The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 82 83 63
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 14 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.40% 1.12% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.15% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 16
Average salary £27,000 £26,500 £39,743
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.88% -33.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,550 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £30,750 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Test Analyst
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
965 1040 745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.79% 97.20% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 794 898 656
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £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 Kent

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Kent

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Kent

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Tunbridge Wells +26 2 £65,000 +160.00%
Dover - 2 £27,000 -
Folkestone - 1 £20,500 -
Dartford - 1 £37,500 -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 23 (53.49%) ISEB
2 17 (39.53%) Finance
3 16 (37.21%) Software Testing
3 16 (37.21%) QA
3 16 (37.21%) SQL
3 16 (37.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (34.88%) Test Scripting
5 11 (25.58%) Manual Testing
5 11 (25.58%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (23.26%) ISTQB
6 10 (23.26%) LoadRunner
6 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
7 9 (20.93%) HP
8 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
8 8 (18.60%) System Testing
9 7 (16.28%) V-Model
10 6 (13.95%) Degree
10 6 (13.95%) JIRA
10 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
10 6 (13.95%) TestDirector
10 6 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (13.95%) Internet
10 6 (13.95%) Java
11 5 (11.63%) UNIX
12 4 (9.30%) XML
12 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
13 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
13 3 (6.98%) C#

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 2 (4.65%) MS Office
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) MySQL
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) LoadRunner
2 6 (13.95%) JIRA
2 6 (13.95%) TestDirector
2 6 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.98%) Selenium
4 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.33%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.33%) Firebug
5 1 (2.33%) Fiddler
General
1 17 (39.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Publishing
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) XML
2 3 (6.98%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) CSS
3 1 (2.33%) SOAP
3 1 (2.33%) WinForms
3 1 (2.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) UNIX
2 2 (4.65%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Software Testing
1 16 (37.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (34.88%) Test Scripting
3 11 (25.58%) Manual Testing
3 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
5 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
5 8 (18.60%) System Testing
6 7 (16.28%) V-Model
7 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
9 2 (4.65%) ERP
9 2 (4.65%) ETL
9 2 (4.65%) Resource Management
9 2 (4.65%) Automation Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Test Planning
10 1 (2.33%) Functional Testing
10 1 (2.33%) Release Management
10 1 (2.33%) Web Testing
10 1 (2.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) Java
3 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.98%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) PHP
4 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.65%) VBScript
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) VB6
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (53.49%) ISEB
2 10 (23.26%) ISTQB
3 6 (13.95%) Degree
4 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (37.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) HP
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
3 2 (4.65%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.33%) Charles River
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix