The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham 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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 100 98 84
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 44 32 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.78% 1.75% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.80% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 39 23 30
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,000 £41,100
UK excluding London average salary £34,750 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +2.94%
Test Analyst
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2344 1781 1748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.05% 97.32% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1759 1456 1518
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Birmingham

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 47 (52.81%) SQL
2 41 (46.07%) Finance
3 28 (31.46%) QA
3 28 (31.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (26.97%) Selenium
5 24 (26.97%) Software Testing
6 22 (24.72%) Manual Testing
7 21 (23.60%) Automated Testing
8 20 (22.47%) HP UFT
9 19 (21.35%) Automation Testing
10 17 (19.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 17 (19.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (19.10%) SAS
11 16 (17.98%) ISEB
12 15 (16.85%) Test Automation
13 14 (15.73%) Integration Testing
14 13 (14.61%) ISTQB
14 13 (14.61%) BDD
14 13 (14.61%) Java
15 12 (13.48%) Scrum
15 12 (13.48%) WebDriver
16 11 (12.36%) Test Scripting
16 11 (12.36%) SDLC
17 10 (11.24%) Defect Management
17 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
17 10 (11.24%) Migration
17 10 (11.24%) .NET
17 10 (11.24%) E-Commerce
18 9 (10.11%) Microsoft

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Application Platforms
1 17 (19.10%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (8.99%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (26.97%) Selenium
2 20 (22.47%) HP UFT
3 12 (13.48%) WebDriver
4 9 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (8.99%) Visual Studio
6 4 (4.49%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.37%) Ant
7 3 (3.37%) JIRA
8 1 (1.12%) FogBugz
8 1 (1.12%) JUnit
8 1 (1.12%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (46.07%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
2 6 (6.74%) Games
2 6 (6.74%) Retail
3 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.49%) Local Government
5 1 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.12%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.24%) .NET
2 3 (3.37%) CSS
2 3 (3.37%) HTML
3 1 (1.12%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.12%) J2EE
3 1 (1.12%) Web Services
3 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.74%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.99%) Windows
1 8 (8.99%) Windows 10
1 8 (8.99%) Windows 7
1 8 (8.99%) Windows 8
1 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (6.74%) Unix
3 1 (1.12%) Android
3 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (26.97%) Software Testing
4 22 (24.72%) Manual Testing
5 21 (23.60%) Automated Testing
6 19 (21.35%) Automation Testing
7 17 (19.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 15 (16.85%) Test Automation
9 14 (15.73%) Integration Testing
10 13 (14.61%) BDD
11 12 (13.48%) Scrum
12 11 (12.36%) SDLC
12 11 (12.36%) Test Scripting
13 10 (11.24%) Defect Management
13 10 (11.24%) E-Commerce
13 10 (11.24%) Migration
14 8 (8.99%) Regression Testing
14 8 (8.99%) Web Testing
15 7 (7.87%) Test Management
15 7 (7.87%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (52.81%) SQL
2 13 (14.61%) Java
3 7 (7.87%) C#
4 6 (6.74%) PHP
5 4 (4.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.12%) C
6 1 (1.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (17.98%) ISEB
2 13 (14.61%) ISTQB
3 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.87%) Degree
5 4 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (31.46%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.49%) HP
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle
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