Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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.

Test Analyst
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 37 59
Rank change year-on-year -57 +22 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 49 121 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.65% 4.53% 3.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 4.70% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 95 64
Edinburgh median daily rate £325 £313 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +0.81% +3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £241
90th Percentile £419 £395 £400
Scotland median daily rate £290 £289 £310
% change year-on-year +0.43% -6.85% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 - £14.43

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,830 2,573 2,269
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 96.40% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,508 1,502 1,315
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £256 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 21 21
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -3.57% -20.93%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £11.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.39 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year -22.22% +13.92% -5.95%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Edinburgh

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Edinburgh

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Edinburgh

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.90%) Test Automation
3 20 (40.82%) Finance
4 19 (38.78%) Test Scripting
5 15 (30.61%) Selenium
6 13 (26.53%) JIRA
6 13 (26.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (24.49%) SQL
8 11 (22.45%) Java
9 10 (20.41%) Cucumber
10 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
11 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
11 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (14.29%) Banking
12 7 (14.29%) BDD
12 7 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (14.29%) SoapUI
12 7 (14.29%) Defect Management
13 6 (12.24%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (12.24%) Functional Testing
13 6 (12.24%) Test Management
13 6 (12.24%) Python
13 6 (12.24%) JMeter
14 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
14 5 (10.20%) WebDriver
14 5 (10.20%) QA
14 5 (10.20%) Test Strategy
14 5 (10.20%) DevOps
15 4 (8.16%) User Stories
15 4 (8.16%) API Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.12%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (30.61%) Selenium
2 13 (26.53%) JIRA
3 10 (20.41%) Cucumber
4 7 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 6 (12.24%) JMeter
6 5 (10.20%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.12%) HP UFT
7 3 (6.12%) Toad
8 2 (4.08%) SonarQube
9 1 (2.04%) Bugzilla
9 1 (2.04%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.04%) JBehave
9 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.04%) JUnit
9 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.04%) Phabricator
9 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (40.82%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) SOAP
2 2 (4.08%) WebdriverIO
2 2 (4.08%) XML
3 1 (2.04%) Middleware
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.04%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
1 2 (4.08%) Unix
2 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.90%) Test Automation
3 19 (38.78%) Test Scripting
4 13 (26.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
5 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.29%) BDD
6 7 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 6 (12.24%) Functional Testing
7 6 (12.24%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Test Management
8 5 (10.20%) DevOps
8 5 (10.20%) Test Strategy
8 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.16%) API Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Scrum
9 4 (8.16%) User Stories
10 3 (6.12%) Agile Testing
10 3 (6.12%) QA Automation
11 2 (4.08%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) SQL
2 11 (22.45%) Java
3 6 (12.24%) Python
4 1 (2.04%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) Groovy
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.16%) ISEB
3 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.04%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.08%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) Atlassian
1 2 (4.08%) HP
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle
2 1 (2.04%) Charles River
2 1 (2.04%) IBM
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) Pega