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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 50 42 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 19 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.91% 3.74% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% 3.85% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 10
Average salary £29,129 £30,000 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.90% +29.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £19,400
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
629 493 551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.32% 97.05% 98.39%
Number of salaries quoted 549 414 492
Average salary £35,000 £35,783 £33,361
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.18% +7.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £46,000 £51,700
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 1 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 25 (52.08%) ISEB
2 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (41.67%) Finance
4 17 (35.42%) ISTQB
5 16 (33.33%) Degree
6 15 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (31.25%) Automation Testing
7 13 (27.08%) SQL
8 12 (25.00%) .NET
9 11 (22.92%) Validation
9 11 (22.92%) Banking
10 10 (20.83%) Telecoms
10 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
11 7 (14.58%) C#
12 6 (12.50%) Windows
12 6 (12.50%) Automated Testing
12 6 (12.50%) Release Management
12 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
12 6 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (10.42%) WinForms
13 5 (10.42%) Selenium
13 5 (10.42%) User Stories
14 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
14 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
15 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
15 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
15 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
15 3 (6.25%) Workflow
15 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
16 2 (4.17%) XML

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.08%) DB2
1 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.08%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.42%) Selenium
3 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.17%) Subversion
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.08%) Toad
General
1 20 (41.67%) Finance
2 11 (22.92%) Banking
3 10 (20.83%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) .NET
2 5 (10.42%) WinForms
3 2 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (31.25%) Automation Testing
3 11 (22.92%) Validation
4 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 6 (12.50%) Release Management
5 6 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 5 (10.42%) User Stories
7 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Workflow
8 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Project Management
9 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.17%) CRM
9 2 (4.17%) Test Planning
9 2 (4.17%) Agile Project Management
9 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (2.08%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) SQL
2 7 (14.58%) C#
3 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (52.08%) ISEB
2 17 (35.42%) ISTQB
3 16 (33.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (2.08%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.08%) Telerik
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle