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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Analyst
Rank 236 234 254
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 20 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.16% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.18% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 19 11 6
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £31,000 £30,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
6992 6278 7043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.70% 93.93% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 5826 5362 6009
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 £23,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +6 10 £30,000 - 1
Cheshire 0 9 £30,000 -3.22% 1
Lancashire -4 1 - -
Software Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 26 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Windows
3 14 (35.90%) Manual Testing
4 13 (33.33%) SQL
5 12 (30.77%) Selenium
6 11 (28.21%) .NET
6 11 (28.21%) ISEB
7 10 (25.64%) Automated Testing
8 9 (23.08%) HTML
9 8 (20.51%) ISTQB
9 8 (20.51%) Degree
9 8 (20.51%) QA
9 8 (20.51%) Test Planning
9 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (17.95%) Finance
10 7 (17.95%) Java
10 7 (17.95%) XML
11 6 (15.38%) Blackberry
11 6 (15.38%) C++
11 6 (15.38%) Test Management
11 6 (15.38%) System Testing
11 6 (15.38%) Android
12 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
12 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
12 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
12 5 (12.82%) Oracle
12 5 (12.82%) QuickTest Pro
13 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
13 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (30.77%) Selenium
2 5 (12.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (10.26%) Selenium IDE
3 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.56%) UltraEdit
4 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) .NET
2 9 (23.08%) HTML
3 7 (17.95%) XML
4 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.69%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.56%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Android
3 4 (10.26%) Apple iOS
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.90%) Manual Testing
4 10 (25.64%) Automated Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Test Planning
6 6 (15.38%) System Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Test Management
7 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Web Testing
9 3 (7.69%) V-Model
9 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
10 2 (5.13%) Scrum
10 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
10 2 (5.13%) Change Control
10 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy
11 1 (2.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (17.95%) Java
3 6 (15.38%) C++
4 3 (7.69%) C#
4 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.69%) Perl
4 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) ISEB
2 8 (20.51%) ISTQB
2 8 (20.51%) Degree
3 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Apple
3 1 (2.56%) ION Trading
3 1 (2.56%) IBM
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
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