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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 62 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 18 48 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.41% 4.12% 2.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 4.51% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 23
Average daily rate
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£304 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £272 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £402 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £295
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £31.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-28.60% +46.76%
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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
1202 1065 955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.05% 91.34% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 493 447
Average daily rate £388 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £249 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 28
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.28 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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
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 October 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 26 (46.43%) Finance
2 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.79%) Test Scripting
3 15 (26.79%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (25.00%) ISEB
5 12 (21.43%) Banking
5 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (21.43%) ISTQB
6 11 (19.64%) Software Testing
7 10 (17.86%) Test Management
7 10 (17.86%) SQL
7 10 (17.86%) Oracle
7 10 (17.86%) ETL
8 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (14.29%) UNIX
10 7 (12.50%) Windows
10 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (12.50%) Credit Risk
10 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
11 6 (10.71%) Retail
12 5 (8.93%) Migration
12 5 (8.93%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (8.93%) Oracle Discoverer
12 5 (8.93%) Star Schema
12 5 (8.93%) FTP
12 5 (8.93%) OLAP
12 5 (8.93%) Integration Testing
12 5 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (8.93%) Dimensional Modelling
13 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (1.79%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Office
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle Discoverer
1 5 (8.93%) Star Schema
1 5 (8.93%) OLAP
2 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.14%) Data Mart
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.36%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.79%) DataStage
4 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (7.14%) Zephyr
2 4 (7.14%) JIRA
2 4 (7.14%) Selenium
2 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.57%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (46.43%) Finance
2 12 (21.43%) Banking
3 6 (10.71%) Retail
4 4 (7.14%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) Web Services
1 1 (1.79%) XML
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.50%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.57%) Statistics
3 2 (3.57%) AS400
4 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.79%) FMCG
4 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) UNIX
2 7 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.79%) Test Scripting
3 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (19.64%) Software Testing
5 10 (17.86%) Test Management
5 10 (17.86%) ETL
6 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 5 (8.93%) Migration
7 5 (8.93%) Integration Testing
7 5 (8.93%) Dimensional Modelling
8 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 4 (7.14%) Test Planning
8 4 (7.14%) System Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Asset Management
9 3 (5.36%) Scrum
9 3 (5.36%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (5.36%) Manual Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.36%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) C#
2 4 (7.14%) C++
3 3 (5.36%) Java
4 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.57%) VB
4 2 (3.57%) Python
5 1 (1.79%) C
5 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) ISEB
2 12 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (26.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Oracle
2 4 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) VMware
4 1 (1.79%) Business Objects
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