The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Test Analyst
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 87 68
Rank change year-on-year +22 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 18 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.46% 0.81% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 0.85% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 16
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £312 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £379 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £353 £325
% change year-on-year +2.48% +8.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1185 1299 1366
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.19% 95.58% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2180 2477 2628
Median daily rate £375 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 41
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.81 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £52.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Senior Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Senior Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Analyst in Edinburgh

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Test Analyst in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Analyst in Edinburgh

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Test Analyst in Edinburgh

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Senior 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 Edinburgh region featuring Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Java
2 13 (48.15%) Python
3 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 12 (44.44%) BDD
4 11 (40.74%) JIRA
5 10 (37.04%) Linux
6 9 (33.33%) Banking
6 9 (33.33%) Retail
6 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (25.93%) Retail Banking
9 6 (22.22%) Finance
9 6 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (18.52%) Credit Risk
11 4 (14.81%) Selenium
11 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
11 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
11 4 (14.81%) Kanban
11 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
11 4 (14.81%) DevOps
11 4 (14.81%) ISEB
11 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
11 4 (14.81%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (14.81%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 3 (11.11%) User Stories
12 3 (11.11%) Migration
13 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
13 2 (7.41%) Hadoop

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MultiFonds
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Hive
1 2 (7.41%) Big Data
1 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
1 2 (7.41%) HBase
1 2 (7.41%) MOLAP
1 2 (7.41%) OLAP
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) JIRA
2 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
2 4 (14.81%) Selenium
3 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (33.33%) Banking
1 9 (33.33%) Retail
2 7 (25.93%) Retail Banking
3 6 (22.22%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (18.52%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) BDD
3 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (14.81%) DevOps
6 4 (14.81%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (14.81%) Kanban
6 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.11%) Migration
7 3 (11.11%) User Stories
8 2 (7.41%) Analytics
8 2 (7.41%) Business Analytics
8 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
8 2 (7.41%) MapReduce
8 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
1 13 (48.15%) Python
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ISEB
1 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Northgate
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle