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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 101 102 97
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 72 55 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.99% 1.81% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.92% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 52 30 38
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,500 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
3447 2872 3003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.22% 94.54% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2198 1884 2051
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 30 £35,000 -5.40% 2
Glasgow -13 27 £43,750 +9.37% 5
Stirling - 12 £35,000 -
Aberdeen +8 2 £38,250 +17.69% 1
Midlothian - 1 £34,000 -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 45 (40.18%) Finance
2 42 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 41 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (33.93%) ISEB
5 35 (31.25%) HP
6 30 (26.79%) SQL
6 30 (26.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (24.11%) HP Quality Center
8 26 (23.21%) Test Scripting
8 26 (23.21%) Java
9 22 (19.64%) Performance Testing
10 21 (18.75%) Software Testing
10 21 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 19 (16.96%) QA
11 19 (16.96%) SOA
12 18 (16.07%) Automated Testing
13 16 (14.29%) LoadRunner
14 15 (13.39%) WebSphere
14 15 (13.39%) Test Strategy
15 14 (12.50%) Microsoft
16 13 (11.61%) QuickTest Pro
16 13 (11.61%) Test Management
17 12 (10.71%) Manual Testing
17 12 (10.71%) Waterfall
17 12 (10.71%) Degree
18 11 (9.82%) Selenium
18 11 (9.82%) Test Automation
19 9 (8.04%) Test Planning
19 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
19 9 (8.04%) Retail

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 15 (13.39%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.46%) Apache
2 5 (4.46%) IIS
3 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.79%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 8 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.57%) MySQL
4 2 (1.79%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.89%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.89%) OLAP
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.89%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 13 (11.61%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (9.82%) Selenium
4 8 (7.14%) JIRA
5 6 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (4.46%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.57%) Bugzilla
7 4 (3.57%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.68%) FogBugz
8 3 (2.68%) Fiddler
8 3 (2.68%) JUnit
9 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.79%) Subversion
9 2 (1.79%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.79%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.89%) VectorCAST
10 1 (0.89%) JMeter
General
1 45 (40.18%) Finance
2 9 (8.04%) Retail
3 7 (6.25%) Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.79%) Front Office
5 2 (1.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.89%) Law
6 1 (0.89%) Advertising
6 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) Web Services
2 6 (5.36%) XML
3 5 (4.46%) HTML
4 4 (3.57%) .NET
4 4 (3.57%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (2.68%) CSS
5 3 (2.68%) SOAP
6 2 (1.79%) FIXML
6 2 (1.79%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.89%) HTML5
7 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.36%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.57%) Statistics
4 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.89%) Social Media
5 1 (0.89%) Open Source
5 1 (0.89%) iSeries
5 1 (0.89%) Derivative
5 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.89%) AS400
5 1 (0.89%) EPoS
5 1 (0.89%) Firmware
5 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.04%) Linux
2 6 (5.36%) Windows
3 5 (4.46%) UNIX
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (23.21%) Test Scripting
4 22 (19.64%) Performance Testing
5 21 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 19 (16.96%) SOA
7 18 (16.07%) Automated Testing
8 15 (13.39%) Test Strategy
9 13 (11.61%) Test Management
10 12 (10.71%) Manual Testing
10 12 (10.71%) Waterfall
11 11 (9.82%) Test Automation
12 9 (8.04%) Test Planning
13 8 (7.14%) Regression Testing
13 8 (7.14%) Scrum
14 7 (6.25%) V-Model
15 6 (5.36%) Load Testing
15 6 (5.36%) OO
16 5 (4.46%) Automation Testing
16 5 (4.46%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.79%) SQL
2 26 (23.21%) Java
3 5 (4.46%) Perl
4 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.68%) C#
5 3 (2.68%) C++
6 2 (1.79%) VBScript
6 2 (1.79%) Python
6 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.89%) Ruby
7 1 (0.89%) VB
7 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 38 (33.93%) ISEB
3 21 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (10.71%) Degree
5 2 (1.79%) HND
5 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.96%) QA
2 5 (4.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (24.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.89%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 35 (31.25%) HP
2 14 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.14%) Oracle
4 3 (2.68%) IBM
5 2 (1.79%) JBoss
5 2 (1.79%) Green Hat
6 1 (0.89%) VMware
6 1 (0.89%) SAP
6 1 (0.89%) Cognos
6 1 (0.89%) Cognizant
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