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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 21 56 35
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 86 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.94% 2.22% 3.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.30% 2.38% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 23 13
Average daily rate
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£290 £275 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £184 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £365 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £110.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +39.00%
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
1366 1136 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.40% 93.57% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 692 338
Average daily rate £350 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 9
Average hourly rate £11.50 £21.00 £13.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% +50.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015, 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 69 (47.59%) Finance
2 66 (45.52%) Banking
3 50 (34.48%) Test Scripting
4 40 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 38 (26.21%) SQL
6 35 (24.14%) Retail
7 32 (22.07%) ISEB
8 31 (21.38%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (21.38%) HP Quality Center
9 29 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (15.86%) Retail Banking
11 22 (15.17%) ISTQB
12 17 (11.72%) Software Testing
12 17 (11.72%) Migration
13 16 (11.03%) ETL
14 15 (10.34%) Analytics
15 13 (8.97%) Oracle
16 12 (8.28%) Data Migration
17 11 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (6.21%) User Stories
18 9 (6.21%) Credit Risk
18 9 (6.21%) UNIX
18 9 (6.21%) SAS
19 8 (5.52%) Integration Testing
19 8 (5.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 7 (4.83%) Functional Testing
20 7 (4.83%) Data Analytics
20 7 (4.83%) JIRA
20 7 (4.83%) QA
20 7 (4.83%) Manual Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 (6.21%) SAS
2 2 (1.38%) JBoss
3 1 (0.69%) Apache
3 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.69%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.76%) FTP
2 1 (0.69%) HTTP
2 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.69%) Internet
2 1 (0.69%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.38%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.07%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.69%) Redis
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (4.83%) JIRA
2 3 (2.07%) Selenium
2 3 (2.07%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (2.07%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.38%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.69%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.69%) JMeter
4 1 (0.69%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
General
1 69 (47.59%) Finance
2 66 (45.52%) Banking
3 35 (24.14%) Retail
4 23 (15.86%) Retail Banking
5 6 (4.14%) General Ledger
6 5 (3.45%) Back Office
7 2 (1.38%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Legal
8 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.69%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.07%) Web Services
2 2 (1.38%) XML
2 2 (1.38%) DOM
2 2 (1.38%) JAXB
2 2 (1.38%) Java EE
2 2 (1.38%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.69%) HTML
3 1 (0.69%) .NET
3 1 (0.69%) SOAP
3 1 (0.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.21%) Credit Risk
3 6 (4.14%) Data Integration
4 5 (3.45%) Data Extraction
5 3 (2.07%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.69%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.21%) UNIX
2 6 (4.14%) Linux
3 2 (1.38%) Windows
4 1 (0.69%) Android
4 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.48%) Test Scripting
2 40 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 29 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (11.72%) Software Testing
4 17 (11.72%) Migration
5 16 (11.03%) ETL
6 15 (10.34%) Analytics
7 12 (8.28%) Data Migration
8 9 (6.21%) User Stories
9 8 (5.52%) Integration Testing
10 7 (4.83%) Functional Testing
10 7 (4.83%) Data Analytics
10 7 (4.83%) Manual Testing
11 6 (4.14%) Automated Testing
11 6 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.45%) Test Automation
12 5 (3.45%) BDD
12 5 (3.45%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (3.45%) Test Strategy
12 5 (3.45%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.21%) SQL
2 3 (2.07%) Java
3 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (22.07%) ISEB
2 22 (15.17%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.76%) Degree
5 2 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.69%) zsh
Systems Management
1 31 (21.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.69%) Puppet
2 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (8.97%) Oracle
2 7 (4.83%) Business Objects
3 5 (3.45%) Informatica
3 5 (3.45%) Teradata
4 4 (2.76%) HP
5 2 (1.38%) Pega
5 2 (1.38%) Cognos
5 2 (1.38%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.69%) SAP
6 1 (0.69%) VMware
Edinburgh
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
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Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
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Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 22 days ago