First post so here goes.

I have some uni course work which I would appreciate a view on:

We have been given a list of data and asked to provide analysis on it.

The data entries are:

Region (North or South)
Gender (Male or Female)
Sales (Continuous variable)
Yrs with Company
Days absent
Job Satisfaction (1 - 5 - Discrete Variable)

I have produced descriptive stats and carried out t-test and chi squared to look at how sales are related to other factors.

What I want to do is to consider how each variable is related to each other and how it influences sales overall. I am not great at stats but I am a quick learner.

I have had a quick look on the internet and the following techniques appear to fit the bill.

Factor Analysis

I would appreciate any comments as to the best statistical tools to use to achieve my aims. Any help appreciated especially if it stops me wasting time reviewing techniques which are of no use.