The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 23 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.

Test Analyst
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 52 24
Rank change year-on-year +20 -28  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 53 48 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.41% 3.54% 5.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.58% 3.71% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 39 61
Median daily rate £275 £310 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.29% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £315 £313
% change year-on-year - +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +77.77% -18.18%  

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 1158 1294 1384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.26% 95.43% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 715 739
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 21
Median hourly rate £15.86 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.35% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 23 June 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 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.54%) Banking
3 27 (36.49%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (36.49%) Test Scripting
4 25 (33.78%) Retail
5 22 (29.73%) Finance
5 22 (29.73%) Test Automation
6 21 (28.38%) Retail Banking
7 17 (22.97%) Scenario Testing
8 16 (21.62%) JIRA
8 16 (21.62%) BDD
8 16 (21.62%) Java
8 16 (21.62%) SQL
9 13 (17.57%) Python
10 12 (16.22%) ISEB
10 12 (16.22%) Selenium
11 10 (13.51%) ISTQB
11 10 (13.51%) Linux
12 9 (12.16%) Manual Testing
12 9 (12.16%) Cucumber
12 9 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
14 7 (9.46%) Credit Risk
14 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (8.11%) Oracle
15 6 (8.11%) Migration
16 5 (6.76%) Software Testing
16 5 (6.76%) Windows
16 5 (6.76%) LoadRunner

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 (5.41%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.35%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MultiFonds
1 1 (1.35%) Primavera
1 1 (1.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) Big Data
1 4 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.41%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.05%) Apache Hive
2 3 (4.05%) GIS
2 3 (4.05%) HBase
2 3 (4.05%) MOLAP
2 3 (4.05%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 16 (21.62%) JIRA
2 12 (16.22%) Selenium
3 9 (12.16%) Cucumber
4 5 (6.76%) LoadRunner
4 5 (6.76%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.41%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.05%) JMeter
6 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.70%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.35%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.35%) Calabash
8 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.35%) Protractor
8 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (40.54%) Banking
2 25 (33.78%) Retail
3 22 (29.73%) Finance
4 21 (28.38%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.35%) Billing
5 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) HTML
1 1 (1.35%) HTML5
1 1 (1.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (9.46%) Credit Risk
2 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.35%) NHS
3 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Linux
2 5 (6.76%) Windows
3 4 (5.41%) Unix
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.49%) Test Scripting
2 27 (36.49%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (29.73%) Test Automation
4 17 (22.97%) Scenario Testing
5 16 (21.62%) BDD
6 9 (12.16%) Manual Testing
7 8 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (8.11%) Migration
9 5 (6.76%) Analytics
9 5 (6.76%) DevOps
9 5 (6.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 5 (6.76%) Software Testing
10 4 (5.41%) Defect Management
10 4 (5.41%) Kanban
10 4 (5.41%) Performance Testing
10 4 (5.41%) User Stories
11 3 (4.05%) Business Analytics
11 3 (4.05%) Data Extraction
11 3 (4.05%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.62%) Java
1 16 (21.62%) SQL
2 13 (17.57%) Python
3 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.70%) C#
4 2 (2.70%) Delphi
5 1 (1.35%) Dart
Qualifications
1 12 (16.22%) ISEB
2 10 (13.51%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.05%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.35%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.35%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) Oracle
2 4 (5.41%) HP
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.35%) Netezza
3 1 (1.35%) Northgate
3 1 (1.35%) SAP
3 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.35%) Teradata
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