The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 79 90 88
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 53 31 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.69% 1.86% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 1.96% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 44 26 40
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £40,000 £36,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Test Analyst
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1814 1582 1955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.08% 94.90% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1557 1309 1627
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Cheshire

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
Warrington -2 17 £30,000 -17.80% 2
Wilmslow - 13 £30,000 -
Crewe - 6 £30,750 -
Chester +5 2 - -
Macclesfield +7 1 £32,500 +22.64%
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 60 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (43.88%) Software Testing
3 41 (41.84%) Manual Testing
4 40 (40.82%) ISEB
5 31 (31.63%) QuickTest Pro
5 31 (31.63%) SQL
5 31 (31.63%) ISTQB
6 30 (30.61%) Windows
6 30 (30.61%) Regression Testing
7 29 (29.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (28.57%) QA
8 28 (28.57%) Test Scripting
9 27 (27.55%) Selenium
9 27 (27.55%) Performance Testing
10 26 (26.53%) HP Quality Center
11 22 (22.45%) Finance
11 22 (22.45%) .NET
12 21 (21.43%) Automated Testing
13 19 (19.39%) Integration Testing
14 18 (18.37%) Release Management
15 16 (16.33%) Test Automation
16 14 (14.29%) System Testing
17 13 (13.27%) Stress Testing
17 13 (13.27%) Cucumber
18 12 (12.24%) V-Model
18 12 (12.24%) .NET Framework
19 11 (11.22%) User Acceptance Testing
19 11 (11.22%) Microsoft
20 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
21 9 (9.18%) MSTest

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) LAN
1 5 (5.10%) WAN
2 2 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.02%) DB2
3 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (31.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 29 (29.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (27.55%) Selenium
4 13 (13.27%) Cucumber
5 9 (9.18%) MSTest
5 9 (9.18%) JIRA
6 6 (6.12%) SpecFlow
7 5 (5.10%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.04%) CruiseControl
8 2 (2.04%) Subversion
8 2 (2.04%) WATIR
8 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.04%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.02%) Toad
General
1 22 (22.45%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Marketing
3 2 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.45%) .NET
2 12 (12.24%) .NET Framework
3 6 (6.12%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.06%) HTML
5 2 (2.04%) REST
5 2 (2.04%) JSON
5 2 (2.04%) SOAP
5 2 (2.04%) XML
5 2 (2.04%) XSLT
6 1 (1.02%) CSS
6 1 (1.02%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.06%) PMI
2 3 (3.06%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.02%) Interactive TV
3 1 (1.02%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.61%) Windows
2 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (5.10%) Windows XP
3 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.10%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (43.88%) Software Testing
3 41 (41.84%) Manual Testing
4 30 (30.61%) Regression Testing
5 28 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 27 (27.55%) Performance Testing
7 21 (21.43%) Automated Testing
8 19 (19.39%) Integration Testing
9 18 (18.37%) Release Management
10 16 (16.33%) Test Automation
11 14 (14.29%) System Testing
12 13 (13.27%) Stress Testing
13 12 (12.24%) V-Model
14 11 (11.22%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (9.18%) Automation Testing
16 7 (7.14%) Test Planning
16 7 (7.14%) Mentoring
16 7 (7.14%) TDD
16 7 (7.14%) Scrum
17 6 (6.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.63%) SQL
2 8 (8.16%) Java
3 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.06%) Ruby
5 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.02%) C
6 1 (1.02%) C#
Qualifications
1 40 (40.82%) ISEB
2 31 (31.63%) ISTQB
3 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
4 9 (9.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (6.12%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.06%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.06%) MBA
6 3 (3.06%) CSQA
7 2 (2.04%) Degree
8 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (26.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (11.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.12%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) IBM
4 1 (1.02%) SAP
4 1 (1.02%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.02%) ION Trading
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