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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 140 84 114
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 54 102 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.45% 2.89% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 3.03% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 49 91 71
Median salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
3633 3371 4105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.27% 95.55% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3187 2775 3511
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 £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Stockport +8 3 £36,250 +15.07%
Altrincham -1 2 £42,500 +37.09% 1
Bolton - 2 £31,250 -
Bury - 2 £30,000 -
Cheadle - 1 £30,000 -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 71 (64.55%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (50.91%) Test Scripting
3 49 (44.55%) ISTQB
3 49 (44.55%) Selenium
4 44 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 43 (39.09%) QA
6 42 (38.18%) SQL
7 29 (26.36%) C#
7 29 (26.36%) Manual Testing
8 27 (24.55%) Test Automation
8 27 (24.55%) SDLC
8 27 (24.55%) Scrum
9 23 (20.91%) Android
9 23 (20.91%) Apple iOS
10 21 (19.09%) ISEB
11 20 (18.18%) Finance
11 20 (18.18%) Software Testing
12 19 (17.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 18 (16.36%) .NET
14 17 (15.45%) Regression Testing
14 17 (15.45%) iPad
15 14 (12.73%) Mobile App
15 14 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (12.73%) Web Testing
16 13 (11.82%) SOAP
16 13 (11.82%) Microsoft
16 13 (11.82%) Automation Testing
16 13 (11.82%) SoapUI
16 13 (11.82%) System Testing
17 12 (10.91%) BDD

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 4 (3.64%) CICS
2 2 (1.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (5.45%) MS Office
2 4 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) Firewall
1 4 (3.64%) FTP
1 4 (3.64%) HTTP
1 4 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.64%) DB2
1 4 (3.64%) MS Access
2 3 (2.73%) Big Data
3 2 (1.82%) MySQL
3 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.82%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 49 (44.55%) Selenium
2 13 (11.82%) SoapUI
3 10 (9.09%) JIRA
4 9 (8.18%) Cucumber
4 9 (8.18%) SpecFlow
4 9 (8.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (8.18%) WebDriver
5 6 (5.45%) JMeter
6 4 (3.64%) Appium
6 4 (3.64%) Fiddler
6 4 (3.64%) Firebug
6 4 (3.64%) HP UFT
6 4 (3.64%) JUnit
6 4 (3.64%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.64%) The Grinder
6 4 (3.64%) Toad
7 2 (1.82%) Ranorex
7 2 (1.82%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (18.18%) Finance
2 5 (4.55%) Banking
2 5 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.73%) Billing
4 2 (1.82%) Electronics
4 2 (1.82%) Games
4 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.82%) Marketing
4 2 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.36%) .NET
2 13 (11.82%) SOAP
3 10 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 8 (7.27%) Web Services
5 3 (2.73%) CSS
5 3 (2.73%) jQuery
5 3 (2.73%) RESTful
6 2 (1.82%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.82%) HTML
6 2 (1.82%) REST
6 2 (1.82%) XML
7 1 (0.91%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.91%) CSS3
7 1 (0.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.45%) iPad
2 14 (12.73%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.36%) Driving Licence
4 6 (5.45%) Replication
5 5 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.64%) Mainframe
6 4 (3.64%) User Experience
6 4 (3.64%) VSAM
7 3 (2.73%) iSeries
8 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.91%) CESG
9 1 (0.91%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.91%) Android
1 23 (20.91%) Apple iOS
2 6 (5.45%) Windows
3 4 (3.64%) Unix
4 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (64.55%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (50.91%) Test Scripting
3 44 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 29 (26.36%) Manual Testing
5 27 (24.55%) Scrum
5 27 (24.55%) SDLC
5 27 (24.55%) Test Automation
6 20 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 17 (15.45%) Regression Testing
8 14 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (12.73%) Web Testing
9 13 (11.82%) Automation Testing
9 13 (11.82%) System Testing
10 12 (10.91%) BDD
11 11 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (9.09%) Functional Testing
12 10 (9.09%) Integration Testing
12 10 (9.09%) TDD
13 8 (7.27%) Defect Management
13 8 (7.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (38.18%) SQL
2 29 (26.36%) C#
3 8 (7.27%) Java
4 7 (6.36%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.64%) COBOL
5 4 (3.64%) JCL
6 2 (1.82%) PHP
6 2 (1.82%) Python
6 2 (1.82%) Ruby
6 2 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (44.55%) ISTQB
2 21 (19.09%) ISEB
3 19 (17.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (10.91%) Degree
5 2 (1.82%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (39.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.64%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.18%) HP
3 7 (6.36%) Oracle
4 5 (4.55%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.82%) SAP
6 1 (0.91%) Progress
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