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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 155 130 158
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 86 130 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.53% 2.14% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 2.19% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 77 122 68
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,700
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £26,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,300 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
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
5430 5923 5699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.83% 97.45% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4551 4856 4770
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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
Bristol -11 34 £32,500 - 5
Gloucestershire -22 24 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Somerset +7 16 £32,500 -4.41% 2
Wiltshire -17 8 £32,500 -
Dorset +13 4 £38,750 +19.23% 2
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 125 (64.77%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (48.19%) ISEB
3 64 (33.16%) ISTQB
3 64 (33.16%) QA
4 53 (27.46%) Selenium
5 51 (26.42%) Test Scripting
6 50 (25.91%) Security Cleared
6 50 (25.91%) Java
6 50 (25.91%) Scrum
7 49 (25.39%) SQL
8 43 (22.28%) Software Testing
9 41 (21.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 39 (20.21%) Windows
11 38 (19.69%) Functional Testing
12 36 (18.65%) Microsoft
13 35 (18.13%) Automated Testing
14 33 (17.10%) Non-Functional Testing
14 33 (17.10%) DV Cleared
15 32 (16.58%) Test Automation
16 31 (16.06%) Manual Testing
16 31 (16.06%) .NET
17 28 (14.51%) C#
17 28 (14.51%) SC Cleared
18 27 (13.99%) User Stories
18 27 (13.99%) Regression Testing
18 27 (13.99%) Finance
19 25 (12.95%) SDLC
19 25 (12.95%) Linux
20 24 (12.44%) Unix
20 24 (12.44%) Performance Testing

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 4 (2.07%) Apache
2 3 (1.55%) IIS
3 2 (1.04%) SAS
3 2 (1.04%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (11.40%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.07%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.74%) Internet
2 6 (3.11%) LAN
2 6 (3.11%) WAN
3 2 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.11%) Big Data
2 6 (3.11%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.59%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.04%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (27.46%) Selenium
2 24 (12.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (9.33%) Jenkins
4 17 (8.81%) JIRA
5 15 (7.77%) Cucumber
5 15 (7.77%) Visual Studio
6 14 (7.25%) LoadRunner
7 11 (5.70%) SpecFlow
8 8 (4.15%) JUnit
9 7 (3.63%) SoapUI
10 6 (3.11%) Git (software)
10 6 (3.11%) RSpec
10 6 (3.11%) TestNG
11 5 (2.59%) ClearQuest
11 5 (2.59%) FitNesse
11 5 (2.59%) JMeter
11 5 (2.59%) TestDirector
12 3 (1.55%) NUnit
13 2 (1.04%) Maven
13 2 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 27 (13.99%) Finance
2 7 (3.63%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.11%) Back Office
4 3 (1.55%) Billing
4 3 (1.55%) Electronics
4 3 (1.55%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.55%) Marketing
5 1 (0.52%) Advertising
5 1 (0.52%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.06%) .NET
2 14 (7.25%) XML
3 8 (4.15%) HTML
4 7 (3.63%) J2EE
5 6 (3.11%) JDBC
5 6 (3.11%) Web Services
6 5 (2.59%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.07%) JMS
7 4 (2.07%) SOAP
7 4 (2.07%) XSLT
8 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.04%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.04%) CSS
9 2 (1.04%) WCF
9 2 (1.04%) WinForms
9 2 (1.04%) WPF
10 1 (0.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.81%) Client/Server
2 13 (6.74%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.66%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.11%) Internet of Things
6 5 (2.59%) User Experience
7 3 (1.55%) PMI
7 3 (1.55%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.04%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.04%) Equities
8 2 (1.04%) NHS
8 2 (1.04%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.52%) AS400
9 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.52%) iSeries
9 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.21%) Windows
2 25 (12.95%) Linux
3 24 (12.44%) Unix
4 3 (1.55%) VMS
4 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.04%) Android
5 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.52%) CentOS
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (64.77%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (26.42%) Test Scripting
3 50 (25.91%) Scrum
4 43 (22.28%) Software Testing
5 41 (21.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 38 (19.69%) Functional Testing
7 35 (18.13%) Automated Testing
8 33 (17.10%) Non-Functional Testing
9 32 (16.58%) Test Automation
10 31 (16.06%) Manual Testing
11 27 (13.99%) Regression Testing
11 27 (13.99%) User Stories
12 25 (12.95%) SDLC
13 24 (12.44%) Performance Testing
14 23 (11.92%) Waterfall
15 19 (9.84%) Defect Management
16 17 (8.81%) Test Management
17 16 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (7.77%) BDD
18 15 (7.77%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.91%) Java
2 49 (25.39%) SQL
3 28 (14.51%) C#
4 19 (9.84%) Python
5 18 (9.33%) JavaScript
6 17 (8.81%) Ruby
7 13 (6.74%) C++
8 12 (6.22%) Bash Shell
9 10 (5.18%) C
10 6 (3.11%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.11%) VB
11 4 (2.07%) Perl
12 3 (1.55%) VBScript
13 2 (1.04%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.04%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.04%) R
13 2 (1.04%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 93 (48.19%) ISEB
2 64 (33.16%) ISTQB
3 50 (25.91%) Security Cleared
4 33 (17.10%) DV Cleared
5 28 (14.51%) SC Cleared
6 16 (8.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (7.77%) Degree
8 3 (1.55%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (33.16%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.59%) vSphere
2 3 (1.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (9.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (18.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.18%) Oracle
3 5 (2.59%) Citrix
3 5 (2.59%) Remedy
3 5 (2.59%) Sybase
3 5 (2.59%) VMware
4 4 (2.07%) HP
5 3 (1.55%) Cegedim Rx
5 3 (1.55%) SAP
6 2 (1.04%) Apple
7 1 (0.52%) IBM
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.52%) Sage
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