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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 82 92 88
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 50 32 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.40% 1.80% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 1.87% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 46 29 19
Average salary £38,750 £32,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.23% +12.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,700 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1995 1714 1416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.78% 96.29% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1654 1544 1220
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 2016.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 40 (44.44%) SQL
2 38 (42.22%) Finance
3 36 (40.00%) QA
4 32 (35.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (28.89%) Automated Testing
5 26 (28.89%) Software Testing
6 25 (27.78%) Selenium
7 23 (25.56%) Automation Testing
7 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (24.44%) ISEB
9 21 (23.33%) SDLC
10 20 (22.22%) HP UFT
11 19 (21.11%) Java
11 19 (21.11%) ISTQB
11 19 (21.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (21.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 16 (17.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (17.78%) SAS
13 15 (16.67%) E-Commerce
13 15 (16.67%) C#
13 15 (16.67%) Test Automation
14 14 (15.56%) Manual Testing
14 14 (15.56%) Defect Management
15 13 (14.44%) Test Scripting
15 13 (14.44%) BDD
16 12 (13.33%) WebDriver
16 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
16 12 (13.33%) Scrum
16 12 (13.33%) .NET
16 12 (13.33%) Regression Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 16 (17.78%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (27.78%) Selenium
2 20 (22.22%) HP UFT
3 12 (13.33%) WebDriver
4 10 (11.11%) FogBugz
4 10 (11.11%) TeamCity
5 7 (7.78%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.78%) SpecFlow
5 7 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.44%) JIRA
6 4 (4.44%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.22%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.11%) NUnit
General
1 38 (42.22%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Retail
3 6 (6.67%) Banking
4 5 (5.56%) Games
4 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.44%) Local Government
6 1 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.33%) .NET
2 7 (7.78%) Gherkin
2 7 (7.78%) Web Services
2 7 (7.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.22%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.22%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.44%) Windows
1 4 (4.44%) Windows 10
1 4 (4.44%) Windows 7
1 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
1 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (3.33%) Unix
3 1 (1.11%) Android
3 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (28.89%) Automated Testing
2 26 (28.89%) Software Testing
3 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (25.56%) Automation Testing
4 21 (23.33%) SDLC
5 19 (21.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 15 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 15 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 14 (15.56%) Defect Management
7 14 (15.56%) Manual Testing
8 13 (14.44%) BDD
8 13 (14.44%) Test Scripting
9 12 (13.33%) Regression Testing
9 12 (13.33%) Scrum
10 10 (11.11%) Integration Testing
10 10 (11.11%) Web Development
11 8 (8.89%) TDD
12 7 (7.78%) OO
12 7 (7.78%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 40 (44.44%) SQL
2 19 (21.11%) Java
3 15 (16.67%) C#
4 7 (7.78%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.44%) PHP
6 2 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (24.44%) ISEB
2 19 (21.11%) ISTQB
3 16 (17.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.44%) Degree
6 2 (2.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.67%) HP
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle
3 2 (2.22%) SAP
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