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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 71 75 76
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 26 22 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.02% 1.89% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 1.98% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 4
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,100 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,500 £41,250
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
1218 1113 796
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.42% 95.62% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 951 853 701
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Colchester +11 12 £38,500 +2.66%
Brentwood -10 2 - -
Chelmsford 0 1 £32,500 -
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 29 (50.88%) SQL
2 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
3 19 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 17 (29.82%) Selenium
5 16 (28.07%) Automated Testing
6 15 (26.32%) Performance Testing
7 14 (24.56%) Automation Testing
7 14 (24.56%) Test Planning
7 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
8 13 (22.81%) Manual Testing
9 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 12 (21.05%) JMeter
10 11 (19.30%) Scrum
10 11 (19.30%) QA
10 11 (19.30%) System Testing
11 10 (17.54%) Web Testing
11 10 (17.54%) Software Testing
12 8 (14.04%) AS400
12 8 (14.04%) HP
12 8 (14.04%) ISEB
12 8 (14.04%) Windows
12 8 (14.04%) JIRA
12 8 (14.04%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (12.28%) TestDirector
13 7 (12.28%) Finance
14 6 (10.53%) ISTQB
14 6 (10.53%) Python
14 6 (10.53%) SLA

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) VisionPLUS
1 3 (5.26%) AWD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (29.82%) Selenium
2 12 (21.05%) JMeter
3 8 (14.04%) JIRA
4 7 (12.28%) TestDirector
5 4 (7.02%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) HTML
1 1 (1.75%) .NET
1 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.75%) CSS
1 1 (1.75%) WCF
1 1 (1.75%) jQuery
1 1 (1.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) AS400
1 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) User Experience
3 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Android
3 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
2 19 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 16 (28.07%) Automated Testing
4 15 (26.32%) Performance Testing
5 14 (24.56%) Automation Testing
5 14 (24.56%) Test Planning
5 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (22.81%) Manual Testing
7 11 (19.30%) System Testing
7 11 (19.30%) Scrum
8 10 (17.54%) Software Testing
8 10 (17.54%) Web Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Validation
9 5 (8.77%) ETL
9 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (7.02%) Regression Testing
10 4 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (5.26%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.26%) Logistics
11 3 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.88%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) Perl
2 6 (10.53%) Python
3 3 (5.26%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) Java
4 2 (3.51%) VBScript
4 2 (3.51%) VB
4 2 (3.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) ISEB
2 6 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.02%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.30%) QA
2 6 (10.53%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) HP
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 5 (8.77%) Business Objects
3 5 (8.77%) SAP