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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 88 94 118
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 53 39 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.30% 1.77% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 1.92% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 43 29 19
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
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
2140 2032 1858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.00% 92.41% 94.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1510 1558 1564
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 5 March 2015.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 105 (76.09%) ISEB
2 75 (54.35%) ISTQB
3 53 (38.41%) Finance
4 52 (37.68%) HP Quality Center
5 47 (34.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 45 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (30.43%) QA
8 37 (26.81%) Software Testing
9 30 (21.74%) HP
10 29 (21.01%) SQL
10 29 (21.01%) Security Cleared
11 28 (20.29%) Windows
12 27 (19.57%) Test Scripting
13 26 (18.84%) Test Management
14 25 (18.12%) SC Cleared
14 25 (18.12%) TestDirector
15 24 (17.39%) Scrum
15 24 (17.39%) Test Automation
16 23 (16.67%) Selenium
16 23 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
17 19 (13.77%) Retail
18 18 (13.04%) Banking
18 18 (13.04%) Automation Testing
19 17 (12.32%) Manual Testing
19 17 (12.32%) Aerospace
20 15 (10.87%) Degree
20 15 (10.87%) Telecoms
21 14 (10.14%) Microsoft
21 14 (10.14%) MS Excel
22 13 (9.42%) Windows Server 2003

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 10 (7.25%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (5.07%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.35%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.17%) LAN
2 3 (2.17%) WAN
2 3 (2.17%) HTTP
2 3 (2.17%) DNS
3 1 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.72%) GGSN
3 1 (0.72%) SMS
3 1 (0.72%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.72%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.45%) SQLPlus
2 2 (1.45%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.45%) DataStage
2 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (18.12%) TestDirector
2 23 (16.67%) Selenium
2 23 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (9.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (8.70%) Visual Studio
5 10 (7.25%) JIRA
6 9 (6.52%) WinRunner
6 9 (6.52%) LoadRunner
7 6 (4.35%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.62%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.17%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.17%) eggPlant
9 3 (2.17%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (2.17%) MSTest
9 3 (2.17%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.45%) Toad
10 2 (1.45%) ClearQuest
10 2 (1.45%) LoadUI
11 1 (0.72%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.72%) Appium
General
1 53 (38.41%) Finance
2 19 (13.77%) Retail
3 18 (13.04%) Banking
4 17 (12.32%) Aerospace
5 15 (10.87%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.07%) .NET
2 4 (2.90%) SOAP
2 4 (2.90%) Web Services
3 3 (2.17%) Middleware
4 2 (1.45%) XML
4 2 (1.45%) HTML
5 1 (0.72%) LAMP
5 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.25%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.07%) Clustering
4 5 (3.62%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.17%) Open Source
6 2 (1.45%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.72%) iPad
7 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.29%) Windows
2 13 (9.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (7.25%) Windows XP
4 6 (4.35%) UNIX
5 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.72%) Android
6 1 (0.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.81%) Software Testing
3 27 (19.57%) Test Scripting
4 26 (18.84%) Test Management
5 24 (17.39%) Scrum
5 24 (17.39%) Test Automation
6 18 (13.04%) Automation Testing
7 17 (12.32%) Manual Testing
8 13 (9.42%) Performance Testing
8 13 (9.42%) Test Strategy
9 10 (7.25%) Automated Testing
10 9 (6.52%) V-Model
11 8 (5.80%) Mentoring
12 7 (5.07%) Test Planning
12 7 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (4.35%) Waterfall
14 4 (2.90%) Usability Testing
14 4 (2.90%) System Testing
15 3 (2.17%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.01%) SQL
2 7 (5.07%) Java
3 6 (4.35%) C#
4 5 (3.62%) VBScript
5 2 (1.45%) C
6 1 (0.72%) Ruby
6 1 (0.72%) C++
6 1 (0.72%) PHP
6 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 105 (76.09%) ISEB
2 75 (54.35%) ISTQB
3 47 (34.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 29 (21.01%) Security Cleared
5 25 (18.12%) SC Cleared
6 15 (10.87%) Degree
7 3 (2.17%) APMP
8 2 (1.45%) VCP4
9 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (30.43%) QA
2 6 (4.35%) GAMP
System Software
1 3 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 52 (37.68%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.07%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (5.07%) Netcool
2 7 (5.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 30 (21.74%) HP
2 14 (10.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.07%) Veritas
3 7 (5.07%) Citrix
3 7 (5.07%) McAfee
4 6 (4.35%) IBM
5 3 (2.17%) Capita
5 3 (2.17%) Oracle
6 2 (1.45%) SAP
6 2 (1.45%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.72%) Twitter
7 1 (0.72%) Panasonic
7 1 (0.72%) Mitel
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat