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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 29 57 70
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 60 38 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 5.62% 3.16% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.81% 3.28% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 57 36 10
Average salary £30,000 £31,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £37,750 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
1033 1159 905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 96.81% 96.42% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 902 1029 821
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,550
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 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
Cardiff +25 41 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Torfaen +2 8 £30,500 -15.27% 2
Newport +3 6 £28,000 - 1
Test Analyst
Wales

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 51 (36.43%) Finance
2 46 (32.86%) Test Scripting
3 39 (27.86%) ISEB
4 29 (20.71%) Automated Testing
5 28 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 27 (19.29%) Test Strategy
7 26 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (17.86%) SQL
9 24 (17.14%) Java
10 23 (16.43%) JUnit
10 23 (16.43%) Groovy
11 22 (15.71%) System Testing
12 21 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (15.00%) JavaScript
12 21 (15.00%) Mentoring
13 17 (12.14%) Scrum
13 17 (12.14%) Degree
13 17 (12.14%) Software Testing
14 16 (11.43%) JIRA
15 15 (10.71%) Selenium
15 15 (10.71%) Cucumber
15 15 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (10.00%) VirtualBox
16 14 (10.00%) T-Plan
16 14 (10.00%) QA
17 13 (9.29%) TDD
18 12 (8.57%) Banking
18 12 (8.57%) Microsoft
18 12 (8.57%) Test Automation
19 11 (7.86%) SoapUI

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.43%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.57%) MS Project
2 5 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.43%) HTTP
1 2 (1.43%) SSL
1 2 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (16.43%) JUnit
2 16 (11.43%) JIRA
3 15 (10.71%) Selenium
3 15 (10.71%) Cucumber
4 11 (7.86%) SoapUI
4 11 (7.86%) Jenkins
5 10 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 7 (5.00%) ClearQuest
7 6 (4.29%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.57%) CruiseControl
8 5 (3.57%) Ant
8 5 (3.57%) Maven
9 3 (2.14%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.14%) JBehave
10 2 (1.43%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.43%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (1.43%) Hudson
10 2 (1.43%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 51 (36.43%) Finance
2 12 (8.57%) Banking
3 8 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.57%) Advertising
5 1 (0.71%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.71%) Web Services
1 8 (5.71%) WPF
2 7 (5.00%) Middleware
3 6 (4.29%) .NET
4 4 (2.86%) HTML
5 2 (1.43%) JSON
5 2 (1.43%) SOAP
5 2 (1.43%) XML
6 1 (0.71%) WinForms
6 1 (0.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.86%) IPTV
2 11 (7.86%) Digital Media
3 5 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.86%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (2.14%) Statistics
6 2 (1.43%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.14%) Windows
2 7 (5.00%) Android
2 7 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.86%) Windows 8
3 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.86%) Mac OS
3 4 (2.86%) Windows XP
3 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (32.86%) Test Scripting
2 29 (20.71%) Automated Testing
3 27 (19.29%) Test Strategy
4 26 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (15.71%) System Testing
6 21 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 17 (12.14%) Software Testing
7 17 (12.14%) Scrum
8 13 (9.29%) TDD
9 12 (8.57%) Test Automation
10 11 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (7.14%) BDD
11 10 (7.14%) Automation Testing
12 8 (5.71%) Validation
13 7 (5.00%) Regression Testing
14 6 (4.29%) User Stories
15 5 (3.57%) Manual Testing
15 5 (3.57%) V-Model
15 5 (3.57%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.86%) SQL
2 24 (17.14%) Java
3 23 (16.43%) Groovy
4 21 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.14%) C#
6 5 (3.57%) C++
6 5 (3.57%) C
7 2 (1.43%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.43%) Perl
7 2 (1.43%) XQuery
7 2 (1.43%) Korn
7 2 (1.43%) XPath
8 1 (0.71%) Erlang
8 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (27.86%) ISEB
2 28 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 17 (12.14%) Degree
4 5 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 14 (10.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (10.00%) T-Plan
2 12 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.29%) Oracle
4 4 (2.86%) Google
5 3 (2.14%) Perforce
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