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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 58 31 85
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +54
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 72 150 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.27% 4.65% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.47% 4.89% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 95 27
Median daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £356 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.47% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £32.03
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -21.94%
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
2075 3067 2593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.28% 95.07% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1250 1587 1396
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 60 66
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -13 35 £324 +7.91% 1
Glasgow -22 14 £270 -12.19% 8
Renfrewshire -20 11 £268 -13.70%
West Lothian +11 6 £310 +10.71%
Fife +5 4 - -
Stirling 0 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £235 -
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Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 73 (41.48%) SQL
2 55 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 51 (28.98%) ISTQB
4 46 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (25.00%) Finance
6 39 (22.16%) Software Testing
6 39 (22.16%) HP Quality Center
7 38 (21.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 37 (21.02%) Microsoft
8 37 (21.02%) ISEB
9 36 (20.45%) HP
9 36 (20.45%) Banking
10 31 (17.61%) Test Automation
11 28 (15.91%) JIRA
11 28 (15.91%) Windows
12 27 (15.34%) BDD
12 27 (15.34%) Functional Testing
13 26 (14.77%) Security Cleared
13 26 (14.77%) Oracle
14 24 (13.64%) Active Directory
15 21 (11.93%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (11.93%) Windows XP
15 21 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (11.93%) User Stories
15 21 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (11.93%) Defect Management
16 20 (11.36%) Manual Testing
16 20 (11.36%) Change Management
17 19 (10.80%) HP UFT
17 19 (10.80%) SC Cleared

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 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.55%) SAS
3 2 (1.14%) CICS
3 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.14%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.57%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (8.52%) MS Office
2 8 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.14%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.57%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.57%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.57%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.25%) Office 365
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.70%) Internet
1 3 (1.70%) SAN
1 3 (1.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.57%) DHCP
2 1 (0.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.82%) Oracle Database
2 11 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.11%) GIS
4 6 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.70%) Base SAS
6 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (1.14%) BODI
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (15.91%) JIRA
2 19 (10.80%) HP UFT
3 17 (9.66%) Selenium
4 9 (5.11%) WebDriver
5 8 (4.55%) LoadRunner
5 8 (4.55%) StarTeam
6 6 (3.41%) FitNesse
6 6 (3.41%) TestDirector
6 6 (3.41%) WinRunner
7 5 (2.84%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.27%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.70%) JMeter
10 2 (1.14%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.14%) YouTrack
11 1 (0.57%) SilkTest
11 1 (0.57%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (25.00%) Finance
2 36 (20.45%) Banking
3 13 (7.39%) Retail
4 9 (5.11%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.98%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.84%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.70%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Billing
8 1 (0.57%) Front Office
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.95%) .NET
2 10 (5.68%) ASP.NET
2 10 (5.68%) HTML
3 9 (5.11%) XML
4 7 (3.98%) XML Messaging
5 2 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.57%) JSP
6 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.39%) Clustering
3 8 (4.55%) Credit Risk
4 5 (2.84%) PDA
5 4 (2.27%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.70%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.14%) IVR
7 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.57%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.57%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.57%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.57%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.57%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.91%) Windows
2 21 (11.93%) Windows Server 2003
2 21 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (11.93%) Windows XP
3 18 (10.23%) Linux
4 17 (9.66%) Unix
4 17 (9.66%) Windows 7
5 15 (8.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (7.95%) Windows 10
7 13 (7.39%) AIX
8 6 (3.41%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.14%) Android
9 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (31.25%) Test Scripting
2 46 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (22.16%) Software Testing
4 38 (21.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 31 (17.61%) Test Automation
6 27 (15.34%) BDD
6 27 (15.34%) Functional Testing
7 21 (11.93%) Defect Management
7 21 (11.93%) User Stories
8 20 (11.36%) Change Management
8 20 (11.36%) Manual Testing
9 17 (9.66%) Non-Functional Testing
10 14 (7.95%) CRM
10 14 (7.95%) Regression Testing
11 13 (7.39%) Server Virtualisation
11 13 (7.39%) Smoke Testing
11 13 (7.39%) Test Planning
12 12 (6.82%) Automated Testing
12 12 (6.82%) Exploratory Testing
13 11 (6.25%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (41.48%) SQL
2 16 (9.09%) Java
3 14 (7.95%) Python
4 10 (5.68%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.84%) C#
5 5 (2.84%) VB
6 2 (1.14%) C++
6 2 (1.14%) JCL
6 2 (1.14%) Perl
7 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (28.98%) ISTQB
2 37 (21.02%) ISEB
3 26 (14.77%) Security Cleared
4 19 (10.80%) SC Cleared
5 18 (10.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (9.09%) MCSA
7 16 (9.09%) MCSE
8 15 (8.52%) MCITP
8 15 (8.52%) MCTS
9 8 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 7 (3.98%) Degree
11 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.57%) CCNA
12 1 (0.57%) HND
12 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.52%) QA
2 6 (3.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.14%) SLA
3 2 (1.14%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 24 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.23%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.84%) VMware ESX
3 5 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.14%) XenApp
4 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.57%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 39 (22.16%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (7.39%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (7.39%) Netcool
3 2 (1.14%) Control-M
4 1 (0.57%) TADDM
4 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 37 (21.02%) Microsoft
2 36 (20.45%) HP
3 26 (14.77%) Oracle
4 17 (9.66%) Citrix
5 14 (7.95%) Veritas
6 13 (7.39%) Intel Security
7 8 (4.55%) VMware
8 4 (2.27%) Genesys
8 4 (2.27%) IBM
8 4 (2.27%) Verint
9 2 (1.14%) Symantec
9 2 (1.14%) TSYS
10 1 (0.57%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.57%) Charles River
10 1 (0.57%) Cisco
10 1 (0.57%) EMC
10 1 (0.57%) ESRI
10 1 (0.57%) Fidessa
10 1 (0.57%) SAP
10 1 (0.57%) Telerik
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