The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 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.

Test Analyst
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 57 34
Rank change year-on-year +10 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 74 104 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.36% 3.54% 4.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.51% 3.81% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 75 96
Median daily rate £275 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.29% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £215 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £388 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £311
% change year-on-year -2.34% +2.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £14.43 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -56.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.25 £25.25
% change year-on-year +79.77% -11.88%  

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 2107 2728 2820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.60% 92.73% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3468 4660 4971
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 £213 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 132 242
Median hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.65% -22.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 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 +24 58 £278 -10.48% 10
Glasgow -22 8 £325 -1.51% 7
Aberdeen - 5 £263 -
Renfrewshire +44 1 - -
Fife +1 1 - -
West Lothian -3 1 £363 +76.82%
Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 42 (37.17%) Banking
2 40 (35.40%) User Acceptance Testing
3 39 (34.51%) Test Scripting
3 39 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (34.51%) Finance
4 36 (31.86%) Retail
5 35 (30.97%) Test Automation
6 31 (27.43%) SQL
7 30 (26.55%) Retail Banking
8 23 (20.35%) Scenario Testing
9 21 (18.58%) Java
10 20 (17.70%) Python
10 20 (17.70%) JIRA
11 19 (16.81%) BDD
12 17 (15.04%) ISEB
13 16 (14.16%) Migration
13 16 (14.16%) ISTQB
14 14 (12.39%) Functional Testing
15 13 (11.50%) Cucumber
15 13 (11.50%) Selenium
16 12 (10.62%) Manual Testing
16 12 (10.62%) ETL
16 12 (10.62%) Linux
16 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (9.73%) HP Quality Center
17 11 (9.73%) Credit Risk
18 9 (7.96%) Non-Functional Testing
19 8 (7.08%) System Integration Testing
20 7 (6.19%) JMeter
20 7 (6.19%) Windows

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.42%) Confluence
2 4 (3.54%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.77%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.88%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.88%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) Internet
2 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.54%) Big Data
1 4 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (3.54%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.65%) Apache Hive
2 3 (2.65%) GIS
2 3 (2.65%) HBase
2 3 (2.65%) MOLAP
2 3 (2.65%) OLAP
3 2 (1.77%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 20 (17.70%) JIRA
2 13 (11.50%) Cucumber
2 13 (11.50%) Selenium
3 7 (6.19%) JMeter
4 6 (5.31%) LoadRunner
4 6 (5.31%) SpecFlow
5 5 (4.42%) Calabash
5 5 (4.42%) TeamCity
5 5 (4.42%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.54%) Appium
6 4 (3.54%) Gatling
6 4 (3.54%) HP UFT
6 4 (3.54%) JBehave
6 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.54%) JUnit
6 4 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.88%) Protractor
8 1 (0.88%) StarTeam
General
1 42 (37.17%) Banking
2 39 (34.51%) Finance
3 36 (31.86%) Retail
4 30 (26.55%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Billing
5 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) HTML
1 1 (0.88%) HTML5
1 1 (0.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.73%) Credit Risk
3 3 (2.65%) NHS
4 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) Clustering
5 1 (0.88%) CMDB
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.62%) Linux
2 7 (6.19%) Windows
3 4 (3.54%) Unix
4 2 (1.77%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.88%) AIX
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.40%) User Acceptance Testing
2 39 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (34.51%) Test Scripting
3 35 (30.97%) Test Automation
4 23 (20.35%) Scenario Testing
5 19 (16.81%) BDD
6 16 (14.16%) Migration
7 14 (12.39%) Functional Testing
8 12 (10.62%) ETL
8 12 (10.62%) Manual Testing
9 9 (7.96%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (7.08%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (6.19%) Software Testing
12 6 (5.31%) Data Migration
12 6 (5.31%) Regression Testing
12 6 (5.31%) Unit Testing
13 5 (4.42%) Analytics
13 5 (4.42%) Defect Management
13 5 (4.42%) DevOps
13 5 (4.42%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.43%) SQL
2 21 (18.58%) Java
3 20 (17.70%) Python
4 6 (5.31%) C#
5 4 (3.54%) Ruby
6 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.77%) Delphi
8 1 (0.88%) Dart
8 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (15.04%) ISEB
2 16 (14.16%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.77%) Degree
5 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.88%) MCITP
5 1 (0.88%) MCSA
5 1 (0.88%) MCSE
5 1 (0.88%) MCTS
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.54%) QA
3 2 (1.77%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.88%) COREP
4 1 (0.88%) FATCA
4 1 (0.88%) FINREP
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (9.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.88%) Netcool
2 1 (0.88%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (5.31%) Oracle
2 5 (4.42%) HP
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.65%) SAP
4 2 (1.77%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.88%) Citrix
5 1 (0.88%) McAfee
5 1 (0.88%) Netezza
5 1 (0.88%) Northgate
5 1 (0.88%) Teradata
5 1 (0.88%) Veritas
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