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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 54 35 75
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 110 133 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.73% 4.41% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.03% 4.63% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 97 37
Median daily rate £310 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £360 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.43 £33.50 £110.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.94% -69.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+0.90% -4.59%
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
2732 2875 2542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.67% 95.42% 93.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 1466 1399
Median daily rate £362 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 84 69
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -17 52 £310 +6.89% 3
Glasgow -1 31 £335 +21.81% 6
Stirling - 12 £350 -
Renfrewshire - 7 £265 -
West Lothian +12 4 £305 -2.00% 1
Fife +9 1 - -
Dundee -1 1 £225 - 1
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 91 (46.91%) SQL
2 79 (40.72%) Test Scripting
3 61 (31.44%) HP Quality Center
3 61 (31.44%) Finance
4 53 (27.32%) Banking
5 52 (26.80%) Software Testing
6 51 (26.29%) ISTQB
7 49 (25.26%) Test Automation
8 44 (22.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 42 (21.65%) Microsoft
10 37 (19.07%) ISEB
11 35 (18.04%) HP UFT
12 34 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (17.01%) Windows
14 32 (16.49%) HP
14 32 (16.49%) Security Cleared
15 30 (15.46%) Oracle
15 30 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (14.95%) Active Directory
16 29 (14.95%) Change Management
17 28 (14.43%) Windows XP
17 28 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (14.43%) Defect Management
18 27 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
18 27 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
19 26 (13.40%) Selenium
20 25 (12.89%) MCITP
20 25 (12.89%) Hyper-V
20 25 (12.89%) Windows 7
20 25 (12.89%) Citrix

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 11 (5.67%) SAS
2 3 (1.55%) JBoss
2 3 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.52%) CMS
4 1 (0.52%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.12%) MS Office
3 3 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.52%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.06%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.55%) SAN
3 1 (0.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.67%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.61%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.55%) Base SAS
5 3 (1.55%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (1.03%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.52%) MySQL
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (18.04%) HP UFT
2 26 (13.40%) Selenium
3 23 (11.86%) WinRunner
4 22 (11.34%) TestDirector
5 21 (10.82%) JIRA
6 13 (6.70%) LoadRunner
7 9 (4.64%) WebDriver
8 8 (4.12%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.09%) FitNesse
9 6 (3.09%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.06%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.55%) Firebug
11 3 (1.55%) JMeter
11 3 (1.55%) StarTeam
11 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.52%) LoadUI
12 1 (0.52%) Robot Framework
12 1 (0.52%) TestRail
12 1 (0.52%) Zephyr
General
1 61 (31.44%) Finance
2 53 (27.32%) Banking
3 18 (9.28%) Retail
4 7 (3.61%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.09%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.55%) Front Office
7 2 (1.03%) Law
8 1 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.19%) .NET
2 9 (4.64%) HTML
3 8 (4.12%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.12%) Web Services
4 5 (2.58%) XML
5 3 (1.55%) Java EE
5 3 (1.55%) XML Messaging
6 2 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.52%) DHTML
7 1 (0.52%) DOM
7 1 (0.52%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.52%) JSP
7 1 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (11.34%) Clustering
3 19 (9.79%) PDA
4 11 (5.67%) Credit Risk
5 7 (3.61%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.55%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.03%) IVR
8 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.52%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.01%) Windows
2 28 (14.43%) Windows XP
3 27 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (12.89%) Windows 7
5 22 (11.34%) AIX
6 13 (6.70%) Linux
6 13 (6.70%) Unix
7 6 (3.09%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.55%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.52%) Android
10 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (40.72%) Test Scripting
2 52 (26.80%) Software Testing
3 49 (25.26%) Test Automation
4 44 (22.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 34 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (14.95%) Change Management
7 28 (14.43%) Defect Management
8 22 (11.34%) Manual Testing
9 20 (10.31%) Functional Testing
10 17 (8.76%) Test Planning
11 16 (8.25%) ETL
12 15 (7.73%) Migration
13 14 (7.22%) Asset Management
13 14 (7.22%) System Integration Testing
13 14 (7.22%) User Stories
14 13 (6.70%) Data Migration
14 13 (6.70%) Non-Functional Testing
15 12 (6.19%) BDD
15 12 (6.19%) Performance Testing
15 12 (6.19%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 91 (46.91%) SQL
2 10 (5.15%) Java
3 8 (4.12%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.58%) C#
4 5 (2.58%) Python
5 4 (2.06%) Perl
5 4 (2.06%) VB
5 4 (2.06%) VBScript
6 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (26.29%) ISTQB
2 37 (19.07%) ISEB
3 32 (16.49%) Security Cleared
4 28 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (12.89%) MCITP
5 25 (12.89%) MCSA
5 25 (12.89%) MCSE
6 24 (12.37%) MCTS
7 22 (11.34%) SC Cleared
8 11 (5.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (3.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (3.09%) Degree
11 4 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.03%) CCNA
13 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.67%) QA
2 4 (2.06%) Solvency II
3 3 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (14.95%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.89%) Hyper-V
3 19 (9.79%) VMware ESX
4 10 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 61 (31.44%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (11.34%) McAfee ePO
2 22 (11.34%) Netcool
3 2 (1.03%) Control-M
Vendors
1 42 (21.65%) Microsoft
2 32 (16.49%) HP
3 30 (15.46%) Oracle
4 25 (12.89%) Citrix
5 24 (12.37%) Veritas
6 22 (11.34%) Intel Security
6 22 (11.34%) VMware
7 4 (2.06%) Genesys
7 4 (2.06%) IBM
7 4 (2.06%) Verint
8 3 (1.55%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.55%) Charles River
9 2 (1.03%) Cisco
9 2 (1.03%) TSYS
10 1 (0.52%) Fidessa
10 1 (0.52%) SAP
10 1 (0.52%) Telerik
10 1 (0.52%) Twitter
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