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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 79 79 73
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 34 22 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.25% 1.65% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 1.74% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 20 10 16
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,850 £29,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,100 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
1452 1267 1201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.90% 95.12% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 957 815 858
Average salary £40,750 £42,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.55% +5.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 30 September 2014.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 27 (49.09%) Finance
2 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (34.55%) ISTQB
4 18 (32.73%) ISEB
5 16 (29.09%) Software Testing
5 16 (29.09%) Performance Testing
6 15 (27.27%) HP
7 13 (23.64%) Java
7 13 (23.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (21.82%) SQL
8 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (20.00%) WebSphere
9 11 (20.00%) SOA
9 11 (20.00%) LoadRunner
10 10 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
11 9 (16.36%) Regression Testing
12 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
12 8 (14.55%) Selenium
13 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
13 7 (12.73%) Test Strategy
13 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
13 7 (12.73%) Relational Database
14 6 (10.91%) Mobile App
14 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
14 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
14 6 (10.91%) QA
14 6 (10.91%) OO
14 6 (10.91%) QuickTest Pro
15 5 (9.09%) Scrum

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 11 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (9.09%) IIS
2 5 (9.09%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.27%) MySQL
4 2 (3.64%) OLAP
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (3.64%) Star Schema
4 2 (3.64%) Data Mart
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 8 (14.55%) Selenium
3 6 (10.91%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (5.45%) Fiddler
4 3 (5.45%) Bugzilla
4 3 (5.45%) JIRA
4 3 (5.45%) FogBugz
5 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.64%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.82%) JMeter
General
1 27 (49.09%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Retail
3 4 (7.27%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.45%) Back Office
5 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) HTML
1 3 (5.45%) .NET
1 3 (5.45%) CSS
1 3 (5.45%) XML
2 2 (3.64%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.27%) Statistics
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Social Media
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) EPoS
4 1 (1.82%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Windows
1 5 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.09%) Software Testing
2 16 (29.09%) Performance Testing
3 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (20.00%) SOA
5 9 (16.36%) Regression Testing
6 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
6 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.73%) Test Strategy
7 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
7 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
7 6 (10.91%) OO
8 5 (9.09%) Migration
8 5 (9.09%) Scrum
8 5 (9.09%) Manual Testing
9 4 (7.27%) Security Testing
9 4 (7.27%) OOP
9 4 (7.27%) BDD
9 4 (7.27%) V-Model
9 4 (7.27%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) Java
2 12 (21.82%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) C#
4 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) Python
5 1 (1.82%) Ruby
5 1 (1.82%) Perl
5 1 (1.82%) C++
5 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.82%) VBScript
5 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) ISTQB
2 18 (32.73%) ISEB
3 13 (23.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) HP
2 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) VMware
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