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 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
Test Analyst
Rank 187 202 177
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1812 1528 1886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 1.42% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.51% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1447 1266 1594
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £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
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%

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 2 September 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 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
(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 +13 1654 £35,000 - 168
London -33 477 £45,000 - 47
South East +32 419 £36,500 +4.28% 41
Yorkshire +28 201 £32,500 -4.41% 20
West Yorkshire +27 157 £32,500 -4.41% 13
North West +14 149 £30,000 -3.22% 15
South West -3 138 £32,500 -4.41% 16
Berkshire +27 132 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Leeds +11 130 £33,000 -2.94% 8
City of London -14 125 £45,000 -5.26% 19
East of England +8 108 £32,500 +1.56% 11
Surrey +25 97 £32,750 -6.42% 8
West Midlands -17 91 £33,500 +6.34% 5
Reading +2 84 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Wales +34 76 £30,000 - 9
East Midlands +32 74 £30,000 -1.63% 7
South Wales +30 71 £30,000 -7.69% 8
Cheshire +18 69 £30,000 -9.09% 7
Hampshire +21 66 £32,750 -14.93% 7
Scotland -5 66 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Manchester +9 63 £31,500 +5.00% 7
Cardiff +30 53 £30,000 -20.00% 6
East Sussex -11 42 £37,500 +19.04% 3
Brighton -2 40 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Edinburgh +6 33 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Buckinghamshire +4 32 £32,500 +20.37% 4
Essex +25 31 £33,000 -17.50%
Wiltshire +7 31 £37,500 -6.83% 2
Northamptonshire -1 31 £32,500 +3.17% 4
Bristol -10 29 £33,150 +20.54% 4

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1309 (36.36%) QA
2 1150 (31.94%) ISEB
2 1150 (31.94%) SQL
3 1073 (29.81%) Test Scripting
4 1030 (28.61%) Selenium
5 1012 (28.11%) Finance
6 936 (26.00%) Software Testing
7 890 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
8 730 (20.28%) Manual Testing
9 638 (17.72%) ISTQB
10 612 (17.00%) Automated Testing
11 605 (16.81%) HP Quality Center
12 579 (16.08%) User Acceptance Testing
13 559 (15.53%) Java
14 501 (13.92%) QuickTest Pro
15 498 (13.83%) Test Automation
16 464 (12.89%) .NET
17 449 (12.47%) Scrum
18 439 (12.19%) Automation Testing
19 433 (12.03%) Degree
19 433 (12.03%) Microsoft
20 422 (11.72%) Regression Testing
21 401 (11.14%) C#
22 387 (10.75%) HP
23 362 (10.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 362 (10.06%) Test Strategy
24 336 (9.33%) Windows
25 327 (9.08%) SQL Server
26 307 (8.53%) WebDriver
27 290 (8.06%) Test Planning

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 39 (1.08%) Confluence
2 31 (0.86%) WebSphere
3 26 (0.72%) IIS
4 19 (0.53%) SharePoint
5 17 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (0.42%) WorkSite
6 15 (0.42%) CMS
7 14 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
8 11 (0.31%) Apache
9 7 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.19%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.19%) ColdFusion
9 7 (0.19%) WordPress
10 6 (0.17%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.14%) Drupal
11 5 (0.14%) Documentum
12 4 (0.11%) SAS
12 4 (0.11%) Lotus Domino
13 3 (0.083%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.083%) Liferay
Applications
1 222 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 127 (3.53%) MS Office
3 19 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.33%) MS Project
5 7 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.056%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 45 (1.25%) JDE OneWorld
2 22 (0.61%) Sentinel
3 17 (0.47%) SAP FI
3 17 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
3 17 (0.47%) SAP CO
4 12 (0.33%) Magento
5 9 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.19%) LatentZero
7 5 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
7 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.11%) AWD
