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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 118 93 126
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 32 50 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.28% 2.01% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 2.17% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 30 41 9
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
2312 2309 2040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.52% 92.88% 94.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 1714 1642
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 17 April 2015.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 82 (78.10%) ISEB
2 69 (65.71%) ISTQB
3 46 (43.81%) Finance
4 38 (36.19%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 32 (30.48%) QA
6 32 (30.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (23.81%) HP
8 24 (22.86%) Software Testing
9 23 (21.90%) Test Management
10 20 (19.05%) Selenium
10 20 (19.05%) SQL
11 18 (17.14%) Scrum
12 17 (16.19%) MS Excel
12 17 (16.19%) Degree
13 15 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (14.29%) Test Automation
13 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
13 15 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 15 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (13.33%) Automation Testing
14 14 (13.33%) Visual Studio
14 14 (13.33%) Banking
15 13 (12.38%) Test Scripting
15 13 (12.38%) Windows
15 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
15 13 (12.38%) Test Strategy
16 11 (10.48%) SC Cleared
16 11 (10.48%) Retail
16 11 (10.48%) JIRA

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 17 (16.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.86%) MS Project
3 1 (0.95%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.86%) LAN
2 3 (2.86%) WAN
2 3 (2.86%) HTTP
2 3 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (0.95%) SMS
3 1 (0.95%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) SMPP
3 1 (0.95%) GGSN
3 1 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (19.05%) Selenium
2 15 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 11 (10.48%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (10.48%) JIRA
5 10 (9.52%) TestDirector
6 9 (8.57%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.81%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.81%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.86%) Rational Performance Tester
8 3 (2.86%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.86%) MSTest
8 3 (2.86%) WinRunner
8 3 (2.86%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.90%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.95%) Subversion
10 1 (0.95%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.95%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.95%) Appium
General
1 46 (43.81%) Finance
2 14 (13.33%) Banking
3 11 (10.48%) Retail
3 11 (10.48%) Aerospace
4 10 (9.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.52%) .NET
2 5 (4.76%) SOAP
3 4 (3.81%) Web Services
4 3 (2.86%) Middleware
5 1 (0.95%) XMPP
5 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.86%) Open Source
5 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.95%) Social Media
6 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.38%) Windows
2 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (4.76%) UNIX
4 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.90%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.19%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.86%) Software Testing
3 23 (21.90%) Test Management
4 18 (17.14%) Scrum
5 15 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 14 (13.33%) Automation Testing
7 13 (12.38%) Test Scripting
7 13 (12.38%) Test Strategy
8 10 (9.52%) Manual Testing
9 9 (8.57%) Performance Testing
10 8 (7.62%) Mentoring
11 7 (6.67%) Automated Testing
12 6 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (5.71%) Waterfall
12 6 (5.71%) Test Planning
13 5 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (3.81%) Usability Testing
15 3 (2.86%) Knowledge Management
15 3 (2.86%) System Testing
15 3 (2.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.05%) SQL
2 8 (7.62%) C#
3 6 (5.71%) Java
4 2 (1.90%) VBScript
5 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 82 (78.10%) ISEB
2 69 (65.71%) ISTQB
3 32 (30.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (16.19%) Degree
5 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 11 (10.48%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.86%) APMP
8 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (30.48%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 25 (23.81%) HP
2 15 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.71%) IBM
4 5 (4.76%) Oracle
5 3 (2.86%) Capita
6 1 (0.95%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.95%) Panasonic
6 1 (0.95%) Twitter
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco
6 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.95%) Mitel
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