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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
UK / Scotland
Rank 66 43 56
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 36 98 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.16% 3.85% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 4.11% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 74 43
Median daily rate £300 £300 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £263 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £400 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -18.33%

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
1597 2384 2531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.74% 93.56% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 1270 1376
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 33 51
Median hourly rate £17.32 £19.02 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.93% +8.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -12 19 £350 +25.00% 2
Glasgow -2 12 £275 -1.78%
Renfrewshire +16 2 £273 -10.65%
West Lothian - 1 £228 - 1
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 41 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (39.58%) SQL
3 29 (30.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (27.08%) JIRA
5 24 (25.00%) BDD
6 22 (22.92%) ISTQB
6 22 (22.92%) Test Scripting
7 20 (20.83%) Test Automation
7 20 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 19 (19.79%) Functional Testing
9 18 (18.75%) Windows
10 16 (16.67%) Selenium
10 16 (16.67%) User Stories
11 15 (15.63%) Manual Testing
11 15 (15.63%) Java
11 15 (15.63%) ISEB
11 15 (15.63%) Software Testing
11 15 (15.63%) Finance
12 14 (14.58%) QA
12 14 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (13.54%) Linux
14 12 (12.50%) Python
14 12 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (12.50%) Windows 7
14 12 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
15 11 (11.46%) Office 365
15 11 (11.46%) Windows XP
15 11 (11.46%) Oracle

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 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.04%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.04%) CICS
3 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) MS Office
2 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.08%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.46%) Office 365
2 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) GIS
2 8 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.08%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.04%) BODI
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (27.08%) JIRA
2 16 (16.67%) Selenium
3 10 (10.42%) WebDriver
4 9 (9.38%) StarTeam
5 5 (5.21%) HP UFT
6 4 (4.17%) YouTrack
7 3 (3.13%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.04%) Appium
8 1 (1.04%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.04%) JMeter
8 1 (1.04%) SilkTest
8 1 (1.04%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (15.63%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Banking
3 3 (3.13%) Billing
3 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.08%) Law
4 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Publishing
5 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) XML
1 3 (3.13%) XML Messaging
2 1 (1.04%) .NET
2 1 (1.04%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.04%) CGI
2 1 (1.04%) HTML
2 1 (1.04%) Java EE
2 1 (1.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Clustering
2 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.04%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.04%) EPoS
4 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.04%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.75%) Windows
2 14 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (13.54%) Linux
3 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 11 (11.46%) Windows XP
6 9 (9.38%) AIX
6 9 (9.38%) Windows 10
7 8 (8.33%) Unix
8 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.04%) Android
9 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.21%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (25.00%) BDD
4 22 (22.92%) Test Scripting
5 20 (20.83%) Test Automation
6 19 (19.79%) Functional Testing
7 16 (16.67%) User Stories
8 15 (15.63%) Manual Testing
8 15 (15.63%) Software Testing
9 12 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 12 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (10.42%) Regression Testing
10 10 (10.42%) Scrum
11 9 (9.38%) Change Management
11 9 (9.38%) Performance Testing
11 9 (9.38%) Server Virtualisation
11 9 (9.38%) Smoke Testing
12 8 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (8.33%) System Testing
12 8 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (39.58%) SQL
2 15 (15.63%) Java
3 12 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (2.08%) C++
5 1 (1.04%) C#
5 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.04%) JCL
5 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (22.92%) ISTQB
2 15 (15.63%) ISEB
3 10 (10.42%) MCITP
3 10 (10.42%) MCSA
3 10 (10.42%) MCSE
3 10 (10.42%) MCTS
3 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (10.42%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.29%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.25%) Degree
5 6 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.04%) HND
7 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.58%) QA
2 8 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.08%) SLA
4 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 11 (11.46%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.08%) XenApp
3 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.04%) SRDF
4 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (9.38%) McAfee ePO
1 9 (9.38%) Netcool
2 1 (1.04%) Puppet
2 1 (1.04%) TADDM
2 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.46%) Oracle
3 10 (10.42%) Citrix
4 9 (9.38%) Intel Security
4 9 (9.38%) Veritas
5 8 (8.33%) HP
6 3 (3.13%) SAP
7 2 (2.08%) Teradata
8 1 (1.04%) EMC
8 1 (1.04%) ESRI
8 1 (1.04%) IBM
8 1 (1.04%) Northgate
8 1 (1.04%) Symantec
8 1 (1.04%) VMware