The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Analyst
Rank 175 171 186
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 10 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.25% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 4
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £31,250 £28,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
Software 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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3850 3530 3737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.23% 94.11% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3215 3073 3290
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Software Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Software Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Software Test Analyst Salary Trend in Manchester

Software Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Software Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Manchester

Software Test Analyst
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Altrincham +1 1 £30,000 -
Software Test Analyst
North West

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software 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 Software Test Analyst in their job title.

1 16 (76.19%) Software Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
3 9 (42.86%) .NET
3 9 (42.86%) HTML
4 8 (38.10%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Test Planning
4 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (33.33%) XML
5 7 (33.33%) Degree
5 7 (33.33%) Selenium
6 6 (28.57%) Test Management
6 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (28.57%) Android
6 6 (28.57%) C++
6 6 (28.57%) Java
6 6 (28.57%) Blackberry
7 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
7 4 (19.05%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle
7 4 (19.05%) System Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
7 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
7 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
7 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (14.29%) Web Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software 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 Software Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.76%) UltraEdit
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) HTML
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 7 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
3 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
4 3 (14.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Android
3 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Software Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Test Planning
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Test Management
4 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) System Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
4 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Web Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.52%) Change Control
6 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Change Management
7 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) C++
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) Perl
3 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 3 (14.29%) Python
3 3 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Apple
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft