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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Analyst
Rank 235 227 245
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 16 16 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 15 15 16
Average salary £29,500 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.27% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £22,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
6617 6182 7174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.85% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5490 5121 6055
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 0 10 £29,500 -1.66% 3
Cheshire -6 4 £28,750 +30.68%
Lancashire 0 2 £33,750 +27.35%
Software Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (68.75%) Software Testing
2 14 (43.75%) ISEB
3 13 (40.63%) SQL
3 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (37.50%) ISTQB
5 11 (34.38%) Manual Testing
6 9 (28.13%) Degree
6 9 (28.13%) QA
6 9 (28.13%) Selenium
7 8 (25.00%) Windows
8 7 (21.88%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (21.88%) Android
8 7 (21.88%) Apple iOS
8 7 (21.88%) Automation Testing
9 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 5 (15.63%) Oracle
10 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Finance
10 5 (15.63%) Web Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
10 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
11 4 (12.50%) Test Management
11 4 (12.50%) System Testing
11 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
11 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 4 (12.50%) Coaching

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Selenium
2 7 (21.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (12.50%) JIRA
4 3 (9.38%) TestComplete
4 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.13%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Open Source
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Android
2 7 (21.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Software Testing
2 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (34.38%) Manual Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Automation Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Web Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.50%) Test Management
7 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.50%) Coaching
7 4 (12.50%) System Testing
7 4 (12.50%) User Stories
8 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
8 3 (9.38%) Time Management
8 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
8 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
9 2 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) C#
2 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.25%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) C++
4 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.13%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) ISEB
2 12 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 9 (28.13%) Degree
4 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
5 3 (9.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
3 3 (9.38%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) Aquila
5 1 (3.13%) IBM
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