The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton 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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 42 49 44
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 29 5 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 4.29% 1.18% 3.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.70% 1.21% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 28 4 15
Average salary £35,000 £21,750 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.91% -23.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £19,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £24,250 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,750 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Test Analyst
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton 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
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
617 414 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 91.27% 97.87% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 593 360 466
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Northampton

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Northampton

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 (50.00%) QA
2 23 (46.00%) ISTQB
3 19 (38.00%) V-Model
4 17 (34.00%) ISEB
4 17 (34.00%) SQL
5 16 (32.00%) Test Scripting
6 15 (30.00%) Project Management
6 15 (30.00%) Waterfall
6 15 (30.00%) Test Management
7 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
8 12 (24.00%) XML
8 12 (24.00%) HTML
9 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
9 11 (22.00%) Manual Testing
10 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (20.00%) .NET
10 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 10 (20.00%) E-Commerce
10 10 (20.00%) Business Process Mapping
11 9 (18.00%) Windows
12 8 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (14.00%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET
13 7 (14.00%) CSS
13 7 (14.00%) Java
13 7 (14.00%) Retail
13 7 (14.00%) Degree
13 7 (14.00%) Compatibility Testing
14 6 (12.00%) Firebug
14 6 (12.00%) Fiddler

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 (4.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Firebug
1 6 (12.00%) Fiddler
2 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.00%) Selenium
4 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.00%) Subversion
5 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (14.00%) Retail
2 3 (6.00%) Law
3 1 (2.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.00%) HTML
1 12 (24.00%) XML
2 10 (20.00%) .NET
3 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (14.00%) CSS
4 6 (12.00%) XHTML
5 5 (10.00%) Web Services
6 1 (2.00%) Ajax
6 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (12.00%) N-Tier
3 3 (6.00%) Chip and PIN
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) V-Model
2 16 (32.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (30.00%) Project Management
3 15 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 15 (30.00%) Test Management
4 11 (22.00%) Manual Testing
4 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
5 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 10 (20.00%) Business Process Mapping
6 7 (14.00%) Compatibility Testing
7 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (12.00%) Automated Testing
7 6 (12.00%) Validation
7 6 (12.00%) TDD
7 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.00%) Logistics
9 4 (8.00%) Web Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Performance Management
9 4 (8.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) Java
3 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (46.00%) ISTQB
2 17 (34.00%) ISEB
3 7 (14.00%) Degree
4 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle