The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Cheshire region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 70 91 68
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 26 37 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.36% 2.16% 3.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 2.21% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 25 26 54
Median salary £32,202 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.91% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £25,000 £25,360
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £38,100
UK excluding London median salary £34,281 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.82% +4.61%
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
1080 1673 1834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 97.83% 97.49% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 942 1374 1467
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 28 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 8 £34,312 -
Warrington -5 6 £30,500 -7.57%
Macclesfield -8 4 £22,000 -2.22%
Crewe +2 2 £30,000 +9.09%
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Test Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 36 (65.45%) Software Testing
2 27 (49.09%) Finance
3 26 (47.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (38.18%) ISEB
5 21 (38.18%) Test Scripting
6 17 (30.91%) Test Automation
7 15 (27.27%) Manual Testing
7 15 (27.27%) Defect Management
8 13 (23.64%) Performance Testing
9 12 (21.82%) System Testing
10 11 (20.00%) QA
10 11 (20.00%) SQL
11 10 (18.18%) Regression Testing
11 10 (18.18%) SDLC
12 7 (12.73%) ISTQB
12 7 (12.73%) Test Strategy
13 6 (10.91%) User Stories
13 6 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (10.91%) Scrum
13 6 (10.91%) Selenium
14 5 (9.09%) HP UFT
14 5 (9.09%) Java
14 5 (9.09%) Windows
14 5 (9.09%) Release Management
14 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (9.09%) MSTest
15 4 (7.27%) Degree
15 4 (7.27%) JIRA
15 4 (7.27%) .NET

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Selenium
1 6 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 5 (9.09%) MSTest
3 4 (7.27%) JIRA
4 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.82%) Synon
6 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (49.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Fintech
2 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) PMI
3 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (65.45%) Software Testing
2 26 (47.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (38.18%) Test Scripting
5 17 (30.91%) Test Automation
6 15 (27.27%) Defect Management
6 15 (27.27%) Manual Testing
7 13 (23.64%) Performance Testing
8 12 (21.82%) System Testing
9 10 (18.18%) Regression Testing
9 10 (18.18%) SDLC
10 7 (12.73%) Test Strategy
11 6 (10.91%) Scrum
11 6 (10.91%) User Stories
12 5 (9.09%) Release Management
13 3 (5.45%) Automation Testing
13 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
14 2 (3.64%) Information Management
14 2 (3.64%) Test Management
14 2 (3.64%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) RPG
Qualifications
1 21 (38.18%) ISEB
2 7 (12.73%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.27%) Degree
4 3 (5.45%) HND
5 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft