The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 81 48 60
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 49 72 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.78% 2.92% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 3.12% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 44 42
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£300 £314 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.38% +8.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £266 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £410 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £26.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.07% +20.45%
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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
2566 2305 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.04% 93.36% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1353 1105 1187
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 90 125
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.33 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Glasgow -8 20 £319 +10.86% 6
Edinburgh -25 16 £300 -2.04% 2
Stirling -12 1 £288 -36.11%
Midlothian - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
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UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 30 (30.30%) Finance
2 28 (28.28%) Test Scripting
3 27 (27.27%) SQL
4 26 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (26.26%) ISTQB
4 26 (26.26%) HP Quality Center
5 24 (24.24%) UNIX
5 24 (24.24%) ISEB
6 22 (22.22%) Oracle
7 19 (19.19%) QuickTest Pro
8 18 (18.18%) HP
8 18 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 17 (17.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (17.17%) Java
9 17 (17.17%) Software Testing
10 14 (14.14%) ETL
10 14 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (13.13%) Banking
12 12 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (11.11%) Test Management
13 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
14 10 (10.10%) Automated Testing
14 10 (10.10%) Cucumber
14 10 (10.10%) Selenium
15 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
15 9 (9.09%) Migration
15 9 (9.09%) JavaScript
15 9 (9.09%) Windows
16 8 (8.08%) .NET
16 8 (8.08%) Business Intelligence

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1 (1.01%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (2.02%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (2.02%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (1.01%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.01%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.01%) MultiFonds
3 1 (1.01%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.07%) FTP
2 6 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.04%) SAN
4 1 (1.01%) DNS
4 1 (1.01%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.01%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.05%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (4.04%) OLAP
2 4 (4.04%) Star Schema
2 4 (4.04%) Data Mart
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.03%) Pentaho
3 3 (3.03%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.01%) BODI
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 19 (19.19%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (10.10%) Cucumber
2 10 (10.10%) Selenium
3 5 (5.05%) JIRA
3 5 (5.05%) WinRunner
4 4 (4.04%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.04%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.04%) Zephyr
5 2 (2.02%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.01%) VectorCAST
6 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.01%) JMeter
6 1 (1.01%) Toad
6 1 (1.01%) JUnit
General
1 30 (30.30%) Finance
2 13 (13.13%) Banking
3 4 (4.04%) Retail
3 4 (4.04%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Back Office
5 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) .NET
2 7 (7.07%) ASP.NET
2 7 (7.07%) JSP
2 7 (7.07%) HTML
3 4 (4.04%) Java EE
4 3 (3.03%) Drools
5 2 (2.02%) XML
6 1 (1.01%) Web Services
6 1 (1.01%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.05%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.02%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.02%) Clustering
3 2 (2.02%) AS400
3 2 (2.02%) PDA
3 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.01%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.01%) User Experience
4 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.01%) FMCG
4 1 (1.01%) Open Source
4 1 (1.01%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.01%) GIS
4 1 (1.01%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.24%) UNIX
2 9 (9.09%) Windows
3 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.03%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.02%) AIX
4 2 (2.02%) Linux
4 2 (2.02%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.28%) Test Scripting
2 26 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 17 (17.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (17.17%) Software Testing
5 14 (14.14%) ETL
6 11 (11.11%) Test Management
7 10 (10.10%) Automated Testing
8 9 (9.09%) Migration
9 8 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (8.08%) Test Strategy
10 7 (7.07%) Manual Testing
11 6 (6.06%) Asset Management
11 6 (6.06%) Regression Testing
11 6 (6.06%) Integration Testing
12 5 (5.05%) System Testing
12 5 (5.05%) Data Migration
13 4 (4.04%) SOA
13 4 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (4.04%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.27%) SQL
2 17 (17.17%) Java
3 9 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.07%) VBScript
5 6 (6.06%) C#
6 5 (5.05%) C++
7 3 (3.03%) Python
7 3 (3.03%) C
8 2 (2.02%) VB
9 1 (1.01%) JCL
9 1 (1.01%) VBA
9 1 (1.01%) Perl
9 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (26.26%) ISTQB
2 24 (24.24%) ISEB
3 12 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 8 (8.08%) Degree
6 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.02%) MCSE
7 2 (2.02%) MCSA
7 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.02%) MCTS
7 2 (2.02%) MCITP
7 2 (2.02%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.02%) VMware ESX
1 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (26.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.02%) Netcool
2 2 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 22 (22.22%) Oracle
2 18 (18.18%) HP
3 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.06%) Citrix
5 4 (4.04%) JBoss
6 2 (2.02%) Cognos
6 2 (2.02%) Siebel
6 2 (2.02%) Veritas
6 2 (2.02%) McAfee
6 2 (2.02%) VMware
7 1 (1.01%) Twitter
7 1 (1.01%) ClickSoftware Technologies
7 1 (1.01%) Business Objects
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £30 - £35 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Dundee
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 14 days ago