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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 43 35 55
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 27 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.06% 4.07% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.16% 4.44% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 26 15 3
Average salary £29,129 £26,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.92% -11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,900 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,500 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
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
649 360 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.59% 91.60% 98.67%
Number of salaries quoted 576 322 386
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,100 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,000 £50,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (44.07%) Finance
1 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (38.98%) ISEB
3 20 (33.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (28.81%) SQL
5 13 (22.03%) .NET
6 12 (20.34%) ISTQB
7 11 (18.64%) Manual Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Automation Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Degree
9 9 (15.25%) Test Scripting
9 9 (15.25%) Selenium
9 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
10 7 (11.86%) Windows
10 7 (11.86%) C#
10 7 (11.86%) Banking
10 7 (11.86%) User Stories
11 6 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (10.17%) Performance Testing
11 6 (10.17%) Regression Testing
12 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
12 5 (8.47%) WinForms
12 5 (8.47%) Release Management
12 5 (8.47%) Validation
12 5 (8.47%) Scrum
12 5 (8.47%) Test Automation
12 5 (8.47%) Test Strategy
13 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (6.78%) System Testing
13 4 (6.78%) Git (software)

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) SQLPlus
2 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Selenium
2 6 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.08%) JIRA
5 2 (3.39%) Subversion
5 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.39%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.69%) MSTest
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.69%) WATIR
6 1 (1.69%) Toad
General
1 26 (44.07%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Banking
3 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.08%) Advertising
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) WinForms
3 2 (3.39%) Web Services
3 2 (3.39%) XML
4 1 (1.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.69%) Android
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.90%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (18.64%) Manual Testing
4 10 (16.95%) Automation Testing
5 9 (15.25%) Test Scripting
5 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
6 7 (11.86%) User Stories
7 6 (10.17%) Performance Testing
7 6 (10.17%) Regression Testing
8 5 (8.47%) Release Management
8 5 (8.47%) Validation
8 5 (8.47%) Scrum
8 5 (8.47%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.47%) Test Strategy
9 4 (6.78%) System Testing
10 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.08%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.08%) Workflow
10 3 (5.08%) PRINCE
11 2 (3.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.81%) SQL
2 7 (11.86%) C#
3 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.39%) PHP
4 2 (3.39%) C++
4 2 (3.39%) Java
4 2 (3.39%) Erlang
5 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (38.98%) ISEB
2 12 (20.34%) ISTQB
3 10 (16.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) T-Plan
2 1 (1.69%) Telerik
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago