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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 219 242 245
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 27 20 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.31% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 26 18 23
Median salary £29,000 £33,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.07% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,750 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -
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
5956 6481 7185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.37% 96.93% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5003 5382 5793
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 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 0 18 £29,000 -5.69% 3
Cheshire +37 6 £30,500 -12.85%
Lancashire +9 1 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Software Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 34 (72.34%) Software Testing
2 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (65.96%) Test Scripting
4 29 (61.70%) SQL
5 26 (55.32%) QA
6 21 (44.68%) SDLC
7 19 (40.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (40.43%) Automated Testing
7 19 (40.43%) ISTQB
8 17 (36.17%) Selenium
9 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
10 13 (27.66%) ISEB
11 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
12 11 (23.40%) Android
12 11 (23.40%) Scrum
12 11 (23.40%) Apple iOS
13 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (17.02%) TDD
14 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
14 8 (17.02%) Java
14 8 (17.02%) XML
15 7 (14.89%) Windows
15 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
16 6 (12.77%) Degree
16 6 (12.77%) Retail
16 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (12.77%) Performance Testing
16 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
17 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
17 5 (10.64%) iPad

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 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (36.17%) Selenium
2 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (10.64%) HP UFT
3 5 (10.64%) MSTest
4 3 (6.38%) JIRA
4 3 (6.38%) TestPartner
5 1 (2.13%) Appium
5 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (12.77%) Retail
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
2 5 (10.64%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.26%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) XML
2 4 (8.51%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) iPad
3 3 (6.38%) FMCG
4 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Android
1 11 (23.40%) Apple iOS
2 7 (14.89%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (72.34%) Software Testing
2 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (65.96%) Test Scripting
4 21 (44.68%) SDLC
5 19 (40.43%) Automated Testing
6 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
7 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
8 11 (23.40%) Scrum
9 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (17.02%) TDD
11 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
12 6 (12.77%) Performance Testing
13 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
13 5 (10.64%) BDD
13 5 (10.64%) Process Management
13 5 (10.64%) Release Management
14 3 (6.38%) Web Testing
15 2 (4.26%) Information Management
15 2 (4.26%) Requirements Analysis
15 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (61.70%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.26%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) ISTQB
1 19 (40.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (27.66%) ISEB
3 6 (12.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (55.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle
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