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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 51 45 49
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 23 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 3.27% 0.99% 2.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.44% 1.06% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 13
Average salary £35,000 £44,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.45% +31.34%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
669 379 484
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 95.03% 93.81% 98.17%
Number of salaries quoted 629 353 447
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 September 2014.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Northampton

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (54.35%) QA
2 20 (43.48%) ISEB
2 20 (43.48%) Project Management
3 19 (41.30%) Test Management
3 19 (41.30%) Test Scripting
4 17 (36.96%) ISTQB
5 16 (34.78%) V-Model
6 15 (32.61%) Waterfall
7 14 (30.43%) Business Process Mapping
8 13 (28.26%) Manual Testing
9 12 (26.09%) HTML
9 12 (26.09%) Java
9 12 (26.09%) XML
10 11 (23.91%) SQL
11 10 (21.74%) Windows
12 9 (19.57%) UNIX
12 9 (19.57%) Web Services
12 9 (19.57%) Oracle
12 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (10.87%) Risk Management
14 5 (10.87%) Finance
15 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
15 4 (8.70%) .NET
15 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
15 4 (8.70%) Degree
16 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
16 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
16 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Selenium
1 2 (4.35%) Firebug
1 2 (4.35%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) HTML
1 12 (26.09%) XML
2 9 (19.57%) Web Services
3 4 (8.70%) .NET
4 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.35%) CSS
5 2 (4.35%) XHTML
6 1 (2.17%) Velocity
6 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.35%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Project Management
2 19 (41.30%) Test Management
2 19 (41.30%) Test Scripting
3 16 (34.78%) V-Model
4 15 (32.61%) Waterfall
5 14 (30.43%) Business Process Mapping
6 13 (28.26%) Manual Testing
7 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Risk Management
9 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.52%) Software Testing
11 2 (4.35%) Compatibility Testing
11 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy
11 2 (4.35%) Automation Testing
11 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
11 2 (4.35%) Validation
11 2 (4.35%) Automated Testing
11 2 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) Java
2 11 (23.91%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) ISEB
2 17 (36.96%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (54.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft