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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 72 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 60 68 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.19% 2.78% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 2.97% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 42 29
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£300 £308 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +12.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £260 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £409 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.34% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+168.55% -46.59%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2532 2292 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.38% 93.74% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 1117 1130
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 77 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £32.00 £36.50
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -25 34 £294 -4.47% 4
Glasgow 0 18 £300 +4.34% 3
West Lothian +6 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 1 August 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 38 (35.19%) Test Scripting
2 33 (30.56%) SQL
3 29 (26.85%) ISTQB
4 26 (24.07%) HP Quality Center
5 24 (22.22%) UNIX
5 24 (22.22%) ISEB
5 24 (22.22%) Finance
6 22 (20.37%) HP
6 22 (20.37%) Oracle
7 21 (19.44%) QuickTest Pro
8 20 (18.52%) Software Testing
9 19 (17.59%) Test Automation
9 19 (17.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (15.74%) Java
11 16 (14.81%) Banking
12 15 (13.89%) ETL
13 14 (12.96%) Windows
13 14 (12.96%) Security Cleared
14 13 (12.04%) Microsoft
14 13 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (11.11%) Selenium
16 11 (10.19%) SC Cleared
16 11 (10.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 10 (9.26%) Cucumber
17 10 (9.26%) Test Management
17 10 (9.26%) Degree
17 10 (9.26%) Migration
17 10 (9.26%) JavaScript
18 8 (7.41%) VBScript
18 8 (7.41%) .NET

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.70%) MultiFonds
3 3 (2.78%) Markit EDM
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.93%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.93%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.93%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) FTP
2 6 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.70%) SAN
4 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.93%) DNS
4 1 (0.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.63%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (3.70%) OLAP
2 4 (3.70%) Star Schema
2 4 (3.70%) Data Mart
2 4 (3.70%) Pentaho
2 4 (3.70%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.78%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.93%) BODI
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 21 (19.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (11.11%) Selenium
3 10 (9.26%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.56%) WinRunner
4 6 (5.56%) JIRA
5 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.70%) TestDirector
5 4 (3.70%) Zephyr
6 2 (1.85%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.93%) Toad
General
1 24 (22.22%) Finance
2 16 (14.81%) Banking
3 5 (4.63%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Retail
5 2 (1.85%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.41%) .NET
2 7 (6.48%) HTML
2 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET
2 7 (6.48%) JSP
3 5 (4.63%) Java EE
4 4 (3.70%) Drools
5 2 (1.85%) Web Services
5 2 (1.85%) XML
5 2 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.93%) ODBC
6 1 (0.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.63%) Credit Risk
1 5 (4.63%) PDA
2 3 (2.78%) Clustering
3 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.93%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) Open Source
4 1 (0.93%) FMCG
4 1 (0.93%) GIS
4 1 (0.93%) AS400
4 1 (0.93%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.22%) UNIX
2 14 (12.96%) Windows
3 8 (7.41%) Windows XP
3 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.78%) AIX
7 2 (1.85%) Linux
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (35.19%) Test Scripting
2 20 (18.52%) Software Testing
3 19 (17.59%) Test Automation
3 19 (17.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (13.89%) ETL
5 13 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.26%) Test Management
6 10 (9.26%) Migration
7 8 (7.41%) Automated Testing
7 8 (7.41%) Test Strategy
8 7 (6.48%) System Testing
8 7 (6.48%) Asset Management
8 7 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (5.56%) SOA
9 6 (5.56%) Change Management
9 6 (5.56%) Scrum
9 6 (5.56%) Investment Management
9 6 (5.56%) Integration Testing
10 5 (4.63%) Fund Accounting
10 5 (4.63%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.56%) SQL
2 17 (15.74%) Java
3 10 (9.26%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.41%) VBScript
5 5 (4.63%) C#
6 4 (3.70%) C++
7 3 (2.78%) VB
8 2 (1.85%) Python
9 1 (0.93%) JCL
9 1 (0.93%) VBA
9 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (26.85%) ISTQB
2 24 (22.22%) ISEB
3 14 (12.96%) Security Cleared
4 11 (10.19%) SC Cleared
4 11 (10.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (9.26%) Degree
6 3 (2.78%) MCITP
6 3 (2.78%) MCTS
6 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.78%) MCSE
6 3 (2.78%) MCSA
7 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.78%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (24.07%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.78%) Netcool
3 2 (1.85%) Control-M
4 1 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 22 (20.37%) HP
1 22 (20.37%) Oracle
2 13 (12.04%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.48%) Citrix
4 6 (5.56%) JBoss
5 3 (2.78%) VMware
5 3 (2.78%) McAfee
5 3 (2.78%) Veritas
6 2 (1.85%) IBM
7 1 (0.93%) ClickSoftware Technologies
7 1 (0.93%) Twitter
7 1 (0.93%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.93%) Cognos
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stirling
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago