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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 107 132 151
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 76 58 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.10% 1.44% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 1.52% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 63 53 43
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,750 £35,000
UK excluding London average 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
3456 3816 3986
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.55% 95.04% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2814 3175 3440
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Stockport +15 17 £36,500 +25.86% 2
Bolton +12 2 £22,500 +4.65%
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 77 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (37.57%) Selenium
2 65 (37.57%) Test Scripting
3 64 (36.99%) SQL
4 63 (36.42%) QA
5 51 (29.48%) .NET
6 48 (27.75%) Manual Testing
6 48 (27.75%) Automated Testing
6 48 (27.75%) ISTQB
7 47 (27.17%) Automation Testing
8 44 (25.43%) Finance
8 44 (25.43%) ISEB
9 40 (23.12%) Software Testing
10 39 (22.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 37 (21.39%) Android
12 36 (20.81%) Apple iOS
13 35 (20.23%) SpecFlow
13 35 (20.23%) TDD
14 33 (19.08%) Scrum
14 33 (19.08%) BDD
15 28 (16.18%) Test Automation
16 27 (15.61%) Functional Testing
17 23 (13.29%) Mobile App
18 21 (12.14%) Regression Testing
18 21 (12.14%) System Testing
18 21 (12.14%) Test Management
19 19 (10.98%) SoapUI
19 19 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (10.98%) Integration Testing
19 19 (10.98%) Web Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (0.58%) Apache
1 1 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (8.09%) Oracle Financials
1 14 (8.09%) Oracle EBS
1 14 (8.09%) Oracle General Ledger
1 14 (8.09%) Oracle EBS R12
1 14 (8.09%) Oracle Payables
1 14 (8.09%) Oracle Receivables
1 14 (8.09%) Oracle Cash Management
1 14 (8.09%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.58%) HTTP
1 1 (0.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.58%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.58%) Base SAS
3 1 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 65 (37.57%) Selenium
2 35 (20.23%) SpecFlow
3 19 (10.98%) SoapUI
4 17 (9.83%) WebDriver
5 16 (9.25%) Jenkins
6 11 (6.36%) Hudson
6 11 (6.36%) TeamCity
7 10 (5.78%) Cucumber
8 7 (4.05%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (2.89%) JIRA
9 5 (2.89%) Calabash
9 5 (2.89%) Robotium
9 5 (2.89%) Jasmine
9 5 (2.89%) Appium
10 4 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.73%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.16%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.16%) TestComplete
13 1 (0.58%) Sahi
13 1 (0.58%) RSpec
General
1 44 (25.43%) Finance
2 8 (4.62%) Banking
3 5 (2.89%) Retail
4 3 (1.73%) Marketing
5 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (29.48%) .NET
2 13 (7.51%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.73%) SOAP
3 3 (1.73%) Web Services
3 3 (1.73%) XML
4 2 (1.16%) HTML
5 1 (0.58%) WPF
5 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.29%) Mobile App
2 11 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.89%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.31%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.16%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.16%) NHS
5 2 (1.16%) Open Source
6 1 (0.58%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.58%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.58%) AS400
6 1 (0.58%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.39%) Android
2 36 (20.81%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.20%) Windows
4 2 (1.16%) UNIX
5 1 (0.58%) Linux
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (37.57%) Test Scripting
3 48 (27.75%) Manual Testing
3 48 (27.75%) Automated Testing
4 47 (27.17%) Automation Testing
5 40 (23.12%) Software Testing
6 39 (22.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 35 (20.23%) TDD
8 33 (19.08%) Scrum
8 33 (19.08%) BDD
9 28 (16.18%) Test Automation
10 27 (15.61%) Functional Testing
11 21 (12.14%) System Testing
11 21 (12.14%) Test Management
11 21 (12.14%) Regression Testing
12 19 (10.98%) Integration Testing
12 19 (10.98%) Web Testing
12 19 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (9.25%) Compatibility Testing
14 13 (7.51%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 64 (36.99%) SQL
2 19 (10.98%) C#
3 10 (5.78%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.20%) Java
5 5 (2.89%) Ruby
6 1 (0.58%) Perl
6 1 (0.58%) PHP
6 1 (0.58%) C++
6 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.58%) VB
6 1 (0.58%) Python
Qualifications
1 48 (27.75%) ISTQB
2 44 (25.43%) ISEB
3 18 (10.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (8.09%) Degree
5 5 (2.89%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.89%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (36.42%) QA
2 5 (2.89%) FATCA
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 12 (6.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (10.40%) Oracle
2 10 (5.78%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.20%) HP
4 5 (2.89%) SAP
5 1 (0.58%) Perforce
5 1 (0.58%) Capita
5 1 (0.58%) Aquila
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