The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 52 81 82
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 33 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.97% 1.11% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 1.16% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 27 10 6
Average salary £32,500 £39,250 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.19% +16.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,550 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £39,850 £42,500 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Test Analyst
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1057 1033 1017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.05% 95.74% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 865 843 874
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Essex

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Essex

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea - 11 £28,500 -
Brentwood - 4 - -
Colchester 0 3 £38,500 -0.64%
Chelmsford - 3 £33,000 -
Basildon +8 2 £42,000 -1.17%
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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%) SQL
2 14 (26.92%) Test Automation
3 13 (25.00%) ISEB
4 12 (23.08%) Performance Testing
5 11 (21.15%) Web Testing
5 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
5 11 (21.15%) Automation Testing
5 11 (21.15%) Automated Testing
5 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
6 10 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (19.23%) Selenium
7 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
7 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
7 9 (17.31%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (17.31%) Finance
8 8 (15.38%) Windows
8 8 (15.38%) JIRA
8 8 (15.38%) QA
8 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
9 7 (13.46%) System Testing
10 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
10 6 (11.54%) Linux
10 6 (11.54%) HP
10 6 (11.54%) SLA
10 6 (11.54%) Perl
10 6 (11.54%) Python
10 6 (11.54%) AS400
11 5 (9.62%) TestDirector
12 4 (7.69%) IBM

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (7.69%) AWD
2 3 (5.77%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Selenium
2 9 (17.31%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (15.38%) JIRA
4 5 (9.62%) TestDirector
5 3 (5.77%) JMeter
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) HTML
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.92%) CSS
1 1 (1.92%) XML
1 1 (1.92%) WCF
1 1 (1.92%) jQuery
1 1 (1.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) AS400
2 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Android
3 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Test Automation
2 12 (23.08%) Performance Testing
3 11 (21.15%) Web Testing
3 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
3 11 (21.15%) Automated Testing
3 11 (21.15%) Automation Testing
4 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
5 7 (13.46%) System Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
7 4 (7.69%) Analytics
7 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 4 (7.69%) Manual Testing
7 4 (7.69%) Migration
7 4 (7.69%) Scrum
8 3 (5.77%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.77%) B2B
8 3 (5.77%) B2C
8 3 (5.77%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 24 (46.15%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) Perl
2 6 (11.54%) Python
3 4 (7.69%) Java
4 3 (5.77%) C#
4 3 (5.77%) VBScript
4 3 (5.77%) VB
5 2 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) ISEB
2 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) QA
2 6 (11.54%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) HP
3 4 (7.69%) IBM
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle
4 2 (3.85%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.85%) SAP