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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 137 182 155
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 109 58 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.74% 0.99% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.04% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 93 53 74
Average salary £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £25,000 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £35,850
UK excluding London average salary £33,625 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -
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
5997 5551 5497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.81% 95.18% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5036 4708 4898
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 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 29 December 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 29 December 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
Bristol +40 42 £27,000 -18.18% 3
Gloucestershire +2 21 £38,000 +10.14%
Somerset +12 14 £35,750 +15.32%
Wiltshire -5 11 £32,500 +1.56% 3
Devon -7 11 £30,000 +13.44% 2
Dorset -8 10 £30,000 +17.64%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 98 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (37.23%) Test Scripting
3 85 (36.80%) ISEB
4 71 (30.74%) Manual Testing
5 52 (22.51%) Software Testing
6 50 (21.65%) Finance
6 50 (21.65%) SQL
7 47 (20.35%) ISTQB
8 45 (19.48%) Selenium
9 40 (17.32%) QA
9 40 (17.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 39 (16.88%) Automated Testing
11 33 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 31 (13.42%) Scrum
13 30 (12.99%) Microsoft
14 27 (11.69%) User Acceptance Testing
15 26 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (11.26%) Test Strategy
16 25 (10.82%) Waterfall
17 24 (10.39%) WebDriver
17 24 (10.39%) .NET
18 23 (9.96%) Banking
19 22 (9.52%) Retail
19 22 (9.52%) C#
20 21 (9.09%) Test Automation
21 20 (8.66%) Test Management
21 20 (8.66%) BDD
22 18 (7.79%) Automation Testing
23 17 (7.36%) Mentoring
23 17 (7.36%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.43%) IIS
1 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.46%) MS Office
3 4 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.30%) Internet
2 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.43%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.16%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.43%) Base SAS
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.43%) Big Data
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 45 (19.48%) Selenium
2 24 (10.39%) WebDriver
3 16 (6.93%) SpecFlow
4 14 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (5.19%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
7 8 (3.46%) JIRA
7 8 (3.46%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.16%) WATIR
8 5 (2.16%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.73%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.30%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.30%) Hudson
10 3 (1.30%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.87%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.43%) ClearQuest
12 1 (0.43%) JMeter
General
1 50 (21.65%) Finance
2 23 (9.96%) Banking
3 22 (9.52%) Retail
4 17 (7.36%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.60%) Advertising
6 5 (2.16%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.16%) Marketing
7 4 (1.73%) Back Office
7 4 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.30%) Automotive
9 2 (0.87%) Legal
9 2 (0.87%) Military
10 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.39%) .NET
2 8 (3.46%) .NET Framework
3 7 (3.03%) Web Services
4 6 (2.60%) RESTful
5 1 (0.43%) HTML
5 1 (0.43%) POSIX
5 1 (0.43%) WinForms
5 1 (0.43%) JSF
5 1 (0.43%) WCF
5 1 (0.43%) WPF
5 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.16%) Client/Server
2 5 (2.16%) Mathematics
2 5 (2.16%) Open Source
3 4 (1.73%) Wiki
4 3 (1.30%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.30%) Replication
5 2 (0.87%) NHS
5 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.43%) Statistics
6 1 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.03%) UNIX
1 7 (3.03%) Windows
2 5 (2.16%) Linux
3 1 (0.43%) Android
3 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (37.23%) Test Scripting
3 71 (30.74%) Manual Testing
4 52 (22.51%) Software Testing
5 39 (16.88%) Automated Testing
6 31 (13.42%) Scrum
7 27 (11.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 26 (11.26%) Test Strategy
9 25 (10.82%) Waterfall
10 21 (9.09%) Test Automation
11 20 (8.66%) Test Management
11 20 (8.66%) BDD
12 18 (7.79%) Automation Testing
13 17 (7.36%) Mentoring
14 16 (6.93%) Use Case
15 15 (6.49%) TDD
15 15 (6.49%) Regression Testing
16 14 (6.06%) Line Management
17 13 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (5.63%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (21.65%) SQL
2 22 (9.52%) C#
3 13 (5.63%) Java
4 8 (3.46%) C
5 7 (3.03%) VB
6 6 (2.60%) VBA
7 4 (1.73%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.73%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.30%) PHP
9 2 (0.87%) Python
9 2 (0.87%) Ruby
10 1 (0.43%) Lua
10 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 85 (36.80%) ISEB
2 47 (20.35%) ISTQB
3 40 (17.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (7.36%) Degree
5 16 (6.93%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.16%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (17.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.16%) Oracle
3 3 (1.30%) Telerik
4 2 (0.87%) Cisco
5 1 (0.43%) IBM
5 1 (0.43%) Informatica
5 1 (0.43%) Capita
City, Swindon
House of Fraser
Salary: £40,000 - £49,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: US$20000.00 - US$24000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon, South West
Met Office
Salary: £26,988 per annum and up to £30,194 for exceptional candidates
Posted: 11 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
House of Fraser
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 18 days ago