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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 86 105 94
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 82 57 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.30% 1.82% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 1.92% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 60 28 42
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
3390 2967 3031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.28% 94.49% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2141 1921 2087
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -8 33 £35,000 -5.40% 4
Glasgow -5 30 £40,000 +3.22% 2
Stirling -10 15 £35,000 -
Aberdeen +8 4 £37,000 +13.84% 2
Midlothian - 1 £34,000 -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 49 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 47 (39.50%) ISEB
3 44 (36.97%) Finance
4 43 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (27.73%) HP
6 31 (26.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (25.21%) SQL
8 27 (22.69%) Test Scripting
9 26 (21.85%) HP Quality Center
10 25 (21.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 25 (21.01%) Java
11 23 (19.33%) Software Testing
11 23 (19.33%) Performance Testing
12 19 (15.97%) Automated Testing
12 19 (15.97%) SOA
13 18 (15.13%) QA
14 16 (13.45%) LoadRunner
14 16 (13.45%) Test Strategy
15 15 (12.61%) Manual Testing
15 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
15 15 (12.61%) WebSphere
16 14 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
17 12 (10.08%) Selenium
17 12 (10.08%) Test Management
18 11 (9.24%) Waterfall
18 11 (9.24%) Degree
19 10 (8.40%) Retail
19 10 (8.40%) Regression Testing
19 10 (8.40%) SQL Server
19 10 (8.40%) Linux

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (12.61%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.04%) Apache
2 6 (5.04%) IIS
3 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.68%) Jetty
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) SaaS
1 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.72%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.20%) MySQL
5 2 (1.68%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.68%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.68%) OLAP
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (13.45%) LoadRunner
2 14 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (10.08%) Selenium
4 8 (6.72%) JIRA
5 6 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (4.20%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.36%) Bugzilla
7 4 (3.36%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.52%) Fiddler
8 3 (2.52%) FogBugz
8 3 (2.52%) JUnit
9 2 (1.68%) Subversion
9 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.68%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.84%) VectorCAST
10 1 (0.84%) JMeter
General
1 44 (36.97%) Finance
2 10 (8.40%) Retail
3 8 (6.72%) Banking
4 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.52%) Back Office
6 2 (1.68%) Advertising
6 2 (1.68%) Front Office
7 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Marketing
7 1 (0.84%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.72%) Web Services
2 6 (5.04%) XML
3 5 (4.20%) .NET
4 4 (3.36%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (3.36%) HTML
5 3 (2.52%) CSS
5 3 (2.52%) SOAP
6 2 (1.68%) FIXML
6 2 (1.68%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.84%) HTML5
7 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.84%) Middleware
7 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 7 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.36%) Statistics
3 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.84%) Social Media
4 1 (0.84%) Open Source
4 1 (0.84%) EPoS
4 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.84%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.84%) Derivative
4 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.40%) Linux
2 7 (5.88%) Windows
3 6 (5.04%) UNIX
4 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (22.69%) Test Scripting
4 23 (19.33%) Software Testing
4 23 (19.33%) Performance Testing
5 19 (15.97%) Automated Testing
5 19 (15.97%) SOA
6 16 (13.45%) Test Strategy
7 15 (12.61%) Manual Testing
8 12 (10.08%) Test Management
9 11 (9.24%) Waterfall
10 10 (8.40%) Regression Testing
10 10 (8.40%) Test Automation
10 10 (8.40%) Test Planning
11 8 (6.72%) V-Model
12 7 (5.88%) Scrum
12 7 (5.88%) OO
13 6 (5.04%) Load Testing
14 5 (4.20%) Security Testing
14 5 (4.20%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.21%) SQL
2 25 (21.01%) Java
3 5 (4.20%) Perl
4 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.36%) C#
5 3 (2.52%) C++
6 2 (1.68%) Python
6 2 (1.68%) VBScript
6 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.84%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 47 (39.50%) ISEB
3 25 (21.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (9.24%) Degree
5 2 (1.68%) HND
5 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.13%) QA
2 5 (4.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.84%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (21.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.84%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 33 (27.73%) HP
2 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.56%) Oracle
4 2 (1.68%) IBM
4 2 (1.68%) JBoss
4 2 (1.68%) Green Hat
5 1 (0.84%) SAP
5 1 (0.84%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.84%) Cognos
5 1 (0.84%) VMware
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