The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire 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 17 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 57 61 47
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 20 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.74% 1.27% 3.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 1.30% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 14 8 16
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Test Analyst
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
715 614 491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 98.08% 97.15% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 570 512 407
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -14.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 17 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
Cannock - 8 £35,000 -
Stafford +6 5 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £35,000 -
Lichfield - 1 £32,500 -
Test Analyst
West Midlands

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 21 (75.00%) SQL
2 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (60.71%) Software Testing
4 14 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 13 (46.43%) C#
6 12 (42.86%) C++
6 12 (42.86%) ISEB
7 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
7 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
8 9 (32.14%) Degree
9 8 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (25.00%) Web Testing
10 7 (25.00%) E-Commerce
11 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
11 6 (21.43%) .NET
12 5 (17.86%) UNIX
12 5 (17.86%) Back Office
12 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (17.86%) Mathematics
12 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (14.29%) Release Management
13 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
13 4 (14.29%) ITIL
14 3 (10.71%) Web Services
14 3 (10.71%) CRM
14 3 (10.71%) Games
14 3 (10.71%) Scrum
14 3 (10.71%) QA

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) MSTest
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 5 (17.86%) Back Office
2 3 (10.71%) Games
3 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Mathematics
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) Software Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (25.00%) Web Testing
6 7 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL
8 4 (14.29%) Release Management
9 3 (10.71%) CRM
9 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.71%) Scrum
10 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
11 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
11 1 (3.57%) Automation Testing
11 1 (3.57%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) SQL
2 13 (46.43%) C#
3 12 (42.86%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) ISEB
2 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (32.14%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle