The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £28,250 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
Wales / South Wales
Rank 65 39 73
Rank change year-on-year -26 +34  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 23 69 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.63% 5.60% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 5.70% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 21 63 27
Median salary £28,250 £30,500 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.37% +4.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £26,150 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £37,500 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.42% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 855 1210 1146
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 97.60% 98.21% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 744 1028 1007
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in South Wales

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Analyst in South Wales.

Salary trend for Test Analyst in South Wales

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in South Wales over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in South Wales

Test Analyst
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -24 16 £29,000 -3.33% 1
Newport 0 6 £25,500 -11.30%
Torfaen +7 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Bridgend - 1 £25,500 -
Test Analyst
Wales

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Test Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 50 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (44.32%) Selenium
3 33 (37.50%) SQL
4 29 (32.95%) Finance
5 26 (29.55%) Manual Testing
6 25 (28.41%) Waterfall
7 24 (27.27%) Automation Testing
8 21 (23.86%) Test Strategy
8 21 (23.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (20.45%) Test Scripting
9 18 (20.45%) ISTQB
10 16 (18.18%) Automated Testing
10 16 (18.18%) .NET
10 16 (18.18%) Regression Testing
10 16 (18.18%) Test Automation
11 15 (17.05%) ISEB
11 15 (17.05%) Scrum
12 13 (14.77%) Advertising
13 12 (13.64%) Software Testing
13 12 (13.64%) Functional Testing
13 12 (13.64%) Defect Management
14 11 (12.50%) QA
14 11 (12.50%) C#
15 10 (11.36%) Exploratory Testing
16 9 (10.23%) Mentoring
16 9 (10.23%) Non-Functional Testing
17 8 (9.09%) Degree
17 8 (9.09%) Web Services
18 7 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
18 7 (7.95%) Java

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.14%) Sage 200
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (44.32%) Selenium
2 6 (6.82%) SoapUI
2 6 (6.82%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.55%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.27%) JIRA
5 2 (2.27%) JUnit
5 2 (2.27%) VersionOne
6 1 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.14%) JMeter
6 1 (1.14%) MSTest
6 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.14%) TestLink
6 1 (1.14%) Toad
6 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (32.95%) Finance
2 13 (14.77%) Advertising
3 4 (4.55%) Games
4 1 (1.14%) Automotive
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.18%) .NET
2 8 (9.09%) Web Services
3 6 (6.82%) SOAP
4 5 (5.68%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.14%) CSS
5 1 (1.14%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) Android
1 4 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.27%) Windows
3 1 (1.14%) CentOS
3 1 (1.14%) Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (29.55%) Manual Testing
3 25 (28.41%) Waterfall
4 24 (27.27%) Automation Testing
5 21 (23.86%) Test Strategy
5 21 (23.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (20.45%) Test Scripting
7 16 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 16 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 16 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 15 (17.05%) Scrum
9 12 (13.64%) Defect Management
9 12 (13.64%) Functional Testing
9 12 (13.64%) Software Testing
10 10 (11.36%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (10.23%) Mentoring
11 9 (10.23%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (7.95%) Test Management
13 6 (6.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.50%) SQL
2 11 (12.50%) C#
3 7 (7.95%) Java
4 6 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.55%) C++
6 3 (3.41%) C
7 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.27%) Korn
7 2 (2.27%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.27%) Perl
7 2 (2.27%) PHP
7 2 (2.27%) Python
8 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (20.45%) ISTQB
2 15 (17.05%) ISEB
3 8 (9.09%) Degree
4 4 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 4 (4.55%) TOWER Software
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle
2 1 (1.14%) Perforce
2 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.14%) Sage
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