The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 127 122 107
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 83 98 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.54% 1.76% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.86% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 78 86 77
Average salary £33,500 £30,250 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.74% +4.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £27,500 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,150 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5104 5278 4626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.85% 94.79% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4273 4434 4018
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Analyst
England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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 +1 30 £33,500 +11.66% 4
Coventry - 15 £30,750 - 1
Warwickshire +10 12 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Staffordshire -8 10 £35,000 +17.15%
Solihull -13 5 £32,500 -1.51%
Dudley - 3 £30,000 -
Herefordshire -11 1 - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 72 (44.72%) SQL
2 71 (44.10%) ISEB
3 59 (36.65%) Test Scripting
4 41 (25.47%) Manual Testing
5 38 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (22.36%) Software Testing
7 35 (21.74%) Automated Testing
8 33 (20.50%) SQL Server
9 30 (18.63%) Finance
10 28 (17.39%) Degree
11 27 (16.77%) Oracle
12 26 (16.15%) Java
13 25 (15.53%) User Acceptance Testing
14 24 (14.91%) ISTQB
14 24 (14.91%) UNIX
14 24 (14.91%) Windows
15 23 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
16 22 (13.66%) QA
16 22 (13.66%) C#
16 22 (13.66%) Microsoft
17 20 (12.42%) C++
17 20 (12.42%) Selenium
17 20 (12.42%) System Testing
18 19 (11.80%) HTML
19 18 (11.18%) .NET
19 18 (11.18%) Web Services
19 18 (11.18%) Automation Testing
20 16 (9.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 16 (9.94%) Unit Testing
21 15 (9.32%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 3 (1.86%) CMS
1 3 (1.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.83%) MS Office
3 7 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Maximo
2 1 (0.62%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.83%) Relational Database
2 11 (6.83%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.97%) IBM InfoSphere
3 8 (4.97%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 7 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.35%) MySQL
5 5 (3.11%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.11%) Cognos Query Studio
5 5 (3.11%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 5 (3.11%) Cognos Report Studio
6 3 (1.86%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.62%) DataStage
7 1 (0.62%) OLAP
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 20 (12.42%) Selenium
2 11 (6.83%) Cucumber
3 10 (6.21%) Visual Studio
4 8 (4.97%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (4.35%) Maven
5 7 (4.35%) Hudson
5 7 (4.35%) JBehave
5 7 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.73%) JIRA
7 4 (2.48%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.24%) LoadUI
8 2 (1.24%) jMock
8 2 (1.24%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.24%) JMeter
8 2 (1.24%) JUnit
9 1 (0.62%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.62%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.62%) MSTest
9 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.62%) Ranorex
General
1 30 (18.63%) Finance
2 7 (4.35%) Retail
3 4 (2.48%) Banking
3 4 (2.48%) Back Office
4 3 (1.86%) Billing
5 2 (1.24%) Games
6 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.62%) Automotive
6 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Advertising
6 1 (0.62%) Front Office
6 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.80%) HTML
2 18 (11.18%) .NET
2 18 (11.18%) Web Services
3 11 (6.83%) XML
4 9 (5.59%) SOAP
4 9 (5.59%) REST
5 7 (4.35%) CSS
6 2 (1.24%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.24%) JMS
6 2 (1.24%) Middleware
7 1 (0.62%) J2EE
7 1 (0.62%) XSD
7 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.59%) AS400
2 7 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 6 (3.73%) iSeries
4 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.24%) iPhone
5 2 (1.24%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.24%) iPad
6 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.62%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.91%) UNIX
1 24 (14.91%) Windows
2 13 (8.07%) Linux
3 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.86%) Android
4 3 (1.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (36.65%) Test Scripting
2 41 (25.47%) Manual Testing
3 38 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (22.36%) Software Testing
5 35 (21.74%) Automated Testing
6 25 (15.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (12.42%) System Testing
8 18 (11.18%) Automation Testing
9 16 (9.94%) Unit Testing
10 14 (8.70%) OOP
10 14 (8.70%) OO
10 14 (8.70%) Integration Testing
10 14 (8.70%) Low Latency
10 14 (8.70%) Agile Testing
11 11 (6.83%) E-Commerce
12 10 (6.21%) Scrum
12 10 (6.21%) Regression Testing
13 8 (4.97%) Kimball Methodology
13 8 (4.97%) Test Automation
13 8 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 72 (44.72%) SQL
2 26 (16.15%) Java
3 22 (13.66%) C#
4 20 (12.42%) C++
5 14 (8.70%) PHP
6 9 (5.59%) VB
7 7 (4.35%) Ruby
7 7 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.35%) Python
8 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.62%) C
8 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (44.10%) ISEB
2 28 (17.39%) Degree
3 24 (14.91%) ISTQB
4 16 (9.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.24%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.24%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.66%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 23 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (16.77%) Oracle
2 22 (13.66%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.32%) IBM
4 11 (6.83%) HP
5 8 (4.97%) Netezza
5 8 (4.97%) Cognos
6 2 (1.24%) Capita
6 2 (1.24%) Apple
7 1 (0.62%) Citrix
7 1 (0.62%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.62%) Informatica
7 1 (0.62%) SAP
7 1 (0.62%) Telerik
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