The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 66 31 72
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 54 133 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.77% 4.70% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 5.04% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 93 28
Median daily rate £275 £300 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £242 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+54.82% -11.11%
Test Analyst
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1858 2638 2706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.28% 93.31% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1069 1386 1449
Median daily rate £370 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 53
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.02 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.13% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.50 £34.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Scotland region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Scotland region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -15 24 £344 +20.61%
Glasgow -17 17 £269 -10.41% 1
Renfrewshire -4 11 £275 -9.83%
West Lothian - 1 £228 - 2
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 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 Scotland region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 55 (42.64%) SQL
2 45 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (29.46%) ISTQB
4 32 (24.81%) Test Scripting
5 31 (24.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 30 (23.26%) JIRA
7 28 (21.71%) Software Testing
7 28 (21.71%) Microsoft
8 27 (20.93%) Windows
8 27 (20.93%) BDD
9 24 (18.60%) Test Automation
10 22 (17.05%) ISEB
10 22 (17.05%) Active Directory
10 22 (17.05%) HP
11 21 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (16.28%) Oracle
11 21 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (16.28%) Functional Testing
12 20 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (15.50%) User Stories
12 20 (15.50%) HP Quality Center
12 20 (15.50%) Manual Testing
12 20 (15.50%) Windows XP
13 19 (14.73%) Security Cleared
14 18 (13.95%) Finance
14 18 (13.95%) Change Management
15 17 (13.18%) Citrix
15 17 (13.18%) Hyper-V
15 17 (13.18%) Windows 7
15 17 (13.18%) Windows 10

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 14 (10.85%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.33%) SAS
3 2 (1.55%) CICS
3 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.55%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.55%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 16 (12.40%) MS Office
2 5 (3.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.55%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.40%) Office 365
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.10%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) DHCP
2 1 (0.78%) DNS
2 1 (0.78%) SAN
2 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.85%) Oracle Database
2 9 (6.98%) GIS
3 8 (6.20%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.33%) Base SAS
5 3 (2.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (1.55%) BODI
6 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (23.26%) JIRA
2 16 (12.40%) Selenium
3 13 (10.08%) StarTeam
4 9 (6.98%) WebDriver
5 7 (5.43%) HP UFT
6 3 (2.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.55%) JMeter
7 2 (1.55%) YouTrack
8 1 (0.78%) Appium
8 1 (0.78%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.78%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.78%) SilkTest
8 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.78%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.78%) WinRunner
General
1 18 (13.95%) Finance
2 9 (6.98%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Retail
3 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.10%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.33%) Billing
5 3 (2.33%) Law
6 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.43%) .NET
1 7 (5.43%) XML
1 7 (5.43%) XML Messaging
2 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.88%) HTML
3 1 (0.78%) CGI
3 1 (0.78%) Java EE
3 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) Clustering
2 10 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.33%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (0.78%) EPoS
5 1 (0.78%) PDA
5 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.78%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.93%) Windows
2 21 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
2 21 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (15.50%) Windows XP
4 17 (13.18%) Windows 10
4 17 (13.18%) Windows 7
5 16 (12.40%) Unix
6 15 (11.63%) Linux
7 14 (10.85%) AIX
8 6 (4.65%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.55%) Android
9 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (24.81%) Test Scripting
3 31 (24.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 28 (21.71%) Software Testing
5 27 (20.93%) BDD
6 24 (18.60%) Test Automation
7 21 (16.28%) Functional Testing
8 20 (15.50%) Manual Testing
8 20 (15.50%) User Stories
9 18 (13.95%) Change Management
10 16 (12.40%) Server Virtualisation
11 14 (10.85%) CRM
11 14 (10.85%) Smoke Testing
12 12 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing
12 12 (9.30%) Regression Testing
13 11 (8.53%) Exploratory Testing
13 11 (8.53%) Performance Testing
14 9 (6.98%) API Testing
14 9 (6.98%) Test Planning
14 9 (6.98%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 55 (42.64%) SQL
2 16 (12.40%) Java
3 14 (10.85%) Python
4 5 (3.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.55%) C#
5 2 (1.55%) C++
5 2 (1.55%) JCL
5 2 (1.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (29.46%) ISTQB
2 22 (17.05%) ISEB
3 19 (14.73%) Security Cleared
4 16 (12.40%) MCSA
4 16 (12.40%) MCSE
4 16 (12.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (11.63%) MCITP
5 15 (11.63%) MCTS
6 14 (10.85%) SC Cleared
7 12 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (5.43%) Degree
9 4 (3.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.40%) QA
2 8 (6.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.55%) SLA
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 22 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.18%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.55%) XenApp
4 2 (1.55%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.78%) SRDF
5 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (15.50%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (10.85%) McAfee ePO
2 14 (10.85%) Netcool
3 1 (0.78%) TADDM
3 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (21.71%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.05%) HP
3 21 (16.28%) Oracle
4 17 (13.18%) Citrix
5 14 (10.85%) Intel Security
5 14 (10.85%) Veritas
6 3 (2.33%) SAP
6 3 (2.33%) VMware
7 2 (1.55%) Symantec
7 2 (1.55%) Teradata
8 1 (0.78%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.78%) EMC
8 1 (0.78%) ESRI
8 1 (0.78%) IBM
8 1 (0.78%) IronPort
8 1 (0.78%) Telerik
8 1 (0.78%) ThinPrint
8 1 (0.78%) TSYS
8 1 (0.78%) Xerox
Scotland
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
WestPoint Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago