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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 75 85 90
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 20 23 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.09% 1.90% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 1.97% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 8
Average salary £40,000 £28,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.35% +3.63%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
911 1167 1184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 94.99% 96.29% 93.60%
Number of salaries quoted 824 956 994
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £55,000
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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 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
West Malling +4 3 £40,000 +14.28%
Dover +8 2 £25,000 -16.66%
Canterbury -8 2 £27,500 +3.77%
Maidstone +16 1 £40,000 +90.47%
Tunbridge Wells -8 1 - -
Dartford - 1 £27,500 -
Folkestone - 1 £19,250 -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 25 (69.44%) SQL
2 21 (58.33%) Java
3 20 (55.56%) Software Testing
4 19 (52.78%) Microsoft
5 18 (50.00%) HTML
5 18 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (47.22%) Automation Testing
7 16 (44.44%) MS Office
8 15 (41.67%) Oracle
8 15 (41.67%) Web Services
8 15 (41.67%) XML
8 15 (41.67%) System Testing
8 15 (41.67%) Test Automation
9 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
10 12 (33.33%) Selenium
11 8 (22.22%) QA
12 7 (19.44%) .NET
13 6 (16.67%) ISEB
13 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
14 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (13.89%) Finance
14 5 (13.89%) WinForms
14 5 (13.89%) Windows
14 5 (13.89%) T-SQL
14 5 (13.89%) Silverlight
14 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
15 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
15 4 (11.11%) HP
15 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner
15 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 16 (44.44%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
3 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 3 (8.33%) TestDirector
4 3 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (8.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.78%) TestComplete
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (50.00%) HTML
2 15 (41.67%) Web Services
2 15 (41.67%) XML
3 7 (19.44%) .NET
4 5 (13.89%) WinForms
4 5 (13.89%) Silverlight
5 2 (5.56%) HTML5
5 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 18 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (47.22%) Automation Testing
4 15 (41.67%) System Testing
4 15 (41.67%) Test Automation
5 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.33%) V-Model
8 2 (5.56%) Manual Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Resource Management
8 2 (5.56%) ERP
8 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
9 1 (2.78%) Migration
9 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.78%) TDD
9 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) SQL
2 21 (58.33%) Java
3 5 (13.89%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.78%) VBScript
4 1 (2.78%) VB
4 1 (2.78%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) ISEB
1 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Microsoft
2 15 (41.67%) Oracle
3 4 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.78%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) SAP