The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 63 136 95
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 109 36 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.42% 0.97% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.66% 1.02% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 74 28 51
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,850 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,200 £48,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
Test Analyst
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2981 3536 3091
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.51% 95.10% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1926 2328 2011
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Scotland

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Scotland

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +44 65 £36,500 -10.42% 9
Glasgow +36 38 £34,250 - 3
West Lothian -3 7 £40,000 +37.93% 1
Stirling - 4 £35,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 86 (49.14%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (48.57%) Finance
3 61 (34.86%) SQL
4 54 (30.86%) ISTQB
4 54 (30.86%) Test Scripting
5 49 (28.00%) Software Testing
6 48 (27.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 47 (26.86%) ISEB
8 40 (22.86%) Manual Testing
9 37 (21.14%) Test Automation
10 32 (18.29%) Automated Testing
11 30 (17.14%) Microsoft
11 30 (17.14%) QA
12 28 (16.00%) Selenium
13 27 (15.43%) Banking
14 26 (14.86%) HP Quality Center
15 24 (13.71%) Degree
16 23 (13.14%) SQL Server
17 22 (12.57%) Computer Science
17 22 (12.57%) Performance Testing
18 20 (11.43%) SDLC
19 19 (10.86%) Test Planning
19 19 (10.86%) V-Model
19 19 (10.86%) Asset Management
20 18 (10.29%) HP
20 18 (10.29%) HP UFT
20 18 (10.29%) Security Testing
21 16 (9.14%) Cucumber
21 16 (9.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 16 (9.14%) Perl

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 11 (6.29%) IIS
2 2 (1.14%) JBoss
2 2 (1.14%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.57%) Documentum
Applications
1 11 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.29%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (7.43%) Markit EDM
2 4 (2.29%) thinkFolio
3 3 (1.71%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.57%) MultiFonds
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.71%) ATM
1 3 (1.71%) Internet
2 2 (1.14%) FTP
2 2 (1.14%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.43%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 28 (16.00%) Selenium
2 18 (10.29%) HP UFT
3 16 (9.14%) Cucumber
4 14 (8.00%) JIRA
5 12 (6.86%) LoadRunner
6 9 (5.14%) WebDriver
7 7 (4.00%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.14%) JUnit
9 2 (1.14%) JMeter
9 2 (1.14%) MSTest
9 2 (1.14%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.57%) Behat
10 1 (0.57%) Subversion
10 1 (0.57%) SilkPerformer
10 1 (0.57%) TestDirector
General
1 85 (48.57%) Finance
2 27 (15.43%) Banking
3 8 (4.57%) Retail
4 6 (3.43%) Front Office
5 5 (2.86%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.29%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.71%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.29%) Web Services
2 9 (5.14%) Gherkin
3 7 (4.00%) HTML
4 5 (2.86%) CSS
5 4 (2.29%) jQuery
5 4 (2.29%) HTML5
5 4 (2.29%) XML
6 3 (1.71%) .NET
7 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.14%) EJB
7 2 (1.14%) JMS
7 2 (1.14%) Ajax
7 2 (1.14%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.14%) Java EE
7 2 (1.14%) Dojo
7 2 (1.14%) CSS3
7 2 (1.14%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (1.14%) JSP
7 2 (1.14%) Servlets
8 1 (0.57%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.57%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.14%) N-Tier
4 8 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.29%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.71%) IVR
6 3 (1.71%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.57%) VSAM
7 1 (0.57%) Statistics
7 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.71%) Linux
2 4 (2.29%) Windows 7
2 4 (2.29%) Windows
3 3 (1.71%) UNIX
3 3 (1.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (49.14%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (30.86%) Test Scripting
3 49 (28.00%) Software Testing
4 48 (27.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (22.86%) Manual Testing
6 37 (21.14%) Test Automation
7 32 (18.29%) Automated Testing
8 22 (12.57%) Performance Testing
9 20 (11.43%) SDLC
10 19 (10.86%) V-Model
10 19 (10.86%) Test Planning
10 19 (10.86%) Asset Management
11 18 (10.29%) Security Testing
12 15 (8.57%) System Testing
12 15 (8.57%) Release Management
12 15 (8.57%) Test Strategy
13 14 (8.00%) Investment Management
13 14 (8.00%) Test Management
13 14 (8.00%) Waterfall
13 14 (8.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (34.86%) SQL
2 16 (9.14%) Perl
3 15 (8.57%) C#
4 12 (6.86%) Python
5 5 (2.86%) Ruby
6 4 (2.29%) XPath
6 4 (2.29%) Java
7 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.57%) JCL
Qualifications
1 54 (30.86%) ISTQB
2 47 (26.86%) ISEB
3 24 (13.71%) Degree
4 16 (9.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (7.43%) SC Cleared
5 13 (7.43%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.86%) CSQA
7 2 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.57%) CCNA
8 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.57%) MBA
8 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.14%) QA
2 4 (2.29%) FATCA
3 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 26 (14.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.29%) HP
3 13 (7.43%) Charles River
4 7 (4.00%) Oracle
5 5 (2.86%) SAP
6 4 (2.29%) Cognizant
7 3 (1.71%) Siebel
8 2 (1.14%) Telerik
9 1 (0.57%) Twitter
9 1 (0.57%) BT
9 1 (0.57%) FatWire
9 1 (0.57%) Informatica
9 1 (0.57%) Reuters
9 1 (0.57%) Remedy
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco
9 1 (0.57%) IBM
9 1 (0.57%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.57%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.57%) BMC
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