The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 58 65 71
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 14 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 2.40% 1.62% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 1.72% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 4
Average salary £35,750 £31,000 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.32% +18.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,902 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £45,000 £28,950
UK excluding London average salary £33,625 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -
Test Analyst
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Somerset 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
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
547 640 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 93.66% 93.98% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 485 544 576
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -6.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Somerset

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Taunton +5 7 £34,500 +16.11%
Bath +13 5 £37,000 -12.94%
Test Analyst
South West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 22 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) ISEB
3 16 (37.21%) ISTQB
4 15 (34.88%) Manual Testing
4 15 (34.88%) BDD
4 15 (34.88%) SpecFlow
5 12 (27.91%) Software Testing
6 11 (25.58%) .NET
6 11 (25.58%) Selenium
6 11 (25.58%) Test Management
6 11 (25.58%) WebDriver
6 11 (25.58%) Waterfall
6 11 (25.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (25.58%) Line Management
7 9 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (18.60%) .NET Framework
8 8 (18.60%) QA
9 7 (16.28%) SQL
9 7 (16.28%) Scrum
9 7 (16.28%) Performance Testing
9 7 (16.28%) Load Testing
9 7 (16.28%) Security Testing
9 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
10 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
10 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (11.63%) Web Testing
11 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
12 4 (9.30%) C#
12 4 (9.30%) SQL Server

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
1 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) SpecFlow
2 11 (25.58%) WebDriver
2 11 (25.58%) Selenium
3 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
3 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.98%) TeamCity
4 3 (6.98%) Hudson
4 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.98%) Selenium IDE
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
1 4 (9.30%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) Manual Testing
2 15 (34.88%) BDD
3 12 (27.91%) Software Testing
4 11 (25.58%) Test Management
4 11 (25.58%) Waterfall
4 11 (25.58%) Line Management
5 9 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (16.28%) Scrum
7 7 (16.28%) Performance Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Load Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Security Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
8 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Web Testing
10 4 (9.30%) System Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Automation Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
11 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (41.86%) ISEB
2 16 (37.21%) ISTQB
3 11 (25.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Telerik