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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 241 211 236
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 18 30 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.49% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.51% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 18 27 24
Median salary £30,250 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.96% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £37,100 £34,700
UK excluding London median salary £32,375 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.00%
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
6045 5907 7227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.66% 95.91% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5096 4898 6180
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 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Cheshire +21 9 £30,500 +1.66%
Manchester -23 8 £29,000 -12.78% 4
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 -
Software Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 36 (81.82%) SQL
2 35 (79.55%) Software Testing
3 31 (70.45%) QA
4 29 (65.91%) Test Scripting
5 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (45.45%) SDLC
7 18 (40.91%) ISEB
8 17 (38.64%) Automated Testing
8 17 (38.64%) Selenium
9 15 (34.09%) Manual Testing
9 15 (34.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
11 13 (29.55%) HP UFT
12 12 (27.27%) MSTest
12 12 (27.27%) ISTQB
13 11 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (25.00%) Release Management
13 11 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (25.00%) Performance Testing
13 11 (25.00%) Windows
14 10 (22.73%) Scrum
14 10 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (22.73%) Android
14 10 (22.73%) Apple iOS
15 5 (11.36%) Degree
16 4 (9.09%) Web Testing
16 4 (9.09%) Product Management
16 4 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
16 4 (9.09%) Retail
16 4 (9.09%) XML

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 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) Selenium
2 13 (29.55%) HP UFT
3 12 (27.27%) MSTest
4 11 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA
5 1 (2.27%) NUnit
5 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.27%) TestPartner
General
1 4 (9.09%) Retail
2 3 (6.82%) Advertising
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Games
3 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) XML
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) CSS
3 1 (2.27%) CSS3
3 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.27%) HTML
3 1 (2.27%) HTML5
3 1 (2.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.55%) iPad
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 10 (22.73%) Android
2 10 (22.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (79.55%) Software Testing
2 29 (65.91%) Test Scripting
3 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (45.45%) SDLC
5 17 (38.64%) Automated Testing
6 15 (34.09%) Manual Testing
7 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
8 11 (25.00%) Performance Testing
8 11 (25.00%) Release Management
9 10 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (22.73%) Scrum
10 4 (9.09%) Automation Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Line Management
10 4 (9.09%) Product Management
10 4 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (9.09%) Web Testing
11 3 (6.82%) Regression Testing
11 3 (6.82%) TDD
12 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
12 2 (4.55%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (81.82%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.55%) C#
3 2 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (40.91%) ISEB
2 15 (34.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 5 (11.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (70.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle
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