The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
UK / Scotland
Rank 66 50 44
Rank change year-on-year -16 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 39 82 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.25% 3.18% 3.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 3.36% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 53 72
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £400 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.16% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.96 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.71% -  
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 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 1635 2443 2677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.51% 94.84% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1340 1473
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 37 68
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £46.00
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 Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Scotland

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Scotland

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Scotland

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Scotland

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 Test Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 March 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 +1 21 £363 +29.46% 2
Glasgow +2 12 £265 -11.66% 3
Fife +2 5 £265 -
Stirling +6 1 £105 -4.54%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £280 -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 32 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (29.41%) SQL
4 22 (25.88%) Test Scripting
5 21 (24.71%) Finance
6 19 (22.35%) Selenium
6 19 (22.35%) BDD
7 17 (20.00%) JIRA
8 16 (18.82%) Manual Testing
9 15 (17.65%) Test Automation
10 14 (16.47%) Java
10 14 (16.47%) Microsoft
11 13 (15.29%) ISTQB
11 13 (15.29%) System Integration Testing
12 12 (14.12%) QA
12 12 (14.12%) Python
13 11 (12.94%) Software Testing
13 11 (12.94%) Functional Testing
14 10 (11.76%) WebDriver
14 10 (11.76%) ETL
14 10 (11.76%) Windows
14 10 (11.76%) ISEB
15 9 (10.59%) Linux
15 9 (10.59%) Non-Functional Testing
16 8 (9.41%) User Stories
16 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (9.41%) Disclosure Scotland
16 8 (9.41%) Cucumber
16 8 (9.41%) Regression Testing
16 8 (9.41%) Scrum

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Office
2 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.35%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.35%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) Office 365
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) Internet
1 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.18%) GIS
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (22.35%) Selenium
2 17 (20.00%) JIRA
3 10 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 8 (9.41%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.88%) StarTeam
6 4 (4.71%) JMeter
7 3 (3.53%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.35%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.35%) YouTrack
9 1 (1.18%) Appium
9 1 (1.18%) Calabash
9 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.18%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.18%) Protractor
9 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (24.71%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Banking
2 6 (7.06%) Retail
3 4 (4.71%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.53%) Billing
5 1 (1.18%) Electronics
5 1 (1.18%) Law
5 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Publishing
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.18%) CGI
1 1 (1.18%) Java EE
1 1 (1.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.88%) Clustering
3 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.35%) NHS
4 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.18%) EPoS
4 1 (1.18%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Windows
2 9 (10.59%) Linux
3 6 (7.06%) Windows 7
3 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.88%) AIX
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.71%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.18%) Android
6 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (25.88%) Test Scripting
4 19 (22.35%) BDD
5 16 (18.82%) Manual Testing
6 15 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 13 (15.29%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (12.94%) Functional Testing
8 11 (12.94%) Software Testing
9 10 (11.76%) ETL
10 9 (10.59%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (9.41%) Regression Testing
11 8 (9.41%) Scrum
11 8 (9.41%) User Stories
12 7 (8.24%) Automation Testing
12 7 (8.24%) Performance Testing
12 7 (8.24%) Unit Testing
13 6 (7.06%) Automated Testing
13 6 (7.06%) CRM
13 6 (7.06%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.41%) SQL
2 14 (16.47%) Java
3 12 (14.12%) Python
4 2 (2.35%) C#
4 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) ISTQB
2 10 (11.76%) ISEB
3 5 (5.88%) MCITP
3 5 (5.88%) MCSA
3 5 (5.88%) MCSE
3 5 (5.88%) MCTS
3 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.53%) Degree
6 2 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.12%) QA
2 8 (9.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.35%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.71%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.18%) XenApp
2 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (5.88%) Netcool
2 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (16.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) Citrix
2 5 (5.88%) Intel Security
2 5 (5.88%) SAP
2 5 (5.88%) Veritas
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle
4 2 (2.35%) HP
4 2 (2.35%) Teradata
5 1 (1.18%) Northgate
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