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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 58 102 89
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 43 24 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.30% 1.29% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.45% 1.34% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 43 22 12
Average salary £30,500 £27,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.90% -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,100 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £30,000 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,250
% change year-on-year
- +8.52%
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
1247 1788 1512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.70% 96.44% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1087 1457 1163
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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 +10 15 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Chester - 9 £28,500 - 1
Crewe +8 2 £25,500 -20.31% 1
Knutsford - 2 £36,250 -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (55.21%) SQL
3 47 (48.96%) Test Scripting
4 45 (46.88%) Performance Testing
4 45 (46.88%) Software Testing
5 40 (41.67%) Finance
5 40 (41.67%) Validation
6 39 (40.63%) .NET
6 39 (40.63%) SQL Server
6 39 (40.63%) ISEB
7 38 (39.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (33.33%) XML
9 31 (32.29%) Windows
9 31 (32.29%) MS Excel
10 30 (31.25%) BizTalk Server
11 29 (30.21%) ETL
11 29 (30.21%) MSTest
12 28 (29.17%) Functional Testing
12 28 (29.17%) HP UFT
13 27 (28.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 27 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
13 27 (28.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 27 (28.13%) Defect Management
14 24 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (22.92%) QA
15 22 (22.92%) Web Services
15 22 (22.92%) Java
16 21 (21.88%) ISTQB
17 17 (17.71%) SDLC
17 17 (17.71%) Data Warehouse

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 30 (31.25%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (10.42%) CMS
3 4 (4.17%) Mule
Applications
1 31 (32.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.08%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.08%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 27 (28.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (28.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (17.71%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.04%) Informix
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (39.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (30.21%) MSTest
3 28 (29.17%) HP UFT
4 11 (11.46%) Visual Studio
5 10 (10.42%) Selenium
6 9 (9.38%) Cucumber
7 8 (8.33%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.25%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.08%) CruiseControl
9 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.08%) JIRA
9 2 (2.08%) Ranorex
9 2 (2.08%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.04%) JUnit
General
1 40 (41.67%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Retail
3 4 (4.17%) Advertising
4 1 (1.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (40.63%) .NET
2 32 (33.33%) XML
3 22 (22.92%) Web Services
4 10 (10.42%) SOAP
5 6 (6.25%) JSON
5 6 (6.25%) REST
6 4 (4.17%) WSDL
7 2 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.42%) User Experience
3 1 (1.04%) BBC
3 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (32.29%) Windows
2 1 (1.04%) Android
2 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.04%) Linux
2 1 (1.04%) Unix
2 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (48.96%) Test Scripting
3 45 (46.88%) Performance Testing
3 45 (46.88%) Software Testing
4 40 (41.67%) Validation
5 29 (30.21%) ETL
6 28 (29.17%) Functional Testing
7 27 (28.13%) Defect Management
8 24 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (17.71%) SDLC
10 16 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (15.63%) Migration
11 15 (15.63%) Non-Functional Testing
12 14 (14.58%) Software Delivery
12 14 (14.58%) Test Planning
12 14 (14.58%) Waterfall
13 12 (12.50%) Manual Testing
13 12 (12.50%) Mentoring
13 12 (12.50%) Test Automation
14 8 (8.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (55.21%) SQL
2 22 (22.92%) Java
3 7 (7.29%) C#
4 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.13%) Ruby
5 1 (1.04%) Groovy
5 1 (1.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (40.63%) ISEB
2 21 (21.88%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.21%) Degree
4 2 (2.08%) HND
4 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco
3 1 (1.04%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.04%) ION Trading
3 1 (1.04%) Juniper
3 1 (1.04%) Sybase
3 1 (1.04%) VMware
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