The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 138 101 128
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 122 157 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.15% 2.66% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 2.75% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 108 123 108
Median salary £34,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,794 £27,000 £25,850
10% offered a salary of more than £43,600 £41,200 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Test Analyst
England

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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5483 5716 5997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.55% 96.98% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4640 4843 5021
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in the South West

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in the South West

Test Analyst
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -17 42 £40,000 +10.34% 5
Somerset +13 33 £32,500 -13.33% 7
Wiltshire -4 16 £30,750 -5.38% 2
Bristol -10 15 £35,000 +6.06% 5
Dorset -8 8 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Devon -16 4 £25,729 -14.23% 1
Cornwall - 1 £23,000 -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Test Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 129 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (50.24%) ISEB
3 77 (37.20%) ISTQB
4 67 (32.37%) Microsoft
5 62 (29.95%) Software Testing
6 61 (29.47%) Security Cleared
7 60 (28.99%) Test Scripting
8 55 (26.57%) Non-Functional Testing
9 52 (25.12%) Java
10 51 (24.64%) Selenium
11 48 (23.19%) User Acceptance Testing
11 48 (23.19%) Manual Testing
12 47 (22.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 47 (22.71%) SDLC
13 43 (20.77%) Test Automation
14 41 (19.81%) QA
14 41 (19.81%) SQL
14 41 (19.81%) Automated Testing
15 40 (19.32%) Windows
15 40 (19.32%) DV Cleared
16 39 (18.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 39 (18.84%) Regression Testing
16 39 (18.84%) Scrum
17 38 (18.36%) BDD
18 35 (16.91%) Linux
18 35 (16.91%) Performance Testing
19 34 (16.43%) Test Management
20 33 (15.94%) Cucumber
21 31 (14.98%) Waterfall
21 31 (14.98%) SpecFlow

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (5.80%) MS Exchange
1 12 (5.80%) SharePoint
1 12 (5.80%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.42%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (5.80%) MS Office
2 3 (1.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.97%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.83%) LAN
1 10 (4.83%) WAN
2 9 (4.35%) Internet
3 4 (1.93%) DNS
3 4 (1.93%) Intranet
3 4 (1.93%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.42%) Big Data
3 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.48%) OrientDB
3 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 51 (24.64%) Selenium
2 47 (22.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (15.94%) Cucumber
4 31 (14.98%) SpecFlow
5 28 (13.53%) Jenkins
6 24 (11.59%) LoadRunner
7 11 (5.31%) Git (software)
7 11 (5.31%) JMeter
7 11 (5.31%) JUnit
8 10 (4.83%) SoapUI
8 10 (4.83%) Visual Studio
9 9 (4.35%) JIRA
10 8 (3.86%) Maven
11 6 (2.90%) Eclipse
12 5 (2.42%) ClearCase
12 5 (2.42%) RSpec
12 5 (2.42%) Subversion
13 4 (1.93%) Rational Functional Tester
13 4 (1.93%) TestNG
14 3 (1.45%) TestDirector
General
1 19 (9.18%) Finance
2 3 (1.45%) Advertising
3 2 (0.97%) Back Office
3 2 (0.97%) Banking
3 2 (0.97%) Retail
4 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.48%) Marketing
4 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
4 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.25%) .NET
2 14 (6.76%) XML
3 12 (5.80%) SOAP
4 7 (3.38%) Web Services
5 6 (2.90%) HTML
5 6 (2.90%) RESTful
6 5 (2.42%) CSS
7 3 (1.45%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.45%) REST
8 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.48%) JDBC
8 1 (0.48%) JSON
8 1 (0.48%) Middleware
8 1 (0.48%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.73%) User Experience
2 6 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.42%) Internet of Things
4 4 (1.93%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.93%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (1.45%) PMI
5 3 (1.45%) Replication
6 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.48%) RIA
7 1 (0.48%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.32%) Windows
2 35 (16.91%) Linux
3 21 (10.14%) Unix
4 15 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (5.31%) CentOS
6 7 (3.38%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.93%) VMS
7 4 (1.93%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.93%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.93%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.45%) Android
9 2 (0.97%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (29.95%) Software Testing
3 60 (28.99%) Test Scripting
4 55 (26.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 48 (23.19%) Manual Testing
5 48 (23.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 47 (22.71%) SDLC
7 43 (20.77%) Test Automation
8 41 (19.81%) Automated Testing
9 39 (18.84%) Regression Testing
9 39 (18.84%) Scrum
10 38 (18.36%) BDD
11 35 (16.91%) Performance Testing
12 34 (16.43%) Test Management
13 31 (14.98%) Waterfall
14 30 (14.49%) ITIL
15 23 (11.11%) Line Management
15 23 (11.11%) Load Testing
16 22 (10.63%) Functional Testing
17 21 (10.14%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 52 (25.12%) Java
2 41 (19.81%) SQL
3 30 (14.49%) Python
4 23 (11.11%) C#
5 20 (9.66%) C++
6 16 (7.73%) Ruby
6 16 (7.73%) Shell Script
7 14 (6.76%) Bash Shell
8 13 (6.28%) JavaScript
9 7 (3.38%) C
10 6 (2.90%) VB
11 4 (1.93%) Perl
12 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.48%) VB6
13 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (50.24%) ISEB
2 77 (37.20%) ISTQB
3 61 (29.47%) Security Cleared
4 40 (19.32%) DV Cleared
5 39 (18.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 31 (14.98%) SC Cleared
7 15 (7.25%) Degree
8 3 (1.45%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (19.81%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.80%) Hyper-V
1 12 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (1.93%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (5.80%) SCCM
2 8 (3.86%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.86%) SCOM
3 4 (1.93%) AirWatch
3 4 (1.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 67 (32.37%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.80%) VMware
3 11 (5.31%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.90%) Oracle
5 4 (1.93%) Altiris
5 4 (1.93%) Citrix
5 4 (1.93%) Veritas
6 3 (1.45%) HP
6 3 (1.45%) SAP
7 2 (0.97%) Rally
Yeovil, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + start up mentality
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + competitive & negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits package
Posted: 20 days ago
Chippenham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago