The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 50 46 41
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 4 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.27% 1.07% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.09% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 3
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £32,500 £33,800
10% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £32,500 £36,600
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Test Analyst
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
307 275 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 97.15% 97.86% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 284 269 190
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Bedford region.

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Bedford

Test Analyst
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Analyst in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Client/Server

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JMeter
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft