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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 193 211 188
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1709 1435 1836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.50% 1.33% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.40% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1335 1194 1538
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £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
107784 102248 109748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.51% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 87953 84954 93424
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £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 20 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 20 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 +23 1563 £35,000 - 206
London -20 416 £43,000 -4.44% 49
South East +38 391 £35,000 - 43
Yorkshire +40 242 £32,500 - 33
West Yorkshire +27 184 £32,500 -4.41% 18
North West -20 143 £30,000 +5.26% 18
Leeds +12 139 £32,500 -3.70% 12
Berkshire +57 135 £37,500 -6.25% 9
South West +10 124 £32,500 +8.33% 23
Surrey +28 118 £35,000 - 12
City of London -14 102 £41,500 -17.00% 17
East of England +16 97 £35,000 +7.69% 16
Reading +18 94 £37,500 - 5
Scotland +17 75 £35,000 -6.66% 10
West Midlands -38 67 £33,000 +3.12% 8
East Midlands +26 66 £32,500 - 4
Manchester -36 66 £30,000 +3.44% 12
Cheshire +7 55 £30,000 +9.09% 4
Wales +2 49 £30,500 +6.08% 6
South Wales +3 46 £30,500 -1.61% 5
Hampshire +13 43 £32,500 -15.58% 9
North Yorkshire +18 38 £30,000 - 8
Northamptonshire +1 38 £35,000 -20.45% 2
East Sussex -18 33 £37,500 +17.18% 3
Cardiff +19 32 £32,500 +25.00% 4
Northampton +2 32 £35,000 -20.45% 1
Glasgow +10 30 £37,250 -0.66% 3
Brighton -3 30 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Somerset -12 28 £31,000 +9.73% 8
Halifax +15 27 £31,500 +26.00% 2

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 1499 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1243 (35.71%) QA
3 1132 (32.52%) ISEB
4 1116 (32.06%) SQL
5 1019 (29.27%) Finance
6 1010 (29.01%) Test Scripting
7 935 (26.86%) Selenium
8 931 (26.75%) Software Testing
9 725 (20.83%) Manual Testing
10 657 (18.87%) ISTQB
11 605 (17.38%) HP Quality Center
12 576 (16.55%) Automated Testing
13 541 (15.54%) User Acceptance Testing
14 490 (14.08%) Java
15 451 (12.96%) QuickTest Pro
16 435 (12.50%) Test Automation
17 431 (12.38%) Scrum
18 413 (11.86%) HP
18 413 (11.86%) Automation Testing
19 411 (11.81%) Microsoft
20 398 (11.43%) .NET
21 394 (11.32%) Degree
22 391 (11.23%) Regression Testing
23 372 (10.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 367 (10.54%) C#
25 342 (9.82%) Windows
26 328 (9.42%) Test Strategy
27 312 (8.96%) SQL Server
28 301 (8.65%) WebDriver
28 301 (8.65%) Performance Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 (1.15%) Confluence
2 36 (1.03%) SharePoint
3 27 (0.78%) IIS
4 23 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
5 21 (0.60%) WebSphere
6 17 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (0.43%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.40%) WorkSite
8 14 (0.40%) CMS
9 13 (0.37%) Apache
10 9 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.26%) JBoss
11 7 (0.20%) ColdFusion
11 7 (0.20%) WordPress
12 4 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.11%) Liferay
12 4 (0.11%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.11%) Drupal
13 3 (0.086%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 215 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 121 (3.48%) MS Office
3 17 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.37%) MS Project
5 5 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.14%) Mingle
6 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (0.95%) JDE OneWorld
2 27 (0.78%) Sentinel
3 15 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
5 10 (0.29%) SAP FI
5 10 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (0.29%) SAP CO
5 10 (0.29%) LatentZero
6 9 (0.26%) Markit EDM
6 9 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.14%) Sophis RISQUE
9 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.086%) VisionPLUS
10 3 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.086%) AWD
