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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 46 31 35
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 35 24 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.73% 3.19% 3.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 3.41% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 21
Average daily rate £288 £309 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.88% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £258 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £355 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
- +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £145.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+450.00% -16.66%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1207 704 1121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.00% 93.49% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 301 555
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -35.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £30.17 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Analyst
Scotland

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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (39.29%) SOA
2 32 (38.10%) Java
3 26 (30.95%) Selenium
4 24 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 21 (25.00%) JBoss
6 20 (23.81%) Performance Testing
7 17 (20.24%) Java EE
7 17 (20.24%) SQL
8 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (17.86%) Finance
10 14 (16.67%) ETL
10 14 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 14 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (16.67%) Drools
11 13 (15.48%) Banking
11 13 (15.48%) ISEB
12 12 (14.29%) Migration
12 12 (14.29%) HP
13 11 (13.10%) Oracle
14 10 (11.90%) Web Services
14 10 (11.90%) UNIX
14 10 (11.90%) ISTQB
14 10 (11.90%) User Stories
15 9 (10.71%) Test Automation
15 9 (10.71%) Scrum
16 8 (9.52%) LoadRunner
16 8 (9.52%) Microsoft
16 8 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (9.52%) WebSphere
17 7 (8.33%) GIS

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (1.19%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MultiFonds
2 1 (1.19%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.76%) Pentaho
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.19%) OLAP
3 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.19%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (30.95%) Selenium
2 8 (9.52%) LoadRunner
3 6 (7.14%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (4.76%) JIRA
5 2 (2.38%) JMeter
6 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.19%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.19%) Bugzilla
General
1 15 (17.86%) Finance
2 13 (15.48%) Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.24%) Java EE
2 14 (16.67%) Drools
3 10 (11.90%) Web Services
4 6 (7.14%) SOAP
5 2 (2.38%) CSS
5 2 (2.38%) HTML
6 1 (1.19%) XML
6 1 (1.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) GIS
2 2 (2.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.19%) Open Source
3 1 (1.19%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.19%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.19%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) UNIX
2 4 (4.76%) Windows
3 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.29%) SOA
2 24 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 20 (23.81%) Performance Testing
4 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (16.67%) ETL
5 14 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 14 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (14.29%) Migration
7 10 (11.90%) User Stories
8 9 (10.71%) Test Automation
8 9 (10.71%) Scrum
9 6 (7.14%) Asset Management
9 6 (7.14%) Investment Management
9 6 (7.14%) Data Migration
9 6 (7.14%) Fund Accounting
9 6 (7.14%) Test Strategy
10 5 (5.95%) Integration Testing
10 5 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (4.76%) Data Analysis
11 4 (4.76%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.10%) Java
2 17 (20.24%) SQL
3 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.76%) C#
5 2 (2.38%) Python
5 2 (2.38%) Perl
5 2 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (1.19%) VBScript
6 1 (1.19%) VB
6 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) ISEB
2 10 (11.90%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) JBoss
2 12 (14.29%) HP
3 11 (13.10%) Oracle
4 8 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.57%) VMware
6 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.19%) IBM
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