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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 119 121 118
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 122 99 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.98% 1.96% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 2.05% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 108 88 104
Average salary £32,500 £30,750 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.69% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £23,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,250 £41,600
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
5856 4818 5388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.16% 95.24% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4909 4162 4767
Average salary £36,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 the South West

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

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 2 October 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the South West region over the 3 months to 2 October 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
Wiltshire +15 28 £31,750 -20.62% 1
Somerset -13 28 £30,000 - 3
Bristol -15 21 £30,000 - 4
Gloucestershire -6 20 £38,000 +35.71% 2
Devon -23 10 £26,163 -23.05% 2
Dorset -7 6 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Avon +1 1 £25,000 -33.33%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 95 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (35.75%) Test Scripting
3 74 (33.48%) ISEB
4 68 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 56 (25.34%) Manual Testing
6 54 (24.43%) Finance
6 54 (24.43%) SQL
7 41 (18.55%) Automated Testing
8 40 (18.10%) Selenium
9 39 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 36 (16.29%) QA
10 36 (16.29%) ISTQB
11 31 (14.03%) MS Excel
12 29 (13.12%) Scrum
13 26 (11.76%) .NET
14 23 (10.41%) Security Cleared
14 23 (10.41%) WebDriver
15 22 (9.95%) Test Automation
15 22 (9.95%) Waterfall
15 22 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (9.95%) Microsoft
15 22 (9.95%) Banking
15 22 (9.95%) Retail
16 21 (9.50%) User Acceptance Testing
17 20 (9.05%) Test Strategy
18 19 (8.60%) QuickTest Pro
18 19 (8.60%) Java
19 18 (8.14%) Retail Banking
19 18 (8.14%) Mentoring
19 18 (8.14%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 3 (1.36%) IIS
2 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (14.03%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.33%) MS Office
3 3 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.71%) Oracle BI EE
2 6 (2.71%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.26%) DataStage
3 5 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.90%) Big Data
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.45%) Adabas
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 40 (18.10%) Selenium
2 23 (10.41%) WebDriver
3 19 (8.60%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (5.43%) SpecFlow
6 11 (4.98%) Selenium IDE
7 9 (4.07%) LoadRunner
8 7 (3.17%) FitNesse
9 6 (2.71%) WATIR
10 4 (1.81%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.81%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (1.36%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.36%) MonkeyTalk
11 3 (1.36%) Calabash
12 2 (0.90%) Ranorex
12 2 (0.90%) TestComplete
12 2 (0.90%) JMeter
12 2 (0.90%) Bugzilla
13 1 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 54 (24.43%) Finance
2 22 (9.95%) Banking
2 22 (9.95%) Retail
3 18 (8.14%) Retail Banking
4 10 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.71%) Legal
5 6 (2.71%) Marketing
6 4 (1.81%) Advertising
6 4 (1.81%) Back Office
7 3 (1.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) Military
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.76%) .NET
2 9 (4.07%) JSF
3 6 (2.71%) .NET Framework
3 6 (2.71%) RESTful
3 6 (2.71%) Web Services
4 2 (0.90%) Flash
4 2 (0.90%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (0.90%) Java EE
5 1 (0.45%) Middleware
5 1 (0.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.62%) Mathematics
3 4 (1.81%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.36%) Open Source
5 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.90%) Replication
6 1 (0.45%) NHS
6 1 (0.45%) DTV
6 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.43%) Windows
2 7 (3.17%) UNIX
3 6 (2.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (35.75%) Test Scripting
3 68 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 56 (25.34%) Manual Testing
5 41 (18.55%) Automated Testing
6 29 (13.12%) Scrum
7 22 (9.95%) Test Automation
7 22 (9.95%) Waterfall
8 21 (9.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (9.05%) Test Strategy
10 18 (8.14%) Test Management
10 18 (8.14%) Use Case
10 18 (8.14%) Mentoring
11 16 (7.24%) TDD
12 14 (6.33%) BDD
13 13 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (5.88%) Business Analysis
14 12 (5.43%) Validation
14 12 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (5.43%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (24.43%) SQL
2 19 (8.60%) Java
3 15 (6.79%) C#
4 12 (5.43%) C
5 7 (3.17%) Perl
6 5 (2.26%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.81%) VBA
7 4 (1.81%) Python
7 4 (1.81%) Ruby
8 3 (1.36%) Korn
8 3 (1.36%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.90%) PHP
9 2 (0.90%) VB
10 1 (0.45%) VBScript
10 1 (0.45%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 74 (33.48%) ISEB
2 39 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 36 (16.29%) ISTQB
4 23 (10.41%) Security Cleared
5 18 (8.14%) Degree
6 12 (5.43%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.45%) CSQA
8 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (16.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (6.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (9.95%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.43%) HP
3 6 (2.71%) Informatica
4 5 (2.26%) MicroStrategy
4 5 (2.26%) Telerik
4 5 (2.26%) Oracle
4 5 (2.26%) Cognos
4 5 (2.26%) Cisco
4 5 (2.26%) IBM
5 3 (1.36%) SAP
6 1 (0.45%) Capita
6 1 (0.45%) Twitter
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