The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Analyst
Rank 237 218 267
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 13 26 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.38% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.40% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11 25 9
Average salary £30,000 £26,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.20% -22.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
Software Test Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6950 6476 7701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.34% 95.35% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5973 5486 6807
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Software Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst across the North West region.

Software Test Analyst Salary Trend in the North West

Software Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Software Test Analyst Salary Histogram in the North West

Software Test Analyst
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Manchester -20 7 £30,000 - 1
Cheshire -7 5 £30,000 +33.33% 1
Lancashire -5 1 £19,500 -26.41%
Software Test Analyst
England

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Software 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 Software Test Analyst in their job title.

1 22 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 15 (45.45%) Windows
3 12 (36.36%) SQL
3 12 (36.36%) ISEB
3 12 (36.36%) Degree
3 12 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 10 (30.30%) Selenium
6 9 (27.27%) Android
7 8 (24.24%) QA
7 8 (24.24%) ISTQB
7 8 (24.24%) Blackberry
8 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
8 7 (21.21%) Apple iOS
8 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database
8 7 (21.21%) Oracle
8 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
8 7 (21.21%) Finance
9 6 (18.18%) Mobile App
9 6 (18.18%) System Testing
9 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
9 6 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
10 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (12.12%) Perl
10 4 (12.12%) Python
10 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (12.12%) Marketing

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Software 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 Software Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Selenium
2 6 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (3.03%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) TestComplete
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Blackberry
2 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
3 6 (18.18%) Mobile App
4 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (9.09%) Smartphone
6 2 (6.06%) Open Source
7 1 (3.03%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Android
3 7 (21.21%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 11 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
5 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 6 (18.18%) System Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
7 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.09%) Time Management
7 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 3 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.09%) Coaching
8 2 (6.06%) Test Planning
8 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.06%) Change Control
8 2 (6.06%) Test Management
8 2 (6.06%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Python
2 4 (12.12%) Perl
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.06%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) ISEB
1 12 (36.36%) Degree
2 8 (24.24%) ISTQB
3 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Apple
3 1 (3.03%) ION Trading
3 1 (3.03%) Aquila
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) HP
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