10 3 (0.086%) Temenos T24
11 2 (0.057%) RiskWrite
11 2 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.057%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 29 (0.83%) SaaS
2 10 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.14%) GitHub
4 3 (0.086%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.057%) Force.com
5 2 (0.057%) Basecamp
5 2 (0.057%) Trello
6 1 (0.029%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.029%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 65 (1.87%) Internet
2 60 (1.72%) HTTP
3 33 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.63%) LAN
5 15 (0.43%) SMS
5 15 (0.43%) DNS
6 14 (0.40%) Wireshark
7 12 (0.34%) SS7
8 11 (0.32%) ISUP
8 11 (0.32%) INAP
8 11 (0.32%) FTP
8 11 (0.32%) LDAP
9 8 (0.23%) Firewall
10 7 (0.20%) WAN
11 5 (0.14%) ATM
11 5 (0.14%) LTE
11 5 (0.14%) 4G
12 4 (0.11%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.086%) SAN
13 3 (0.086%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 89 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 63 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
4 57 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 47 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 29 (0.83%) RDBMS
8 27 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (0.63%) MySQL
9 22 (0.63%) NoSQL
10 19 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (0.40%) DataStage
11 14 (0.40%) MarkLogic
12 10 (0.29%) Big Data
12 10 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (0.26%) BusinessObjects XI
14 8 (0.23%) QlikView
14 8 (0.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 935 (26.86%) Selenium
2 451 (12.96%) QuickTest Pro
3 301 (8.65%) WebDriver
4 279 (8.01%) JIRA
5 241 (6.92%) Cucumber
6 208 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 158 (4.54%) Visual Studio
8 146 (4.19%) SoapUI
9 127 (3.65%) SpecFlow
10 118 (3.39%) LoadRunner
11 112 (3.22%) JMeter
12 103 (2.96%) JUnit
13 102 (2.93%) FitNesse
14 94 (2.70%) TestDirector
15 77 (2.21%) Git (software)
16 55 (1.58%) Selenium IDE
17 51 (1.47%) Jenkins
18 45 (1.29%) TestNG
19 43 (1.24%) Subversion
20 40 (1.15%) eggPlant
General
1 1019 (29.27%) Finance
2 283 (8.13%) Retail
3 236 (6.78%) Banking
4 139 (3.99%) Telecoms
5 73 (2.10%) Law
6 61 (1.75%) Marketing
7 42 (1.21%) Legal
8 39 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 37 (1.06%) Retail Banking
10 34 (0.98%) Billing
11 28 (0.80%) Publishing
11 28 (0.80%) Games
11 28 (0.80%) Back Office
12 27 (0.78%) Aerospace
13 22 (0.63%) Front Office
14 21 (0.60%) Advertising
15 16 (0.46%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.20%) Military
18 6 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 398 (11.43%) .NET
2 275 (7.90%) XML
3 239 (6.87%) Web Services
4 202 (5.80%) SOAP
5 161 (4.63%) HTML
6 100 (2.87%) CSS
7 70 (2.01%) REST
8 65 (1.87%) ASP.NET
9 59 (1.69%) XSD
10 58 (1.67%) WSDL
11 53 (1.52%) .NET Framework
12 50 (1.44%) Gherkin
13 31 (0.89%) Middleware
14 26 (0.75%) RESTful
15 20 (0.57%) jQuery
16 18 (0.52%) JMS
17 16 (0.46%) WCF
18 13 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
19 12 (0.34%) Ajax
20 11 (0.32%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 272 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 111 (3.19%) Mobile App
4 68 (1.95%) Open Source
5 62 (1.78%) Mathematics
6 53 (1.52%) Derivative
6 53 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 40 (1.15%) User Experience
8 39 (1.12%) Client/Server
9 38 (1.09%) Equities
10 34 (0.98%) Fixed Income
11 25 (0.72%) Mainframe
11 25 (0.72%) Statistics
11 25 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (0.55%) iPhone
13 15 (0.43%) N-Tier
14 14 (0.40%) Blackberry
14 14 (0.40%) AS400
14 14 (0.40%) Clustering
14 14 (0.40%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 342 (9.82%) Windows
2 192 (5.52%) UNIX
3 148 (4.25%) Linux
4 66 (1.90%) Android
5 58 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 49 (1.41%) Windows 7
7 40 (1.15%) Windows XP
8 32 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.49%) Solaris
11 13 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.14%) AIX
