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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 49 53 61
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 91 76 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.57% 2.87% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.81% 3.00% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 46 41
Average daily rate £300 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
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
2389 2536 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.76% 95.88% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1413 1027
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 52 62
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 52 £280 -7.43% 3
Glasgow +7 14 £275 -21.42% 4
Renfrewshire +7 13 £315 -3.81%
Stirling - 4 £435 -
Fife - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
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UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 103 (44.40%) Finance
2 90 (38.79%) SQL
3 84 (36.21%) Test Scripting
4 68 (29.31%) ISTQB
5 66 (28.45%) Software Testing
6 62 (26.72%) HP Quality Center
7 57 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (24.14%) Test Automation
9 51 (21.98%) HP UFT
10 49 (21.12%) Microsoft
11 45 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
12 43 (18.53%) Banking
12 43 (18.53%) Selenium
13 41 (17.67%) Windows
14 37 (15.95%) Active Directory
14 37 (15.95%) Change Management
14 37 (15.95%) User Acceptance Testing
15 36 (15.52%) Windows 7
15 36 (15.52%) VMware
15 36 (15.52%) Windows XP
16 35 (15.09%) ISEB
16 35 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
16 35 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
17 34 (14.66%) MCITP
17 34 (14.66%) Microsoft Certification
18 33 (14.22%) WinRunner
19 32 (13.79%) TestDirector
19 32 (13.79%) MCSE
19 32 (13.79%) MCSA
19 32 (13.79%) MCTS

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (3.88%) JBoss
2 2 (0.86%) IIS
2 2 (0.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.29%) CODA-Financials
2 3 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.43%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.43%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.43%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.45%) SaaS
2 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (7.76%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.88%) Data Mart
4 8 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.86%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.86%) MySQL
7 1 (0.43%) BODI
7 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.43%) MS Access
7 1 (0.43%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 51 (21.98%) HP UFT
2 43 (18.53%) Selenium
3 33 (14.22%) WinRunner
4 32 (13.79%) TestDirector
5 18 (7.76%) JIRA
6 13 (5.60%) WebDriver
7 10 (4.31%) FitNesse
8 9 (3.88%) Firebug
8 9 (3.88%) SoapUI
9 8 (3.45%) JBehave
10 7 (3.02%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.16%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.29%) Toad
12 3 (1.29%) YouTrack
13 2 (0.86%) Robot Framework
14 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
14 1 (0.43%) JMeter
14 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
14 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 103 (44.40%) Finance
2 43 (18.53%) Banking
3 19 (8.19%) Retail
4 16 (6.90%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.02%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.72%) Front Office
8 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.86%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.86%) Legal
9 2 (0.86%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.74%) Web Services
2 10 (4.31%) .NET
3 9 (3.88%) Java EE
4 3 (1.29%) HTML
4 3 (1.29%) SOAP
4 3 (1.29%) XML
5 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.86%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.43%) DHTML
6 1 (0.43%) DOM
6 1 (0.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 45 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (12.50%) PDA
3 27 (11.64%) Clustering
4 9 (3.88%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.59%) Credit Risk
5 6 (2.59%) VLE
6 5 (2.16%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.72%) Derivative
8 2 (0.86%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.86%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (0.86%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.86%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.43%) Equities
9 1 (0.43%) FMCG
9 1 (0.43%) IVR
9 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.67%) Windows
2 36 (15.52%) Windows 7
2 36 (15.52%) Windows XP
3 35 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 35 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (11.64%) AIX
5 15 (6.47%) Unix
6 8 (3.45%) Linux
7 4 (1.72%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.29%) Android
8 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (36.21%) Test Scripting
2 66 (28.45%) Software Testing
3 57 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (24.14%) Test Automation
5 37 (15.95%) Change Management
5 37 (15.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 28 (12.07%) Defect Management
8 25 (10.78%) Manual Testing
8 25 (10.78%) Non-Functional Testing
9 23 (9.91%) Scrum
10 20 (8.62%) SOA
11 18 (7.76%) Asset Management
11 18 (7.76%) Test Strategy
12 16 (6.90%) SDLC
12 16 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (6.90%) Test Management
13 15 (6.47%) ETL
14 14 (6.03%) Migration
14 14 (6.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (38.79%) SQL
2 16 (6.90%) Java
3 5 (2.16%) C#
4 4 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.86%) C++
5 2 (0.86%) Perl
5 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.86%) Python
5 2 (0.86%) VB
6 1 (0.43%) JCL
6 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.43%) VBA
6 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (29.31%) ISTQB
2 35 (15.09%) ISEB
3 34 (14.66%) MCITP
3 34 (14.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (13.79%) MCSA
4 32 (13.79%) MCSE
4 32 (13.79%) MCTS
5 30 (12.93%) Security Cleared
6 20 (8.62%) SC Cleared
7 15 (6.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (3.45%) Degree
9 6 (2.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.33%) QA
2 4 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.86%) FATCA
4 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 37 (15.95%) Active Directory
2 27 (11.64%) Hyper-V
2 27 (11.64%) VMware ESX
3 11 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 62 (26.72%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (11.64%) McAfee ePO
2 27 (11.64%) Netcool
Vendors
1 49 (21.12%) Microsoft
2 36 (15.52%) VMware
3 27 (11.64%) Citrix
3 27 (11.64%) McAfee
3 27 (11.64%) Veritas
4 22 (9.48%) Oracle
5 15 (6.47%) HP
6 8 (3.45%) CA
6 8 (3.45%) MuleSoft
6 8 (3.45%) Remedy
6 8 (3.45%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.72%) Ab Initio
7 4 (1.72%) Informatica
7 4 (1.72%) Teradata
7 4 (1.72%) Verint
8 3 (1.29%) CODA
8 3 (1.29%) Genesys
8 3 (1.29%) Sage
8 3 (1.29%) Sun
9 2 (0.86%) Cisco
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