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 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 58 64 100
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 91 75 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.62% 3.25% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% 3.50% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 56 52 21
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £32,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Test Analyst
Berkshire

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
2296 2141 1890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.26% 92.76% 94.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1590 1693 1581
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 September 2014.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 87 (49.15%) HP Quality Center
2 83 (46.89%) ISEB
3 66 (37.29%) Finance
4 64 (36.16%) QuickTest Pro
5 58 (32.77%) QA
6 53 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (29.38%) Test Scripting
7 52 (29.38%) SC Cleared
7 52 (29.38%) Security Cleared
8 48 (27.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 47 (26.55%) Automation Testing
10 41 (23.16%) Software Testing
10 41 (23.16%) SQL
10 41 (23.16%) XML
11 40 (22.60%) ISTQB
12 36 (20.34%) Manual Testing
13 35 (19.77%) Test Automation
13 35 (19.77%) Selenium
13 35 (19.77%) Windows
14 33 (18.64%) VBScript
14 33 (18.64%) TestDirector
15 31 (17.51%) HP
15 31 (17.51%) Retail
16 28 (15.82%) System Testing
17 24 (13.56%) Test Planning
18 22 (12.43%) Integration Testing
19 20 (11.30%) Windows XP
19 20 (11.30%) Telecoms
19 20 (11.30%) Scrum
20 18 (10.17%) C#

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 17 (9.60%) SharePoint Server
2 14 (7.91%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (4.52%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.13%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.95%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.26%) SQLPlus
2 4 (2.26%) SAP BW
2 4 (2.26%) DataStage
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 64 (36.16%) QuickTest Pro
2 35 (19.77%) Selenium
3 33 (18.64%) TestDirector
4 13 (7.34%) LoadRunner
5 12 (6.78%) Visual Studio
6 11 (6.21%) WinRunner
7 9 (5.08%) WebDriver
8 8 (4.52%) SoapUI
8 8 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (3.39%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.39%) LoadUI
10 5 (2.82%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (2.82%) eggPlant
10 5 (2.82%) Subversion
11 4 (2.26%) Toad
11 4 (2.26%) TestComplete
12 3 (1.69%) JUnit
13 2 (1.13%) JMeter
13 2 (1.13%) JIRA
13 2 (1.13%) jMock
General
1 66 (37.29%) Finance
2 31 (17.51%) Retail
3 20 (11.30%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.69%) Banking
4 3 (1.69%) Billing
5 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (23.16%) XML
2 15 (8.47%) .NET
3 8 (4.52%) SOAP
3 8 (4.52%) Web Services
4 4 (2.26%) HTML
5 3 (1.69%) Middleware
6 2 (1.13%) JMS
6 2 (1.13%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.13%) REST
7 1 (0.56%) LAMP
7 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.52%) Clustering
3 4 (2.26%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.26%) iPad
4 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.13%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 35 (19.77%) Windows
2 20 (11.30%) Windows XP
3 11 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.26%) Linux
5 4 (2.26%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.56%) Android
6 1 (0.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (29.38%) Test Scripting
3 47 (26.55%) Automation Testing
4 41 (23.16%) Software Testing
5 36 (20.34%) Manual Testing
6 35 (19.77%) Test Automation
7 28 (15.82%) System Testing
8 24 (13.56%) Test Planning
9 22 (12.43%) Integration Testing
10 20 (11.30%) Scrum
11 17 (9.60%) Automated Testing
12 14 (7.91%) Web Testing
12 14 (7.91%) Test Management
12 14 (7.91%) Test Strategy
13 11 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (5.08%) BDD
14 9 (5.08%) Performance Testing
15 7 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (3.95%) CRM
16 6 (3.39%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.16%) SQL
2 33 (18.64%) VBScript
3 18 (10.17%) C#
4 14 (7.91%) XPath
5 11 (6.21%) C
6 8 (4.52%) Java
7 5 (2.82%) VB
8 1 (0.56%) Ruby
8 1 (0.56%) Python
8 1 (0.56%) C++
8 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.56%) Perl
8 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 83 (46.89%) ISEB
2 52 (29.38%) SC Cleared
2 52 (29.38%) Security Cleared
3 48 (27.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 40 (22.60%) ISTQB
5 12 (6.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (32.77%) QA
2 5 (2.82%) GAMP
System Software
1 5 (2.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 87 (49.15%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (6.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (6.21%) Netcool
4 7 (3.95%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 31 (17.51%) HP
2 12 (6.78%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.08%) Citrix
4 8 (4.52%) Oracle
4 8 (4.52%) Veritas
5 7 (3.95%) McAfee
6 6 (3.39%) IBM
7 4 (2.26%) SAP
7 4 (2.26%) Fujitsu
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