The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff 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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 51 40 58
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 16 28 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.44% 4.69% 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 4.80% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 15 26 13
Average salary £29,129 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.90% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Test Analyst
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff 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
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
629 583 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.03% 97.65% 98.80%
Number of salaries quoted 542 476 528
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,550 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,000 £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 Cardiff

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Cardiff

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 23 (51.11%) ISEB
2 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (42.22%) Finance
4 18 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 18 (40.00%) Degree
5 17 (37.78%) Automation Testing
6 13 (28.89%) Validation
6 13 (28.89%) SQL
6 13 (28.89%) Banking
6 13 (28.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (26.67%) Telecoms
8 11 (24.44%) .NET
8 11 (24.44%) Manual Testing
9 7 (15.56%) C#
10 6 (13.33%) Windows
10 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
10 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Release Management
11 5 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (11.11%) WinForms
11 5 (11.11%) User Stories
12 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (8.89%) Selenium
12 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
13 3 (6.67%) Workflow
13 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
13 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
13 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
14 2 (4.44%) Oracle
14 2 (4.44%) SQL Server

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) DB2
1 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.44%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.89%) Selenium
3 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.44%) Toad
4 2 (4.44%) Subversion
4 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (42.22%) Finance
2 13 (28.89%) Banking
3 12 (26.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) WinForms
3 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) Automation Testing
3 13 (28.89%) Validation
3 13 (28.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (24.44%) Manual Testing
5 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 5 (11.11%) User Stories
6 5 (11.11%) Release Management
7 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Workflow
9 2 (4.44%) Six Sigma
9 2 (4.44%) Project Management
9 2 (4.44%) CRM
9 2 (4.44%) ETL
9 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.44%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.44%) Performance Testing
9 2 (4.44%) Data Management
9 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) C#
3 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (51.11%) ISEB
2 18 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (4.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Telerik