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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 38 72 51
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 131 58 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.11% 2.10% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.42% 2.28% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 31 43
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£293 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £31.56 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-27.11% +174.39%
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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
2964 2547 2318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.92% 92.28% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1503 1334 1128
Average daily rate £351 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.03% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 58 79
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.62 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
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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 +25 81 £300 +2.12% 7
Glasgow +25 38 £283 -5.83% 3
Dundee - 4 - -
West Lothian -10 2 £305 -18.66% 1
Stirling - 2 - -
Fife - 2 £275 -
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Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 107 (40.53%) Finance
2 95 (35.98%) Test Scripting
3 87 (32.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 86 (32.58%) Banking
5 76 (28.79%) SQL
6 70 (26.52%) HP Quality Center
7 64 (24.24%) ISEB
8 53 (20.08%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (17.42%) Retail
10 41 (15.53%) Data Warehouse
11 33 (12.50%) ISTQB
12 29 (10.98%) Retail Banking
13 28 (10.61%) Software Testing
14 25 (9.47%) UNIX
15 24 (9.09%) HP
16 23 (8.71%) MS Excel
16 23 (8.71%) Migration
17 21 (7.95%) ETL
18 20 (7.58%) Microsoft
18 20 (7.58%) Regression Testing
18 20 (7.58%) QA
19 19 (7.20%) Data Migration
20 18 (6.82%) Analytics
20 18 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
21 17 (6.44%) Scrum
21 17 (6.44%) Oracle
22 15 (5.68%) Functional Testing
22 15 (5.68%) Selenium
22 15 (5.68%) System Integration Testing
23 14 (5.30%) HP UFT

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 13 (4.92%) CMS
2 12 (4.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 10 (3.79%) SAS
4 3 (1.14%) CICS
4 3 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.38%) JBoss
5 1 (0.38%) Apache
5 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (8.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.14%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.76%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.76%) Front Arena
3 2 (0.76%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.76%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.76%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.79%) FTP
2 1 (0.38%) HTTP
2 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.38%) Internet
2 1 (0.38%) Wireless
2 1 (0.38%) ATM
2 1 (0.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.53%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.65%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (2.27%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.14%) BODI
5 3 (1.14%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.38%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.38%) DTS
6 1 (0.38%) Redis
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (5.68%) Selenium
2 14 (5.30%) HP UFT
3 6 (2.27%) TestDirector
3 6 (2.27%) JIRA
4 5 (1.89%) Toad
5 4 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.52%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.52%) FitNesse
6 3 (1.14%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.14%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.14%) Bugzilla
6 3 (1.14%) Maven
6 3 (1.14%) Ant
7 2 (0.76%) WinRunner
7 2 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.38%) JMeter
8 1 (0.38%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
General
1 107 (40.53%) Finance
2 86 (32.58%) Banking
3 46 (17.42%) Retail
4 29 (10.98%) Retail Banking
5 8 (3.03%) General Ledger
6 5 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.89%) Marketing
7 4 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.14%) Front Office
8 3 (1.14%) Back Office
9 2 (0.76%) Legal
9 2 (0.76%) Advertising
9 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.89%) SOAP
1 5 (1.89%) Web Services
1 5 (1.89%) XML
2 4 (1.52%) .NET
3 3 (1.14%) XML Schema
3 3 (1.14%) JSON
3 3 (1.14%) RESTful
4 2 (0.76%) Gherkin
4 2 (0.76%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.76%) Apache Camel
4 2 (0.76%) JAXB
4 2 (0.76%) Java EE
4 2 (0.76%) DOM
5 1 (0.38%) HTML
5 1 (0.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.92%) W3C
3 11 (4.17%) Credit Risk
3 11 (4.17%) Data Integration
4 6 (2.27%) Online Banking
5 5 (1.89%) Derivative
6 3 (1.14%) PDA
6 3 (1.14%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.76%) Clustering
7 2 (0.76%) NHS
7 2 (0.76%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.76%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.76%) Swaptions
7 2 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.38%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.38%) Statistics
8 1 (0.38%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.47%) UNIX
2 13 (4.92%) Windows
3 6 (2.27%) Linux
4 5 (1.89%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.14%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.14%) Android
5 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.76%) AIX
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (35.98%) Test Scripting
2 87 (32.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 53 (20.08%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (10.61%) Software Testing
5 23 (8.71%) Migration
6 21 (7.95%) ETL
7 20 (7.58%) Regression Testing
8 19 (7.20%) Data Migration
9 18 (6.82%) Analytics
10 17 (6.44%) Scrum
11 15 (5.68%) Functional Testing
11 15 (5.68%) System Integration Testing
12 13 (4.92%) Test Planning
12 13 (4.92%) Integration Testing
12 13 (4.92%) Content Management
13 12 (4.55%) Test Strategy
13 12 (4.55%) Test Automation
14 11 (4.17%) Enterprise Content Management
14 11 (4.17%) Performance Testing
15 10 (3.79%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 76 (28.79%) SQL
2 10 (3.79%) Java
3 3 (1.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.14%) VBA
3 3 (1.14%) JCL
3 3 (1.14%) XPath
4 2 (0.76%) C++
5 1 (0.38%) C#
5 1 (0.38%) Python
5 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 64 (24.24%) ISEB
2 33 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 12 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.89%) Degree
6 4 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.76%) MCTS
7 2 (0.76%) MCITP
7 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.76%) MCSE
7 2 (0.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.58%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) DICOM
2 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.38%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.76%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.38%) XenApp
3 1 (0.38%) zsh
Systems Management
1 70 (26.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.38%) Puppet
2 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.38%) Netcool
2 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (9.09%) HP
2 20 (7.58%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.44%) Oracle
4 12 (4.55%) Teradata
5 11 (4.17%) Informatica
6 10 (3.79%) Adobe
7 7 (2.65%) VMware
8 5 (1.89%) Verint
8 5 (1.89%) SAP
9 4 (1.52%) Citrix
9 4 (1.52%) Pega
10 3 (1.14%) Genesys
10 3 (1.14%) Sybase
11 2 (0.76%) Cognos
11 2 (0.76%) Veeam
11 2 (0.76%) Netezza
11 2 (0.76%) Veritas
11 2 (0.76%) McAfee
11 2 (0.76%) Charles River
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