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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 33 84 55
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 135 39 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.56% 1.52% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.90% 1.65% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 32 45
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £379 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £33.50 £110.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.54% +144.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +39.00%
Test Analyst
UK

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
2754 2363 2271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.07% 92.02% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1435 1327 1104
Average daily rate £363 £365 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 71 56
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +35 86 £290 +5.45% 15
Glasgow +19 29 £278 -7.50% 4
West Lothian +2 6 £300 -0.16% 1
Perth and Kinross - 3 £360 -
Dundee -3 2 - - 3
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 81 (34.76%) Finance
1 81 (34.76%) Test Scripting
2 76 (32.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 69 (29.61%) Banking
4 65 (27.90%) SQL
5 61 (26.18%) HP Quality Center
6 59 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (23.61%) ISEB
8 37 (15.88%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (15.02%) Retail
9 35 (15.02%) ISTQB
10 25 (10.73%) Software Testing
11 24 (10.30%) Microsoft
11 24 (10.30%) UNIX
12 23 (9.87%) MS Excel
12 23 (9.87%) Retail Banking
13 21 (9.01%) QA
14 20 (8.58%) Oracle
14 20 (8.58%) Migration
15 18 (7.73%) Scrum
16 16 (6.87%) ETL
16 16 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (6.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (6.44%) Analytics
17 15 (6.44%) Test Automation
17 15 (6.44%) Data Migration
18 14 (6.01%) HP
18 14 (6.01%) Windows
19 13 (5.58%) Content Management
20 12 (5.15%) Regression Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 11 (4.72%) CMS
2 9 (3.86%) SAS
2 9 (3.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (0.86%) CICS
3 2 (0.86%) JBoss
4 1 (0.43%) Apache
4 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.86%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.43%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.29%) FTP
2 4 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.86%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.86%) SSL
3 2 (0.86%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.43%) SAN
4 1 (0.43%) Internet
4 1 (0.43%) Wireless
4 1 (0.43%) HTTP
4 1 (0.43%) ATM
4 1 (0.43%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.88%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.86%) BODI
5 1 (0.43%) Redis
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.43%) DTS
5 1 (0.43%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 12 (5.15%) Selenium
2 11 (4.72%) JIRA
2 11 (4.72%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (3.43%) TestDirector
4 5 (2.15%) WinRunner
4 5 (2.15%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.72%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.72%) Bugzilla
5 4 (1.72%) Maven
6 3 (1.29%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.29%) Ant
6 3 (1.29%) Toad
6 3 (1.29%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.86%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.43%) JMeter
General
1 81 (34.76%) Finance
2 69 (29.61%) Banking
3 35 (15.02%) Retail
4 23 (9.87%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.58%) General Ledger
6 5 (2.15%) Back Office
7 3 (1.29%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.86%) Advertising
8 2 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.86%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Front Office
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.58%) Web Services
1 6 (2.58%) XML
2 5 (2.15%) .NET
3 4 (1.72%) HTML
4 3 (1.29%) JSON
4 3 (1.29%) RESTful
4 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.29%) JSP
4 3 (1.29%) SOAP
4 3 (1.29%) XML Schema
5 2 (0.86%) JAXB
5 2 (0.86%) Java EE
5 2 (0.86%) DOM
5 2 (0.86%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.86%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.29%) W3C
3 9 (3.86%) Credit Risk
4 6 (2.58%) Data Integration
4 6 (2.58%) PDA
5 5 (2.15%) Clustering
5 5 (2.15%) Data Extraction
6 3 (1.29%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.86%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.86%) NHS
7 2 (0.86%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.86%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.43%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.30%) UNIX
2 14 (6.01%) Windows
3 8 (3.43%) Linux
3 8 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (3.43%) Windows XP
3 8 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (2.58%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.15%) AIX
6 2 (0.86%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (34.76%) Test Scripting
2 76 (32.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 59 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (10.73%) Software Testing
5 20 (8.58%) Migration
6 18 (7.73%) Scrum
7 16 (6.87%) ETL
8 15 (6.44%) Data Migration
8 15 (6.44%) Test Automation
8 15 (6.44%) Analytics
9 13 (5.58%) Content Management
10 12 (5.15%) Regression Testing
10 12 (5.15%) Integration Testing
11 11 (4.72%) User Stories
11 11 (4.72%) Enterprise Content Management
11 11 (4.72%) Test Strategy
12 10 (4.29%) Manual Testing
12 10 (4.29%) CRM
12 10 (4.29%) SOA
13 9 (3.86%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 65 (27.90%) SQL
2 10 (4.29%) Java
3 4 (1.72%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.29%) XPath
5 2 (0.86%) JCL
6 1 (0.43%) C++
6 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 55 (23.61%) ISEB
2 35 (15.02%) ISTQB
3 15 (6.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (4.29%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.00%) MCSE
6 6 (2.58%) Degree
6 6 (2.58%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.15%) MCTS
7 5 (2.15%) MCITP
7 5 (2.15%) MCSA
8 4 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.29%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.86%) CCNP
10 2 (0.86%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.01%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) DICOM
System Software
1 5 (2.15%) VMware ESX
1 5 (2.15%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.43%) zsh
2 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 61 (26.18%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.72%) Netcool
4 2 (0.86%) Nessus
4 2 (0.86%) Nmap
5 1 (0.43%) Puppet
5 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (10.30%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.58%) Oracle
3 14 (6.01%) HP
4 8 (3.43%) Teradata
5 7 (3.00%) Adobe
5 7 (3.00%) Business Objects
6 6 (2.58%) Citrix
6 6 (2.58%) Informatica
6 6 (2.58%) VMware
7 5 (2.15%) Veritas
7 5 (2.15%) McAfee
7 5 (2.15%) SAP
8 3 (1.29%) Netezza
9 2 (0.86%) Pega
9 2 (0.86%) Cognos
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