9 3 (0.083%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.083%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.083%) HiPortfolio
9 3 (0.083%) Sophis RISQUE
9 3 (0.083%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 26 (0.72%) SaaS
2 19 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.083%) GitHub
5 2 (0.056%) Basecamp
5 2 (0.056%) Office 365
6 1 (0.028%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 70 (1.94%) Internet
2 58 (1.61%) HTTP
3 38 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.61%) LAN
5 19 (0.53%) 3G
6 18 (0.50%) SMS
7 17 (0.47%) DNS
8 15 (0.42%) LTE
9 14 (0.39%) Wireshark
9 14 (0.39%) 4G
9 14 (0.39%) SS7
10 13 (0.36%) ISUP
10 13 (0.36%) INAP
10 13 (0.36%) LDAP
10 13 (0.36%) FTP
11 11 (0.31%) Firewall
12 8 (0.22%) ATM
13 7 (0.19%) WAN
13 7 (0.19%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.083%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 88 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 67 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
4 56 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 36 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 29 (0.81%) MySQL
8 25 (0.69%) RDBMS
9 24 (0.67%) DB2
10 23 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
12 21 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
13 17 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (0.42%) Big Data
15 14 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (0.39%) NoSQL
16 13 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (0.31%) Data Mining
17 11 (0.31%) DataStage
17 11 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1030 (28.61%) Selenium
2 501 (13.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 307 (8.53%) WebDriver
4 272 (7.56%) JIRA
5 250 (6.94%) Cucumber
6 189 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 182 (5.06%) Visual Studio
8 144 (4.00%) SoapUI
9 139 (3.86%) LoadRunner
10 120 (3.33%) FitNesse
11 106 (2.94%) JMeter
12 100 (2.78%) JUnit
12 100 (2.78%) SpecFlow
13 95 (2.64%) TestDirector
14 80 (2.22%) Jenkins
15 59 (1.64%) Git (software)
16 55 (1.53%) Selenium IDE
17 52 (1.44%) WinRunner
18 49 (1.36%) TestComplete
19 43 (1.19%) TestNG
General
1 1012 (28.11%) Finance
2 248 (6.89%) Retail
3 221 (6.14%) Banking
4 148 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 79 (2.19%) Law
6 68 (1.89%) Marketing
7 63 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 44 (1.22%) Publishing
9 43 (1.19%) Legal
10 40 (1.11%) Billing
11 34 (0.94%) Retail Banking
12 29 (0.81%) Games
13 25 (0.69%) Back Office
14 21 (0.58%) Front Office
15 20 (0.56%) Advertising
16 16 (0.44%) Manufacturing
17 12 (0.33%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.14%) Automotive
19 3 (0.083%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 464 (12.89%) .NET
2 285 (7.92%) XML
3 273 (7.58%) Web Services
4 225 (6.25%) SOAP
5 195 (5.42%) HTML
6 110 (3.06%) CSS
7 82 (2.28%) REST
8 65 (1.81%) XSD
9 64 (1.78%) .NET Framework
10 63 (1.75%) WSDL
11 52 (1.44%) ASP.NET
12 44 (1.22%) Gherkin
13 42 (1.17%) Middleware
14 31 (0.86%) RESTful
15 21 (0.58%) jQuery
16 18 (0.50%) Ajax
16 18 (0.50%) CGI
16 18 (0.50%) JMS
17 17 (0.47%) WCF
18 16 (0.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 153 (4.25%) Computer Science
2 132 (3.67%) Mobile App
3 77 (2.14%) Mathematics
4 75 (2.08%) Open Source
5 68 (1.89%) Derivative
6 54 (1.50%) Client/Server
7 42 (1.17%) Management Information System
7 42 (1.17%) Equities
8 41 (1.14%) Mainframe
9 39 (1.08%) AS400
10 34 (0.94%) Fixed Income
11 32 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (0.58%) Statistics
13 20 (0.56%) Blackberry
14 16 (0.44%) IVR
14 16 (0.44%) iPhone
15 15 (0.42%) SWIFT
16 12 (0.33%) iPad
16 12 (0.33%) New Media
16 12 (0.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 336 (9.33%) Windows
2 194 (5.39%) UNIX
3 158 (4.39%) Linux
4 78 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 74 (2.06%) Android
6 53 (1.47%) Windows 7
7 32 (0.89%) Windows XP
8 25 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (0.58%) Solaris
10 20 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.19%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.17%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.11%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.083%) AIX
16 3 (0.083%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.056%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.056%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1073 (29.81%) Test Scripting
2 936 (26.00%) Software Testing
3 890 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
4 730 (20.28%) Manual Testing
5 612 (17.00%) Automated Testing
6 579 (16.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 498 (13.83%) Test Automation
8 449 (12.47%) Scrum
9 439 (12.19%) Automation Testing
10 422 (11.72%) Regression Testing
11 362 (10.06%) Test Strategy
12 290 (8.06%) Test Planning
13 284 (7.89%) Test Management
14 281 (7.81%) Performance Testing
15 249 (6.92%) E-Commerce
16 245 (6.81%) TDD
17 239 (6.64%) BDD
18 235 (6.53%) System Testing
19 208 (5.78%) Integration Testing
20 181 (5.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1150 (31.94%) SQL
2 559 (15.53%) Java
3 401 (11.14%) C#
4 202 (5.61%) JavaScript
5 112 (3.11%) VBScript
6 100 (2.78%) Python
7 95 (2.64%) VB
8 88 (2.44%) Ruby
9 87 (2.42%) C++
10 69 (1.92%) Perl
11 66 (1.83%) PHP
12 57 (1.58%) C
13 44 (1.22%) Groovy
14 40 (1.11%) T-SQL
15 25 (0.69%) VB.NET
16 23 (0.64%) Shell Script
17 18 (0.50%) XPath
18 13 (0.36%) Bash Shell
19 9 (0.25%) VBA
20 7 (0.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1150 (31.94%) ISEB
2 638 (17.72%) ISTQB
3 433 (12.03%) Degree
4 362 (10.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 151 (4.19%) Security Cleared
6 97 (2.69%) SC Cleared
7 18 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.19%) HND
10 6 (0.17%) CISSP
11 5 (0.14%) CSQA
12 4 (0.11%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.11%) PhD
12 4 (0.11%) MBA
13 3 (0.083%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.056%) CEH
14 2 (0.056%) CISMP
14 2 (0.056%) GIAC
14 2 (0.056%) CISM
14 2 (0.056%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1309 (36.36%) QA
2 13 (0.36%) SLA
3 7 (0.19%) HL7
3 7 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.083%) GAAP
4 3 (0.083%) WAI
4 3 (0.083%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.056%) GAMP
5 2 (0.056%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.056%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.028%) FATCA
6 1 (0.028%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 18 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.36%) NFS
3 13 (0.36%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.083%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.056%) vSphere
5 2 (0.056%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.028%) XenApp
6 1 (0.028%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.028%) KVM
Systems Management
1 605 (16.81%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (0.64%) SCCM
3 21 (0.58%) Tivoli
4 10 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (0.25%) Netcool
6 6 (0.17%) Control-M
7 5 (0.14%) Puppet
8 4 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.083%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.083%) nmon
9 3 (0.083%) Ansible
10 2 (0.056%) CA LISA
10 2 (0.056%) HP SiteScope
10 2 (0.056%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.056%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.028%) SCOM
Vendors
1 433 (12.03%) Microsoft
2 387 (10.75%) HP
3 211 (5.86%) Oracle
4 65 (1.81%) SAP
5 64 (1.78%) Citrix
6 52 (1.44%) IBM
7 30 (0.83%) VMware
8 27 (0.75%) thinkFolio
9 26 (0.72%) Altiris
9 26 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
10 25 (0.69%) Charles River
11 23 (0.64%) Cognos
12 22 (0.61%) webMethods
12 22 (0.61%) StatPro
13 18 (0.50%) T-Plan
14 15 (0.42%) Red Hat
14 15 (0.42%) Interwoven
15 14 (0.39%) Informatica
15 14 (0.39%) Atlassian
15 14 (0.39%) Capita
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £39239 - £47088 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £38000 to £42000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stirlingshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Somerset
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £37,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Attractive benefits package attached.
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TRG
Salary: £30000 - £32000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Nuepc
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago