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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 209 231 215
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 22 27 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.38% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.40% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 21 25 32
Average salary £31,500 £29,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.62% +1.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,600 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,600 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
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
5353 6787 6388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.12% 96.58% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4488 5731 5335
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,001 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
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 12 February 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
(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
Manchester +22 15 £31,500 +5.00% 5
Lancashire +17 3 £30,000 -11.11% 1
Cheshire +15 2 £31,250 +13.63% 1
Software Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 37 (69.81%) QA
2 33 (62.26%) Test Scripting
3 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (52.83%) Software Testing
5 27 (50.94%) ISEB
6 18 (33.96%) ISTQB
7 15 (28.30%) Manual Testing
7 15 (28.30%) Automation Testing
7 15 (28.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (26.42%) BDD
8 14 (26.42%) Scrum
9 13 (24.53%) TDD
9 13 (24.53%) SQL
10 11 (20.75%) Automated Testing
10 11 (20.75%) Selenium
11 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
11 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (16.98%) JIRA
13 8 (15.09%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
13 8 (15.09%) Finance
14 7 (13.21%) Bugzilla
14 7 (13.21%) Web Services
14 7 (13.21%) DSDM
14 7 (13.21%) Functional Testing
15 6 (11.32%) SoapUI
15 6 (11.32%) SDLC
15 6 (11.32%) Kanban
15 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
16 5 (9.43%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Selenium
2 9 (16.98%) JIRA
3 8 (15.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (13.21%) Bugzilla
5 6 (11.32%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.66%) MSTest
7 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) Web Services
2 4 (7.55%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Android
1 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (62.26%) Test Scripting
2 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (52.83%) Software Testing
4 15 (28.30%) Automation Testing
4 15 (28.30%) Manual Testing
5 14 (26.42%) BDD
5 14 (26.42%) Scrum
6 13 (24.53%) TDD
7 11 (20.75%) Automated Testing
8 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
10 7 (13.21%) DSDM
10 7 (13.21%) Functional Testing
11 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
11 6 (11.32%) Kanban
11 6 (11.32%) SDLC
12 5 (9.43%) Defect Management
12 5 (9.43%) Migration
13 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
14 3 (5.66%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) Java
3 4 (7.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (50.94%) ISEB
2 18 (33.96%) ISTQB
3 15 (28.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.55%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (69.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) ION Trading
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