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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 91 86 123
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 26 27 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.44% 1.73% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.85% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 24 12 24
Average salary £27,500 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.50% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £22,050 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £39,250 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
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
1691 1459 2006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.84% 93.29% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1404 1133 1687
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 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +19 13 £27,500 -4.34% 1
Wilmslow - 2 £28,250 -
Crewe - 2 £32,000 -
Northwich - 1 £26,000 - 2
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 58 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (52.56%) Manual Testing
3 38 (48.72%) Software Testing
4 36 (46.15%) ISEB
5 33 (42.31%) SQL
6 32 (41.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (37.18%) QuickTest Pro
8 28 (35.90%) Regression Testing
8 28 (35.90%) QA
9 27 (34.62%) Performance Testing
10 26 (33.33%) Windows
11 25 (32.05%) Test Scripting
12 23 (29.49%) HP Quality Center
13 22 (28.21%) ISTQB
14 20 (25.64%) Selenium
15 18 (23.08%) Release Management
15 18 (23.08%) Finance
16 17 (21.79%) Test Automation
17 16 (20.51%) System Testing
17 16 (20.51%) .NET
18 14 (17.95%) Automated Testing
19 13 (16.67%) Stress Testing
19 13 (16.67%) Integration Testing
19 13 (16.67%) MSTest
20 11 (14.10%) Cucumber
20 11 (14.10%) User Acceptance Testing
20 11 (14.10%) JIRA
21 8 (10.26%) Waterfall
21 8 (10.26%) Automation Testing
22 7 (8.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (3.85%) Mingle
2 1 (1.28%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) LAN
1 4 (5.13%) WAN
2 3 (3.85%) HTTP
3 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (41.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (37.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (25.64%) Selenium
4 13 (16.67%) MSTest
5 11 (14.10%) Cucumber
5 11 (14.10%) JIRA
6 4 (5.13%) SpecFlow
6 4 (5.13%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.85%) CruiseControl
7 3 (3.85%) Subversion
7 3 (3.85%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.85%) WATIR
7 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.85%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.28%) TestComplete
General
1 18 (23.08%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Retail
3 3 (3.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) .NET
2 5 (6.41%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.13%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.85%) HTML
4 3 (3.85%) SOAP
4 3 (3.85%) XML
4 3 (3.85%) XSLT
4 3 (3.85%) JSON
4 3 (3.85%) REST
5 1 (1.28%) Middleware
5 1 (1.28%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.28%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (5.13%) Windows 7
2 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (5.13%) Windows XP
2 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.28%) UNIX
3 1 (1.28%) Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Android
3 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (52.56%) Manual Testing
3 38 (48.72%) Software Testing
4 28 (35.90%) Regression Testing
5 27 (34.62%) Performance Testing
6 25 (32.05%) Test Scripting
7 18 (23.08%) Release Management
8 17 (21.79%) Test Automation
9 16 (20.51%) System Testing
10 14 (17.95%) Automated Testing
11 13 (16.67%) Stress Testing
11 13 (16.67%) Integration Testing
12 11 (14.10%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (10.26%) Waterfall
13 8 (10.26%) Automation Testing
14 7 (8.97%) Test Planning
14 7 (8.97%) TDD
15 5 (6.41%) Scrum
15 5 (6.41%) V-Model
15 5 (6.41%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.31%) SQL
2 7 (8.97%) Java
3 5 (6.41%) Ruby
3 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.28%) VB
5 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.28%) C
5 1 (1.28%) C#
5 1 (1.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 36 (46.15%) ISEB
2 22 (28.21%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (35.90%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (29.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.41%) Oracle
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.28%) SAP
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