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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 50 31 80
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 112 133 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.74% 4.43% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.02% 4.64% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 97 40
Median daily rate £310 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £224 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.96 £33.50 £145.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.30% -76.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £33.50 £117.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £33.50 £173.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.43 £35.50 £72.03
% change year-on-year
-62.18% -50.71%
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
2786 2864 2468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.15% 95.40% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1563 1526 1325
Median daily rate £375 £370 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 97 71
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -26 47 £310 +10.71% 4
Glasgow +17 32 £336 +13.98% 4
Renfrewshire -24 13 £271 -16.76%
Stirling - 12 £325 - 1
Fife - 4 - -
Dundee +5 2 £225 -
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Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 95 (45.02%) Test Scripting
2 88 (41.71%) SQL
3 78 (36.97%) Finance
4 69 (32.70%) HP Quality Center
5 60 (28.44%) Test Automation
5 60 (28.44%) ISTQB
6 55 (26.07%) Banking
7 54 (25.59%) Software Testing
8 47 (22.27%) Microsoft
9 43 (20.38%) HP UFT
10 41 (19.43%) ISEB
10 41 (19.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 36 (17.06%) Selenium
12 35 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (16.59%) Security Cleared
12 35 (16.59%) Windows
13 33 (15.64%) Change Management
14 32 (15.17%) Oracle
14 32 (15.17%) Defect Management
15 31 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
15 31 (14.69%) Microsoft Certification
15 31 (14.69%) Active Directory
16 30 (14.22%) Windows XP
16 30 (14.22%) VMware
16 30 (14.22%) Windows 7
17 29 (13.74%) Windows Server 2008
17 29 (13.74%) MCITP
17 29 (13.74%) Windows Server 2003
18 28 (13.27%) WinRunner
19 27 (12.80%) TestDirector

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 9 (4.27%) JBoss
2 5 (2.37%) SAS
3 2 (0.95%) IIS
3 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.47%) CMS
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.90%) MS Office
3 3 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.47%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.47%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.95%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.64%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.27%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.42%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.95%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) MS Access
7 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.47%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 43 (20.38%) HP UFT
2 36 (17.06%) Selenium
3 28 (13.27%) WinRunner
4 27 (12.80%) TestDirector
5 22 (10.43%) JIRA
6 14 (6.64%) SoapUI
7 11 (5.21%) WebDriver
8 9 (4.27%) Firebug
8 9 (4.27%) LoadRunner
9 7 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (2.84%) FitNesse
11 5 (2.37%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.42%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.42%) JMeter
13 2 (0.95%) Robot Framework
14 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
14 1 (0.47%) LoadUI
14 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
14 1 (0.47%) YouTrack
14 1 (0.47%) Zephyr
General
1 78 (36.97%) Finance
2 55 (26.07%) Banking
3 23 (10.90%) Retail
4 10 (4.74%) Retail Banking
5 8 (3.79%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.42%) Front Office
8 2 (0.95%) Billing
8 2 (0.95%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
9 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.16%) Web Services
2 11 (5.21%) .NET
2 11 (5.21%) HTML
3 9 (4.27%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.27%) Java EE
4 2 (0.95%) DHTML
4 2 (0.95%) DOM
4 2 (0.95%) Gherkin
4 2 (0.95%) XML
5 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.47%) JSP
5 1 (0.47%) SOAP
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (11.37%) PDA
3 23 (10.90%) Clustering
4 14 (6.64%) Credit Risk
5 6 (2.84%) SWIFT
6 4 (1.90%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.42%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.42%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.95%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.95%) IVR
8 2 (0.95%) VLE
9 1 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 35 (16.59%) Windows
2 30 (14.22%) Windows 7
2 30 (14.22%) Windows XP
3 29 (13.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (13.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (10.90%) AIX
5 16 (7.58%) Unix
6 14 (6.64%) Linux
7 3 (1.42%) Android
7 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (45.02%) Test Scripting
2 60 (28.44%) Test Automation
3 54 (25.59%) Software Testing
4 41 (19.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 35 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (15.64%) Change Management
7 32 (15.17%) Defect Management
8 21 (9.95%) Manual Testing
9 20 (9.48%) Functional Testing
10 19 (9.00%) Migration
11 17 (8.06%) ETL
12 16 (7.58%) Test Strategy
13 15 (7.11%) System Integration Testing
13 15 (7.11%) User Stories
14 14 (6.64%) Data Migration
14 14 (6.64%) Scrum
15 13 (6.16%) Asset Management
15 13 (6.16%) Non-Functional Testing
15 13 (6.16%) Security Testing
15 13 (6.16%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 88 (41.71%) SQL
2 15 (7.11%) Java
3 11 (5.21%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.84%) C#
4 6 (2.84%) VB
5 5 (2.37%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.37%) VBScript
6 4 (1.90%) Perl
6 4 (1.90%) Python
7 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (28.44%) ISTQB
2 41 (19.43%) ISEB
3 35 (16.59%) Security Cleared
4 31 (14.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (13.74%) MCITP
6 26 (12.32%) MCSA
6 26 (12.32%) MCSE
6 26 (12.32%) MCTS
7 25 (11.85%) SC Cleared
8 17 (8.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (6.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (2.84%) Degree
11 2 (0.95%) CCNA
12 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.32%) QA
2 4 (1.90%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.95%) FATCA
4 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (14.69%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.37%) Hyper-V
3 23 (10.90%) VMware ESX
4 12 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 69 (32.70%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (10.90%) McAfee ePO
2 23 (10.90%) Netcool
3 1 (0.47%) Control-M
Vendors
1 47 (22.27%) Microsoft
2 32 (15.17%) Oracle
3 30 (14.22%) VMware
4 25 (11.85%) Citrix
4 25 (11.85%) Veritas
5 24 (11.37%) HP
6 23 (10.90%) Intel Security
7 6 (2.84%) Ab Initio
8 4 (1.90%) Cisco
8 4 (1.90%) Genesys
8 4 (1.90%) IBM
8 4 (1.90%) Verint
9 3 (1.42%) Charles River
10 2 (0.95%) SAP
11 1 (0.47%) Fidessa
11 1 (0.47%) Twitter
11 1 (0.47%) Veeam
Stirlingshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago