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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 152 123 142
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 62 78 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.18% 1.59% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.67% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 46 69 53
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,800 £42,500 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
5008 4676 4843
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.25% 95.45% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4270 3907 4065
Average salary £38,750 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 30 £35,000 +20.68% 1
Warwickshire -8 10 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Solihull +6 7 £32,500 +16.07% 2
Walsall - 4 £34,500 -
Coventry -26 3 £32,500 -
Staffordshire +1 2 £25,750 - 1
Shropshire - 2 £39,000 - 1
Herefordshire +7 1 £29,000 +45.00%
Dudley -13 1 £32,500 +23.80%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 73 (48.03%) Finance
2 71 (46.71%) QA
3 63 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (40.13%) Test Scripting
5 58 (38.16%) ISEB
6 51 (33.55%) ISTQB
7 48 (31.58%) Software Testing
8 35 (23.03%) SQL
9 33 (21.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (19.08%) Selenium
11 27 (17.76%) Manual Testing
12 25 (16.45%) Banking
13 24 (15.79%) System Testing
13 24 (15.79%) Integration Testing
14 20 (13.16%) Scrum
14 20 (13.16%) Test Automation
14 20 (13.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 18 (11.84%) Automation Testing
15 18 (11.84%) Regression Testing
15 18 (11.84%) Microsoft
15 18 (11.84%) Retail
16 15 (9.87%) Automated Testing
16 15 (9.87%) Test Strategy
17 14 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
17 14 (9.21%) .NET
18 12 (7.89%) HP
18 12 (7.89%) Performance Testing
19 11 (7.24%) Test Management
19 11 (7.24%) BDD
19 11 (7.24%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 10 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.32%) Firewall
2 2 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.24%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (19.08%) Selenium
2 8 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 7 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.61%) TestDirector
4 6 (3.95%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (3.29%) JMeter
6 4 (2.63%) LoadRunner
6 4 (2.63%) JUnit
7 3 (1.97%) JIRA
7 3 (1.97%) MSTest
8 2 (1.32%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.32%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (1.32%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.66%) NUnit
9 1 (0.66%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.66%) Mocha
9 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
General
1 73 (48.03%) Finance
2 25 (16.45%) Banking
3 18 (11.84%) Retail
4 8 (5.26%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.97%) Back Office
7 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.66%) Billing
8 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.21%) .NET
2 5 (3.29%) Web Services
3 4 (2.63%) HTML
4 3 (1.97%) XML
4 3 (1.97%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.32%) Velocity
6 1 (0.66%) J2EE
6 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.66%) XSD
6 1 (0.66%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.66%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.29%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.32%) User Experience
4 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.66%) Open Source
5 1 (0.66%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.58%) Windows
2 5 (3.29%) Android
2 5 (3.29%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.29%) UNIX
3 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.32%) Linux
3 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (40.13%) Test Scripting
3 48 (31.58%) Software Testing
4 33 (21.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (17.76%) Manual Testing
6 24 (15.79%) System Testing
6 24 (15.79%) Integration Testing
7 20 (13.16%) Scrum
7 20 (13.16%) Test Automation
8 18 (11.84%) Automation Testing
8 18 (11.84%) Regression Testing
9 15 (9.87%) Automated Testing
9 15 (9.87%) Test Strategy
10 12 (7.89%) Performance Testing
11 11 (7.24%) Test Management
11 11 (7.24%) BDD
12 10 (6.58%) Software Delivery
13 9 (5.92%) V-Model
14 8 (5.26%) Functional Testing
14 8 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.03%) SQL
2 9 (5.92%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.29%) C#
3 5 (3.29%) Java
4 3 (1.97%) Groovy
5 2 (1.32%) C++
5 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.32%) VB
6 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.66%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (38.16%) ISEB
2 51 (33.55%) ISTQB
3 20 (13.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (5.92%) Degree
5 4 (2.63%) HND
5 4 (2.63%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (46.71%) QA
2 7 (4.61%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.89%) HP
3 5 (3.29%) Oracle
4 2 (1.32%) VMware
4 2 (1.32%) Telerik
5 1 (0.66%) Actimize
5 1 (0.66%) Capita
5 1 (0.66%) SAP
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