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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 124 100 110
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 90 108 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.65% 1.98% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 2.09% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 78 98 68
Average salary £33,500 £31,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.06% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,600 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,200 £38,950 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
5203 5169 4550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.42% 94.72% 94.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4311 4390 3890
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 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 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 29 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 -23 25 £33,500 +8.06% 2
Coventry - 21 £30,500 - 1
Staffordshire -8 17 £35,000 +16.66%
Warwickshire +21 12 £37,750 +25.83%
Solihull -21 5 £32,500 +1.56%
Dudley - 4 £30,000 -
Herefordshire -9 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £31,500 - 1
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 82 (50.62%) SQL
2 68 (41.98%) ISEB
3 65 (40.12%) Test Scripting
4 43 (26.54%) Automated Testing
5 40 (24.69%) Manual Testing
6 37 (22.84%) Software Testing
7 34 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (19.14%) SQL Server
9 30 (18.52%) Java
9 30 (18.52%) Degree
10 29 (17.90%) Finance
11 27 (16.67%) UNIX
11 27 (16.67%) Windows
12 26 (16.05%) HP Quality Center
13 25 (15.43%) Oracle
14 23 (14.20%) C#
14 23 (14.20%) HTML
15 22 (13.58%) C++
15 22 (13.58%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (12.96%) Microsoft
17 20 (12.35%) Regression Testing
17 20 (12.35%) QA
18 19 (11.73%) System Testing
19 18 (11.11%) Selenium
19 18 (11.11%) Automation Testing
19 18 (11.11%) .NET
19 18 (11.11%) Web Services
19 18 (11.11%) ISTQB
20 15 (9.26%) Unit Testing
20 15 (9.26%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 2 (1.23%) CMS
1 2 (1.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (4.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Maximo
1 1 (0.62%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.79%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.94%) IBM InfoSphere
4 8 (4.94%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 6 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.09%) MySQL
6 5 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.09%) Cognos Query Studio
6 5 (3.09%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 5 (3.09%) Cognos Report Studio
7 3 (1.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (11.11%) Selenium
2 12 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.32%) JIRA
5 6 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.09%) Maven
6 5 (3.09%) Hudson
6 5 (3.09%) JBehave
7 3 (1.85%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.85%) JUnit
8 2 (1.23%) JMeter
8 2 (1.23%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.23%) jMock
8 2 (1.23%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.62%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.62%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.62%) MSTest
9 1 (0.62%) ClearQuest
General
1 29 (17.90%) Finance
2 7 (4.32%) Retail
3 5 (3.09%) Back Office
4 3 (1.85%) Billing
4 3 (1.85%) Games
5 2 (1.23%) Banking
5 2 (1.23%) Automotive
6 1 (0.62%) Advertising
6 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.62%) Local Government
6 1 (0.62%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.20%) HTML
2 18 (11.11%) .NET
2 18 (11.11%) Web Services
3 12 (7.41%) XML
4 7 (4.32%) CSS
4 7 (4.32%) SOAP
4 7 (4.32%) REST
5 2 (1.23%) JMS
5 2 (1.23%) Middleware
5 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.62%) XSD
6 1 (0.62%) J2EE
6 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.94%) Mathematics
2 6 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.70%) AS400
3 3 (1.85%) iSeries
4 2 (1.23%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.23%) iPhone
4 2 (1.23%) iPad
5 1 (0.62%) Open Source
5 1 (0.62%) Statistics
5 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.67%) UNIX
1 27 (16.67%) Windows
2 9 (5.56%) Linux
3 8 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (40.12%) Test Scripting
2 43 (26.54%) Automated Testing
3 40 (24.69%) Manual Testing
4 37 (22.84%) Software Testing
5 34 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (13.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (12.35%) Regression Testing
8 19 (11.73%) System Testing
9 18 (11.11%) Automation Testing
10 15 (9.26%) Unit Testing
10 15 (9.26%) Integration Testing
11 14 (8.64%) OOP
11 14 (8.64%) OO
11 14 (8.64%) Low Latency
11 14 (8.64%) Agile Testing
12 12 (7.41%) Scrum
13 11 (6.79%) E-Commerce
13 11 (6.79%) Test Automation
14 8 (4.94%) Kimball Methodology
14 8 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 82 (50.62%) SQL
2 30 (18.52%) Java
3 23 (14.20%) C#
4 22 (13.58%) C++
5 12 (7.41%) PHP
6 8 (4.94%) VB
7 7 (4.32%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.09%) Python
8 5 (3.09%) Ruby
9 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.62%) C
9 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (41.98%) ISEB
2 30 (18.52%) Degree
3 18 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 14 (8.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (16.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (15.43%) Oracle
2 21 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.41%) HP
3 12 (7.41%) IBM
4 8 (4.94%) Cognos
4 8 (4.94%) Netezza
5 3 (1.85%) Capita
6 2 (1.23%) Apple
7 1 (0.62%) Telerik
7 1 (0.62%) Citrix
7 1 (0.62%) SAP
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