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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 197 205 184
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1696 1516 1868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.51% 1.41% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.50% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1337 1258 1566
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 2014 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 1 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
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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 +8 1534 £35,000 - 141
London -29 432 £45,000 - 36
South East +35 394 £35,000 - 32
Yorkshire +24 216 £32,500 -4.41% 15
West Yorkshire +12 164 £32,500 -4.41% 9
North West -19 136 £30,000 +3.44% 14
Berkshire +44 129 £37,500 - 8
Leeds +1 126 £32,500 -4.41% 3
South West +2 122 £32,500 +5.69% 16
Surrey +24 108 £32,500 -10.95% 11
City of London -18 108 £42,500 -15.00% 14
East of England +22 88 £32,500 - 18
Reading +17 88 £37,500 - 4
Scotland +19 82 £35,000 -6.66% 8
West Midlands -43 77 £32,500 +3.17% 6
Manchester -31 64 £30,000 - 8
East Midlands +17 61 £32,000 +1.58% 2
Wales +20 58 £30,000 +7.14% 9
Cheshire +14 58 £30,000 +14.28% 4
South Wales +27 54 £30,125 +7.58% 9
Hampshire +23 53 £32,000 -16.88% 6
Cardiff +21 37 £31,375 +20.67% 3
East Sussex -26 37 £37,500 +19.04% 3
Brighton 0 36 £37,500 +19.04% 2
North Yorkshire +4 33 £30,000 - 5
Edinburgh -8 33 £35,000 -5.40% 4
Northamptonshire +1 32 £32,500 -20.73% 1
Glasgow -5 30 £40,000 +3.22% 2
Buckinghamshire +16 28 £35,000 +8.52% 2
Wiltshire +9 28 £31,750 -20.62% 1

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 1538 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1256 (35.33%) QA
3 1121 (31.53%) ISEB
4 1093 (30.75%) SQL
5 1056 (29.70%) Test Scripting
6 1013 (28.50%) Finance
7 966 (27.17%) Selenium
8 923 (25.96%) Software Testing
9 733 (20.62%) Manual Testing
10 630 (17.72%) ISTQB
11 621 (17.47%) HP Quality Center
12 585 (16.46%) Automated Testing
13 567 (15.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 517 (14.54%) Java
15 479 (13.47%) QuickTest Pro
16 469 (13.19%) Test Automation
17 435 (12.24%) Scrum
18 421 (11.84%) .NET
19 419 (11.79%) Automation Testing
20 418 (11.76%) Microsoft
21 413 (11.62%) HP
22 407 (11.45%) Degree
23 390 (10.97%) C#
24 383 (10.77%) Regression Testing
25 370 (10.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 350 (9.85%) Test Strategy
27 343 (9.65%) Windows
28 316 (8.89%) SQL Server
29 304 (8.55%) WebDriver
30 301 (8.47%) Performance Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 40 (1.13%) Confluence
2 29 (0.82%) SharePoint
3 28 (0.79%) WebSphere
4 26 (0.73%) IIS
5 22 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
6 17 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (0.45%) WorkSite
8 14 (0.39%) MS Exchange
9 13 (0.37%) Apache
10 12 (0.34%) CMS
11 9 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.20%) ColdFusion
13 6 (0.17%) WordPress
14 5 (0.14%) Documentum
14 5 (0.14%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.11%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (0.11%) Drupal
15 4 (0.11%) Liferay
16 3 (0.084%) Sitecore CMS
16 3 (0.084%) SAS
Applications
1 217 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 125 (3.52%) MS Office
3 18 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.37%) MS Project
5 6 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.028%) Mingle
7 1 (0.028%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 39 (1.10%) JDE OneWorld
2 22 (0.62%) Sentinel
3 13 (0.37%) SAP CO
3 13 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
3 13 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.37%) SAP FI
4 11 (0.31%) Markit EDM
5 10 (0.28%) LatentZero
6 9 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.14%) Magento
9 5 (0.14%) Sophis RISQUE
9 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.084%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.084%) VisionPLUS
