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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 43 89 74
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 53 25 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.07% 1.59% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.30% 1.68% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 29 19 11
Average salary £38,000 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £33,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,600 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
1232 1491 1048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.70% 94.79% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 758 957 607
Average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 51 (58.62%) Finance
2 40 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (42.53%) SQL
4 35 (40.23%) Software Testing
5 22 (25.29%) Test Automation
5 22 (25.29%) ISEB
6 21 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (19.54%) Manual Testing
7 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
8 15 (17.24%) ISTQB
9 14 (16.09%) Banking
9 14 (16.09%) Selenium
10 13 (14.94%) Test Scripting
10 13 (14.94%) Asset Management
10 13 (14.94%) C#
11 12 (13.79%) Investment Management
11 12 (13.79%) BDD
12 11 (12.64%) Markit EDM
12 11 (12.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (12.64%) QA
12 11 (12.64%) JIRA
12 11 (12.64%) HP
12 11 (12.64%) Charles River
13 10 (11.49%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (11.49%) User Stories
13 10 (11.49%) Cucumber
14 9 (10.34%) WebDriver
14 9 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
14 9 (10.34%) Linux
14 9 (10.34%) Perl

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.15%) IIS
2 1 (1.15%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Markit EDM
2 4 (4.60%) thinkFolio
3 3 (3.45%) LatentZero
4 1 (1.15%) MultiFonds
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.15%) DB2
4 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (16.09%) Selenium
2 11 (12.64%) JIRA
3 10 (11.49%) Cucumber
4 9 (10.34%) WebDriver
4 9 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (8.05%) LoadRunner
6 5 (5.75%) SpecFlow
7 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.30%) JMeter
8 2 (2.30%) JUnit
8 2 (2.30%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.30%) MSTest
9 1 (1.15%) Behat
9 1 (1.15%) TestDirector
General
1 51 (58.62%) Finance
2 14 (16.09%) Banking
3 5 (5.75%) Front Office
4 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.45%) Retail
4 3 (3.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) Gherkin
2 6 (6.90%) XML
3 5 (5.75%) HTML
4 4 (4.60%) .NET
4 4 (4.60%) HTML5
5 3 (3.45%) jQuery
5 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.45%) CSS
6 2 (2.30%) Ajax
6 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.30%) CSS3
7 1 (1.15%) Java EE
7 1 (1.15%) Dojo
7 1 (1.15%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (1.15%) JSP
7 1 (1.15%) Servlets
7 1 (1.15%) Web Services
7 1 (1.15%) EJB
7 1 (1.15%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.60%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (2.30%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.15%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.15%) VSAM
4 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Linux
2 1 (1.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (40.23%) Software Testing
3 22 (25.29%) Test Automation
4 21 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (19.54%) Manual Testing
6 13 (14.94%) Test Scripting
6 13 (14.94%) Asset Management
7 12 (13.79%) Investment Management
7 12 (13.79%) BDD
8 10 (11.49%) User Stories
9 8 (9.20%) ETL
9 8 (9.20%) Performance Testing
9 8 (9.20%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.90%) Project Management
10 6 (6.90%) Automated Testing
10 6 (6.90%) V-Model
10 6 (6.90%) Automation Testing
10 6 (6.90%) Test Planning
10 6 (6.90%) Test Strategy
11 5 (5.75%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (42.53%) SQL
2 13 (14.94%) C#
3 9 (10.34%) Perl
4 7 (8.05%) Java
5 4 (4.60%) XPath
6 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.15%) Python
7 1 (1.15%) JCL
Qualifications
1 22 (25.29%) ISEB
2 15 (17.24%) ISTQB
3 11 (12.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (6.90%) Degree
5 2 (2.30%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.15%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.64%) QA
2 4 (4.60%) FATCA
3 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) HP
1 11 (12.64%) Charles River
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.30%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (2.30%) Business Objects
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle
3 2 (2.30%) Telerik
4 1 (1.15%) BMC
4 1 (1.15%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.15%) Informatica
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