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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 139 106 130
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 56 85 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.51% 2.23% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 2.30% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 48 69 60
Median salary £30,200 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.17% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,300 £55,000 £40,400
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +3.07%
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
3604 3699 3990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.46% 96.91% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3063 3109 3262
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 £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 5 £27,500 -8.33%
Bolton - 5 £30,500 -
Bury - 4 £33,000 -
Wigan -5 2 £29,375 +8.79%
Salford - 1 £38,500 -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 79 (62.20%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (46.46%) Selenium
3 52 (40.94%) Test Scripting
4 48 (37.80%) ISTQB
5 46 (36.22%) Automated Testing
6 40 (31.50%) Scrum
7 39 (30.71%) SQL
8 37 (29.13%) QA
9 34 (26.77%) SDLC
10 33 (25.98%) Software Testing
11 32 (25.20%) Manual Testing
12 31 (24.41%) Test Automation
13 28 (22.05%) C#
14 26 (20.47%) Finance
14 26 (20.47%) Android
14 26 (20.47%) Apple iOS
15 19 (14.96%) Mobile App
15 19 (14.96%) Java
16 18 (14.17%) ISEB
16 18 (14.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 16 (12.60%) Degree
17 16 (12.60%) TDD
17 16 (12.60%) iPad
18 15 (11.81%) BDD
18 15 (11.81%) Web Testing
19 14 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
19 14 (11.02%) Regression Testing
20 13 (10.24%) SOAP
20 13 (10.24%) Computer Science

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 (2.36%) CICS
2 2 (1.57%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.79%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) Firewall
1 3 (2.36%) FTP
1 3 (2.36%) HTTP
1 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) DB2
2 3 (2.36%) MS Access
3 2 (1.57%) Big Data
3 2 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 59 (46.46%) Selenium
2 13 (10.24%) JIRA
3 12 (9.45%) WebDriver
4 10 (7.87%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.30%) SoapUI
6 7 (5.51%) Appium
7 6 (4.72%) JMeter
8 3 (2.36%) Fiddler
8 3 (2.36%) Firebug
8 3 (2.36%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.36%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.36%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.36%) TestPartner
8 3 (2.36%) The Grinder
8 3 (2.36%) Toad
9 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.57%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.79%) JUnit
General
1 26 (20.47%) Finance
2 10 (7.87%) Games
2 10 (7.87%) Retail
3 7 (5.51%) Local Government
4 5 (3.94%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.24%) SOAP
2 11 (8.66%) .NET
3 6 (4.72%) Web Services
3 6 (4.72%) XML
4 5 (3.94%) Gherkin
5 4 (3.15%) RESTful
6 3 (2.36%) CSS
6 3 (2.36%) HTML
7 2 (1.57%) HTML5
7 2 (1.57%) JSON
7 2 (1.57%) REST
8 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.96%) Mobile App
2 16 (12.60%) iPad
3 13 (10.24%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.51%) Economics
4 7 (5.51%) Mathematics
4 7 (5.51%) Physics
4 7 (5.51%) Psychology
5 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.15%) FMCG
6 4 (3.15%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.36%) Online Games
7 3 (2.36%) User Experience
7 3 (2.36%) VSAM
8 2 (1.57%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.79%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.79%) CESG
9 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.79%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.47%) Android
1 26 (20.47%) Apple iOS
2 7 (5.51%) Unix
3 6 (4.72%) Windows
4 2 (1.57%) Linux
4 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (62.20%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (40.94%) Test Scripting
3 46 (36.22%) Automated Testing
4 40 (31.50%) Scrum
5 34 (26.77%) SDLC
6 33 (25.98%) Software Testing
7 32 (25.20%) Manual Testing
8 31 (24.41%) Test Automation
9 16 (12.60%) TDD
10 15 (11.81%) BDD
10 15 (11.81%) Web Testing
11 14 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (11.02%) Regression Testing
11 14 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (10.24%) Functional Testing
13 11 (8.66%) System Testing
14 10 (7.87%) Automation Testing
15 9 (7.09%) Defect Management
15 9 (7.09%) Performance Testing
15 9 (7.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.71%) SQL
2 28 (22.05%) C#
3 19 (14.96%) Java
4 8 (6.30%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.94%) Ruby
6 3 (2.36%) COBOL
6 3 (2.36%) JCL
7 2 (1.57%) PHP
7 2 (1.57%) VBScript
8 1 (0.79%) Python
8 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (37.80%) ISTQB
2 18 (14.17%) ISEB
2 18 (14.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (12.60%) Degree
4 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.79%) HNC
4 1 (0.79%) HND
4 1 (0.79%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (29.13%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.36%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (7.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.30%) HP
3 6 (4.72%) Oracle
4 4 (3.15%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.79%) Alterian
5 1 (0.79%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.79%) hybris
5 1 (0.79%) Progress
5 1 (0.79%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.79%) VMware
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