10 3 (0.084%) AWD
11 2 (0.056%) HiPortfolio
11 2 (0.056%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 28 (0.79%) SaaS
2 14 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.14%) GitHub
4 3 (0.084%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.056%) Basecamp
5 2 (0.056%) Office 365
6 1 (0.028%) Force.com
6 1 (0.028%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 64 (1.80%) Internet
2 58 (1.63%) HTTP
3 37 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.62%) LAN
5 17 (0.48%) DNS
6 16 (0.45%) 3G
6 16 (0.45%) SMS
7 15 (0.42%) Wireshark
8 13 (0.37%) SS7
9 12 (0.34%) INAP
9 12 (0.34%) ISUP
9 12 (0.34%) FTP
9 12 (0.34%) LDAP
10 11 (0.31%) Firewall
11 8 (0.23%) LTE
12 7 (0.20%) 4G
12 7 (0.20%) ATM
12 7 (0.20%) WAN
13 5 (0.14%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.084%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 81 (2.28%) Relational Database
3 62 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 57 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 43 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 24 (0.68%) MySQL
8 24 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 24 (0.68%) RDBMS
9 20 (0.56%) NoSQL
10 19 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
11 17 (0.48%) DB2
12 15 (0.42%) DataStage
13 12 (0.34%) Big Data
13 12 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (0.31%) MarkLogic
15 10 (0.28%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 966 (27.17%) Selenium
2 479 (13.47%) QuickTest Pro
3 304 (8.55%) WebDriver
4 270 (7.59%) JIRA
5 244 (6.86%) Cucumber
6 196 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 162 (4.56%) Visual Studio
8 144 (4.05%) SoapUI
9 134 (3.77%) LoadRunner
10 120 (3.38%) SpecFlow
11 111 (3.12%) JMeter
12 108 (3.04%) FitNesse
13 100 (2.81%) JUnit
14 97 (2.73%) TestDirector
15 71 (2.00%) Git (software)
16 56 (1.58%) Jenkins
16 56 (1.58%) Selenium IDE
17 48 (1.35%) WinRunner
18 42 (1.18%) TestNG
19 39 (1.10%) TestComplete
General
1 1013 (28.50%) Finance
2 269 (7.57%) Retail
3 223 (6.27%) Banking
4 145 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 78 (2.19%) Law
6 67 (1.88%) Marketing
7 46 (1.29%) Investment Banking
8 44 (1.24%) Legal
9 35 (0.98%) Retail Banking
9 35 (0.98%) Billing
10 34 (0.96%) Publishing
11 32 (0.90%) Games
12 27 (0.76%) Back Office
13 22 (0.62%) Advertising
14 21 (0.59%) Front Office
15 18 (0.51%) Manufacturing
16 14 (0.39%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.23%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.14%) Automotive
18 5 (0.14%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 421 (11.84%) .NET
2 280 (7.88%) XML
3 251 (7.06%) Web Services
4 210 (5.91%) SOAP
5 170 (4.78%) HTML
6 105 (2.95%) CSS
7 77 (2.17%) REST
8 62 (1.74%) ASP.NET
9 61 (1.72%) XSD
10 60 (1.69%) WSDL
10 60 (1.69%) .NET Framework
11 48 (1.35%) Gherkin
12 35 (0.98%) Middleware
13 26 (0.73%) RESTful
14 21 (0.59%) jQuery
15 18 (0.51%) JMS
16 17 (0.48%) WCF
17 15 (0.42%) CGI
18 14 (0.39%) Ajax
19 13 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 275 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (4.28%) Computer Science
3 125 (3.52%) Mobile App
4 72 (2.03%) Open Source
5 67 (1.88%) Mathematics
6 60 (1.69%) Derivative
7 50 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 47 (1.32%) User Experience
9 46 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 38 (1.07%) Equities
11 36 (1.01%) Mainframe
12 33 (0.93%) Fixed Income
13 29 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 26 (0.73%) Statistics
15 21 (0.59%) AS400
16 18 (0.51%) iPhone
17 17 (0.48%) Blackberry
18 13 (0.37%) iPad
18 13 (0.37%) New Media
18 13 (0.37%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 343 (9.65%) Windows
2 182 (5.12%) UNIX
3 145 (4.08%) Linux
4 69 (1.94%) Android
5 65 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 52 (1.46%) Windows 7
7 39 (1.10%) Windows XP
8 32 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (0.51%) Solaris
9 18 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.11%) AIX
