The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Software Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 220 243 236
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 31 24 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.36% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.37% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 30 22 26
Median salary £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £30,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
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
6152 6442 7111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.79% 96.60% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5171 5353 5875
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Software Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Software Test Analyst in the job title.

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 26 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
Manchester -3 16 £29,000 -3.33% 2
Cheshire +35 9 £30,500 -12.85%
Lancashire +8 3 £35,000 +16.66%
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 - 1
Software Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Software 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 North West region featuring Software Test Analyst in the job title.

1 39 (75.00%) SQL
2 38 (73.08%) Software Testing
3 35 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (61.54%) Test Scripting
4 32 (61.54%) QA
5 24 (46.15%) SDLC
6 22 (42.31%) Selenium
7 20 (38.46%) Automated Testing
8 19 (36.54%) ISTQB
8 19 (36.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (34.62%) Test Automation
10 15 (28.85%) Manual Testing
11 14 (26.92%) ISEB
12 13 (25.00%) Scrum
13 12 (23.08%) Android
13 12 (23.08%) Apple iOS
14 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (19.23%) HP UFT
16 9 (17.31%) XML
16 9 (17.31%) Windows
16 9 (17.31%) Performance Testing
16 9 (17.31%) MSTest
17 8 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
17 8 (15.38%) Retail
17 8 (15.38%) Degree
17 8 (15.38%) Release Management
17 8 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
17 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
18 7 (13.46%) TDD
18 7 (13.46%) Regression Testing

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (42.31%) Selenium
2 10 (19.23%) HP UFT
3 9 (17.31%) MSTest
4 8 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.77%) TestPartner
6 2 (3.85%) JIRA
7 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.92%) NUnit
7 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (15.38%) Retail
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
2 5 (9.62%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.85%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) XML
2 4 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (1.92%) CSS
3 1 (1.92%) CSS3
3 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.92%) HTML
3 1 (1.92%) HTML5
3 1 (1.92%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) iPad
3 3 (5.77%) FMCG
4 1 (1.92%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Android
1 12 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 9 (17.31%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (73.08%) Software Testing
2 35 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (61.54%) Test Scripting
4 24 (46.15%) SDLC
5 20 (38.46%) Automated Testing
6 18 (34.62%) Test Automation
7 15 (28.85%) Manual Testing
8 13 (25.00%) Scrum
9 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (17.31%) Performance Testing
11 8 (15.38%) Release Management
12 7 (13.46%) Regression Testing
12 7 (13.46%) TDD
13 6 (11.54%) Automation Testing
14 5 (9.62%) Process Management
14 5 (9.62%) Web Testing
15 4 (7.69%) BDD
15 4 (7.69%) Line Management
15 4 (7.69%) Product Management
15 4 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) Java
3 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) ISTQB
1 19 (36.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 14 (26.92%) ISEB
3 8 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (61.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle
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