The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 202 186 201
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1704 1813 1538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.57% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.66% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1461 1451 1278
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -

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
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 within the UK.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

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 Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
England -19 1502 £35,000 - 186
London -30 407 £45,000 - 45
South East -61 268 £35,000 -2.77% 38
Yorkshire +13 202 £32,500 +1.56% 21
North West +5 153 £32,500 +8.33% 31
South West -1 152 £32,500 - 13
East of England +32 140 £35,175 +8.23% 16
West Yorkshire -15 129 £35,000 +7.69% 12
Scotland +32 103 £35,000 - 11
City of London +10 102 £45,000 - 18
East Midlands +28 89 £34,000 +13.33% 9
Surrey +4 82 £40,000 +21.21% 11
Manchester +27 81 £34,000 +7.93% 15
Wales -5 79 £31,500 +5.00% 12
South Wales -10 78 £31,500 +5.00% 9
West Midlands -5 76 £32,500 -2.98% 11
Edinburgh +25 62 £35,000 - 5
Leeds -42 58 £35,000 +6.06% 9
Hampshire +9 50 £31,000 -4.61% 11
Nottingham +24 47 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Nottinghamshire +16 47 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Berkshire -59 47 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Cardiff -17 46 £31,500 +5.00% 7
Glasgow +26 45 £35,000 -20.00% 6
Hertfordshire +17 44 £42,500 +21.42% 5
South Yorkshire +28 43 £32,000 +6.66% 4
Bradford +22 40 £37,500 +2.73%
Cheshire -29 40 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Sheffield +18 34 £31,000 -3.12% 3
Gloucestershire -2 33 £35,000 -7.89% 3

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1645 (50.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1272 (38.78%) QA
3 1048 (31.95%) Finance
4 1013 (30.88%) SQL
5 981 (29.91%) ISEB
6 971 (29.60%) Selenium
7 965 (29.42%) Test Scripting
8 812 (24.76%) ISTQB
9 683 (20.82%) Software Testing
10 657 (20.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 562 (17.13%) Java
12 560 (17.07%) Test Automation
13 549 (16.74%) Automated Testing
14 527 (16.07%) Manual Testing
15 512 (15.61%) C#
16 492 (15.00%) Scrum
17 423 (12.90%) Degree
18 418 (12.74%) Automation Testing
19 370 (11.28%) Microsoft
20 363 (11.07%) Regression Testing
21 357 (10.88%) HP UFT
22 355 (10.82%) SDLC
23 335 (10.21%) .NET
24 332 (10.12%) WebDriver
25 329 (10.03%) SQL Server
26 323 (9.85%) HP Quality Center
27 314 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
28 302 (9.21%) BDD
29 294 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
30 290 (8.84%) Windows

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 53 (1.62%) SharePoint
2 43 (1.31%) IIS
3 19 (0.58%) WebSphere
4 18 (0.55%) CMS
5 14 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (0.40%) WebLogic
7 12 (0.37%) Confluence
8 10 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.30%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.30%) SAS
9 9 (0.27%) ColdFusion
9 9 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.21%) JBoss
12 6 (0.18%) NetWeaver
13 4 (0.12%) Apache
14 3 (0.091%) MTS
14 3 (0.091%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.091%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.091%) Node.js
Applications
1 202 (6.16%) MS Excel
2 113 (3.45%) MS Office
3 20 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.37%) FastStats
5 11 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.061%) MS Project
6 2 (0.061%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.030%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.030%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 21 (0.64%) Markit EDM
2 11 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.15%) CSG Singleview
7 4 (0.12%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.12%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.091%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.091%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.091%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.091%) BASE24
