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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 132 115 136
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 78 70 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.52% 1.67% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.77% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 57 56 58
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £25,900 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
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
4880 3961 4482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.02% 94.60% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4206 3228 3843
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
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 2 March 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 2 March 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
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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
Birmingham -2 37 £35,000 +20.68% 7
Shropshire - 8 - -
Warwickshire -10 6 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Staffordshire +3 5 £30,000 - 1
Solihull -6 5 £32,500 +16.07% 1
Herefordshire - 5 £29,000 -
Worcestershire -6 2 £30,000 -4.76%
Walsall - 2 £33,750 - 1
Coventry -32 1 £32,500 -9.72% 1
Dudley - 1 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £25,000 -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (49.32%) QA
2 65 (43.92%) Finance
3 61 (41.22%) ISEB
4 60 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (37.16%) Software Testing
6 53 (35.81%) Test Scripting
7 45 (30.41%) ISTQB
7 45 (30.41%) SQL
8 30 (20.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 28 (18.92%) Selenium
9 28 (18.92%) Manual Testing
10 26 (17.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 21 (14.19%) System Testing
11 21 (14.19%) Banking
11 21 (14.19%) Scrum
12 19 (12.84%) Microsoft
12 19 (12.84%) Integration Testing
13 17 (11.49%) Test Automation
13 17 (11.49%) HP Quality Center
13 17 (11.49%) Automation Testing
14 16 (10.81%) Automated Testing
14 16 (10.81%) .NET
15 15 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (9.46%) Test Strategy
16 14 (9.46%) Regression Testing
16 14 (9.46%) Retail
17 13 (8.78%) JavaScript
18 12 (8.11%) HP
18 12 (8.11%) Degree
18 12 (8.11%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (1.35%) CMS
1 2 (1.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.68%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.35%) HTTP
2 2 (1.35%) Firewall
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.43%) Relational Database
2 9 (6.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (18.92%) Selenium
2 10 (6.76%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.41%) SoapUI
4 5 (3.38%) TestDirector
4 5 (3.38%) JMeter
5 4 (2.70%) JUnit
5 4 (2.70%) JIRA
5 4 (2.70%) MSTest
5 4 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.03%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.35%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.35%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.35%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.68%) Mocha
8 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.68%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.68%) NUnit
General
1 65 (43.92%) Finance
2 21 (14.19%) Banking
3 14 (9.46%) Retail
4 8 (5.41%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.03%) Back Office
6 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.35%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.81%) .NET
2 8 (5.41%) HTML
3 4 (2.70%) Web Services
4 3 (2.03%) XML
4 3 (2.03%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.35%) CSS
6 1 (0.68%) J2EE
6 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.68%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.68%) WinForms
6 1 (0.68%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.03%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.03%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.03%) User Experience
4 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.35%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.68%) Open Source
5 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.68%) Telematics
5 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.43%) Windows
2 9 (6.08%) Android
2 9 (6.08%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.41%) UNIX
4 4 (2.70%) Linux
5 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (37.16%) Software Testing
3 53 (35.81%) Test Scripting
4 30 (20.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (18.92%) Manual Testing
6 21 (14.19%) System Testing
6 21 (14.19%) Scrum
7 19 (12.84%) Integration Testing
8 17 (11.49%) Test Automation
8 17 (11.49%) Automation Testing
9 16 (10.81%) Automated Testing
10 14 (9.46%) Regression Testing
10 14 (9.46%) Test Strategy
11 12 (8.11%) BDD
12 9 (6.08%) Test Management
13 8 (5.41%) CRM
14 7 (4.73%) Performance Testing
14 7 (4.73%) Functional Testing
14 7 (4.73%) V-Model
15 6 (4.05%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (30.41%) SQL
2 13 (8.78%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.08%) C#
4 7 (4.73%) Java
5 6 (4.05%) C++
6 5 (3.38%) Groovy
7 4 (2.70%) PHP
8 3 (2.03%) VB
9 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (41.22%) ISEB
2 45 (30.41%) ISTQB
3 26 (17.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (8.11%) Degree
5 4 (2.70%) HND
5 4 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.03%) VCP4
7 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (49.32%) QA
2 6 (4.05%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (11.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.11%) HP
3 5 (3.38%) Oracle
4 2 (1.35%) VMware
5 1 (0.68%) Telerik
5 1 (0.68%) Actimize
5 1 (0.68%) Capita
5 1 (0.68%) SAP
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Volt
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Stoke-on-Trent
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
nGeneration Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum depending upon skills & experience
Posted: 27 days ago