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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 91 94 115
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 28 26 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.53% 1.61% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.72% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 26 15 22
Average salary £27,500 £28,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.50% -8.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,600 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
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
1727 1515 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.06% 93.87% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1356 1166 1547
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 £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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
Warrington +15 11 £27,750 -14.61% 1
Wilmslow +3 2 £28,250 -8.87% 1
Crewe - 2 £32,500 -
Northwich - 2 £23,000 -
Chester +6 1 - - 2
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 52 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (55.88%) Software Testing
3 35 (51.47%) ISEB
4 33 (48.53%) SQL
5 32 (47.06%) Manual Testing
5 32 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 31 (45.59%) QA
7 30 (44.12%) Performance Testing
8 28 (41.18%) Test Scripting
9 24 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
10 23 (33.82%) Windows
11 20 (29.41%) Regression Testing
11 20 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
12 19 (27.94%) Finance
13 18 (26.47%) ISTQB
14 17 (25.00%) Release Management
15 16 (23.53%) MSTest
16 14 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (19.12%) Selenium
17 13 (19.12%) System Testing
18 12 (17.65%) Test Automation
19 11 (16.18%) Waterfall
19 11 (16.18%) Integration Testing
19 11 (16.18%) Automated Testing
20 9 (13.24%) Stress Testing
21 8 (11.76%) Test Planning
21 8 (11.76%) .NET
22 6 (8.82%) Cucumber
22 6 (8.82%) JIRA
22 6 (8.82%) Java

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Mingle
2 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.47%) LAN
2 1 (1.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (23.53%) MSTest
4 13 (19.12%) Selenium
5 6 (8.82%) JIRA
5 6 (8.82%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.41%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.41%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.41%) WATIR
6 3 (4.41%) CruiseControl
6 3 (4.41%) Subversion
7 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.47%) TestComplete
General
1 19 (27.94%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Retail
3 3 (4.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) .NET
2 3 (4.41%) SOAP
2 3 (4.41%) XML
2 3 (4.41%) XSLT
2 3 (4.41%) JSON
2 3 (4.41%) REST
2 3 (4.41%) HTML
3 2 (2.94%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.47%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.47%) Physics
2 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.47%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.82%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.47%) Android
2 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (55.88%) Software Testing
3 32 (47.06%) Manual Testing
4 30 (44.12%) Performance Testing
5 28 (41.18%) Test Scripting
6 20 (29.41%) Regression Testing
7 17 (25.00%) Release Management
8 14 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (19.12%) System Testing
10 12 (17.65%) Test Automation
11 11 (16.18%) Waterfall
11 11 (16.18%) Integration Testing
11 11 (16.18%) Automated Testing
12 9 (13.24%) Stress Testing
13 8 (11.76%) Test Planning
14 5 (7.35%) BDD
15 4 (5.88%) User Stories
15 4 (5.88%) Automation Testing
15 4 (5.88%) Test Management
15 4 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (48.53%) SQL
2 6 (8.82%) Java
3 5 (7.35%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.35%) Ruby
4 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.47%) VB
5 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.47%) C
5 1 (1.47%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 35 (51.47%) ISEB
2 18 (26.47%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (45.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle
2 1 (1.47%) SAP
Chester
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire, Manchester (SK9)
Guru Careers
Salary: £25 - 30k
Posted: 15 days ago