The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Manchester region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 137 103 127
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 58 86 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.55% 2.20% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 2.28% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 48 70 57
Median salary £31,500 £34,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.35% +7.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £55,000 £41,600
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +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 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
3631 3777 3908
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.24% 96.77% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3086 3139 3258
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Test Analyst Salary Trend in Manchester

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in Manchester

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 September 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
Bolton - 5 £30,500 - 1
Bury - 3 £33,000 -
Stockport -3 2 - -
Salford - 2 £40,500 -
Wigan -6 1 £31,250 +13.63%
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Manchester region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 72 (60.50%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (44.54%) Selenium
3 49 (41.18%) ISTQB
3 49 (41.18%) Test Scripting
4 43 (36.13%) Automated Testing
4 43 (36.13%) SQL
5 39 (32.77%) Scrum
6 37 (31.09%) QA
7 33 (27.73%) Software Testing
8 30 (25.21%) C#
8 30 (25.21%) Test Automation
8 30 (25.21%) SDLC
9 27 (22.69%) Manual Testing
10 26 (21.85%) Android
10 26 (21.85%) Apple iOS
11 22 (18.49%) Finance
12 19 (15.97%) Web Testing
13 18 (15.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 17 (14.29%) ISEB
14 17 (14.29%) iPad
14 17 (14.29%) Mobile App
15 16 (13.45%) .NET
16 15 (12.61%) Regression Testing
16 15 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (11.76%) Degree
17 14 (11.76%) TDD
18 13 (10.92%) User Acceptance Testing
18 13 (10.92%) System Testing
18 13 (10.92%) BDD
19 11 (9.24%) Microsoft

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.52%) CICS
2 2 (1.68%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.84%) CMS
3 1 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) Firewall
1 3 (2.52%) FTP
1 3 (2.52%) HTTP
1 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.52%) DB2
2 3 (2.52%) MS Access
3 2 (1.68%) Big Data
4 1 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 53 (44.54%) Selenium
2 9 (7.56%) SoapUI
3 8 (6.72%) WebDriver
4 6 (5.04%) JIRA
5 4 (3.36%) Appium
5 4 (3.36%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.36%) HP UFT
5 4 (3.36%) SpecFlow
5 4 (3.36%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.52%) Fiddler
6 3 (2.52%) Firebug
6 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.52%) JMeter
6 3 (2.52%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.52%) TestPartner
6 3 (2.52%) The Grinder
6 3 (2.52%) Toad
7 2 (1.68%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (18.49%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Retail
3 7 (5.88%) Games
4 5 (4.20%) Banking
4 5 (4.20%) Local Government
5 2 (1.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.84%) Electronics
6 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.45%) .NET
2 10 (8.40%) SOAP
3 6 (5.04%) Gherkin
4 5 (4.20%) Web Services
4 5 (4.20%) XML
5 3 (2.52%) REST
5 3 (2.52%) RESTful
6 2 (1.68%) CSS
6 2 (1.68%) HTML
7 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.84%) CSS3
7 1 (0.84%) HTML5
7 1 (0.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.29%) iPad
1 17 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.56%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.20%) Economics
4 5 (4.20%) Mathematics
4 5 (4.20%) Physics
4 5 (4.20%) Psychology
5 4 (3.36%) FMCG
5 4 (3.36%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.52%) Online Games
6 3 (2.52%) Replication
6 3 (2.52%) User Experience
6 3 (2.52%) VSAM
7 1 (0.84%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.84%) CESG
7 1 (0.84%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.85%) Android
1 26 (21.85%) Apple iOS
2 6 (5.04%) Windows
3 5 (4.20%) Unix
4 2 (1.68%) Linux
4 2 (1.68%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (60.50%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 43 (36.13%) Automated Testing
4 39 (32.77%) Scrum
5 33 (27.73%) Software Testing
6 30 (25.21%) SDLC
6 30 (25.21%) Test Automation
7 27 (22.69%) Manual Testing
8 19 (15.97%) Web Testing
9 15 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (12.61%) Regression Testing
10 14 (11.76%) TDD
11 13 (10.92%) BDD
11 13 (10.92%) System Testing
11 13 (10.92%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (8.40%) Automation Testing
13 9 (7.56%) Functional Testing
14 8 (6.72%) Defect Management
14 8 (6.72%) Performance Testing
15 7 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (36.13%) SQL
2 30 (25.21%) C#
3 9 (7.56%) Java
4 7 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.52%) COBOL
5 3 (2.52%) JCL
6 2 (1.68%) PHP
6 2 (1.68%) Ruby
7 1 (0.84%) Python
Qualifications
1 49 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 18 (15.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (14.29%) ISEB
4 14 (11.76%) Degree
5 2 (1.68%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.84%) HNC
6 1 (0.84%) HND
6 1 (0.84%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (31.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.52%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (9.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.88%) HP
3 4 (3.36%) Cognizant
3 4 (3.36%) Oracle
4 1 (0.84%) Alterian
4 1 (0.84%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.84%) hybris
4 1 (0.84%) Progress
4 1 (0.84%) SAP
4 1 (0.84%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.84%) VMware
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