The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol 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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 85 120 94
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 44 5 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.27% 0.28% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 0.30% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 37 5 29
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,400 £35,200
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +6.66%
Test Analyst
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1874 1690 1651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.50% 95.26% 97.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1555 1394 1462
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 Bristol

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Bristol

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 31 (44.93%) ISEB
2 30 (43.48%) Manual Testing
3 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (31.88%) Software Testing
5 20 (28.99%) ISTQB
5 20 (28.99%) Finance
6 19 (27.54%) QA
6 19 (27.54%) Selenium
7 16 (23.19%) Test Scripting
8 13 (18.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
9 11 (15.94%) Automated Testing
10 10 (14.49%) Scrum
10 10 (14.49%) SQL
11 9 (13.04%) Test Automation
11 9 (13.04%) Automation Testing
11 9 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
11 9 (13.04%) Banking
11 9 (13.04%) Retail
12 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
13 7 (10.14%) Aerospace
13 7 (10.14%) C#
13 7 (10.14%) SoapUI
13 7 (10.14%) Test Management
14 6 (8.70%) Test Strategy
14 6 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (8.70%) BDD
14 6 (8.70%) Java
14 6 (8.70%) VBA

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
3 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (27.54%) Selenium
2 9 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (10.14%) SoapUI
4 6 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.25%) JIRA
6 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.45%) Appium
6 1 (1.45%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.45%) FitNesse
General
1 20 (28.99%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Banking
2 9 (13.04%) Retail
3 7 (10.14%) Aerospace
4 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.80%) Advertising
6 2 (2.90%) Military
6 2 (2.90%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Wiki
1 5 (7.25%) Open Source
2 3 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Replication
3 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (1.45%) Android
2 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (43.48%) Manual Testing
2 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (31.88%) Software Testing
4 16 (23.19%) Test Scripting
5 11 (15.94%) Automated Testing
5 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (14.49%) Scrum
7 9 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 9 (13.04%) Automation Testing
8 7 (10.14%) Test Management
9 6 (8.70%) BDD
9 6 (8.70%) Test Strategy
9 6 (8.70%) TDD
9 6 (8.70%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.25%) UML
10 5 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.80%) Black-Box Testing
11 4 (5.80%) SSADM
11 4 (5.80%) DSDM
12 3 (4.35%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) SQL
2 7 (10.14%) C#
3 6 (8.70%) Java
3 6 (8.70%) VBA
4 4 (5.80%) VB
5 3 (4.35%) C
6 1 (1.45%) Python
6 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (44.93%) ISEB
2 20 (28.99%) ISTQB
3 13 (18.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.25%) Degree
5 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (27.54%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle
3 1 (1.45%) Telerik
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