Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 42 52
Rank change year-on-year -42 +10 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 53 115 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.88% 3.91% 3.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 4.09% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 86 50
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £325 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.36% +5.83%
10th Percentile £272 £253 £212
90th Percentile £425 £406 £414
Scotland median daily rate £325 £300 £283
% change year-on-year +8.33% +6.19% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £12.00 -

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 2,688 2,813 1,901
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 95.75% 96.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,365 1,657 1,133
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £267 £262 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 23 34
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.86 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% -25.07% +18.30%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.53 £13.43
90th Percentile £44.71 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.32
% change year-on-year -5.00% +15.47% -15.51%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 27 (50.94%) Test Automation
2 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (33.96%) SQL
4 17 (32.08%) JIRA
4 17 (32.08%) Test Scripting
5 15 (28.30%) Finance
6 14 (26.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (24.53%) Selenium
7 13 (24.53%) Test Management
8 12 (22.64%) Functional Testing
9 10 (18.87%) SoapUI
10 9 (16.98%) Cucumber
10 9 (16.98%) Java
11 8 (15.09%) SOAP
11 8 (15.09%) System Integration Testing
12 7 (13.21%) BDD
12 7 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (13.21%) Banking
12 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
13 6 (11.32%) Python
13 6 (11.32%) HP UFT
14 5 (9.43%) Scrum
14 5 (9.43%) Integration Testing
14 5 (9.43%) Confluence
14 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
14 5 (9.43%) Non-Functional Testing
14 5 (9.43%) API Testing
14 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (7.55%) Test Planning

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 5 (9.43%) Confluence
2 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
3 1 (1.89%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.89%) SAS
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (32.08%) JIRA
2 13 (24.53%) Selenium
3 10 (18.87%) SoapUI
4 9 (16.98%) Cucumber
5 6 (11.32%) HP UFT
6 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
6 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.66%) JMeter
7 3 (5.66%) Protractor
8 2 (3.77%) JUnit
8 2 (3.77%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.77%) Robot Framework
8 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.77%) Toad
8 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.89%) Appium
9 1 (1.89%) Gatling
9 1 (1.89%) Phabricator
9 1 (1.89%) TestRail
9 1 (1.89%) WinRunner
General
1 15 (28.30%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) SOAP
2 2 (3.77%) XML
3 1 (1.89%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.89%) Middleware
3 1 (1.89%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) Test Automation
2 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (32.08%) Test Scripting
4 14 (26.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (24.53%) Test Management
6 12 (22.64%) Functional Testing
7 8 (15.09%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (13.21%) BDD
8 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.43%) API Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Integration Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Scrum
9 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.55%) Asset Management
10 4 (7.55%) Defect Management
10 4 (7.55%) Issue Tracking
10 4 (7.55%) Test Planning
11 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (5.66%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.96%) SQL
2 9 (16.98%) Java
3 6 (11.32%) Python
4 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.89%) C#
5 1 (1.89%) Groovy
5 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.66%) ISEB
3 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.66%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) IBM
2 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.77%) Charles River
3 1 (1.89%) HP
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Pega