The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 70 57 46
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 58 66 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.13% 2.80% 2.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 3.01% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 43 43
Average daily rate £300 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £247 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
- +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £145.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+222.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+450.00% -16.66%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2533 2196 2633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.99% 93.09% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1307 1083 1323
Average daily rate £372 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 55 105
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -29.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Test Analyst
UK

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 16 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -12 39 £300 -6.25% 7
Stirling -4 3 £275 -35.29%
Glasgow -6 2 - - 5
Aberdeen - - - -
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Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 34 (32.69%) Test Scripting
2 31 (29.81%) Java
3 29 (27.88%) SOA
4 23 (22.12%) Selenium
5 22 (21.15%) SQL
5 22 (21.15%) Finance
5 22 (21.15%) Software Testing
6 21 (20.19%) HP
7 20 (19.23%) ISEB
7 20 (19.23%) Performance Testing
8 18 (17.31%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (16.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (16.35%) JBoss
9 17 (16.35%) Banking
10 16 (15.38%) ISTQB
11 13 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (12.50%) Oracle
11 13 (12.50%) Java EE
12 12 (11.54%) UNIX
12 12 (11.54%) Migration
13 11 (10.58%) Microsoft
13 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
13 11 (10.58%) Drools
14 10 (9.62%) SC Cleared
14 10 (9.62%) WebSphere
14 10 (9.62%) User Stories
14 10 (9.62%) ETL
14 10 (9.62%) QuickTest Pro
14 10 (9.62%) Windows
14 10 (9.62%) Web Services

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 10 (9.62%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.85%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (0.96%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MS Project
1 2 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.77%) MultiFonds
2 2 (1.92%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.96%) Agresso
3 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) Pentaho
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.96%) OLAP
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.96%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 23 (22.12%) Selenium
2 10 (9.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 6 (5.77%) SoapUI
5 5 (4.81%) TestDirector
5 5 (4.81%) JIRA
6 2 (1.92%) WinRunner
6 2 (1.92%) JMeter
6 2 (1.92%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.96%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.96%) Toad
General
1 22 (21.15%) Finance
2 17 (16.35%) Banking
3 5 (4.81%) Retail
4 3 (2.88%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Front Office
5 1 (0.96%) Back Office
5 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.50%) Java EE
2 11 (10.58%) Drools
3 10 (9.62%) Web Services
4 6 (5.77%) SOAP
5 2 (1.92%) XML
5 2 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.92%) HTML
5 2 (1.92%) CSS
6 1 (0.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) GIS
2 4 (3.85%) PDA
3 2 (1.92%) Clustering
3 2 (1.92%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.96%) EPoS
4 1 (0.96%) Derivative
4 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.96%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.96%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.54%) UNIX
2 10 (9.62%) Windows
3 6 (5.77%) Windows XP
3 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.81%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.92%) AIX
6 1 (0.96%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (32.69%) Test Scripting
2 29 (27.88%) SOA
3 22 (21.15%) Software Testing
4 20 (19.23%) Performance Testing
5 17 (16.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (11.54%) Migration
8 10 (9.62%) ETL
8 10 (9.62%) User Stories
9 9 (8.65%) Test Strategy
9 9 (8.65%) Scrum
9 9 (8.65%) Test Automation
10 8 (7.69%) Fund Accounting
10 8 (7.69%) Investment Management
10 8 (7.69%) Asset Management
11 6 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (5.77%) Data Migration
12 5 (4.81%) Integration Testing
12 5 (4.81%) Change Management
12 5 (4.81%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (29.81%) Java
2 22 (21.15%) SQL
3 7 (6.73%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.85%) C#
5 2 (1.92%) Perl
5 2 (1.92%) VBScript
5 2 (1.92%) VB
5 2 (1.92%) Python
5 2 (1.92%) Ruby
6 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (19.23%) ISEB
2 16 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
4 10 (9.62%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.85%) Degree
6 2 (1.92%) MCSE
6 2 (1.92%) MCSA
6 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.92%) MCTS
6 2 (1.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.92%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.92%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (17.31%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.92%) Netcool
2 2 (1.92%) Control-M
3 1 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 21 (20.19%) HP
2 17 (16.35%) JBoss
3 13 (12.50%) Oracle
4 11 (10.58%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.81%) VMware
6 3 (2.88%) IBM
7 2 (1.92%) Citrix
7 2 (1.92%) Veritas
7 2 (1.92%) McAfee
8 1 (0.96%) Business Objects
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