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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 57 60 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 68 59 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.47% 2.42% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 2.63% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 24
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£314 £325 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.46% +14.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £405 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
-0.83% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-52.46% -4.37%
Test Analyst
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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
2599 2243 2063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.23% 91.93% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1118 1078
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 £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 80 68
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.72 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -12 48 £300 -4.00% 5
Glasgow +7 15 £363 -8.91% 1
Stirling -12 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £325 - 2
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UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 57 (49.14%) Finance
2 36 (31.03%) SQL
3 35 (30.17%) Test Scripting
3 35 (30.17%) HP Quality Center
4 29 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (18.97%) Oracle
6 21 (18.10%) HP
7 20 (17.24%) Java
7 20 (17.24%) Software Testing
7 20 (17.24%) ISTQB
8 19 (16.38%) Banking
9 18 (15.52%) QuickTest Pro
10 17 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (12.93%) ISEB
13 14 (12.07%) UNIX
14 13 (11.21%) Test Automation
14 13 (11.21%) Test Management
15 12 (10.34%) HTML
16 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
17 10 (8.62%) Web Services
17 10 (8.62%) Migration
17 10 (8.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 9 (7.76%) Test Strategy
18 9 (7.76%) Data Migration
18 9 (7.76%) Selenium
18 9 (7.76%) Degree
18 9 (7.76%) JMeter
18 9 (7.76%) Windows
18 9 (7.76%) Linux

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (1.72%) JBoss
1 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
1 2 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.45%) Markit EDM
3 3 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.72%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.72%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.59%) SAN
3 1 (0.86%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.86%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.86%) SSL
3 1 (0.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.76%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.59%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.86%) OLAP
5 1 (0.86%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.86%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.86%) DataStage
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.86%) QlikView
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (15.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (7.76%) JMeter
2 9 (7.76%) Selenium
3 8 (6.90%) Cucumber
4 7 (6.03%) VisualVM
4 7 (6.03%) JIRA
4 7 (6.03%) JProfiler
5 6 (5.17%) WinRunner
6 5 (4.31%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.45%) TestDirector
8 3 (2.59%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.59%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.72%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.72%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.72%) Toad
9 2 (1.72%) Maven
9 2 (1.72%) JUnit
10 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (49.14%) Finance
2 19 (16.38%) Banking
3 6 (5.17%) Retail
4 5 (4.31%) Back Office
5 4 (3.45%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.59%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.34%) HTML
2 10 (8.62%) Web Services
3 4 (3.45%) .NET
3 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.45%) JSP
4 2 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.86%) JSF
5 1 (0.86%) XML
5 1 (0.86%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.45%) PDA
3 3 (2.59%) AS400
3 3 (2.59%) Clustering
3 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.72%) Statistics
4 2 (1.72%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.72%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.86%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.86%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.07%) UNIX
2 9 (7.76%) Windows
2 9 (7.76%) Linux
3 5 (4.31%) Windows XP
3 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.59%) AIX
6 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.17%) Test Scripting
2 29 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (17.24%) Software Testing
4 17 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (11.21%) Test Automation
5 13 (11.21%) Test Management
6 10 (8.62%) Migration
7 9 (7.76%) Test Strategy
7 9 (7.76%) Data Migration
8 7 (6.03%) Automated Testing
9 6 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (5.17%) Manual Testing
9 6 (5.17%) Performance Engineering
10 5 (4.31%) Investment Management
10 5 (4.31%) Scrum
10 5 (4.31%) ETL
11 4 (3.45%) Integration Testing
11 4 (3.45%) Performance Testing
11 4 (3.45%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (31.03%) SQL
2 20 (17.24%) Java
3 4 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.45%) VBScript
3 4 (3.45%) C
4 3 (2.59%) Python
5 2 (1.72%) C#
5 2 (1.72%) C++
5 2 (1.72%) VB
6 1 (0.86%) VBA
6 1 (0.86%) Perl
6 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (17.24%) ISTQB
2 15 (12.93%) ISEB
3 10 (8.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (7.76%) Degree
5 7 (6.03%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.03%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.45%) MCSE
7 3 (2.59%) MCSA
7 3 (2.59%) MCTS
7 3 (2.59%) MCITP
7 3 (2.59%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.86%) CCNP
8 1 (0.86%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) VMware ESX
1 3 (2.59%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.86%) Firmware
2 1 (0.86%) Nmap
2 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (30.17%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.59%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.59%) Netcool
3 2 (1.72%) Control-M
4 1 (0.86%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (18.97%) Oracle
2 21 (18.10%) HP
3 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.17%) Citrix
5 4 (3.45%) VMware
6 3 (2.59%) Veritas
6 3 (2.59%) McAfee
6 3 (2.59%) Siebel
7 2 (1.72%) IBM
7 2 (1.72%) Informatica
7 2 (1.72%) Cognos
8 1 (0.86%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.86%) Teradata
8 1 (0.86%) Netezza
8 1 (0.86%) Twitter
8 1 (0.86%) ClickSoftware Technologies
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 15 days ago