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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 127 96 130
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 64 85 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.59% 2.31% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 2.45% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 60 80 49
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £35,050
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
3840 3470 3654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.40% 94.11% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3228 3003 3221
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 £23,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Stockport - 6 £30,500 -
Altrincham +3 5 £40,000 +33.33%
Wigan - 4 £24,250 - 1
Salford -1 1 £30,000 -
Bolton -2 1 £25,000 +11.11%
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 53 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (41.38%) Software Testing
3 43 (37.07%) Finance
4 38 (32.76%) SQL
5 33 (28.45%) ISEB
5 33 (28.45%) Selenium
6 29 (25.00%) Windows
7 28 (24.14%) Test Scripting
8 26 (22.41%) Analytical Skills
9 25 (21.55%) Scrum
10 23 (19.83%) ISTQB
11 22 (18.97%) QA
11 22 (18.97%) Automated Testing
12 21 (18.10%) E-Commerce
12 21 (18.10%) .NET
13 20 (17.24%) SQL Server
13 20 (17.24%) C#
14 18 (15.52%) Degree
15 16 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
16 15 (12.93%) WebDriver
16 15 (12.93%) Performance Testing
16 15 (12.93%) Automation Testing
17 14 (12.07%) HP
18 13 (11.21%) VB
18 13 (11.21%) XML
18 13 (11.21%) Manual Testing
18 13 (11.21%) Retail
19 12 (10.34%) Integration Testing
20 11 (9.48%) Waterfall
21 10 (8.62%) System Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.86%) Lync
2 1 (0.86%) SAS
2 1 (0.86%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (7.76%) MS Office
2 8 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) FTP
2 1 (0.86%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 33 (28.45%) Selenium
2 15 (12.93%) WebDriver
3 4 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (2.59%) SpecFlow
4 3 (2.59%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.59%) FitNesse
4 3 (2.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.72%) JUnit
6 1 (0.86%) UltraEdit
6 1 (0.86%) JIRA
6 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (37.07%) Finance
2 13 (11.21%) Retail
3 2 (1.72%) Marketing
4 1 (0.86%) Electronics
4 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.10%) .NET
2 13 (11.21%) XML
3 9 (7.76%) HTML
4 4 (3.45%) Web Services
5 3 (2.59%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.41%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.90%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.03%) Mathematics
4 6 (5.17%) Statistics
5 4 (3.45%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.45%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.72%) Open Source
7 1 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.86%) DTV
7 1 (0.86%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.00%) Windows
2 9 (7.76%) Android
3 6 (5.17%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (41.38%) Software Testing
3 28 (24.14%) Test Scripting
4 25 (21.55%) Scrum
5 22 (18.97%) Automated Testing
6 21 (18.10%) E-Commerce
7 15 (12.93%) Performance Testing
7 15 (12.93%) Automation Testing
8 13 (11.21%) Manual Testing
9 12 (10.34%) Integration Testing
10 11 (9.48%) Waterfall
11 10 (8.62%) System Testing
11 10 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (8.62%) Test Planning
12 8 (6.90%) Service Delivery
12 8 (6.90%) Regression Testing
12 8 (6.90%) Test Management
12 8 (6.90%) Project Planning
13 7 (6.03%) Supplier Management
13 7 (6.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (32.76%) SQL
2 20 (17.24%) C#
3 13 (11.21%) VB
4 6 (5.17%) Java
4 6 (5.17%) C++
5 4 (3.45%) Python
5 4 (3.45%) Perl
6 3 (2.59%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.59%) Delphi
6 3 (2.59%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (28.45%) ISEB
2 23 (19.83%) ISTQB
3 18 (15.52%) Degree
4 5 (4.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.86%) CSQA
5 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.86%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.97%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (12.07%) HP
2 9 (7.76%) Oracle
3 6 (5.17%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.59%) Apple
5 1 (0.86%) IBM
5 1 (0.86%) Compuware
5 1 (0.86%) SAP
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