8 3 (0.091%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.091%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.091%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.061%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.061%) Primavera
9 2 (0.061%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.13%) SaaS
2 13 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.24%) PaaS
4 7 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.15%) Google Drive
7 4 (0.12%) GitHub
8 2 (0.061%) Trello
8 2 (0.061%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.030%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.030%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.030%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.030%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 47 (1.43%) Internet
2 20 (0.61%) Wireless
3 17 (0.52%) HTTP
4 15 (0.46%) DNS
5 14 (0.43%) SSH
6 12 (0.37%) Telnet
6 12 (0.37%) PuTTY
7 11 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.34%) DHCP
8 10 (0.30%) ATM
8 10 (0.30%) LAN
9 8 (0.24%) FTP
10 7 (0.21%) SAN
10 7 (0.21%) CTI
10 7 (0.21%) WAN
11 3 (0.091%) Broadband
12 2 (0.061%) SMS
12 2 (0.061%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.061%) SNMP
12 2 (0.061%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 128 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 86 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 64 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (1.59%) Big Data
6 46 (1.40%) Relational Database
7 42 (1.28%) Oracle Database
8 34 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 29 (0.88%) MySQL
10 19 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
10 19 (0.58%) RDBMS
10 19 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.37%) MongoDB
14 11 (0.34%) DB2
15 10 (0.30%) NoSQL
16 9 (0.27%) Hadoop
16 9 (0.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 971 (29.60%) Selenium
2 357 (10.88%) HP UFT
3 332 (10.12%) WebDriver
4 288 (8.78%) JIRA
5 228 (6.95%) Cucumber
6 195 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 142 (4.33%) Visual Studio
8 137 (4.18%) SoapUI
9 117 (3.57%) SpecFlow
10 96 (2.93%) LoadRunner
11 87 (2.65%) JMeter
12 83 (2.53%) Jenkins
13 80 (2.44%) JUnit
14 47 (1.43%) Subversion
15 43 (1.31%) FitNesse
16 39 (1.19%) Bugzilla
17 38 (1.16%) Git (software)
18 32 (0.98%) TeamCity
18 32 (0.98%) TestNG
19 31 (0.95%) NUnit
General
1 1048 (31.95%) Finance
2 249 (7.59%) Banking
3 167 (5.09%) Retail
4 134 (4.09%) Telecoms
5 88 (2.68%) Law
6 57 (1.74%) Marketing
7 56 (1.71%) Games
8 41 (1.25%) Investment Banking
9 38 (1.16%) Financial Institution
10 36 (1.10%) Retail Banking
11 34 (1.04%) Legal
12 25 (0.76%) Back Office
13 21 (0.64%) Advertising
14 19 (0.58%) Billing
15 17 (0.52%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.40%) Electronics
17 12 (0.37%) Front Office
18 7 (0.21%) Aerospace
19 6 (0.18%) Publishing
19 6 (0.18%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (10.21%) .NET
2 226 (6.89%) XML
3 172 (5.24%) Web Services
4 161 (4.91%) HTML
5 155 (4.73%) SOAP
6 104 (3.17%) CSS
7 78 (2.38%) Gherkin
8 73 (2.23%) REST
9 62 (1.89%) ASP.NET
10 33 (1.01%) .NET Framework
11 32 (0.98%) RESTful
12 18 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
12 18 (0.55%) Middleware
13 17 (0.52%) Ajax
14 16 (0.49%) Java EE
15 15 (0.46%) JSON
16 14 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (0.40%) J2EE
18 12 (0.37%) Spring
18 12 (0.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 314 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (4.09%) Computer Science
3 107 (3.26%) Mobile App
4 74 (2.26%) Client/Server
5 41 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 39 (1.19%) AS400
7 33 (1.01%) User Experience
8 30 (0.91%) Data Integration
8 30 (0.91%) Equities
9 27 (0.82%) Mathematics
10 25 (0.76%) iSeries
11 18 (0.55%) Management Information System
12 17 (0.52%) IVR
12 17 (0.52%) N-Tier
12 17 (0.52%) Derivative
13 15 (0.46%) Digital Media
14 13 (0.40%) SWIFT
14 13 (0.40%) Replication
15 12 (0.37%) Online Games
16 11 (0.34%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 290 (8.84%) Windows
2 205 (6.25%) UNIX
3 183 (5.58%) Linux
4 90 (2.74%) Apple iOS
5 86 (2.62%) Android
6 36 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.34%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
8 9 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.24%) Windows Vista
