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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 144 104 108
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 80 110 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.43% 2.04% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 2.14% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 69 101 82
Average salary £32,750 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.96% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,150 £40,000 £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
5358 5142 4651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.63% 95.22% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4479 4376 3966
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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 -38 21 £32,000 +3.22% 2
Coventry +2 20 £30,500 +5.17% 1
Staffordshire -4 17 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Warwickshire +10 11 £38,000 +26.66%
Dudley - 5 £30,000 -
Solihull -20 3 £33,500 +4.68%
West Bromwich - 2 £31,500 -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 83 (52.87%) SQL
2 67 (42.68%) Test Scripting
3 64 (40.76%) ISEB
4 63 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (29.94%) Automated Testing
6 45 (28.66%) Manual Testing
7 43 (27.39%) Software Testing
8 28 (17.83%) Java
8 28 (17.83%) SQL Server
8 28 (17.83%) HP Quality Center
9 26 (16.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (16.56%) QA
9 26 (16.56%) Finance
9 26 (16.56%) Degree
10 25 (15.92%) Windows
11 24 (15.29%) UNIX
11 24 (15.29%) C#
11 24 (15.29%) Microsoft
12 23 (14.65%) C++
13 22 (14.01%) HTML
14 21 (13.38%) Regression Testing
15 20 (12.74%) Oracle
16 19 (12.10%) .NET
17 18 (11.46%) Automation Testing
18 17 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (10.83%) ISTQB
19 16 (10.19%) MS Excel
19 16 (10.19%) Selenium
20 15 (9.55%) System Testing
20 15 (9.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (1.27%) CMS
1 2 (1.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (10.19%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (5.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Servitor
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.92%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.01%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.10%) IBM InfoSphere
4 8 (5.10%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 5 (3.18%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.18%) Cognos Query Studio
5 5 (3.18%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 5 (3.18%) Cognos Report Studio
6 3 (1.91%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (10.19%) Selenium
2 14 (8.92%) Visual Studio
3 10 (6.37%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (4.46%) JIRA
5 6 (3.82%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.55%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.91%) JUnit
8 2 (1.27%) JMeter
8 2 (1.27%) jMock
8 2 (1.27%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.27%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.64%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.64%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.64%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.64%) JBehave
9 1 (0.64%) MSTest
9 1 (0.64%) Hudson
9 1 (0.64%) Maven
General
1 26 (16.56%) Finance
2 7 (4.46%) Retail
3 5 (3.18%) Back Office
4 4 (2.55%) Games
5 3 (1.91%) Banking
5 3 (1.91%) Billing
6 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.27%) Automotive
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Local Government
7 1 (0.64%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.01%) HTML
2 19 (12.10%) .NET
3 14 (8.92%) Web Services
4 12 (7.64%) XML
5 7 (4.46%) CSS
6 3 (1.91%) SOAP
6 3 (1.91%) REST
7 2 (1.27%) JMS
7 2 (1.27%) Middleware
7 2 (1.27%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.64%) XSD
8 1 (0.64%) J2EE
8 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.82%) User Experience
4 4 (2.55%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.91%) AS400
6 2 (1.27%) iPhone
6 2 (1.27%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.27%) iPad
7 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.64%) Open Source
7 1 (0.64%) Telematics
7 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.92%) Windows
2 24 (15.29%) UNIX
3 7 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.18%) Linux
5 2 (1.27%) Android
5 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (42.68%) Test Scripting
2 63 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (29.94%) Automated Testing
4 45 (28.66%) Manual Testing
5 43 (27.39%) Software Testing
6 26 (16.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (13.38%) Regression Testing
8 18 (11.46%) Automation Testing
9 15 (9.55%) System Testing
10 14 (8.92%) Agile Testing
10 14 (8.92%) Low Latency
10 14 (8.92%) OOP
10 14 (8.92%) OO
10 14 (8.92%) Integration Testing
11 13 (8.28%) Scrum
12 12 (7.64%) E-Commerce
13 11 (7.01%) Test Automation
14 9 (5.73%) Unit Testing
15 8 (5.10%) QMS
15 8 (5.10%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 83 (52.87%) SQL
2 28 (17.83%) Java
3 24 (15.29%) C#
4 23 (14.65%) C++
5 9 (5.73%) PHP
6 7 (4.46%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.82%) VB
8 1 (0.64%) Python
8 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.64%) Ruby
8 1 (0.64%) C
8 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (40.76%) ISEB
2 26 (16.56%) Degree
3 17 (10.83%) ISTQB
4 15 (9.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (16.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 28 (17.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (15.29%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.74%) Oracle
3 12 (7.64%) HP
4 9 (5.73%) IBM
5 8 (5.10%) Cognos
5 8 (5.10%) Netezza
6 3 (1.91%) Capita
7 2 (1.27%) Apple
8 1 (0.64%) Telerik
8 1 (0.64%) Citrix
8 1 (0.64%) SAP
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