The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 50 49 30
Rank change year-on-year -1 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 21 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.34% 2.70% 4.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 2.81% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 51
Median daily rate £363 £280 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.46% +1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £239 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £373 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.96 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% -23.45%  

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 850 1457 1365
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.76% 96.04% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 792 770
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Edinburgh

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) BDD
3 14 (34.15%) JIRA
3 14 (34.15%) Test Automation
4 13 (31.71%) Java
5 12 (29.27%) Finance
5 12 (29.27%) Selenium
6 11 (26.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (26.83%) Manual Testing
6 11 (26.83%) Test Scripting
6 11 (26.83%) SQL
7 9 (21.95%) Python
8 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
8 8 (19.51%) User Stories
8 8 (19.51%) Linux
8 8 (19.51%) ISEB
9 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
9 7 (17.07%) Performance Testing
9 7 (17.07%) WebDriver
10 6 (14.63%) QA
10 6 (14.63%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
11 5 (12.20%) Scrum
12 4 (9.76%) Banking
12 4 (9.76%) Retail
12 4 (9.76%) Retail Banking
12 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
12 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (9.76%) System Integration Testing
12 4 (9.76%) Automation Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.44%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) GIS
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (34.15%) JIRA
2 12 (29.27%) Selenium
3 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
4 7 (17.07%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.32%) JMeter
5 3 (7.32%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.44%) Appium
7 1 (2.44%) Calabash
7 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.44%) Protractor
7 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
2 4 (9.76%) Retail
2 4 (9.76%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Publishing
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.44%) CGI
1 1 (2.44%) Java EE
1 1 (2.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Unix
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) BDD
3 14 (34.15%) Test Automation
4 11 (26.83%) Manual Testing
4 11 (26.83%) Test Scripting
4 11 (26.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (19.51%) User Stories
6 7 (17.07%) Performance Testing
6 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Scrum
8 4 (9.76%) Automation Testing
8 4 (9.76%) DevOps
8 4 (9.76%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (9.76%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Test Management
9 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Test Planning
9 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
10 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (4.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) Java
2 11 (26.83%) SQL
3 9 (21.95%) Python
4 2 (4.88%) C#
4 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) ISEB
2 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (14.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.44%) XenApp
1 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) Teradata
3 1 (2.44%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) Northgate
3 1 (2.44%) SAP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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