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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 58 71 101
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 85 71 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.38% 3.05% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.69% 3.24% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 56 49 15
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Test Analyst
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2305 2189 1933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.61% 94.11% 92.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1635 1741 1631
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Reading

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 74 (47.74%) ISEB
2 71 (45.81%) HP Quality Center
3 59 (38.06%) Finance
4 54 (34.84%) QuickTest Pro
5 52 (33.55%) QA
6 44 (28.39%) Automation Testing
7 42 (27.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 42 (27.10%) Test Scripting
8 40 (25.81%) Selenium
8 40 (25.81%) ISTQB
9 39 (25.16%) SC Cleared
9 39 (25.16%) Security Cleared
10 36 (23.23%) XML
11 34 (21.94%) Software Testing
12 33 (21.29%) Test Automation
13 32 (20.65%) Manual Testing
13 32 (20.65%) SQL
14 30 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
15 29 (18.71%) C#
16 28 (18.06%) VBScript
16 28 (18.06%) HP
17 27 (17.42%) Retail
18 26 (16.77%) System Testing
18 26 (16.77%) Windows
19 25 (16.13%) .NET
20 23 (14.84%) TestDirector
21 21 (13.55%) Visual Studio
22 20 (12.90%) Integration Testing
23 18 (11.61%) Scrum
24 17 (10.97%) Automated Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (7.74%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.58%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.29%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.94%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.65%) MySQL
3 1 (0.65%) SQLPlus
3 1 (0.65%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.65%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 54 (34.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 40 (25.81%) Selenium
3 23 (14.84%) TestDirector
4 21 (13.55%) Visual Studio
5 14 (9.03%) LoadRunner
6 9 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (5.81%) WebDriver
7 8 (5.16%) WinRunner
8 6 (3.87%) Selenium IDE
9 5 (3.23%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.23%) TestComplete
10 4 (2.58%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.94%) Subversion
11 3 (1.94%) JUnit
11 3 (1.94%) LoadUI
12 2 (1.29%) JMeter
12 2 (1.29%) JIRA
12 2 (1.29%) jMock
13 1 (0.65%) NUnit
13 1 (0.65%) Toad
General
1 59 (38.06%) Finance
2 27 (17.42%) Retail
3 15 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.94%) Billing
5 1 (0.65%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (23.23%) XML
2 25 (16.13%) .NET
3 6 (3.87%) Web Services
4 5 (3.23%) SOAP
5 3 (1.94%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.94%) Middleware
6 2 (1.29%) REST
6 2 (1.29%) JMS
7 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 4 (2.58%) Clustering
2 4 (2.58%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.94%) iPad
3 3 (1.94%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.29%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.77%) Windows
2 13 (8.39%) Windows XP
3 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.87%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.23%) Mac OS
5 5 (3.23%) Linux
6 2 (1.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.39%) Automation Testing
2 42 (27.10%) Test Scripting
3 34 (21.94%) Software Testing
4 33 (21.29%) Test Automation
5 32 (20.65%) Manual Testing
6 30 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (16.77%) System Testing
8 20 (12.90%) Integration Testing
9 18 (11.61%) Scrum
10 17 (10.97%) Automated Testing
11 13 (8.39%) Test Strategy
12 12 (7.74%) Web Testing
12 12 (7.74%) Test Management
13 9 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (4.52%) BDD
15 6 (3.87%) Usability Testing
16 5 (3.23%) Performance Testing
16 5 (3.23%) Service Delivery
17 4 (2.58%) CRM
18 3 (1.94%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.65%) SQL
2 29 (18.71%) C#
3 28 (18.06%) VBScript
4 12 (7.74%) XPath
5 9 (5.81%) C
6 5 (3.23%) VB
7 4 (2.58%) Java
8 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (47.74%) ISEB
2 42 (27.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 40 (25.81%) ISTQB
4 39 (25.16%) SC Cleared
4 39 (25.16%) Security Cleared
5 13 (8.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (33.55%) QA
2 2 (1.29%) GAMP
System Software
1 5 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 71 (45.81%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (5.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (4.52%) Netcool
4 3 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (18.06%) HP
2 15 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.16%) Oracle
4 6 (3.87%) IBM
5 5 (3.23%) Citrix
6 4 (2.58%) Veritas
6 4 (2.58%) Fujitsu
7 3 (1.94%) McAfee
8 1 (0.65%) SAP
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