Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £295 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 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.

Test Analyst
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 63 29
Rank change year-on-year +11 -34 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 173 132 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.44% 3.06% 4.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.61% 3.24% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 98 181
Scotland median daily rate £295 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.36% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £189 £250
90th Percentile £388 £394 £360
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £12.00 £14.43 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.81% - -
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £35.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -61.97% +47.92% -14.29%

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 4793 4080 5828
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 94.64% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2723 2384 3014
Scotland median daily rate £385 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £227
90th Percentile £530 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 118 124
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.10
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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 +27 126 £307 -1.05% 5
Glasgow -16 31 £270 - 3
Aberdeen - 7 £263 -
Fife 0 3 - - 1
Renfrewshire +21 2 £325 +19.27%
Dundee +8 2 - -
West Lothian -8 1 £363 +17.89%
Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 85 (49.13%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (40.46%) Banking
3 68 (39.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 58 (33.53%) Test Scripting
5 57 (32.95%) Test Automation
6 51 (29.48%) Finance
6 51 (29.48%) SQL
7 40 (23.12%) Retail Banking
8 37 (21.39%) Java
8 37 (21.39%) Scenario Testing
9 32 (18.50%) Migration
10 31 (17.92%) ETL
11 30 (17.34%) JIRA
12 25 (14.45%) ISTQB
13 24 (13.87%) Python
14 22 (12.72%) Selenium
15 20 (11.56%) Software Testing
15 20 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (10.98%) BDD
17 18 (10.40%) Functional Testing
17 18 (10.40%) User Stories
18 17 (9.83%) QA
19 16 (9.25%) Manual Testing
20 15 (8.67%) Cucumber
20 15 (8.67%) SQL Server
21 14 (8.09%) C#
21 14 (8.09%) Data Migration
22 13 (7.51%) HP Quality Center
23 12 (6.94%) Confluence
23 12 (6.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 12 (6.94%) Confluence
2 4 (2.31%) JBoss
3 3 (1.73%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.58%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (6.36%) Markit EDM
2 4 (2.31%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.58%) Primavera
3 1 (0.58%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) Boomi
1 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.62%) Internet
2 2 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.78%) Big Data
2 10 (5.78%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.31%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.16%) GIS
7 1 (0.58%) HBase
7 1 (0.58%) MOLAP
7 1 (0.58%) OLAP
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (17.34%) JIRA
2 22 (12.72%) Selenium
3 15 (8.67%) Cucumber
4 11 (6.36%) SpecFlow
5 9 (5.20%) SoapUI
5 9 (5.20%) TeamCity
6 8 (4.62%) Appium
6 8 (4.62%) Calabash
6 8 (4.62%) Gatling
6 8 (4.62%) JBehave
6 8 (4.62%) Jenkins
6 8 (4.62%) JMeter
6 8 (4.62%) JUnit
7 4 (2.31%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.31%) Zephyr
8 3 (1.73%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.16%) Gradle
9 2 (1.16%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.58%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 70 (40.46%) Banking
2 51 (29.48%) Finance
3 40 (23.12%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.31%) Front Office
4 4 (2.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.58%) Back Office
6 1 (0.58%) Billing
6 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.58%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.05%) .NET
1 7 (4.05%) XML
2 6 (3.47%) SOAP
2 6 (3.47%) XSLT
3 5 (2.89%) Java EE
4 4 (2.31%) Drools
5 3 (1.73%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.16%) HTML
6 2 (1.16%) HTML5
6 2 (1.16%) Web Services
7 1 (0.58%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.20%) Credit Risk
3 5 (2.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.94%) Linux
2 4 (2.31%) Unix
3 3 (1.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (49.13%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (39.31%) User Acceptance Testing
3 58 (33.53%) Test Scripting
4 57 (32.95%) Test Automation
5 37 (21.39%) Scenario Testing
6 32 (18.50%) Migration
7 31 (17.92%) ETL
8 20 (11.56%) Software Testing
9 19 (10.98%) BDD
10 18 (10.40%) Functional Testing
10 18 (10.40%) User Stories
11 16 (9.25%) Manual Testing
12 14 (8.09%) Data Migration
13 11 (6.36%) Scrum
13 11 (6.36%) System Integration Testing
14 10 (5.78%) Defect Management
14 10 (5.78%) ITIL
14 10 (5.78%) Regression Testing
14 10 (5.78%) Test Strategy
15 9 (5.20%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (29.48%) SQL
2 37 (21.39%) Java
3 24 (13.87%) Python
4 14 (8.09%) C#
5 8 (4.62%) C++
5 8 (4.62%) Ruby
6 4 (2.31%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.16%) Groovy
8 1 (0.58%) Dart
8 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (14.45%) ISTQB
2 12 (6.94%) ISEB
2 12 (6.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.16%) Degree
3 2 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.83%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) MiFID
3 1 (0.58%) COREP
3 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.58%) FINREP
System Software
1 6 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (7.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.58%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (4.62%) HP
2 7 (4.05%) Oracle
2 7 (4.05%) SAP
3 6 (3.47%) VMware
4 3 (1.73%) Charles River
5 2 (1.16%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.16%) Telerik
5 2 (1.16%) Teradata
6 1 (0.58%) FNZ
6 1 (0.58%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.58%) Xamarin