Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 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.

Senior Test Analyst
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 156 144
Rank change year-on-year +7 -12 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 39 25 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.77% 0.57% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.61% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 29
Scotland median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +11.54% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £262
90th Percentile £421 £450 £360
UK median daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4814 4115 5788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.64% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2742 2410 2993
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £226
90th Percentile £531 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 118 123
Scotland median hourly rate £20.61 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.53% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.40
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Senior Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Senior Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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
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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +2 35 £350 -5.08% 1
West Lothian -3 1 £363 +7.41%
Glasgow -15 1 - - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Senior Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) Test Automation
3 20 (51.28%) SQL
4 17 (43.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (38.46%) BDD
6 14 (35.90%) Java
6 14 (35.90%) Python
7 12 (30.77%) ETL
8 11 (28.21%) JIRA
9 9 (23.08%) Retail Banking
9 9 (23.08%) Linux
9 9 (23.08%) Banking
9 9 (23.08%) Finance
9 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
10 8 (20.51%) Big Data
10 8 (20.51%) User Stories
10 8 (20.51%) Hadoop
11 7 (17.95%) Selenium
11 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
11 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (17.95%) Analytics
12 6 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
12 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
12 6 (15.38%) Kanban
13 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
13 5 (12.82%) Migration
14 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling

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 (2.56%) MultiFonds
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Big Data
1 8 (20.51%) Hadoop
2 4 (10.26%) Apache Hive
2 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.13%) GIS
4 1 (2.56%) HBase
4 1 (2.56%) MOLAP
4 1 (2.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) JIRA
2 7 (17.95%) Selenium
3 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.56%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (23.08%) Banking
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
1 9 (23.08%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) Test Automation
3 17 (43.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (38.46%) BDD
5 12 (30.77%) ETL
6 9 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (20.51%) User Stories
8 7 (17.95%) Analytics
8 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
9 6 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Kanban
9 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Migration
11 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
11 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (7.69%) Business Analytics
12 3 (7.69%) Data Extraction
12 3 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (7.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) Java
2 14 (35.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.69%) ISEB
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) HP