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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 56 39 74
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 83 129 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.28% 4.04% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.49% 4.25% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 90 34
Median daily rate £305 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £362 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.30% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.43 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £23.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+43.47% -25.27%
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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
2381 3036 2589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.19% 95.11% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1534 1367
Median daily rate £350 £352 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% -3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 72 62
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.13 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -28 43 £315 +8.62% 2
Glasgow -10 19 £265 -6.19% 4
Renfrewshire - 7 £260 -
Stirling +7 6 £350 -
West Lothian +8 4 £305 -
Fife +5 1 - -
Dundee -1 1 £235 -
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Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 83 (43.68%) SQL
2 72 (37.89%) Test Scripting
3 56 (29.47%) HP Quality Center
4 55 (28.95%) Finance
5 54 (28.42%) ISTQB
6 52 (27.37%) Banking
7 46 (24.21%) Software Testing
8 45 (23.68%) Microsoft
9 42 (22.11%) Test Automation
10 40 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 38 (20.00%) ISEB
12 36 (18.95%) HP
12 36 (18.95%) Security Cleared
13 35 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
14 33 (17.37%) Windows
15 31 (16.32%) HP UFT
15 31 (16.32%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (15.26%) Active Directory
17 28 (14.74%) Change Management
17 28 (14.74%) SC Cleared
18 27 (14.21%) Windows XP
19 26 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
19 26 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
20 25 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
21 24 (12.63%) Oracle
21 24 (12.63%) Hyper-V
22 23 (12.11%) Windows 7
22 23 (12.11%) Functional Testing
22 23 (12.11%) Selenium
22 23 (12.11%) 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 (5.79%) SAS
2 5 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.53%) CICS
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
4 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (5.79%) MS Excel
1 11 (5.79%) MS Office
2 3 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.58%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.53%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.53%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.58%) SAN
3 2 (1.05%) Internet
4 1 (0.53%) DHCP
4 1 (0.53%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.68%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (3.68%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.58%) Base SAS
4 3 (1.58%) GIS
4 3 (1.58%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (1.05%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.53%) BODI
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (16.32%) HP UFT
2 23 (12.11%) Selenium
3 21 (11.05%) JIRA
4 18 (9.47%) TestDirector
4 18 (9.47%) WinRunner
5 13 (6.84%) LoadRunner
6 9 (4.74%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.16%) FitNesse
7 6 (3.16%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.63%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.11%) JMeter
9 4 (2.11%) StarTeam
10 3 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.53%) LoadUI
11 1 (0.53%) TestRail
11 1 (0.53%) Zephyr
General
1 55 (28.95%) Finance
2 52 (27.37%) Banking
3 18 (9.47%) Retail
4 9 (4.74%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.05%) Front Office
6 2 (1.05%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.42%) .NET
2 13 (6.84%) HTML
3 12 (6.32%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.16%) XML
5 5 (2.63%) Web Services
6 4 (2.11%) XML Messaging
7 2 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.53%) DHTML
8 1 (0.53%) DOM
8 1 (0.53%) JSP
8 1 (0.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.32%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.00%) Clustering
3 15 (7.89%) PDA
4 11 (5.79%) Credit Risk
5 6 (3.16%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.11%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.05%) IVR
7 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.53%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.37%) Windows
2 27 (14.21%) Windows XP
3 26 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (12.11%) Windows 7
5 19 (10.00%) AIX
6 18 (9.47%) Linux
7 12 (6.32%) Unix
8 9 (4.74%) Windows 10
9 7 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.11%) Windows Server
11 2 (1.05%) Android
11 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (37.89%) Test Scripting
2 46 (24.21%) Software Testing
3 42 (22.11%) Test Automation
4 40 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 35 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (14.74%) Change Management
7 23 (12.11%) Functional Testing
8 22 (11.58%) Manual Testing
9 20 (10.53%) Defect Management
10 18 (9.47%) Smoke Testing
11 17 (8.95%) BDD
11 17 (8.95%) Test Planning
12 15 (7.89%) ETL
12 15 (7.89%) Non-Functional Testing
13 14 (7.37%) Migration
13 14 (7.37%) System Integration Testing
13 14 (7.37%) User Stories
14 12 (6.32%) Test Strategy
15 11 (5.79%) Data Migration
15 11 (5.79%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (43.68%) SQL
2 12 (6.32%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.79%) Java
4 8 (4.21%) Python
5 6 (3.16%) C#
5 6 (3.16%) VB
6 4 (2.11%) VBScript
7 3 (1.58%) Perl
7 3 (1.58%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.53%) JCL
8 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (28.42%) ISTQB
2 38 (20.00%) ISEB
3 36 (18.95%) Security Cleared
4 28 (14.74%) SC Cleared
5 25 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (11.58%) MCITP
6 22 (11.58%) MCSA
6 22 (11.58%) MCSE
7 21 (11.05%) MCTS
8 17 (8.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (5.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (2.63%) Degree
11 4 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.05%) CCNA
13 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.32%) QA
2 3 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.58%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (15.26%) Active Directory
2 24 (12.63%) Hyper-V
3 15 (7.89%) VMware ESX
4 9 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.53%) XenApp
5 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 56 (29.47%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 19 (10.00%) Netcool
3 2 (1.05%) Control-M
Vendors
1 45 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 36 (18.95%) HP
3 24 (12.63%) Oracle
4 23 (12.11%) Citrix
5 21 (11.05%) Veritas
6 19 (10.00%) Intel Security
6 19 (10.00%) VMware
7 4 (2.11%) Genesys
7 4 (2.11%) IBM
7 4 (2.11%) Verint
8 3 (1.58%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.05%) Charles River
9 2 (1.05%) Cisco
9 2 (1.05%) TSYS
10 1 (0.53%) Fidessa
10 1 (0.53%) IronPort
10 1 (0.53%) SAP
10 1 (0.53%) Symantec
10 1 (0.53%) Telerik
10 1 (0.53%) Twitter
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