Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £307 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Test Analyst
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 65 31
Rank change year-on-year +27 -34 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 126 63 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.29% 2.98% 4.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.48% 3.08% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 48 97
Edinburgh median daily rate £307 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £210 £225
90th Percentile £402 £416 £350
Scotland median daily rate £295 £280 £300
% change year-on-year +5.36% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £12.00 £14.43 -
% change year-on-year -16.81% - -

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 2810 2044 3038
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 96.73% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1649 1185 1570
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% -2.53%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £546 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £385 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +6.94% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 26
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +25.27%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £10.99
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.32
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
% change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017, 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 67 (53.17%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (46.03%) Banking
3 55 (43.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 45 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 41 (32.54%) Finance
6 37 (29.37%) Test Automation
7 34 (26.98%) Retail Banking
8 27 (21.43%) SQL
9 26 (20.63%) Scenario Testing
10 25 (19.84%) Java
10 25 (19.84%) ETL
11 18 (14.29%) JIRA
12 17 (13.49%) Migration
13 16 (12.70%) ISTQB
14 15 (11.90%) Software Testing
14 15 (11.90%) Selenium
14 15 (11.90%) Python
15 14 (11.11%) BDD
16 13 (10.32%) HP Quality Center
17 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (8.73%) Markit EDM
18 11 (8.73%) User Stories
19 10 (7.94%) Hadoop
19 10 (7.94%) QA
19 10 (7.94%) Scrum
19 10 (7.94%) Big Data
20 9 (7.14%) Defect Management
20 9 (7.14%) Linux
20 9 (7.14%) ISEB
20 9 (7.14%) Credit Risk

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 4 (3.17%) JBoss
2 2 (1.59%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.79%) Confluence
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Markit EDM
2 4 (3.17%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.79%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.79%) Primavera
3 1 (0.79%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Boomi
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.94%) Big Data
1 10 (7.94%) Hadoop
2 7 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.17%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.59%) GIS
6 1 (0.79%) HBase
6 1 (0.79%) MOLAP
6 1 (0.79%) OLAP
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (14.29%) JIRA
2 15 (11.90%) Selenium
3 4 (3.17%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.17%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.38%) HP UFT
4 3 (2.38%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.59%) Gradle
5 2 (1.59%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.79%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.79%) Firebug
6 1 (0.79%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 58 (46.03%) Banking
2 41 (32.54%) Finance
3 34 (26.98%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Front Office
5 3 (2.38%) Retail
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.97%) Java EE
2 4 (3.17%) Drools
3 2 (1.59%) .NET
3 2 (1.59%) HTML
3 2 (1.59%) HTML5
3 2 (1.59%) Web Services
4 1 (0.79%) J2EE
4 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.14%) Credit Risk
3 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.14%) Linux
2 3 (2.38%) Unix
3 2 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (53.17%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (43.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 45 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 37 (29.37%) Test Automation
5 26 (20.63%) Scenario Testing
6 25 (19.84%) ETL
7 17 (13.49%) Migration
8 15 (11.90%) Software Testing
9 14 (11.11%) BDD
10 11 (8.73%) User Stories
11 10 (7.94%) Scrum
12 9 (7.14%) Defect Management
12 9 (7.14%) Manual Testing
13 8 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
13 8 (6.35%) Non-Functional Testing
14 7 (5.56%) Analytics
14 7 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (5.56%) Kanban
14 7 (5.56%) Waterfall
15 6 (4.76%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.43%) SQL
2 25 (19.84%) Java
3 15 (11.90%) Python
4 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.59%) C#
5 2 (1.59%) C++
5 2 (1.59%) Groovy
6 1 (0.79%) Dart
6 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (12.70%) ISTQB
2 9 (7.14%) ISEB
3 5 (3.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.79%) Degree
5 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.94%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) COREP
2 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.79%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 13 (10.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.79%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (6.35%) HP
2 7 (5.56%) SAP
3 6 (4.76%) Oracle
4 3 (2.38%) Charles River
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.59%) Teradata
6 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow