The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 123 132 119
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 63 48 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.53% 1.24% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.31% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 59 39 57
Average salary £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,800 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
3916 3665 3639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.98% 94.61% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3244 3210 3202
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 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

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 2 September 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 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
(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
Altrincham +7 4 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Stockport - 4 £28,500 - 1
Salford +5 3 £30,000 -
Wigan -2 2 £22,500 -31.81%
Bolton -4 1 £25,000 +31.57%
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 42 (36.52%) SQL
2 39 (33.91%) Software Testing
3 37 (32.17%) Finance
4 34 (29.57%) ISEB
4 34 (29.57%) Selenium
5 29 (25.22%) QA
6 28 (24.35%) Windows
7 26 (22.61%) Automated Testing
8 24 (20.87%) SQL Server
9 23 (20.00%) Scrum
9 23 (20.00%) ISTQB
10 22 (19.13%) Test Scripting
10 22 (19.13%) E-Commerce
11 20 (17.39%) .NET
12 19 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (16.52%) Degree
13 18 (15.65%) C#
13 18 (15.65%) Automation Testing
14 16 (13.91%) Performance Testing
14 16 (13.91%) Integration Testing
15 15 (13.04%) System Testing
15 15 (13.04%) XML
15 15 (13.04%) Waterfall
16 14 (12.17%) WebDriver
17 13 (11.30%) HP Quality Center
18 12 (10.43%) VB
18 12 (10.43%) HP
18 12 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (10.43%) Retail
19 10 (8.70%) Manual Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.74%) IIS
2 2 (1.74%) Lync
3 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.87%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) MS Office
1 8 (6.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) FTP
2 1 (0.87%) DMZ
2 1 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.87%) DB2
Development Applications
1 34 (29.57%) Selenium
2 14 (12.17%) WebDriver
3 9 (7.83%) SoapUI
4 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.48%) Hudson
4 4 (3.48%) FitNesse
4 4 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.48%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (1.74%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.74%) JUnit
6 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.87%) UltraEdit
General
1 37 (32.17%) Finance
2 12 (10.43%) Retail
3 2 (1.74%) Marketing
4 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.87%) Electronics
4 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.39%) .NET
2 15 (13.04%) XML
3 9 (7.83%) Web Services
3 9 (7.83%) HTML
4 5 (4.35%) SOAP
5 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.96%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.09%) Statistics
3 5 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.48%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.48%) Replication
4 4 (3.48%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.48%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.87%) PMI
5 1 (0.87%) DTV
5 1 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.87%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.35%) Windows
2 9 (7.83%) Android
3 6 (5.22%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.74%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.87%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.91%) Software Testing
2 26 (22.61%) Automated Testing
3 23 (20.00%) Scrum
4 22 (19.13%) E-Commerce
4 22 (19.13%) Test Scripting
5 19 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (15.65%) Automation Testing
7 16 (13.91%) Integration Testing
7 16 (13.91%) Performance Testing
8 15 (13.04%) System Testing
8 15 (13.04%) Waterfall
9 12 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (8.70%) Manual Testing
10 10 (8.70%) Project Planning
10 10 (8.70%) Test Automation
10 10 (8.70%) Test Planning
11 9 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (7.83%) Web Testing
12 8 (6.96%) Service Delivery
13 7 (6.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (36.52%) SQL
2 18 (15.65%) C#
3 12 (10.43%) VB
4 7 (6.09%) Java
5 6 (5.22%) C++
6 3 (2.61%) Delphi
6 3 (2.61%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.61%) Perl
6 3 (2.61%) Python
6 3 (2.61%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (29.57%) ISEB
2 23 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 19 (16.52%) Degree
4 5 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.87%) CSQA
5 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.87%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (25.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (11.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.87%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (10.43%) HP
2 10 (8.70%) Oracle
3 7 (6.09%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.61%) Apple
5 1 (0.87%) Citrix
5 1 (0.87%) Compuware
5 1 (0.87%) SAP
5 1 (0.87%) IBM
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