The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 95 122 135
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 149 149 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.68% 2.12% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 2.20% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 137 122 90
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,100 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
5353 6787 6388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.12% 96.58% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4488 5731 5335
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,001 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the North West region.

Test Analyst Salary Trend in the North West

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Test Analyst Salary Histogram in the North West

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 Test Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 +9 81 £34,000 +1.49% 12
Cheshire +44 43 £30,500 +10.90% 3
Merseyside +2 21 £33,750 +3.84% 1
Lancashire +13 11 £30,000 -11.11% 3
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited 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 Test Analyst in their job title.

1 196 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (45.06%) ISEB
3 133 (41.05%) Test Scripting
4 131 (40.43%) QA
5 122 (37.65%) SQL
6 117 (36.11%) Software Testing
7 96 (29.63%) ISTQB
8 88 (27.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 82 (25.31%) Finance
10 78 (24.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 77 (23.77%) Selenium
12 75 (23.15%) Functional Testing
13 73 (22.53%) HP Quality Center
14 67 (20.68%) SQL Server
14 67 (20.68%) SDLC
15 66 (20.37%) Performance Testing
16 62 (19.14%) .NET
17 60 (18.52%) Manual Testing
18 55 (16.98%) Test Automation
18 55 (16.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 55 (16.98%) Defect Management
19 52 (16.05%) Java
20 50 (15.43%) Automation Testing
21 44 (13.58%) JIRA
21 44 (13.58%) ETL
22 42 (12.96%) Validation
22 42 (12.96%) System Testing
23 41 (12.65%) Automated Testing
23 41 (12.65%) HP UFT
23 41 (12.65%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited 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 Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (9.26%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (3.40%) CMS
3 4 (1.23%) Mule
4 3 (0.93%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.31%) Liferay
5 1 (0.31%) LiveLink
Applications
1 33 (10.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.62%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Magento
1 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.62%) Trello
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.62%) Internet
1 2 (0.62%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.31%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (20.68%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.40%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.93%) DB2
5 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.62%) MS Access
6 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.31%) Informix
7 1 (0.31%) MySQL
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 78 (24.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 77 (23.77%) Selenium
3 44 (13.58%) JIRA
4 41 (12.65%) HP UFT
5 34 (10.49%) WebDriver
6 32 (9.88%) MSTest
7 27 (8.33%) Bugzilla
8 24 (7.41%) SoapUI
9 11 (3.40%) Cucumber
9 11 (3.40%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.54%) JMeter
11 4 (1.23%) Selenium IDE
12 3 (0.93%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.93%) Firebug
12 3 (0.93%) Git (software)
12 3 (0.93%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.93%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.93%) Toad
13 2 (0.62%) Ranorex
13 2 (0.62%) TeamCity
General
1 82 (25.31%) Finance
2 34 (10.49%) Retail
3 14 (4.32%) Banking
4 6 (1.85%) Retail Banking
4 6 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.23%) Advertising
5 4 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.62%) Legal
7 1 (0.31%) Back Office
7 1 (0.31%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (19.14%) .NET
2 40 (12.35%) XML
3 36 (11.11%) Web Services
4 13 (4.01%) SOAP
5 10 (3.09%) JSON
6 7 (2.16%) HTML
7 6 (1.85%) CSS
7 6 (1.85%) REST
8 4 (1.23%) WSDL
9 2 (0.62%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.62%) JTA
9 2 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.62%) XSLT
10 1 (0.31%) J2EE
10 1 (0.31%) jQuery
10 1 (0.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.01%) Driving Licence
2 13 (4.01%) EPoS
2 13 (4.01%) PMI
3 10 (3.09%) User Experience
4 8 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.47%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.23%) W3C
7 3 (0.93%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.62%) AS400
8 2 (0.62%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.62%) NHS
9 1 (0.31%) APACS
9 1 (0.31%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.65%) Windows
2 7 (2.16%) Android
2 7 (2.16%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.23%) Unix
3 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (0.93%) Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (41.05%) Test Scripting
3 117 (36.11%) Software Testing
4 88 (27.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 75 (23.15%) Functional Testing
6 67 (20.68%) SDLC
7 66 (20.37%) Performance Testing
8 60 (18.52%) Manual Testing
9 55 (16.98%) Defect Management
9 55 (16.98%) Test Automation
10 50 (15.43%) Automation Testing
11 44 (13.58%) ETL
12 42 (12.96%) System Testing
12 42 (12.96%) Validation
13 41 (12.65%) Automated Testing
14 36 (11.11%) Migration
14 36 (11.11%) Scrum
15 32 (9.88%) Waterfall
16 24 (7.41%) BDD
16 24 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (37.65%) SQL
2 52 (16.05%) Java
3 37 (11.42%) C#
4 10 (3.09%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.23%) Ruby
6 2 (0.62%) Python
6 2 (0.62%) VB
7 1 (0.31%) Groovy
7 1 (0.31%) Perl
7 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 146 (45.06%) ISEB
2 96 (29.63%) ISTQB
3 55 (16.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (5.56%) Degree
5 13 (4.01%) PMI Certification
6 7 (2.16%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.16%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.85%) HND
8 1 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (40.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 73 (22.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.62%) DameWare
2 2 (0.62%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 29 (8.95%) HP
2 19 (5.86%) Oracle
3 10 (3.09%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.23%) IBM
4 4 (1.23%) Telerik
5 2 (0.62%) LexisNexis
5 2 (0.62%) Sybase
6 1 (0.31%) Capita
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco
6 1 (0.31%) Cognos
6 1 (0.31%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.31%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.31%) Juniper
6 1 (0.31%) OpenText
6 1 (0.31%) Sage
6 1 (0.31%) Siebel
6 1 (0.31%) VMware
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Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Vertical IT
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
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Salary: Salary £25-35k DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: Competitive salary with additional NCC Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + superb benefits
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Cheshire
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: to £40,000 per year + bonus + benefits
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