The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire 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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 42 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 24 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.15% 1.72% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.23% 1.81% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 11
Average salary £37,500 £33,750 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,450 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,550 £29,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
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 Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
567 441 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 98.10% 95.04% 93.97%
Number of salaries quoted 469 350 414
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £44,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Lancashire region.

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Lancashire

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 6 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Preston +3 14 £37,500 +22.95% 1
Chorley -2 2 - -
Blackpool - 1 - - 1
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 30 (71.43%) QA
2 27 (64.29%) Finance
3 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (54.76%) Selenium
5 22 (52.38%) WebDriver
6 21 (50.00%) Java
7 19 (45.24%) QMS
8 14 (33.33%) Automation Testing
9 13 (30.95%) ISEB
10 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
11 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (14.29%) HP
13 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
13 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
14 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
14 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
14 4 (9.52%) JIRA
14 4 (9.52%) Bugzilla
14 4 (9.52%) SQL
14 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
15 3 (7.14%) C#
15 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
15 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
15 3 (7.14%) Scrum
15 3 (7.14%) HP UFT
15 3 (7.14%) Use Case
15 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
15 3 (7.14%) ISTQB

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (54.76%) Selenium
2 22 (52.38%) WebDriver
3 4 (9.52%) Bugzilla
3 4 (9.52%) JIRA
3 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
4 3 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.38%) Calabash
6 1 (2.38%) Appium
6 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.38%) WinRunner
6 1 (2.38%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (64.29%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) XML
1 2 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (4.76%) RESTful
1 2 (4.76%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) iPhone
2 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
1 1 (2.38%) Android
1 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (45.24%) QMS
3 14 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
5 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.14%) Use Case
7 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Scrum
7 3 (7.14%) SDLC
8 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.76%) TDD
8 2 (4.76%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) ISEB
2 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (71.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft