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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 142 110 140
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 69 78 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.76% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.84% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 51 65 55
Average salary £35,000 £29,250 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.65% -5.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £24,250 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,800 £42,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
4841 4236 4635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.03% 95.32% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4160 3497 3930
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
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 27 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 27 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 -7 32 £35,000 +20.68% 5
Warwickshire -12 9 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Solihull -3 5 £32,500 +16.07%
Staffordshire -1 4 £31,250 - 1
Shropshire - 4 £39,000 -
Walsall - 4 £34,500 -
Herefordshire +2 3 £29,000 +45.00%
Coventry -27 3 £32,500 -5.10% 1
Worcestershire -4 1 £30,000 +50.00%
Dudley -11 1 £32,500 +44.44%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 68 (44.44%) Finance
2 67 (43.79%) QA
3 65 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (41.83%) ISEB
5 54 (35.29%) Test Scripting
6 53 (34.64%) ISTQB
7 51 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 38 (24.84%) SQL
9 32 (20.92%) Selenium
10 31 (20.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (15.69%) Manual Testing
12 23 (15.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 23 (15.03%) Integration Testing
13 22 (14.38%) Banking
13 22 (14.38%) System Testing
14 20 (13.07%) Scrum
15 19 (12.42%) Test Automation
16 18 (11.76%) Automation Testing
16 18 (11.76%) Retail
17 17 (11.11%) Regression Testing
18 16 (10.46%) Microsoft
19 15 (9.80%) Test Strategy
19 15 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
20 14 (9.15%) .NET
20 14 (9.15%) Automated Testing
21 13 (8.50%) Degree
21 13 (8.50%) JavaScript
21 13 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
22 12 (7.84%) HP
23 11 (7.19%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 (1.31%) CMS
1 2 (1.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.61%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.31%) Firewall
2 2 (1.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.19%) Relational Database
2 7 (4.58%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (20.92%) Selenium
2 8 (5.23%) SoapUI
3 7 (4.58%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.58%) JMeter
4 6 (3.92%) TestDirector
5 5 (3.27%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.27%) JIRA
6 4 (2.61%) JUnit
7 3 (1.96%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.96%) TestComplete
7 3 (1.96%) MSTest
8 2 (1.31%) SilkPerformer
9 1 (0.65%) NUnit
9 1 (0.65%) Mocha
9 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.65%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 68 (44.44%) Finance
2 22 (14.38%) Banking
3 18 (11.76%) Retail
4 8 (5.23%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.96%) Back Office
7 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.31%) Billing
8 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.15%) .NET
2 6 (3.92%) HTML
3 3 (1.96%) Web Services
3 3 (1.96%) XML
3 3 (1.96%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.31%) Velocity
4 2 (1.31%) CSS
5 1 (0.65%) J2EE
5 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.65%) XSD
5 1 (0.65%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.27%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.96%) Mathematics
3 3 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.31%) User Experience
4 2 (1.31%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.31%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.65%) Open Source
5 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.54%) Windows
2 9 (5.88%) Android
2 9 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.58%) UNIX
4 4 (2.61%) Linux
5 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (35.29%) Test Scripting
3 51 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 31 (20.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (15.69%) Manual Testing
6 23 (15.03%) Integration Testing
7 22 (14.38%) System Testing
8 20 (13.07%) Scrum
9 19 (12.42%) Test Automation
10 18 (11.76%) Automation Testing
11 17 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 15 (9.80%) Test Strategy
13 14 (9.15%) Automated Testing
14 11 (7.19%) BDD
15 10 (6.54%) Performance Testing
16 9 (5.88%) Test Management
16 9 (5.88%) V-Model
17 8 (5.23%) Functional Testing
18 7 (4.58%) Software Engineering
19 6 (3.92%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.84%) SQL
2 13 (8.50%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.58%) C#
4 5 (3.27%) Java
4 5 (3.27%) Groovy
5 4 (2.61%) C++
6 3 (1.96%) PHP
7 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.31%) VB
8 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (41.83%) ISEB
2 53 (34.64%) ISTQB
3 23 (15.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (8.50%) Degree
5 4 (2.61%) HND
5 4 (2.61%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (43.79%) QA
2 7 (4.58%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (10.46%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.84%) HP
3 4 (2.61%) Oracle
4 2 (1.31%) VMware
4 2 (1.31%) Telerik
5 1 (0.65%) Actimize
5 1 (0.65%) Capita
5 1 (0.65%) SAP
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