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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 82 95 103
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 45 25 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.36% 1.46% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 1.53% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 38 19 21
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,300 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,950 £52,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
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
1849 1630 1685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.91% 95.49% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1534 1338 1485
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,350 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
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 27 February 2015.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 32 (41.56%) ISEB
2 28 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (35.06%) Manual Testing
4 25 (32.47%) Finance
5 24 (31.17%) QA
6 22 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 22 (28.57%) Selenium
7 18 (23.38%) Software Testing
7 18 (23.38%) SQL
8 14 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 13 (16.88%) Test Scripting
9 13 (16.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (16.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (16.88%) Scrum
10 11 (14.29%) C#
11 10 (12.99%) QuickTest Pro
12 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
12 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
12 9 (11.69%) JIRA
12 9 (11.69%) Banking
12 9 (11.69%) Retail
12 9 (11.69%) Automated Testing
12 9 (11.69%) Automation Testing
13 8 (10.39%) Oracle
13 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
14 7 (9.09%) Aerospace
14 7 (9.09%) SoapUI
15 6 (7.79%) BDD
15 6 (7.79%) Degree
15 6 (7.79%) TDD

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (28.57%) Selenium
2 10 (12.99%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (11.69%) JIRA
4 7 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 5 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.90%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.60%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.30%) Appium
8 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.30%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
General
1 25 (32.47%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Banking
2 9 (11.69%) Retail
3 7 (9.09%) Aerospace
4 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.19%) Law
5 4 (5.19%) Advertising
6 2 (2.60%) Military
6 2 (2.60%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.60%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) .NET
2 2 (2.60%) RESTful
2 2 (2.60%) REST
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Wiki
1 5 (6.49%) Open Source
2 1 (1.30%) Replication
2 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) Android
2 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (35.06%) Manual Testing
3 18 (23.38%) Software Testing
4 14 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 13 (16.88%) Test Scripting
5 13 (16.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (16.88%) Scrum
6 9 (11.69%) Automated Testing
6 9 (11.69%) Automation Testing
7 6 (7.79%) BDD
7 6 (7.79%) TDD
7 6 (7.79%) Regression Testing
8 5 (6.49%) Test Strategy
8 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.49%) Test Management
9 4 (5.19%) Black-Box Testing
9 4 (5.19%) ITIL
9 4 (5.19%) UML
9 4 (5.19%) SSADM
9 4 (5.19%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) SQL
2 11 (14.29%) C#
3 6 (7.79%) Java
4 5 (6.49%) VBA
5 4 (5.19%) VB
6 1 (1.30%) Python
6 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (41.56%) ISEB
2 22 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 13 (16.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.79%) Degree
5 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) VCP4
6 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (31.17%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle
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