3 4 (7.27%) C++
4 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) VBScript
4 2 (3.64%) Python
5 1 (1.82%) C
5 1 (1.82%) VB
5 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) ISEB
2 14 (25.45%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.82%) Degree
Systems Management
1 13 (23.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (7.27%) JBoss
2 4 (7.27%) HP
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) Business Objects
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