The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 25 July 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 Scotland 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 74 47 56
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 60 74 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.18% 3.00% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 3.19% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 46 35
Average daily rate
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£300 £315 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +15.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £255 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £405 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+174.39% -42.50%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2530 2319 2463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.03% 94.08% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1331 1125 1139
Average daily rate £365 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 75 110
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -20 36 £300 -6.97% 4
Glasgow +4 18 £300 +4.34% 2
West Lothian +5 5 £375 +19.04%
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Dundee - - - -
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Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 40 (35.40%) Test Scripting
2 33 (29.20%) SQL
3 31 (27.43%) ISTQB
4 28 (24.78%) ISEB
5 27 (23.89%) HP Quality Center
6 26 (23.01%) Finance
7 24 (21.24%) UNIX
8 22 (19.47%) Oracle
8 22 (19.47%) HP
9 21 (18.58%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (17.70%) QuickTest Pro
10 20 (17.70%) Software Testing
11 19 (16.81%) Test Automation
12 18 (15.93%) Banking
12 18 (15.93%) Microsoft
13 17 (15.04%) Java
14 16 (14.16%) Windows
15 15 (13.27%) ETL
16 14 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (12.39%) Security Cleared
17 13 (11.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 11 (9.73%) SC Cleared
18 11 (9.73%) Selenium
18 11 (9.73%) JavaScript
19 10 (8.85%) Migration
19 10 (8.85%) Degree
20 9 (7.96%) Test Management
20 9 (7.96%) Cucumber
21 8 (7.08%) Test Strategy
21 8 (7.08%) Oracle EBS

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (1.77%) SAS
1 2 (1.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.65%) MS Office
3 2 (1.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (4.42%) MultiFonds
3 3 (2.65%) Markit EDM
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.88%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.88%) Agresso
5 1 (0.88%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.19%) FTP
2 6 (5.31%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.54%) SAN
4 1 (0.88%) DNS
4 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.42%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.54%) OLAP
2 4 (3.54%) Star Schema
2 4 (3.54%) Data Mart
2 4 (3.54%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (3.54%) Pentaho
2 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.65%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) BODI
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 20 (17.70%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (9.73%) Selenium
3 9 (7.96%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.31%) JIRA
5 5 (4.42%) WinRunner
6 4 (3.54%) TestDirector
6 4 (3.54%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.54%) Zephyr
7 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.77%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.88%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.88%) Toad
8 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
General
1 26 (23.01%) Finance
2 18 (15.93%) Banking
3 5 (4.42%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.54%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Front Office
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.08%) .NET
2 7 (6.19%) ASP.NET
2 7 (6.19%) JSP
2 7 (6.19%) HTML
3 5 (4.42%) Java EE
4 4 (3.54%) Drools
5 3 (2.65%) XML
6 2 (1.77%) Web Services
6 2 (1.77%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.88%) ODBC
7 1 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.31%) Credit Risk
2 5 (4.42%) PDA
3 3 (2.65%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.65%) Clustering
4 1 (0.88%) EPoS
4 1 (0.88%) GIS
4 1 (0.88%) AS400
4 1 (0.88%) FMCG
4 1 (0.88%) Open Source
4 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.88%) Derivative
4 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.24%) UNIX
2 16 (14.16%) Windows
3 8 (7.08%) Windows XP
3 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.31%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.65%) AIX
7 2 (1.77%) Linux
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.40%) Test Scripting
2 21 (18.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (17.70%) Software Testing
4 19 (16.81%) Test Automation
5 15 (13.27%) ETL
6 14 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (8.85%) Migration
8 9 (7.96%) Test Management
9 8 (7.08%) Test Strategy
9 8 (7.08%) Asset Management
9 8 (7.08%) Automated Testing
10 7 (6.19%) System Testing
10 7 (6.19%) Investment Management
10 7 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (6.19%) Fund Accounting
11 6 (5.31%) Change Management
11 6 (5.31%) Regression Testing
11 6 (5.31%) Scrum
11 6 (5.31%) Integration Testing
11 6 (5.31%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 33 (29.20%) SQL
2 17 (15.04%) Java
3 11 (9.73%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.08%) VBScript
5 6 (5.31%) C#
6 4 (3.54%) C++
7 3 (2.65%) Python
7 3 (2.65%) VB
8 1 (0.88%) VBA
8 1 (0.88%) Perl
8 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.88%) JCL
8 1 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (27.43%) ISTQB
2 28 (24.78%) ISEB
3 14 (12.39%) Security Cleared
4 13 (11.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (9.73%) SC Cleared
6 10 (8.85%) Degree
7 3 (2.65%) MCSE
7 3 (2.65%) MCSA
7 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.65%) MCTS
7 3 (2.65%) MCITP
8 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) VMware ESX
1 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (23.89%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.65%) Netcool
3 2 (1.77%) Control-M
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 22 (19.47%) Oracle
1 22 (19.47%) HP
2 18 (15.93%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.19%) Citrix
4 6 (5.31%) JBoss
5 4 (3.54%) VMware
6 3 (2.65%) Veritas
6 3 (2.65%) McAfee
7 2 (1.77%) IBM
8 1 (0.88%) Twitter
8 1 (0.88%) ClickSoftware Technologies
8 1 (0.88%) Cognos
8 1 (0.88%) Business Objects
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