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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Analyst
Rank 239 237 232
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 15 20 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.27% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.29% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 13 19 9
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +13.20%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £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
6429 6960 6464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.60% 94.84% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5344 5645 5548
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -4 8 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Cheshire +3 4 £35,000 +12.00% 1
Lancashire +5 2 - - 1
Software Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (36.84%) SQL
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
1 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
1 7 (36.84%) QA
2 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
2 6 (31.58%) C#
3 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
3 5 (26.32%) Selenium
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Web Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
4 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) System Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Selenium IDE
4 4 (21.05%) MSTest
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
4 4 (21.05%) Windows
4 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
4 4 (21.05%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) Information Security
5 3 (15.79%) ISEB
6 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) MSTest
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Biotechnology
1 1 (5.26%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Web Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
3 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (21.05%) System Testing
3 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 3 (15.79%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: benefits
Posted: 17 days ago