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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 60 86 101
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 99 58 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.80% 2.40% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 2.58% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 56 42 21
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +21.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,250 £35,000
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
2372 2252 1913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.09% 93.29% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 1777 1590
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
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 23 October 2014.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 93 (52.25%) ISEB
2 83 (46.63%) HP Quality Center
3 67 (37.64%) Finance
4 59 (33.15%) QuickTest Pro
5 56 (31.46%) QA
5 56 (31.46%) SC Cleared
5 56 (31.46%) Security Cleared
6 54 (30.34%) Test Scripting
6 54 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (28.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 46 (25.84%) Software Testing
8 46 (25.84%) SQL
9 44 (24.72%) Windows
10 42 (23.60%) ISTQB
10 42 (23.60%) Automation Testing
11 40 (22.47%) TestDirector
12 37 (20.79%) Manual Testing
13 36 (20.22%) XML
14 33 (18.54%) Retail
14 33 (18.54%) Test Automation
15 30 (16.85%) Selenium
16 29 (16.29%) VBScript
17 27 (15.17%) HP
18 25 (14.04%) Telecoms
19 23 (12.92%) Windows XP
19 23 (12.92%) Scrum
20 21 (11.80%) SharePoint Server
20 21 (11.80%) System Testing
21 19 (10.67%) Test Planning
21 19 (10.67%) Automated Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 21 (11.80%) SharePoint Server
2 14 (7.87%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (6.74%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.93%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.12%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.25%) SAP BW
2 4 (2.25%) DataStage
2 4 (2.25%) SQLPlus
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 59 (33.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 40 (22.47%) TestDirector
3 30 (16.85%) Selenium
4 14 (7.87%) WinRunner
5 11 (6.18%) WebDriver
6 9 (5.06%) SoapUI
7 8 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (4.49%) Visual Studio
7 8 (4.49%) LoadRunner
8 7 (3.93%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.37%) LoadUI
10 5 (2.81%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (2.81%) eggPlant
10 5 (2.81%) Subversion
11 4 (2.25%) JIRA
11 4 (2.25%) TestComplete
11 4 (2.25%) Toad
12 3 (1.69%) JUnit
13 2 (1.12%) JMeter
13 2 (1.12%) jMock
General
1 67 (37.64%) Finance
2 33 (18.54%) Retail
3 25 (14.04%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.62%) Banking
5 8 (4.49%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.69%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (20.22%) XML
2 13 (7.30%) .NET
3 9 (5.06%) SOAP
3 9 (5.06%) Web Services
4 4 (2.25%) HTML
5 3 (1.69%) Middleware
6 2 (1.12%) JMS
6 2 (1.12%) REST
7 1 (0.56%) LAMP
7 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.74%) Clustering
2 9 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.81%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.25%) iPad
5 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 44 (24.72%) Windows
2 23 (12.92%) Windows XP
3 15 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.37%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.81%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.69%) UNIX
6 3 (1.69%) Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
1 54 (30.34%) Test Scripting
2 46 (25.84%) Software Testing
3 42 (23.60%) Automation Testing
4 37 (20.79%) Manual Testing
5 33 (18.54%) Test Automation
6 23 (12.92%) Scrum
7 21 (11.80%) System Testing
8 19 (10.67%) Automated Testing
8 19 (10.67%) Test Planning
9 17 (9.55%) Integration Testing
9 17 (9.55%) Test Management
10 14 (7.87%) Web Testing
11 12 (6.74%) Performance Testing
12 9 (5.06%) Test Strategy
12 9 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (4.49%) V-Model
14 7 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (3.93%) CRM
15 6 (3.37%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (25.84%) SQL
2 29 (16.29%) VBScript
3 14 (7.87%) C#
3 14 (7.87%) XPath
4 9 (5.06%) Java
5 5 (2.81%) C
6 3 (1.69%) VB
7 1 (0.56%) Python
7 1 (0.56%) Ruby
7 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.56%) Perl
7 1 (0.56%) PHP
7 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 93 (52.25%) ISEB
2 56 (31.46%) SC Cleared
2 56 (31.46%) Security Cleared
3 51 (28.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 42 (23.60%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (31.46%) QA
2 8 (4.49%) GAMP
System Software
1 4 (2.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 83 (46.63%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (8.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (7.87%) Netcool
4 11 (6.18%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 27 (15.17%) HP
2 13 (7.30%) Citrix
3 12 (6.74%) Veritas
4 11 (6.18%) McAfee
5 10 (5.62%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.49%) Oracle
7 4 (2.25%) SAP
7 4 (2.25%) IBM
7 4 (2.25%) Fujitsu
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