10 5 (0.15%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.12%) CentOS
11 4 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.091%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.091%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.061%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.061%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1645 (50.15%) Agile Software Development
2 965 (29.42%) Test Scripting
3 683 (20.82%) Software Testing
4 657 (20.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 560 (17.07%) Test Automation
6 549 (16.74%) Automated Testing
7 527 (16.07%) Manual Testing
8 492 (15.00%) Scrum
9 418 (12.74%) Automation Testing
10 363 (11.07%) Regression Testing
11 355 (10.82%) SDLC
12 302 (9.21%) BDD
13 278 (8.48%) Test Management
14 270 (8.23%) Performance Testing
15 267 (8.14%) Test Strategy
16 249 (7.59%) Waterfall
17 223 (6.80%) TDD
18 193 (5.88%) E-Commerce
19 186 (5.67%) Mentoring
20 177 (5.40%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1013 (30.88%) SQL
2 562 (17.13%) Java
3 512 (15.61%) C#
4 198 (6.04%) JavaScript
5 140 (4.27%) Python
6 108 (3.29%) Ruby
7 76 (2.32%) T-SQL
7 76 (2.32%) Perl
8 69 (2.10%) PHP
9 62 (1.89%) C
10 59 (1.80%) PL/SQL
11 51 (1.55%) VB
12 47 (1.43%) VBScript
13 42 (1.28%) Bash Shell
14 40 (1.22%) C++
15 29 (0.88%) Shell Script
16 22 (0.67%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.43%) Korn
17 14 (0.43%) Groovy
18 11 (0.34%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 981 (29.91%) ISEB
2 812 (24.76%) ISTQB
3 423 (12.90%) Degree
4 294 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 181 (5.52%) Security Cleared
6 107 (3.26%) SC Cleared
7 37 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 27 (0.82%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
9 11 (0.34%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.18%) CSQA
11 3 (0.091%) HND
12 2 (0.061%) MBA
12 2 (0.061%) MOS
12 2 (0.061%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.061%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 2 (0.061%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (0.061%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.030%) PMP
13 1 (0.030%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1272 (38.78%) QA
2 12 (0.37%) SLA
3 6 (0.18%) FATCA
4 5 (0.15%) WAI
4 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.12%) MiFID
5 4 (0.12%) EMIR
5 4 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.061%) WCAG
7 1 (0.030%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.030%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 33 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.49%) Hyper-V
3 16 (0.49%) vSphere
4 4 (0.12%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.091%) Firmware
6 2 (0.061%) zsh
6 2 (0.061%) HDFS
7 1 (0.030%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.030%) Docker
Systems Management
1 323 (9.85%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.21%) SCCM
3 4 (0.12%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.091%) Puppet
4 3 (0.091%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.061%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.030%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.030%) Nessus
6 1 (0.030%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.030%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 370 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 268 (8.17%) HP
3 260 (7.93%) Oracle
4 69 (2.10%) SAP
5 48 (1.46%) VMware
6 27 (0.82%) IBM
7 21 (0.64%) WorldPay
8 17 (0.52%) Google
8 17 (0.52%) Charles River
9 16 (0.49%) Capita
10 14 (0.43%) Cognizant
11 12 (0.37%) Citrix
11 12 (0.37%) Telerik
12 8 (0.24%) Tableau
12 8 (0.24%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.21%) BT
13 7 (0.21%) Perforce
13 7 (0.21%) Sitecore
13 7 (0.21%) Terracotta
14 6 (0.18%) hybris
Reading, Berkshire
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension (18%), Flex Fund (5%)
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Gym, Travel + more!
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bingley, Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bingley, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Marlborough, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vesta Consulting
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000
Posted: Yesterday