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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 55 58 76
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 72 56 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.71% 2.44% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 2.63% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 44 19
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£313 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £210 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £405 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-4.92% -23.96%
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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
2500 2131 1905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.27% 92.81% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1360 1048 1005
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 63 54
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.72 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.54% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 -5 51 £300 - 4
Glasgow +4 13 £363 +22.46% 2
Stirling - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £325 - 2
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 58 (48.74%) Finance
2 38 (31.93%) SQL
3 36 (30.25%) Test Scripting
4 33 (27.73%) HP Quality Center
5 32 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (21.85%) Banking
7 24 (20.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (15.97%) Software Testing
9 18 (15.13%) ISTQB
10 16 (13.45%) Oracle
10 16 (13.45%) HP
10 16 (13.45%) ISEB
11 15 (12.61%) Java
12 14 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
12 14 (11.76%) Test Automation
13 13 (10.92%) Migration
14 11 (9.24%) HTML
14 11 (9.24%) Linux
14 11 (9.24%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (9.24%) Data Migration
14 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (8.40%) Test Strategy
15 10 (8.40%) Test Management
15 10 (8.40%) Web Services
16 9 (7.56%) JMeter
16 9 (7.56%) UNIX
16 9 (7.56%) Windows
16 9 (7.56%) Microsoft
16 9 (7.56%) Selenium
17 8 (6.72%) Manual Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2 (1.68%) Confluence
1 2 (1.68%) WebSphere
1 2 (1.68%) JBoss
2 1 (0.84%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.84%) MS Office
2 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.84%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.84%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.68%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.68%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.68%) SSL
3 1 (0.84%) FTP
3 1 (0.84%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.24%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.84%) OLAP
4 1 (0.84%) DataStage
4 1 (0.84%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.84%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (0.84%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (7.56%) JMeter
2 9 (7.56%) Selenium
3 7 (5.88%) VisualVM
3 7 (5.88%) JProfiler
3 7 (5.88%) JIRA
4 6 (5.04%) WinRunner
5 5 (4.20%) TestDirector
5 5 (4.20%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.36%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.36%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.52%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.68%) Maven
8 2 (1.68%) JUnit
9 1 (0.84%) Toad
9 1 (0.84%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.84%) VectorCAST
General
1 58 (48.74%) Finance
2 26 (21.85%) Banking
3 8 (6.72%) Retail
4 5 (4.20%) Retail Banking
4 5 (4.20%) Back Office
5 3 (2.52%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.24%) HTML
2 10 (8.40%) Web Services
3 4 (3.36%) .NET
4 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.52%) JSP
5 2 (1.68%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.84%) XML
6 1 (0.84%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.20%) PDA
3 4 (3.36%) Clustering
4 3 (2.52%) AS400
4 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.52%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.68%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.68%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.68%) Statistics
6 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.84%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.24%) Linux
2 9 (7.56%) UNIX
2 9 (7.56%) Windows
3 7 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (5.88%) Windows XP
3 7 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.20%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.36%) AIX
6 2 (1.68%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.25%) Test Scripting
2 32 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (20.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (15.97%) Software Testing
5 14 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 13 (10.92%) Migration
7 11 (9.24%) Data Migration
8 10 (8.40%) Test Strategy
8 10 (8.40%) Test Management
9 8 (6.72%) Manual Testing
9 8 (6.72%) User Stories
9 8 (6.72%) Automated Testing
10 6 (5.04%) Performance Engineering
10 6 (5.04%) ETL
10 6 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.20%) Workflow
11 5 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (4.20%) Change Management
11 5 (4.20%) Automation Testing
11 5 (4.20%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (31.93%) SQL
2 15 (12.61%) Java
3 4 (3.36%) C
4 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.68%) Python
5 2 (1.68%) VB
6 1 (0.84%) VBA
6 1 (0.84%) VBScript
6 1 (0.84%) Perl
6 1 (0.84%) C#
6 1 (0.84%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (15.13%) ISTQB
2 16 (13.45%) ISEB
3 8 (6.72%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.04%) MCSE
5 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.36%) Degree
6 4 (3.36%) MCITP
6 4 (3.36%) MCTS
6 4 (3.36%) MCSA
7 3 (2.52%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.68%) CCNP
8 2 (1.68%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) DICOM
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) Hyper-V
1 4 (3.36%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.68%) Nmap
3 1 (0.84%) Firmware
3 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (27.73%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.36%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.52%) Netcool
4 2 (1.68%) Nessus
4 2 (1.68%) Control-M
Vendors
1 16 (13.45%) Oracle
1 16 (13.45%) HP
2 9 (7.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.20%) Citrix
3 5 (4.20%) VMware
4 4 (3.36%) McAfee
4 4 (3.36%) Veritas
5 3 (2.52%) Siebel
6 2 (1.68%) Informatica
6 2 (1.68%) IBM
7 1 (0.84%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.84%) Cognos
7 1 (0.84%) Netezza
7 1 (0.84%) Teradata
7 1 (0.84%) ClickSoftware Technologies
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Livingston
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago