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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 86 79 92
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 32 32 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.84% 1.96% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 2.05% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 23 26 16
Average salary £35,000 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £31,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
1668 1563 1582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.92% 95.77% 94.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1412 1359 1323
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,300 £65,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 March 2015.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 35 (53.85%) Finance
2 33 (50.77%) QA
3 31 (47.69%) ISEB
4 28 (43.08%) Software Testing
4 28 (43.08%) ISTQB
5 23 (35.38%) Test Scripting
6 20 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (29.23%) Integration Testing
8 16 (24.62%) System Testing
9 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (21.54%) SQL
11 12 (18.46%) Banking
12 11 (16.92%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (16.92%) Relational Database
13 10 (15.38%) Manual Testing
13 10 (15.38%) HP
14 9 (13.85%) Retail
15 8 (12.31%) Test Automation
15 8 (12.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (10.77%) Selenium
16 7 (10.77%) FATCA
16 7 (10.77%) Functional Testing
17 6 (9.23%) BDD
17 6 (9.23%) Scrum
17 6 (9.23%) Performance Testing
17 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
18 5 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
18 5 (7.69%) Regression Testing
18 5 (7.69%) Windows

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) HTTP
1 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Selenium
2 5 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (4.62%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.08%) JMeter
4 2 (3.08%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (1.54%) JIRA
5 1 (1.54%) Mocha
5 1 (1.54%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.54%) NUnit
General
1 35 (53.85%) Finance
2 12 (18.46%) Banking
3 9 (13.85%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Billing
5 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) HTML
1 3 (4.62%) Web Services
2 1 (1.54%) XML
2 1 (1.54%) XSD
2 1 (1.54%) .NET
2 1 (1.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) User Experience
2 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.08%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.54%) Open Source
3 1 (1.54%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.08%) Software Testing
2 23 (35.38%) Test Scripting
3 20 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (29.23%) Integration Testing
5 16 (24.62%) System Testing
6 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (15.38%) Manual Testing
8 8 (12.31%) Test Automation
9 7 (10.77%) Functional Testing
10 6 (9.23%) BDD
10 6 (9.23%) Performance Testing
10 6 (9.23%) Scrum
11 5 (7.69%) Regression Testing
11 5 (7.69%) Test Strategy
12 4 (6.15%) Mentoring
12 4 (6.15%) Automation Testing
12 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.15%) Risk Management
12 4 (6.15%) Stress Testing
12 4 (6.15%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.54%) SQL
2 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.54%) PHP
3 1 (1.54%) VB
3 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (47.69%) ISEB
2 28 (43.08%) ISTQB
3 8 (12.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.62%) Degree
5 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (50.77%) QA
2 7 (10.77%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 11 (16.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) HP
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.08%) Telerik
4 1 (1.54%) Actimize
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle
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