The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Analyst
Rank 623 581 566
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 293 305 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.30% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 261 268 294
Average salary £37,500 £40,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.83% +0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +5.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Senior Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Test Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst within the UK.

Senior Test Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Test Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 within the UK.

Senior Test Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Test Analyst
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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
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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
England -37 268 £38,500 -4.34% 20
South East +13 95 £40,000 +3.89% 5
Yorkshire -2 45 £33,500 -0.74% 5
Berkshire +13 41 £42,500 +13.33% 4
London -90 40 £50,000 - 3
West Yorkshire +12 37 £33,250 -5.00% 4
North West -16 35 £34,000 +3.03% 1
Reading +6 31 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Leeds -7 26 £32,500 -7.14% 3
South West -13 22 £37,500 -14.77% 2
East Sussex -9 21 £37,500 +1.35%
Wales +19 19 £30,000 -27.71%
Cheshire 0 19 £30,000 -9.09%
Brighton - 19 £37,500 -
South Wales +14 17 £30,000 -31.81%
Cardiff +7 17 £30,000 -31.81%
West Midlands -16 17 £40,000 +6.66%
East Midlands +5 13 £32,500 -26.13% 1
Surrey -8 13 £50,000 +20.48%
Hampshire -13 13 £35,000 -9.09% 1
City of London -15 13 £37,500 -21.05%
Warrington -13 10 £30,000 -9.09%
Swindon +3 9 £37,500 -14.77%
Wiltshire -3 9 £37,500 -14.77%
Manchester -14 9 £40,000 +21.21% 1
East of England -29 8 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Nottinghamshire +12 7 £30,000 +3.44% 1
Nottingham +8 7 £30,000 +3.44% 1
Halifax - 7 £35,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 7 £40,000 - 1

Senior Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in their job title.

1 205 (35.41%) Selenium
2 188 (32.47%) Finance
3 181 (31.26%) SQL
4 169 (29.19%) ISEB
4 169 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
5 163 (28.15%) QA
6 155 (26.77%) Test Scripting
7 142 (24.53%) HP Quality Center
8 126 (21.76%) Automated Testing
9 122 (21.07%) Manual Testing
10 111 (19.17%) QuickTest Pro
11 109 (18.83%) Automation Testing
12 99 (17.10%) ISTQB
13 97 (16.75%) Scrum
14 90 (15.54%) Software Testing
15 74 (12.78%) Test Strategy
16 73 (12.61%) Test Automation
17 70 (12.09%) Web Services
18 64 (11.05%) Java
18 64 (11.05%) Microsoft
18 64 (11.05%) WebDriver
19 61 (10.54%) Regression Testing
19 61 (10.54%) XML
20 59 (10.19%) C#
20 59 (10.19%) Degree
21 58 (10.02%) TDD
22 57 (9.84%) .NET
22 57 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
23 56 (9.67%) Banking
24 54 (9.33%) Performance Testing

