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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 51 25 52
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 46 79 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.00% 5.37% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.14% 5.63% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 60 26
Average daily rate £310 £278 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.71% +11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £220 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £145.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.43 £35.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
-62.18% -67.72%
Test Analyst
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
1464 1402 1199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.50% 95.37% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 792 674
Average daily rate £400 £370 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016, 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 48 (47.06%) Finance
2 41 (40.20%) Test Scripting
3 38 (37.25%) SQL
4 37 (36.27%) Banking
5 29 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (27.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 23 (22.55%) Selenium
8 23 (22.55%) ISEB
9 22 (21.57%) Retail
9 22 (21.57%) HP Quality Center
10 19 (18.63%) ISTQB
11 18 (17.65%) Software Testing
11 18 (17.65%) JIRA
12 17 (16.67%) Oracle
12 17 (16.67%) Defect Management
13 15 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (13.73%) Manual Testing
14 14 (13.73%) Credit Risk
14 14 (13.73%) User Stories
15 13 (12.75%) Web Services
16 12 (11.76%) Java
16 12 (11.76%) Scrum
16 12 (11.76%) SoapUI
16 12 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (10.78%) Test Planning
17 11 (10.78%) Migration
18 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
18 10 (9.80%) ETL
18 10 (9.80%) Retail Banking

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 9 (8.82%) JBoss
2 5 (4.90%) SAS
3 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.98%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.98%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (22.55%) Selenium
2 18 (17.65%) JIRA
3 12 (11.76%) SoapUI
4 9 (8.82%) Firebug
5 7 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (5.88%) HP UFT
6 6 (5.88%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.94%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.96%) JMeter
9 1 (0.98%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.98%) WinRunner
General
1 48 (47.06%) Finance
2 37 (36.27%) Banking
3 22 (21.57%) Retail
4 10 (9.80%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.92%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Billing
6 2 (1.96%) Front Office
6 2 (1.96%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.98%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.75%) Web Services
2 9 (8.82%) Java EE
3 2 (1.96%) .NET
3 2 (1.96%) DHTML
3 2 (1.96%) DOM
3 2 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (0.98%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) Credit Risk
2 12 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.88%) SWIFT
4 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.94%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.96%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.96%) IVR
7 1 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.82%) Unix
2 5 (4.90%) Linux
3 2 (1.96%) Android
3 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (40.20%) Test Scripting
2 29 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (27.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 18 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 17 (16.67%) Defect Management
7 14 (13.73%) Manual Testing
7 14 (13.73%) User Stories
8 12 (11.76%) Scrum
9 11 (10.78%) Migration
9 11 (10.78%) Test Planning
10 10 (9.80%) ETL
11 9 (8.82%) Kanban
11 9 (8.82%) SOA
11 9 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (7.84%) Test Management
13 7 (6.86%) Data Migration
14 6 (5.88%) BDD
14 6 (5.88%) Business Analysis
14 6 (5.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (37.25%) SQL
2 12 (11.76%) Java
3 3 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.94%) Perl
4 2 (1.96%) C#
4 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.96%) VBScript
5 1 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (22.55%) ISEB
2 19 (18.63%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) FATCA
1 2 (1.96%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (21.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (16.67%) Oracle
2 6 (5.88%) Ab Initio
3 4 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.94%) Genesys
4 3 (2.94%) HP
4 3 (2.94%) IBM
4 3 (2.94%) Verint
5 2 (1.96%) Charles River
5 2 (1.96%) VMware
6 1 (0.98%) SAP
6 1 (0.98%) Twitter
6 1 (0.98%) Veeam
Edinburgh
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Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Edinburgh
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 27 days ago