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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 97 88 105
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 30 33 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.56% 1.95% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 2.05% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 27 20 35
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,625 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -
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
1779 1606 2140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.80% 94.69% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1542 1293 1862
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 £24,500 £25,000 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 +11 15 £28,500 -21.91% 1
Wilmslow - 6 £30,000 - 2
Crewe - 4 £33,250 -
Northwich +1 1 £26,000 +18.18% 1
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 65 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.90%) Software Testing
3 41 (41.84%) Manual Testing
4 40 (40.82%) ISEB
5 34 (34.69%) SQL
6 32 (32.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (32.65%) Regression Testing
7 31 (31.63%) Performance Testing
7 31 (31.63%) ISTQB
8 30 (30.61%) QuickTest Pro
9 29 (29.59%) Test Scripting
10 28 (28.57%) Windows
11 27 (27.55%) QA
11 27 (27.55%) HP Quality Center
12 26 (26.53%) Selenium
13 24 (24.49%) Finance
14 21 (21.43%) .NET
15 20 (20.41%) Test Automation
16 19 (19.39%) Integration Testing
16 19 (19.39%) Release Management
16 19 (19.39%) Automated Testing
17 18 (18.37%) System Testing
18 15 (15.31%) Stress Testing
19 14 (14.29%) Cucumber
20 12 (12.24%) JIRA
20 12 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
21 11 (11.22%) MSTest
22 10 (10.20%) .NET Framework
22 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
22 10 (10.20%) Microsoft

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.06%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) LAN
1 5 (5.10%) WAN
2 3 (3.06%) HTTP
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.02%) DB2
3 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (32.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (30.61%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (26.53%) Selenium
4 14 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 12 (12.24%) JIRA
6 11 (11.22%) MSTest
7 6 (6.12%) SpecFlow
8 5 (5.10%) LoadRunner
9 3 (3.06%) CruiseControl
9 3 (3.06%) Subversion
9 3 (3.06%) WATIR
9 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.06%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.06%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.06%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.02%) TestComplete
General
1 24 (24.49%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Marketing
3 2 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.43%) .NET
2 10 (10.20%) .NET Framework
3 6 (6.12%) Gherkin
4 4 (4.08%) HTML
5 3 (3.06%) REST
5 3 (3.06%) JSON
5 3 (3.06%) SOAP
5 3 (3.06%) XML
5 3 (3.06%) XSLT
6 1 (1.02%) Middleware
6 1 (1.02%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.02%) HTML5
6 1 (1.02%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.06%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (3.06%) PMI
3 1 (1.02%) Open Source
3 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.02%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.10%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.10%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.02%) UNIX
4 1 (1.02%) Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.90%) Software Testing
3 41 (41.84%) Manual Testing
4 32 (32.65%) Regression Testing
5 31 (31.63%) Performance Testing
6 29 (29.59%) Test Scripting
7 20 (20.41%) Test Automation
8 19 (19.39%) Integration Testing
8 19 (19.39%) Release Management
8 19 (19.39%) Automated Testing
9 18 (18.37%) System Testing
10 15 (15.31%) Stress Testing
11 12 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (9.18%) Automation Testing
13 8 (8.16%) TDD
13 8 (8.16%) V-Model
13 8 (8.16%) Waterfall
14 7 (7.14%) Scrum
14 7 (7.14%) Test Planning
14 7 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (34.69%) SQL
2 10 (10.20%) Java
3 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.10%) Ruby
5 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
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 1 (1.02%) Degree
7 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (27.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (27.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.12%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) IBM
4 1 (1.02%) SAP
4 1 (1.02%) ION Trading
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