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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 111 155 128
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 135 66 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.16% 1.24% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 1.28% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 125 48 70
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +2.94%
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
6017 5166 4758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.33% 96.85% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4784 4376 3985
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 -5 44 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Shropshire +5 21 £31,000 -20.51% 1
Worcestershire - 15 £27,500 - 1
Coventry +16 14 £39,000 +20.00% 1
Staffordshire +17 13 £28,000 -6.66% 1
Solihull +21 10 £34,000 +4.61% 1
Warwickshire -13 10 £32,250 +7.50% 2
West Bromwich - 2 £34,250 -
Wolverhampton +4 1 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 98 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (40.00%) SQL
3 89 (37.87%) QA
4 75 (31.91%) Software Testing
5 74 (31.49%) Finance
6 67 (28.51%) Automated Testing
7 64 (27.23%) ISEB
8 60 (25.53%) Selenium
8 60 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 59 (25.11%) Manual Testing
10 56 (23.83%) ISTQB
11 50 (21.28%) Test Scripting
12 41 (17.45%) Automation Testing
13 33 (14.04%) SDLC
13 33 (14.04%) Scrum
14 29 (12.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 29 (12.34%) Functional Testing
15 28 (11.91%) Test Automation
16 26 (11.06%) Microsoft
17 25 (10.64%) Java
17 25 (10.64%) .NET
18 24 (10.21%) Regression Testing
19 23 (9.79%) Defect Management
20 21 (8.94%) HP UFT
20 21 (8.94%) BDD
21 20 (8.51%) Cucumber
21 20 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
21 20 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
21 20 (8.51%) HP
22 19 (8.09%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 17 (7.23%) SAS
2 3 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.28%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.28%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.13%) Internet
2 3 (1.28%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (5.96%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 60 (25.53%) Selenium
2 21 (8.94%) HP UFT
3 20 (8.51%) Cucumber
4 19 (8.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (7.66%) WebDriver
6 17 (7.23%) JIRA
7 13 (5.53%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.83%) Ant
9 8 (3.40%) SpecFlow
9 8 (3.40%) Visual Studio
10 7 (2.98%) Fiddler
10 7 (2.98%) Selenium IDE
10 7 (2.98%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.55%) Firebug
11 6 (2.55%) Git (software)
11 6 (2.55%) Hudson
11 6 (2.55%) Mercurial
12 5 (2.13%) RSpec
12 5 (2.13%) WATIR
13 3 (1.28%) TestComplete
General
1 74 (31.49%) Finance
2 14 (5.96%) Retail
3 8 (3.40%) Banking
4 6 (2.55%) Games
5 5 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.70%) Local Government
7 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.64%) .NET
2 13 (5.53%) CSS
2 13 (5.53%) HTML
3 12 (5.11%) SOAP
4 8 (3.40%) Gherkin
5 6 (2.55%) HTML5
5 6 (2.55%) jQuery
5 6 (2.55%) XHTML
6 5 (2.13%) REST
6 5 (2.13%) XML
7 4 (1.70%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.70%) J2EE
7 4 (1.70%) Web Services
8 2 (0.85%) LAMP
8 2 (0.85%) Middleware
9 1 (0.43%) WebCenter
9 1 (0.43%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.38%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.98%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.43%) iPad
5 1 (0.43%) iPhone
5 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.68%) Windows
2 10 (4.26%) Unix
3 8 (3.40%) Windows 10
3 8 (3.40%) Windows 7
3 8 (3.40%) Windows 8
3 8 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.28%) Android
5 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (31.91%) Software Testing
3 67 (28.51%) Automated Testing
4 60 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 59 (25.11%) Manual Testing
6 50 (21.28%) Test Scripting
7 41 (17.45%) Automation Testing
8 33 (14.04%) Scrum
8 33 (14.04%) SDLC
9 29 (12.34%) Functional Testing
10 28 (11.91%) Test Automation
11 24 (10.21%) Regression Testing
12 23 (9.79%) Defect Management
13 21 (8.94%) BDD
14 18 (7.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 17 (7.23%) Integration Testing
16 16 (6.81%) Test Strategy
17 14 (5.96%) Non-Functional Testing
17 14 (5.96%) V-Model
17 14 (5.96%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 94 (40.00%) SQL
2 25 (10.64%) Java
3 12 (5.11%) C#
4 10 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.83%) PHP
6 6 (2.55%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.55%) Perl
6 6 (2.55%) Ruby
7 5 (2.13%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.28%) Scala
8 3 (1.28%) VB
9 2 (0.85%) C
9 2 (0.85%) Python
9 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.43%) C++
10 1 (0.43%) Fortran
10 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (27.23%) ISEB
2 56 (23.83%) ISTQB
3 29 (12.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (5.11%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.40%) Degree
6 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (37.87%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.43%) WAI
Systems Management
1 20 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (11.06%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.51%) HP
3 14 (5.96%) Oracle
4 3 (1.28%) Serena
5 1 (0.43%) IBM
5 1 (0.43%) Trayport
Brierley Hill, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + 20% bonus plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £38602.00 per annum + 40d Hol+Pension+Health/Life
Posted: 26 days ago