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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 58 35 90
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +55
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 107 135 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.69% 4.51% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.98% 4.72% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 100 33
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.96 £33.50 £110.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.30% -69.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £33.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-57.04% -5.03%
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
2689 2858 2442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.72% 95.55% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1515 1493 1367
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 96 80
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -24 48 £325 +12.06% 2
Glasgow +2 30 £338 +21.62% 5
Stirling - 13 £350 -
Renfrewshire - 8 £258 -
Fife - 4 - -
Dundee +4 2 £225 -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 85 (44.97%) Test Scripting
2 83 (43.92%) SQL
3 69 (36.51%) Finance
4 64 (33.86%) HP Quality Center
5 55 (29.10%) Banking
6 53 (28.04%) ISTQB
7 51 (26.98%) Test Automation
8 46 (24.34%) Software Testing
9 39 (20.63%) Microsoft
10 38 (20.11%) ISEB
11 37 (19.58%) HP UFT
11 37 (19.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 31 (16.40%) Security Cleared
13 30 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (15.87%) Defect Management
14 29 (15.34%) Selenium
14 29 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (15.34%) Oracle
14 29 (15.34%) Windows
15 27 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 27 (14.29%) Change Management
16 26 (13.76%) Active Directory
17 25 (13.23%) Windows XP
17 25 (13.23%) MCITP
18 24 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
18 24 (12.70%) Windows 7
18 24 (12.70%) WinRunner
18 24 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
19 23 (12.17%) TestDirector
19 23 (12.17%) HP

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 7 (3.70%) SAS
2 5 (2.65%) JBoss
3 2 (1.06%) IIS
3 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.65%) MS Office
3 3 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.53%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.53%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.12%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.06%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
1 14 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.06%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.06%) MySQL
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.53%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 37 (19.58%) HP UFT
2 29 (15.34%) Selenium
3 24 (12.70%) WinRunner
4 23 (12.17%) TestDirector
5 17 (8.99%) JIRA
6 10 (5.29%) LoadRunner
6 10 (5.29%) SoapUI
7 8 (4.23%) WebDriver
8 7 (3.70%) FitNesse
9 5 (2.65%) Firebug
10 4 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.12%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.59%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.59%) JMeter
12 2 (1.06%) Robot Framework
13 1 (0.53%) LoadUI
13 1 (0.53%) Zephyr
General
1 69 (36.51%) Finance
2 55 (29.10%) Banking
3 22 (11.64%) Retail
4 10 (5.29%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.70%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.59%) Front Office
6 3 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.06%) Billing
7 2 (1.06%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.82%) .NET
2 10 (5.29%) HTML
3 9 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.76%) Web Services
4 5 (2.65%) Java EE
5 2 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.06%) XML
6 1 (0.53%) DHTML
6 1 (0.53%) DOM
6 1 (0.53%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.53%) JSP
6 1 (0.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.58%) Clustering
2 20 (10.58%) PDA
3 16 (8.47%) Credit Risk
4 7 (3.70%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.59%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.06%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.06%) IVR
7 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.34%) Windows
2 25 (13.23%) Windows XP
3 24 (12.70%) Windows 7
3 24 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (10.58%) AIX
5 14 (7.41%) Linux
6 11 (5.82%) Unix
7 1 (0.53%) Android
7 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (44.97%) Test Scripting
2 51 (26.98%) Test Automation
3 46 (24.34%) Software Testing
4 37 (19.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (15.87%) Defect Management
6 29 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (14.29%) Change Management
8 18 (9.52%) Functional Testing
8 18 (9.52%) Manual Testing
9 16 (8.47%) Test Planning
10 15 (7.94%) ETL
10 15 (7.94%) Migration
10 15 (7.94%) Test Strategy
11 14 (7.41%) Asset Management
11 14 (7.41%) Data Migration
11 14 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
12 12 (6.35%) Security Testing
12 12 (6.35%) User Stories
13 11 (5.82%) Automated Testing
14 10 (5.29%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (43.92%) SQL
2 10 (5.29%) Java
3 9 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.17%) VB
5 5 (2.65%) C#
5 5 (2.65%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.12%) Perl
6 4 (2.12%) Python
6 4 (2.12%) VBScript
7 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (28.04%) ISTQB
2 38 (20.11%) ISEB
3 31 (16.40%) Security Cleared
4 27 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (13.23%) MCITP
6 22 (11.64%) MCSA
6 22 (11.64%) MCSE
6 22 (11.64%) MCTS
6 22 (11.64%) SC Cleared
7 14 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (6.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (3.70%) Degree
10 6 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.06%) CCNA
12 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.70%) QA
2 4 (2.12%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.06%) FATCA
System Software
1 26 (13.76%) Active Directory
2 22 (11.64%) Hyper-V
3 20 (10.58%) VMware ESX
4 10 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 64 (33.86%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (10.58%) McAfee ePO
2 20 (10.58%) Netcool
3 2 (1.06%) Control-M
Vendors
1 39 (20.63%) Microsoft
2 29 (15.34%) Oracle
3 23 (12.17%) HP
3 23 (12.17%) VMware
4 22 (11.64%) Citrix
4 22 (11.64%) Veritas
5 20 (10.58%) Intel Security
6 4 (2.12%) Ab Initio
6 4 (2.12%) Cisco
6 4 (2.12%) IBM
7 3 (1.59%) Charles River
7 3 (1.59%) Genesys
7 3 (1.59%) Verint
8 2 (1.06%) SAP
9 1 (0.53%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.53%) Twitter
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Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £180 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago