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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 97 105 100
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 33 13 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.63% 0.71% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 0.76% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 30 11 8
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,350 £21,500 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £40,000 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £33,625 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -
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
1928 1721 1585
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.45% 94.30% 95.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1764 1522 1375
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
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 24 December 2014.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 26 (49.06%) QA
2 23 (43.40%) Software Testing
3 22 (41.51%) ISEB
4 20 (37.74%) Finance
5 18 (33.96%) SQL
6 17 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (32.08%) ISTQB
7 16 (30.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (28.30%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
10 12 (22.64%) HP
10 12 (22.64%) Manual Testing
11 11 (20.75%) System Testing
11 11 (20.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (18.87%) Automated Testing
12 10 (18.87%) Integration Testing
13 8 (15.09%) Relational Database
14 7 (13.21%) Banking
14 7 (13.21%) Retail
14 7 (13.21%) Selenium
14 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
14 7 (13.21%) BDD
15 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
15 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
15 6 (11.32%) Scrum
15 6 (11.32%) Degree
16 5 (9.43%) C#
16 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
16 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
17 4 (7.55%) C++

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (9.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Selenium
2 4 (7.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.89%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) JUnit
3 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.89%) Selenium IDE
General
1 20 (37.74%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Banking
2 7 (13.21%) Retail
3 4 (7.55%) Billing
4 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Advertising
5 1 (1.89%) Games
5 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Web Services
2 3 (5.66%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) J2EE
3 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Smart Meter
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Open Source
3 1 (1.89%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.89%) Statistics
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Software Testing
2 17 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
5 12 (22.64%) Manual Testing
6 11 (20.75%) System Testing
7 10 (18.87%) Integration Testing
7 10 (18.87%) Automated Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
8 7 (13.21%) BDD
9 6 (11.32%) Scrum
10 4 (7.55%) OOP
10 4 (7.55%) OO
10 4 (7.55%) B2B
10 4 (7.55%) B2C
10 4 (7.55%) Performance Improvement
10 4 (7.55%) Agile Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Low Latency
10 4 (7.55%) Demand Forecasting
10 4 (7.55%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.96%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) C#
3 4 (7.55%) C++
4 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.77%) Java
6 1 (1.89%) PHP
6 1 (1.89%) VB
6 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (41.51%) ISEB
2 17 (32.08%) ISTQB
3 11 (20.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (11.32%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (49.06%) QA
2 3 (5.66%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 15 (28.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) HP
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle
4 1 (1.89%) Telerik
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