The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 52 62 53
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 29 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.21% 0.83% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.53% 0.85% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 28 4 12
Average salary £35,000 £21,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.91% -20.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £19,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £24,250 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,625 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -
Test Analyst
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire 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
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
822 591 663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 91.03% 97.69% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 769 517 612
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,000 £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 Northamptonshire

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 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
Northampton +13 27 £35,000 +60.91%
Test Analyst
East Midlands

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 32 (54.24%) QA
2 23 (38.98%) ISTQB
3 21 (35.59%) ISEB
4 19 (32.20%) Project Management
4 19 (32.20%) Test Management
4 19 (32.20%) V-Model
5 18 (30.51%) Test Scripting
5 18 (30.51%) SQL
6 15 (25.42%) Software Testing
6 15 (25.42%) Waterfall
7 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
9 12 (20.34%) XML
9 12 (20.34%) HTML
9 12 (20.34%) Manual Testing
10 11 (18.64%) Retail
10 11 (18.64%) .NET
11 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
11 10 (16.95%) E-Commerce
12 9 (15.25%) Windows
12 9 (15.25%) Business Process Mapping
13 8 (13.56%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (13.56%) Degree
14 7 (11.86%) Compatibility Testing
14 7 (11.86%) Automated Testing
14 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET
14 7 (11.86%) CSS
14 7 (11.86%) Java
14 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (10.17%) Test Automation

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (3.39%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Firebug
1 6 (10.17%) Fiddler
2 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.78%) Selenium
3 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.69%) Subversion
4 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 11 (18.64%) Retail
2 6 (10.17%) Law
3 5 (8.47%) Finance
4 3 (5.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) HTML
1 12 (20.34%) XML
2 11 (18.64%) .NET
3 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.86%) CSS
4 6 (10.17%) XHTML
5 5 (8.47%) Web Services
6 1 (1.69%) WinForms
6 1 (1.69%) Ajax
6 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.69%) RESTful
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.17%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.08%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.20%) Project Management
1 19 (32.20%) Test Management
1 19 (32.20%) V-Model
2 18 (30.51%) Test Scripting
3 15 (25.42%) Software Testing
3 15 (25.42%) Waterfall
4 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (20.34%) Manual Testing
6 10 (16.95%) E-Commerce
7 9 (15.25%) Business Process Mapping
8 7 (11.86%) Automated Testing
8 7 (11.86%) Compatibility Testing
9 6 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.17%) Validation
9 6 (10.17%) TDD
9 6 (10.17%) Logistics
9 6 (10.17%) Test Automation
10 5 (8.47%) Risk Management
11 4 (6.78%) Performance Management
11 4 (6.78%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) SQL
2 7 (11.86%) Java
3 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (38.98%) ISTQB
2 21 (35.59%) ISEB
3 8 (13.56%) Degree
4 3 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (54.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle