The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 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.

Senior Test Analyst
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 131 112
Rank change year-on-year +37 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 19 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.87% 0.54% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.59% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 16
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.21% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2098 2725 2821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.62% 92.72% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 1521 1444
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 58 83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Senior Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Analyst in Scotland

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Analyst in Scotland

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Test Analyst in Scotland

Senior Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +31 18 £350 +1.81% 1
West Lothian - 1 £363 -
Senior Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Senior 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 Scotland region featuring Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Java
2 13 (44.83%) Python
3 12 (41.38%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) BDD
4 11 (37.93%) JIRA
5 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (34.48%) Linux
6 9 (31.03%) Banking
6 9 (31.03%) Retail
6 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
7 7 (24.14%) Retail Banking
7 7 (24.14%) Finance
8 6 (20.69%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (17.24%) Credit Risk
9 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
10 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Kanban
10 4 (13.79%) Selenium
10 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
10 4 (13.79%) Migration
10 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
10 4 (13.79%) ISEB
10 4 (13.79%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (13.79%) DevOps
10 4 (13.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 3 (10.34%) User Stories
11 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MultiFonds
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Apache Hive
1 2 (6.90%) Big Data
1 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
1 2 (6.90%) HBase
1 2 (6.90%) MOLAP
1 2 (6.90%) OLAP
2 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) GIS
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) JIRA
2 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
2 4 (13.79%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (31.03%) Banking
1 9 (31.03%) Retail
2 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (17.24%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) BDD
3 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
5 6 (20.69%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.79%) DevOps
7 4 (13.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (13.79%) Kanban
7 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Migration
8 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
8 3 (10.34%) User Stories
9 2 (6.90%) Analytics
9 2 (6.90%) Business Analytics
9 2 (6.90%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (6.90%) Defect Management
9 2 (6.90%) MapReduce
9 2 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) Java
1 13 (44.83%) Python
2 12 (41.38%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
1 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Northgate
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle