The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. 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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 58 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 13 3 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.22% 0.81% 4.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 0.87% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 16
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -22.35%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Test Analyst
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region. 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
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
570 344 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 97.27% 92.97% 95.06%
Number of salaries quoted 423 266 246
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Watford

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Watford region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Watford

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region 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 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 12 (60.00%) UNIX
2 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 12 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (55.00%) Shell Script
4 10 (50.00%) Oracle
5 9 (45.00%) Degree
5 9 (45.00%) QA
6 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
7 7 (35.00%) Banking
7 7 (35.00%) Java
8 6 (30.00%) J2EE
8 6 (30.00%) Linux
8 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
8 6 (30.00%) Validation
8 6 (30.00%) Quality Management
8 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (30.00%) Data Validation
9 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
10 4 (20.00%) Selenium
10 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
10 4 (20.00%) HP
11 3 (15.00%) ISEB
11 3 (15.00%) Perl
12 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
12 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) ATM
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (10.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) J2EE
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) EFT
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) EPoS
3 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) Physics
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) UNIX
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (30.00%) Validation
3 6 (30.00%) Quality Management
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Data Validation
4 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Usability Testing
5 2 (10.00%) System Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) Shell Script
3 7 (35.00%) Java
4 3 (15.00%) Perl
5 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix