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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 36 73 57
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 131 53 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.29% 2.00% 2.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.56% 2.15% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 43 44
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£300 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £186 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £33.50 £145.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.89% +222.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £110.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-69.54% +450.00%
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
2874 2460 2178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.01% 92.83% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1553 1287 1075
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £230 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 65 58
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +22 79 £280 -2.60% 12
Glasgow +19 21 £300 - 4
West Lothian +5 11 £300 -8.46% 1
Aberdeen - 1 £270 -
Stirling - - - -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 77 (38.12%) Test Scripting
2 75 (37.13%) Finance
3 72 (35.64%) SQL
4 59 (29.21%) HP Quality Center
5 56 (27.72%) Banking
6 53 (26.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 51 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (20.30%) ISEB
9 32 (15.84%) ISTQB
10 28 (13.86%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (13.86%) Software Testing
11 23 (11.39%) Retail
11 23 (11.39%) Oracle
11 23 (11.39%) HP
11 23 (11.39%) Microsoft
12 20 (9.90%) MS Excel
12 20 (9.90%) UNIX
13 19 (9.41%) Java
13 19 (9.41%) Migration
14 17 (8.42%) QA
14 17 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (7.92%) Retail Banking
15 16 (7.92%) Data Migration
15 16 (7.92%) Test Automation
16 15 (7.43%) Windows
17 14 (6.93%) Web Services
18 13 (6.44%) Linux
18 13 (6.44%) Scrum
18 13 (6.44%) Selenium
18 13 (6.44%) Test Strategy

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 3 (1.49%) CMS
1 3 (1.49%) JBoss
2 2 (0.99%) SAS
2 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.99%) Confluence
2 2 (0.99%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.98%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.46%) FTP
2 4 (1.98%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.99%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.99%) SSL
3 2 (0.99%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.50%) SAN
4 1 (0.50%) Internet
4 1 (0.50%) Wireless
4 1 (0.50%) HTTP
4 1 (0.50%) ATM
4 1 (0.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.86%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.48%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.50%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (6.44%) Selenium
2 12 (5.94%) JIRA
2 12 (5.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (4.46%) JMeter
3 9 (4.46%) TestDirector
4 7 (3.47%) JProfiler
4 7 (3.47%) VisualVM
5 6 (2.97%) WebDriver
5 6 (2.97%) FitNesse
5 6 (2.97%) WinRunner
6 5 (2.48%) Maven
6 5 (2.48%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.98%) Bugzilla
7 4 (1.98%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.49%) Toad
8 3 (1.49%) Ant
9 2 (0.99%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.50%) JUnit
General
1 75 (37.13%) Finance
2 56 (27.72%) Banking
3 23 (11.39%) Retail
4 16 (7.92%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.47%) Back Office
6 4 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.98%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.99%) Advertising
7 2 (0.99%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.93%) Web Services
2 12 (5.94%) HTML
3 5 (2.48%) .NET
3 5 (2.48%) XML
4 3 (1.49%) XML Schema
4 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.49%) JSP
4 3 (1.49%) SOAP
4 3 (1.49%) JSON
4 3 (1.49%) RESTful
5 2 (0.99%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.99%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.99%) Apache Camel
5 2 (0.99%) Java EE
6 1 (0.50%) JSF
6 1 (0.50%) REST
6 1 (0.50%) JAXB
6 1 (0.50%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.47%) PDA
3 6 (2.97%) Credit Risk
4 5 (2.48%) Clustering
5 4 (1.98%) Data Extraction
5 4 (1.98%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.49%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.99%) AS400
7 2 (0.99%) NHS
7 2 (0.99%) W3C
7 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.50%) Open Source
8 1 (0.50%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.90%) UNIX
2 15 (7.43%) Windows
3 13 (6.44%) Linux
4 9 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (4.46%) Windows XP
4 9 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (3.47%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.48%) AIX
7 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (38.12%) Test Scripting
2 53 (26.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 51 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (13.86%) Software Testing
5 19 (9.41%) Migration
6 16 (7.92%) Data Migration
6 16 (7.92%) Test Automation
7 13 (6.44%) Test Strategy
7 13 (6.44%) Scrum
8 12 (5.94%) User Stories
9 11 (5.45%) Integration Testing
9 11 (5.45%) ETL
10 9 (4.46%) CRM
10 9 (4.46%) SOA
10 9 (4.46%) Performance Testing
11 8 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (3.96%) Manual Testing
11 8 (3.96%) Analytics
11 8 (3.96%) Functional Testing
11 8 (3.96%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 72 (35.64%) SQL
2 19 (9.41%) Java
3 4 (1.98%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.49%) XPath
5 1 (0.50%) C++
5 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (20.30%) ISEB
2 32 (15.84%) ISTQB
3 12 (5.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.47%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.47%) MCSE
6 5 (2.48%) MCSA
6 5 (2.48%) MCTS
6 5 (2.48%) MCITP
7 3 (1.49%) Degree
7 3 (1.49%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.99%) CCNP
8 2 (0.99%) CCNA
8 2 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.42%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) DICOM
System Software
1 5 (2.48%) VMware ESX
1 5 (2.48%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 59 (29.21%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.48%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.98%) Netcool
4 2 (0.99%) Control-M
4 2 (0.99%) Nessus
4 2 (0.99%) Nmap
Vendors
1 23 (11.39%) Oracle
1 23 (11.39%) HP
1 23 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.97%) VMware
2 6 (2.97%) Teradata
2 6 (2.97%) Citrix
2 6 (2.97%) Informatica
3 5 (2.48%) Veritas
3 5 (2.48%) McAfee
4 3 (1.49%) SAP
4 3 (1.49%) Netezza
5 2 (0.99%) Adobe
5 2 (0.99%) IBM
5 2 (0.99%) Business Objects
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Sanderson
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago