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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 30 45 28
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 34 16 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.65% 2.95% 5.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.79% 3.06% 5.66%
Number of salaries quoted 32 15 18
Average salary £30,125 £26,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.86% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,800 £42,800 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
587 523 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.51% 96.32% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 511 450 362
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £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
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 30 October 2014.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 41 (46.07%) Finance
2 29 (32.58%) ISEB
3 28 (31.46%) Test Scripting
4 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (20.22%) Automated Testing
6 17 (19.10%) ISTQB
6 17 (19.10%) SQL
6 17 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (17.98%) Test Strategy
8 15 (16.85%) Mentoring
8 15 (16.85%) Degree
9 11 (12.36%) JIRA
9 11 (12.36%) Banking
9 11 (12.36%) Scrum
9 11 (12.36%) Automation Testing
9 11 (12.36%) VirtualBox
9 11 (12.36%) T-Plan
10 8 (8.99%) QA
10 8 (8.99%) Selenium
10 8 (8.99%) C#
10 8 (8.99%) Validation
10 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
10 8 (8.99%) Software Testing
10 8 (8.99%) Test Automation
11 6 (6.74%) System Testing
11 6 (6.74%) User Stories
11 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
11 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
11 6 (6.74%) .NET
11 6 (6.74%) TDD

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS Project
2 2 (2.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (12.36%) JIRA
2 8 (8.99%) Selenium
3 5 (5.62%) SoapUI
3 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.62%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.49%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.37%) ClearQuest
5 3 (3.37%) JUnit
6 2 (2.25%) Ant
6 2 (2.25%) CruiseControl
6 2 (2.25%) Maven
6 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.12%) MSTest
7 1 (1.12%) Spock
7 1 (1.12%) WATIR
General
1 41 (46.07%) Finance
2 11 (12.36%) Banking
3 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.37%) Advertising
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) .NET
2 5 (5.62%) WPF
3 4 (4.49%) Web Services
4 2 (2.25%) XML
4 2 (2.25%) WinForms
5 1 (1.12%) RESTful
5 1 (1.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.37%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.25%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.49%) Windows
2 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.46%) Test Scripting
2 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (20.22%) Automated Testing
4 17 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (17.98%) Test Strategy
6 15 (16.85%) Mentoring
7 11 (12.36%) Automation Testing
7 11 (12.36%) Scrum
8 8 (8.99%) Validation
8 8 (8.99%) Software Testing
8 8 (8.99%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.74%) System Testing
9 6 (6.74%) User Stories
9 6 (6.74%) TDD
10 5 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.49%) Manual Testing
11 4 (4.49%) Performance Testing
11 4 (4.49%) Software Engineering
12 3 (3.37%) BDD
13 2 (2.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.10%) SQL
2 8 (8.99%) C#
3 5 (5.62%) Java
4 3 (3.37%) Groovy
5 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.25%) PHP
5 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.25%) C++
5 2 (2.25%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 29 (32.58%) ISEB
2 17 (19.10%) ISTQB
3 15 (16.85%) Degree
4 2 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.36%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 11 (12.36%) T-Plan
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
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