The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales 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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 64 58 68
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 37 19 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.08% 2.27% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.19% 2.41% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 37 19 15
Average salary £29,129 £26,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.92% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,300 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Test Analyst
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales 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
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1161 790 925
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 96.59% 94.38% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1023 660 810
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in South Wales

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in South Wales

Test Analyst
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 4 March 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
(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
Cardiff -5 24 £29,129 +18.89% 1
Torfaen -9 11 £32,500 +8.33%
Bridgend +4 2 £17,750 -49.28%
Test Analyst
Wales

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 32 (39.51%) ISEB
2 26 (32.10%) Manual Testing
3 25 (30.86%) Finance
3 25 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (23.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (22.22%) Windows
6 17 (20.99%) ISTQB
7 16 (19.75%) Test Scripting
7 16 (19.75%) SQL
8 15 (18.52%) Degree
9 14 (17.28%) .NET
10 13 (16.05%) C++
10 13 (16.05%) Automation Testing
11 12 (14.81%) Automated Testing
11 12 (14.81%) C
12 11 (13.58%) Google
12 11 (13.58%) Mac OS
12 11 (13.58%) Digital Media
12 11 (13.58%) IPTV
13 9 (11.11%) Validation
13 9 (11.11%) Banking
13 9 (11.11%) Telecoms
14 8 (9.88%) C#
14 8 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (8.64%) Performance Testing
16 6 (7.41%) System Testing
16 6 (7.41%) QA
16 6 (7.41%) Selenium
16 6 (7.41%) Release Management

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) PaaS
2 2 (2.47%) GitHub
3 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) Big Data
1 4 (4.94%) Informix
1 4 (4.94%) Data Mining
1 4 (4.94%) MySQL
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.23%) DB2
3 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.23%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.41%) Selenium
3 4 (4.94%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.94%) Rational Functional Tester
3 4 (4.94%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.47%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.47%) JUnit
4 2 (2.47%) Subversion
5 1 (1.23%) Toad
5 1 (1.23%) JIRA
5 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.23%) MSTest
General
1 25 (30.86%) Finance
2 9 (11.11%) Banking
2 9 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.17%) Advertising
4 4 (4.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.28%) .NET
2 5 (6.17%) WinForms
2 5 (6.17%) Web Services
3 3 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Digital Media
1 11 (13.58%) IPTV
2 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.94%) Visualisation
3 4 (4.94%) Statistics
4 3 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) DTV
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.22%) Windows
2 11 (13.58%) Mac OS
3 4 (4.94%) Linux
4 3 (3.70%) UNIX
5 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.47%) Android
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.10%) Manual Testing
2 25 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (23.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (19.75%) Test Scripting
5 13 (16.05%) Automation Testing
6 12 (14.81%) Automated Testing
7 9 (11.11%) Validation
8 7 (8.64%) Performance Testing
9 6 (7.41%) System Testing
9 6 (7.41%) Release Management
10 5 (6.17%) Regression Testing
10 5 (6.17%) Test Automation
10 5 (6.17%) User Stories
11 4 (4.94%) Test Strategy
11 4 (4.94%) Mobile Marketing
11 4 (4.94%) Functional Testing
11 4 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.94%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.94%) Scrum
12 3 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.75%) SQL
2 13 (16.05%) C++
3 12 (14.81%) C
4 8 (9.88%) C#
5 5 (6.17%) Java
6 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.47%) Groovy
7 2 (2.47%) Erlang
7 2 (2.47%) PHP
8 1 (1.23%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.23%) Perl
8 1 (1.23%) Korn
8 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (39.51%) ISEB
2 17 (20.99%) ISTQB
3 15 (18.52%) Degree
4 5 (6.17%) VCP4
5 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 11 (13.58%) Google
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.23%) Telerik
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle
3 1 (1.23%) T-Plan