The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 127 135 129
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 81 62 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.64% 1.40% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.48% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 65 54 68
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
Test Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4719 4181 4600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.78% 94.53% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4152 3477 4005
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Test Analyst
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
Birmingham +2 34 £32,500 +5.69% 3
Staffordshire +13 8 £31,250 +13.63% 1
Shropshire - 8 - -
Warwickshire -5 6 £36,250 -14.70% 2
Herefordshire - 5 £29,000 -
Solihull +1 4 £32,500 +16.07%
Wolverhampton - 4 £25,000 -
Worcestershire +11 2 £30,000 -3.22%
Coventry -16 2 £32,500 - 2
Walsall -3 1 £34,000 +13.33%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 67 (43.79%) QA
2 64 (41.83%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (40.52%) ISEB
4 58 (37.91%) Software Testing
5 56 (36.60%) Finance
6 54 (35.29%) SQL
7 50 (32.68%) Test Scripting
8 39 (25.49%) ISTQB
9 31 (20.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 28 (18.30%) Manual Testing
10 28 (18.30%) Selenium
10 28 (18.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 25 (16.34%) Automated Testing
12 24 (15.69%) Scrum
13 21 (13.73%) Microsoft
14 20 (13.07%) System Testing
14 20 (13.07%) Degree
14 20 (13.07%) HP Quality Center
15 19 (12.42%) Test Automation
16 17 (11.11%) Automation Testing
16 17 (11.11%) Integration Testing
16 17 (11.11%) Banking
17 16 (10.46%) .NET
18 15 (9.80%) Regression Testing
18 15 (9.80%) Retail
18 15 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
19 13 (8.50%) HP
19 13 (8.50%) Visual Studio
19 13 (8.50%) JavaScript
19 13 (8.50%) UNIX

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.31%) CMS
1 2 (1.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.65%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.31%) HTTP
2 2 (1.31%) Firewall
3 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.19%) Relational Database
2 10 (6.54%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (18.30%) Selenium
2 13 (8.50%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.58%) SoapUI
4 6 (3.92%) JIRA
5 5 (3.27%) JMeter
5 5 (3.27%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (2.61%) JUnit
6 4 (2.61%) MSTest
6 4 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.96%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.96%) TestComplete
7 3 (1.96%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.31%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.31%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.65%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
General
1 56 (36.60%) Finance
2 17 (11.11%) Banking
3 15 (9.80%) Retail
4 8 (5.23%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.96%) Back Office
6 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.31%) Billing
7 2 (1.31%) Games
8 1 (0.65%) Local Government
8 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Marketing
8 1 (0.65%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.46%) .NET
2 11 (7.19%) HTML
3 5 (3.27%) Web Services
4 4 (2.61%) XML
5 3 (1.96%) CSS
5 3 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.65%) J2EE
6 1 (0.65%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.92%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.92%) Mathematics
3 3 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.96%) User Experience
4 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.31%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.31%) Open Source
4 2 (1.31%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.65%) Telematics
5 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.50%) UNIX
1 13 (8.50%) Windows
2 9 (5.88%) Android
2 9 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.61%) Linux
4 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (41.83%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (37.91%) Software Testing
3 50 (32.68%) Test Scripting
4 28 (18.30%) Manual Testing
4 28 (18.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (16.34%) Automated Testing
6 24 (15.69%) Scrum
7 20 (13.07%) System Testing
8 19 (12.42%) Test Automation
9 17 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 17 (11.11%) Integration Testing
10 15 (9.80%) Regression Testing
11 12 (7.84%) Test Strategy
12 10 (6.54%) BDD
13 9 (5.88%) Test Management
14 8 (5.23%) CRM
15 7 (4.58%) Web Testing
15 7 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (3.92%) E-Commerce
17 5 (3.27%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (35.29%) SQL
2 13 (8.50%) JavaScript
3 12 (7.84%) C#
3 12 (7.84%) Java
4 10 (6.54%) C++
5 5 (3.27%) PHP
5 5 (3.27%) Groovy
6 4 (2.61%) VB
7 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (40.52%) ISEB
2 39 (25.49%) ISTQB
3 31 (20.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (13.07%) Degree
5 4 (2.61%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.96%) HND
7 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (43.79%) QA
2 3 (1.96%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (13.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.50%) HP
3 8 (5.23%) Oracle
4 2 (1.31%) Capita
4 2 (1.31%) VMware
5 1 (0.65%) Telerik
5 1 (0.65%) Actimize
5 1 (0.65%) SAP
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