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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 33 41 37
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 31 24 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.04% 4.87% 3.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.25% 5.19% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 30 22 16
Average salary £28,815 £26,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.82% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £40,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,750 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
590 462 421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 95.93% 93.71% 98.36%
Number of salaries quoted 514 409 388
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £47,500 £51,000
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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 35 (46.67%) Finance
2 28 (37.33%) ISEB
3 22 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (22.67%) Degree
5 17 (22.67%) ISTQB
6 16 (21.33%) SQL
7 15 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 13 (17.33%) .NET
8 13 (17.33%) Automation Testing
9 11 (14.67%) Banking
9 11 (14.67%) Automated Testing
10 10 (13.33%) Scrum
10 10 (13.33%) Manual Testing
11 9 (12.00%) Validation
11 9 (12.00%) Telecoms
11 9 (12.00%) Test Strategy
12 8 (10.67%) C#
13 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (8.00%) Mentoring
14 6 (8.00%) VirtualBox
14 6 (8.00%) T-Plan
14 6 (8.00%) Test Automation
14 6 (8.00%) Windows
14 6 (8.00%) JIRA
14 6 (8.00%) Selenium
15 5 (6.67%) System Testing
15 5 (6.67%) WinForms
15 5 (6.67%) User Stories
16 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) JIRA
1 6 (8.00%) Selenium
2 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.67%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.33%) MSTest
5 1 (1.33%) WATIR
5 1 (1.33%) JUnit
5 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.33%) Spock
General
1 35 (46.67%) Finance
2 11 (14.67%) Banking
3 9 (12.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.33%) Advertising
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.33%) .NET
2 5 (6.67%) WinForms
3 2 (2.67%) Web Services
3 2 (2.67%) XML
4 1 (1.33%) WPF
4 1 (1.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 13 (17.33%) Automation Testing
5 11 (14.67%) Automated Testing
6 10 (13.33%) Scrum
6 10 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 9 (12.00%) Test Strategy
7 9 (12.00%) Validation
8 6 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (8.00%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.67%) User Stories
9 5 (6.67%) System Testing
10 4 (5.33%) TDD
10 4 (5.33%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.33%) Performance Testing
11 3 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (4.00%) PRINCE
11 3 (4.00%) Workflow
11 3 (4.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.33%) SQL
2 8 (10.67%) C#
3 3 (4.00%) Java
4 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.67%) PHP
4 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.67%) C++
4 2 (2.67%) Erlang
5 1 (1.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 28 (37.33%) ISEB
2 17 (22.67%) ISTQB
2 17 (22.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 6 (8.00%) T-Plan
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.33%) Telerik
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Posted: 3 days ago
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