15 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.086%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.029%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.029%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.029%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1499 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1010 (29.01%) Test Scripting
3 931 (26.75%) Software Testing
4 725 (20.83%) Manual Testing
5 576 (16.55%) Automated Testing
6 541 (15.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 435 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 431 (12.38%) Scrum
9 413 (11.86%) Automation Testing
10 391 (11.23%) Regression Testing
11 328 (9.42%) Test Strategy
12 301 (8.65%) Performance Testing
13 288 (8.27%) Test Management
14 269 (7.73%) Test Planning
15 241 (6.92%) TDD
16 240 (6.89%) BDD
17 218 (6.26%) E-Commerce
18 209 (6.00%) System Testing
19 192 (5.52%) Integration Testing
20 162 (4.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1116 (32.06%) SQL
2 490 (14.08%) Java
3 367 (10.54%) C#
4 183 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 102 (2.93%) Python
6 93 (2.67%) VBScript
7 77 (2.21%) VB
8 75 (2.15%) C++
9 69 (1.98%) Ruby
10 68 (1.95%) Perl
11 50 (1.44%) C
12 47 (1.35%) PHP
13 41 (1.18%) Groovy
14 40 (1.15%) T-SQL
15 27 (0.78%) VB.NET
16 24 (0.69%) Shell Script
17 15 (0.43%) XPath
18 12 (0.34%) VBA
19 8 (0.23%) Scala
19 8 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1132 (32.52%) ISEB
2 657 (18.87%) ISTQB
3 394 (11.32%) Degree
4 372 (10.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 166 (4.77%) Security Cleared
6 114 (3.27%) SC Cleared
7 27 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 15 (0.43%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.14%) CSQA
11 4 (0.11%) MBA
11 4 (0.11%) PhD
11 4 (0.11%) CISSP
11 4 (0.11%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.086%) HND
12 3 (0.086%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 3 (0.086%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.086%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 2 (0.057%) CISM
14 1 (0.029%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1243 (35.71%) QA
2 12 (0.34%) SLA
3 10 (0.29%) HL7
4 8 (0.23%) GAMP
5 7 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.20%) GAAP
6 4 (0.11%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.086%) WAI
8 1 (0.029%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.029%) FATCA
8 1 (0.029%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 18 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.34%) VirtualBox
4 11 (0.32%) NFS
5 3 (0.086%) Firmware
6 2 (0.057%) vSphere
7 1 (0.029%) KVM
7 1 (0.029%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 605 (17.38%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (0.66%) SCCM
3 18 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 17 (0.49%) Netcool
5 13 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.14%) Puppet
7 4 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.11%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.11%) Control-M
8 3 (0.086%) Ansible
9 2 (0.057%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.057%) CORE IMPACT
9 2 (0.057%) Nessus
9 2 (0.057%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.029%) Nagios
Vendors
1 413 (11.86%) HP
2 411 (11.81%) Microsoft
3 188 (5.40%) Oracle
4 60 (1.72%) Citrix
5 52 (1.49%) SAP
6 40 (1.15%) IBM
7 31 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (0.80%) thinkFolio
9 27 (0.78%) webMethods
9 27 (0.78%) StatPro
10 26 (0.75%) Cognos
10 26 (0.75%) VMware
10 26 (0.75%) Altiris
11 20 (0.57%) Capita
12 18 (0.52%) Informatica
13 16 (0.46%) Atlassian
14 14 (0.40%) T-Plan
14 14 (0.40%) Interwoven
14 14 (0.40%) Veritas
15 13 (0.37%) Red Hat
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Salary: £0 to £360
Posted: 30 minutes ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
JP Specialist Contracts
Salary: £40000 per annum + + 6% Bonus + Pension etc
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Owen Jenkins IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum X2 Annual Bonuses, Pension, Healthca
Posted: 1 hour ago
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TRG
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Aberdeenshire
Hyphen
Salary: Pension, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago