The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 122 111 129
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 21 25 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.01% 1.20% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.25% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 15 25 25
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £20,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £42,500 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
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 Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1974 2004 2513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.27% 95.84% 93.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1595 1544 2122
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Watford -9 6 £37,500 -11.76%
Welwyn Garden City -11 3 - -
Hitchin - 3 - -
Rickmansworth -10 1 £44,500 +48.33%
Royston - 1 £45,000 -
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) Software Testing
3 15 (39.47%) QA
3 15 (39.47%) Windows
3 15 (39.47%) ISEB
4 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
5 13 (34.21%) SQL
5 13 (34.21%) Retail
6 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 12 (31.58%) Banking
6 12 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
7 11 (28.95%) Finance
8 10 (26.32%) Validation
8 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
9 8 (21.05%) Scrum
10 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
10 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (18.42%) Degree
10 7 (18.42%) HP
10 7 (18.42%) Subversion
10 7 (18.42%) Oracle
10 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
11 6 (15.79%) Linux
11 6 (15.79%) Selenium
11 6 (15.79%) System Testing
11 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
11 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) LAN
1 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Subversion
2 6 (15.79%) Selenium
3 2 (5.26%) TestLink
3 2 (5.26%) JIRA
3 2 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (5.26%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (34.21%) Retail
2 12 (31.58%) Banking
3 11 (28.95%) Finance
4 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
4 5 (13.16%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) J2EE
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.26%) Physics
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Linux
3 5 (13.16%) UNIX
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) Software Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
4 10 (26.32%) Validation
5 8 (21.05%) Scrum
6 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
6 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (15.79%) System Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (13.16%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
10 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
10 3 (7.89%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.26%) Project Management
11 2 (5.26%) Quality Management
11 2 (5.26%) TDD
11 2 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
3 4 (10.53%) Java
4 3 (7.89%) C#
4 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby
5 2 (5.26%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) ISEB
2 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
3 7 (18.42%) Degree
4 6 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (39.47%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) HP
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) Citrix
5 1 (2.63%) Apple