The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 52 42 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 19 53 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.33% 3.80% 3.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 3.97% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 43 33
Median daily rate £350 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £263 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £350 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -18.33%

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
776 1335 1277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.33% 95.77% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 681 659
Median daily rate £388 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 20
Median hourly rate £52.00 £19.02 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.39% +18.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 January 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (53.33%) SQL
3 20 (44.44%) BDD
4 17 (37.78%) JIRA
5 15 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 15 (33.33%) Java
6 13 (28.89%) Linux
6 13 (28.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (26.67%) User Stories
7 12 (26.67%) Python
8 10 (22.22%) Manual Testing
9 9 (20.00%) Finance
10 8 (17.78%) ISEB
10 8 (17.78%) Selenium
10 8 (17.78%) Exploratory Testing
11 7 (15.56%) Disclosure Scotland
11 7 (15.56%) Functional Testing
11 7 (15.56%) Oracle
12 6 (13.33%) GIS
12 6 (13.33%) HP
12 6 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database
12 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
12 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
13 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
13 5 (11.11%) System Testing
13 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
13 5 (11.11%) Test Management
13 5 (11.11%) WebDriver

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) GIS
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (37.78%) JIRA
2 8 (17.78%) Selenium
3 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.44%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.22%) Appium
6 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.22%) SilkTest
6 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Law
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Publishing
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) XML
1 2 (4.44%) XML Messaging
2 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.22%) CGI
2 1 (2.22%) Java EE
2 1 (2.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) Unix
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) BDD
3 15 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 13 (28.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (26.67%) User Stories
6 10 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 8 (17.78%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Functional Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
10 5 (11.11%) DevOps
10 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 5 (11.11%) System Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Test Management
10 5 (11.11%) Test Planning
11 4 (8.89%) Automation Testing
11 4 (8.89%) CRM
11 4 (8.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) SQL
2 15 (33.33%) Java
3 12 (26.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) ISEB
2 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) HND
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (8.89%) QA
3 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.22%) SRDF
1 1 (2.22%) XenApp
1 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) TADDM
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) HP
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) Teradata
5 1 (2.22%) EMC
5 1 (2.22%) IBM
5 1 (2.22%) Northgate
5 1 (2.22%) SAP