Senior Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (1.38%) WebSphere
2 8 (1.38%) Confluence
3 5 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (0.86%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.69%) IIS
5 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.17%) Apache
6 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.69%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.17%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.86%) 3G
2 3 (0.52%) Internet
3 2 (0.35%) Firewall
3 2 (0.35%) LAN
3 2 (0.35%) WAN
3 2 (0.35%) HTTP
3 2 (0.35%) SSL
4 1 (0.17%) FTP
4 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.42%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.73%) MySQL
3 10 (1.73%) DB2
3 10 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.38%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.21%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.35%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.35%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.35%) DataStage
10 1 (0.17%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 205 (35.41%) Selenium
2 111 (19.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 64 (11.05%) WebDriver
4 50 (8.64%) JIRA
5 44 (7.60%) SoapUI
6 43 (7.43%) Visual Studio
7 41 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (5.70%) Cucumber
9 27 (4.66%) FitNesse
10 25 (4.32%) LoadRunner
11 14 (2.42%) WATIR
11 14 (2.42%) Git (software)
11 14 (2.42%) Jenkins
12 13 (2.25%) Selenium IDE
13 12 (2.07%) JUnit
13 12 (2.07%) WinRunner
14 11 (1.90%) Maven
14 11 (1.90%) JBehave
15 10 (1.73%) SpecFlow
16 9 (1.55%) MSTest
General
1 188 (32.47%) Finance
2 56 (9.67%) Banking
3 32 (5.53%) Retail
4 19 (3.28%) Retail Banking
5 16 (2.76%) Publishing
6 15 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.42%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.86%) Legal
9 4 (0.69%) Front Office
10 3 (0.52%) Law
11 2 (0.35%) Back Office
11 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.17%) Military
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (12.09%) Web Services
2 61 (10.54%) XML
3 57 (9.84%) .NET
4 40 (6.91%) SOAP
5 27 (4.66%) HTML
6 20 (3.45%) CSS
7 19 (3.28%) REST
8 17 (2.94%) RESTful
9 14 (2.42%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.73%) XSD
10 10 (1.73%) WSDL
10 10 (1.73%) .NET Framework
11 9 (1.55%) MDX
12 6 (1.04%) CGI
13 5 (0.86%) WCF
14 4 (0.69%) Gherkin
14 4 (0.69%) jQuery
15 3 (0.52%) KnockoutJS
15 3 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
15 3 (0.52%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.49%) Mobile App
2 19 (3.28%) Open Source
3 17 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 16 (2.76%) Derivative
5 14 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.25%) Fixed Income
7 12 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.90%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.90%) Equities
8 11 (1.90%) Mathematics
8 11 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.55%) Statistics
10 8 (1.38%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.21%) AS400
12 5 (0.86%) Spread Betting
12 5 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
13 4 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.69%) PMI
14 3 (0.52%) NHS
14 3 (0.52%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 49 (8.46%) Windows
2 20 (3.45%) Linux
3 13 (2.25%) Android
3 13 (2.25%) UNIX
4 12 (2.07%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.69%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.69%) Windows XP
5 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (26.77%) Test Scripting
3 126 (21.76%) Automated Testing
4 122 (21.07%) Manual Testing
5 109 (18.83%) Automation Testing
6 97 (16.75%) Scrum
7 90 (15.54%) Software Testing
8 74 (12.78%) Test Strategy
9 73 (12.61%) Test Automation
10 61 (10.54%) Regression Testing
11 58 (10.02%) TDD
12 57 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
13 54 (9.33%) Performance Testing
14 50 (8.64%) System Testing
14 50 (8.64%) Mentoring
15 43 (7.43%) Integration Testing
16 39 (6.74%) Test Management
17 38 (6.56%) BDD
18 32 (5.53%) Test Planning
19 30 (5.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 181 (31.26%) SQL
2 64 (11.05%) Java
3 59 (10.19%) C#
4 35 (6.04%) VBScript
5 17 (2.94%) PHP
6 16 (2.76%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.76%) XPath
7 14 (2.42%) Python
7 14 (2.42%) C++
8 13 (2.25%) Ruby
9 11 (1.90%) Groovy
10 10 (1.73%) C
11 9 (1.55%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.38%) VB
13 4 (0.69%) VBA
14 3 (0.52%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.35%) XQuery
15 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 169 (29.19%) ISEB
2 99 (17.10%) ISTQB
3 59 (10.19%) Degree
4 39 (6.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 32 (5.53%) Security Cleared
6 28 (4.84%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.69%) CSQA
8 4 (0.69%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.69%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (28.15%) QA
2 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 13 (2.25%) VirtualBox
2 4 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.35%) vSphere
5 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 142 (24.53%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.04%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.17%) Netcool
3 1 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 64 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 52 (8.98%) HP
3 33 (5.70%) Oracle
4 13 (2.25%) T-Plan
5 12 (2.07%) IBM
6 11 (1.90%) SAP
7 7 (1.21%) Hitachi
7 7 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.21%) webMethods
7 7 (1.21%) StatPro
7 7 (1.21%) thinkFolio
8 6 (1.04%) Citrix
9 5 (0.86%) Charles River
10 3 (0.52%) Splunk
10 3 (0.52%) VMware
10 3 (0.52%) Telerik
11 2 (0.35%) Capita
11 2 (0.35%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.17%) McAfee
12 1 (0.17%) Cognizant
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