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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 44 32 46
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 27 68 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.96% 4.52% 2.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 4.72% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 45 22
Median daily rate £338 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £261 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+54.82% +33.33%
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
882 1441 1396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.60% 95.68% 96.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 708 755
Median daily rate £400 £395 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £269 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 16
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.02 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.71 £12.77 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £41.50 £24.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 33 (51.56%) SQL
2 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (35.94%) JIRA
3 23 (35.94%) BDD
4 19 (29.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (26.56%) Test Automation
6 16 (25.00%) Java
7 15 (23.44%) Linux
7 15 (23.44%) Finance
7 15 (23.44%) User Stories
8 14 (21.88%) Python
9 13 (20.31%) HP
10 12 (18.75%) Manual Testing
11 11 (17.19%) Oracle
11 11 (17.19%) ISEB
11 11 (17.19%) Exploratory Testing
12 10 (15.63%) Functional Testing
13 9 (14.06%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (14.06%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (14.06%) Selenium
13 9 (14.06%) Test Scripting
13 9 (14.06%) ISTQB
13 9 (14.06%) Software Testing
13 9 (14.06%) Oracle Database
14 8 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
14 8 (12.50%) Banking
14 8 (12.50%) Unix
15 7 (10.94%) Defect Management
16 6 (9.38%) DevOps
16 6 (9.38%) Test Planning

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 4 (6.25%) SAS
2 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.38%) GIS
3 3 (4.69%) Base SAS
3 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (35.94%) JIRA
2 9 (14.06%) Selenium
3 6 (9.38%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.13%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.56%) Appium
6 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.56%) SilkTest
6 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (23.44%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
3 4 (6.25%) Retail Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Law
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) XML
1 4 (6.25%) XML Messaging
2 1 (1.56%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) CGI
2 1 (1.56%) Java EE
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.56%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.44%) Linux
2 8 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.94%) BDD
3 19 (29.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (26.56%) Test Automation
5 15 (23.44%) User Stories
6 12 (18.75%) Manual Testing
7 11 (17.19%) Exploratory Testing
8 10 (15.63%) Functional Testing
9 9 (14.06%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (14.06%) Software Testing
9 9 (14.06%) Test Scripting
10 7 (10.94%) Defect Management
11 6 (9.38%) CRM
11 6 (9.38%) DevOps
11 6 (9.38%) Performance Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Test Planning
11 6 (9.38%) Validation
12 5 (7.81%) Automation Testing
12 5 (7.81%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (51.56%) SQL
2 16 (25.00%) Java
3 14 (21.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) ISEB
2 9 (14.06%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.13%) Degree
5 1 (1.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (7.81%) QA
3 2 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) TADDM
2 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) HP
2 11 (17.19%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.13%) Teradata
4 1 (1.56%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.56%) EMC
4 1 (1.56%) Genesys
4 1 (1.56%) IBM
4 1 (1.56%) SAP
4 1 (1.56%) TSYS
4 1 (1.56%) Verint