The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 85 91 63
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 21 12 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.49% 0.83% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 0.87% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17 6 19
Average salary £35,000 £39,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.39% +31.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £35,250 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £45,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,625 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -
Test Analyst
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1330 1383 1163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.26% 95.25% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 896 903 764
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,994 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 24 (46.15%) Finance
2 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.77%) ISEB
4 14 (26.92%) ISTQB
4 14 (26.92%) Performance Testing
5 13 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 13 (25.00%) SQL
6 12 (23.08%) Java
7 11 (21.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (19.23%) HP
8 10 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (17.31%) WebSphere
9 9 (17.31%) LoadRunner
9 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
9 9 (17.31%) SOA
9 9 (17.31%) Regression Testing
9 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
10 8 (15.38%) QA
11 7 (13.46%) Waterfall
11 7 (13.46%) Relational Database
12 6 (11.54%) Migration
12 6 (11.54%) OO
12 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
12 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
12 6 (11.54%) Automated Testing
12 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
12 6 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (9.62%) QuickTest Pro
13 5 (9.62%) IIS
13 5 (9.62%) Apache

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (17.31%) WebSphere
2 5 (9.62%) IIS
2 5 (9.62%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.46%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.69%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.92%) OLAP
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.92%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) LoadRunner
2 5 (9.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (7.69%) Selenium
4 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.77%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.85%) JIRA
6 1 (1.92%) FogBugz
6 1 (1.92%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.92%) JMeter
6 1 (1.92%) Bugzilla
General
1 24 (46.15%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
2 4 (7.69%) Retail
2 4 (7.69%) Back Office
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.92%) CSS
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Statistics
1 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.92%) Social Media
2 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.92%) EPoS
2 1 (1.92%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Windows
1 5 (9.62%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.92%) Performance Testing
3 13 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (21.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (17.31%) Regression Testing
5 9 (17.31%) SOA
5 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
6 7 (13.46%) Waterfall
7 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
7 6 (11.54%) OO
7 6 (11.54%) Migration
7 6 (11.54%) Automated Testing
7 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
8 5 (9.62%) Manual Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Test Management
9 4 (7.69%) OOP
9 4 (7.69%) V-Model
10 3 (5.77%) Test Planning
10 3 (5.77%) Data Migration
10 3 (5.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) SQL
2 12 (23.08%) Java
3 5 (9.62%) C#
4 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) Ruby
5 1 (1.92%) Perl
5 1 (1.92%) C++
5 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
5 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) ISEB
2 14 (26.92%) ISTQB
3 10 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) HP
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) VMware
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