14 3 (0.084%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.084%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.056%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.056%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.056%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1538 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1056 (29.70%) Test Scripting
3 923 (25.96%) Software Testing
4 733 (20.62%) Manual Testing
5 585 (16.46%) Automated Testing
6 567 (15.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 469 (13.19%) Test Automation
8 435 (12.24%) Scrum
9 419 (11.79%) Automation Testing
10 383 (10.77%) Regression Testing
11 350 (9.85%) Test Strategy
12 301 (8.47%) Performance Testing
13 292 (8.21%) Test Management
14 288 (8.10%) Test Planning
15 228 (6.41%) TDD
15 228 (6.41%) BDD
16 224 (6.30%) E-Commerce
17 211 (5.94%) System Testing
18 194 (5.46%) Integration Testing
19 164 (4.61%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1093 (30.75%) SQL
2 517 (14.54%) Java
3 390 (10.97%) C#
4 193 (5.43%) JavaScript
5 105 (2.95%) VBScript
6 101 (2.84%) Python
7 86 (2.42%) C++
8 79 (2.22%) VB
9 72 (2.03%) Ruby
10 69 (1.94%) Perl
11 56 (1.58%) PHP
12 55 (1.55%) C
13 47 (1.32%) Groovy
14 37 (1.04%) T-SQL
15 27 (0.76%) VB.NET
16 22 (0.62%) Shell Script
17 16 (0.45%) XPath
18 11 (0.31%) Bash Shell
18 11 (0.31%) VBA
19 7 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1121 (31.53%) ISEB
2 630 (17.72%) ISTQB
3 407 (11.45%) Degree
4 370 (10.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 164 (4.61%) Security Cleared
6 111 (3.12%) SC Cleared
7 20 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 17 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.17%) CISSP
10 5 (0.14%) CSQA
11 4 (0.11%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.11%) HND
11 4 (0.11%) PhD
11 4 (0.11%) MBA
12 3 (0.084%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.056%) CISM
13 2 (0.056%) CISMP
13 2 (0.056%) CEH
13 2 (0.056%) GIAC
13 2 (0.056%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1256 (35.33%) QA
2 12 (0.34%) SLA
3 10 (0.28%) HL7
4 7 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.20%) GAAP
5 6 (0.17%) GAMP
6 4 (0.11%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.084%) WAI
8 2 (0.056%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.028%) FATCA
9 1 (0.028%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.028%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 19 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.39%) VirtualBox
2 14 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.34%) NFS
4 3 (0.084%) Firmware
5 2 (0.056%) vSphere
6 1 (0.028%) XenApp
6 1 (0.028%) KVM
Systems Management
1 621 (17.47%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (0.65%) SCCM
3 18 (0.51%) Tivoli
3 18 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 17 (0.48%) Netcool
5 12 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.14%) Puppet
7 3 (0.084%) Ansible
7 3 (0.084%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.084%) Control-M
8 2 (0.056%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.056%) Nessus
8 2 (0.056%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.056%) CORE IMPACT
9 1 (0.028%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.028%) nmon
Vendors
1 418 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 413 (11.62%) HP
3 199 (5.60%) Oracle
4 67 (1.88%) Citrix
5 62 (1.74%) SAP
6 46 (1.29%) IBM
7 27 (0.76%) Cognos
8 26 (0.73%) VMware
8 26 (0.73%) Altiris
8 26 (0.73%) thinkFolio
9 25 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (0.62%) webMethods
10 22 (0.62%) StatPro
11 21 (0.59%) Capita
12 19 (0.53%) T-Plan
12 19 (0.53%) Charles River
13 17 (0.48%) Informatica
14 16 (0.45%) Interwoven
15 14 (0.39%) Red Hat
15 14 (0.39%) Atlassian
Taunton, Somerset
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Reading, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 25 days holiday, pension scheme, par
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday