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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 129 103 123
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 149 164 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 2.37% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 2.50% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 123 147 122
Average salary £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £19,950 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,050 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
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
7002 6556 6889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.40% 94.81% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 6000 5616 6025
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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
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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 -35 84 £30,000 - 15
Cheshire +9 44 £30,000 +5.26% 5
Lancashire -3 14 £26,750 +13.82% 2
Merseyside +18 6 £35,000 -3.44%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

1 132 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (38.78%) Software Testing
3 103 (35.03%) ISEB
4 92 (31.29%) SQL
5 90 (30.61%) Finance
6 89 (30.27%) Test Scripting
7 88 (29.93%) Selenium
8 76 (25.85%) Manual Testing
9 75 (25.51%) QA
10 71 (24.15%) ISTQB
11 67 (22.79%) Windows
12 56 (19.05%) Automated Testing
13 54 (18.37%) Regression Testing
14 53 (18.03%) .NET
15 51 (17.35%) HP Quality Center
16 44 (14.97%) Performance Testing
17 42 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
18 40 (13.61%) Integration Testing
19 38 (12.93%) Automation Testing
19 38 (12.93%) QuickTest Pro
20 35 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
21 34 (11.56%) Scrum
22 31 (10.54%) Test Automation
23 29 (9.86%) System Testing
23 29 (9.86%) E-Commerce
24 27 (9.18%) SQL Server
24 27 (9.18%) C#
25 26 (8.84%) WebDriver
26 25 (8.50%) Retail
27 23 (7.82%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.68%) CMS
2 1 (0.34%) Lync
2 1 (0.34%) SAS
2 1 (0.34%) IIS
2 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.06%) MS Office
3 3 (1.02%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.36%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.36%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.36%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (1.36%) Oracle Cash Management
1 4 (1.36%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (0.34%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.02%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.70%) LAN
1 5 (1.70%) WAN
2 3 (1.02%) FTP
2 3 (1.02%) HTTP
3 1 (0.34%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.72%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.68%) DB2
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 88 (29.93%) Selenium
2 38 (12.93%) QuickTest Pro
3 35 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (8.84%) WebDriver
5 17 (5.78%) Cucumber
5 17 (5.78%) SpecFlow
6 12 (4.08%) JIRA
7 10 (3.40%) MSTest
8 5 (1.70%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.70%) LoadRunner
8 5 (1.70%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.70%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (1.36%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.36%) CruiseControl
10 3 (1.02%) Subversion
10 3 (1.02%) WATIR
10 3 (1.02%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.68%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.68%) JUnit
12 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 90 (30.61%) Finance
2 25 (8.50%) Retail
3 6 (2.04%) Marketing
4 3 (1.02%) Banking
5 2 (0.68%) Billing
6 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.34%) Electronics
6 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (18.03%) .NET
2 20 (6.80%) .NET Framework
3 10 (3.40%) HTML
3 10 (3.40%) XML
4 7 (2.38%) Gherkin
5 6 (2.04%) Web Services
6 5 (1.70%) SOAP
6 5 (1.70%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.02%) XSLT
7 3 (1.02%) REST
7 3 (1.02%) JSON
8 2 (0.68%) jQuery
8 2 (0.68%) Ajax
9 1 (0.34%) HTML5
9 1 (0.34%) EDI
9 1 (0.34%) WinForms
9 1 (0.34%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 12 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.74%) Blackberry
4 11 (3.74%) Mathematics
5 8 (2.72%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.36%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (1.36%) PMI
6 4 (1.36%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.02%) Open Source
8 2 (0.68%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.68%) Statistics
9 1 (0.34%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.34%) DTV
9 1 (0.34%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.34%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 67 (22.79%) Windows
2 18 (6.12%) Android
3 15 (5.10%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.04%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.04%) Linux
6 5 (1.70%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (38.78%) Software Testing
3 89 (30.27%) Test Scripting
4 76 (25.85%) Manual Testing
5 56 (19.05%) Automated Testing
6 54 (18.37%) Regression Testing
7 44 (14.97%) Performance Testing
8 42 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 40 (13.61%) Integration Testing
10 38 (12.93%) Automation Testing
11 34 (11.56%) Scrum
12 31 (10.54%) Test Automation
13 29 (9.86%) System Testing
13 29 (9.86%) E-Commerce
14 20 (6.80%) Functional Testing
15 19 (6.46%) Release Management
16 15 (5.10%) Test Management
16 15 (5.10%) V-Model
16 15 (5.10%) Waterfall
16 15 (5.10%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 92 (31.29%) SQL
2 27 (9.18%) C#
3 19 (6.46%) Java
4 12 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.08%) VB
5 7 (2.38%) Python
6 5 (1.70%) Perl
6 5 (1.70%) Ruby
7 4 (1.36%) C++
7 4 (1.36%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.02%) Delphi
9 1 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 103 (35.03%) ISEB
2 71 (24.15%) ISTQB
3 21 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (6.46%) Degree
5 10 (3.40%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.04%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.36%) CSQA
7 4 (1.36%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.36%) MBA
8 2 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (25.51%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 51 (17.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (7.82%) Oracle
1 23 (7.82%) HP
2 19 (6.46%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.04%) IBM
4 3 (1.02%) Apple
5 2 (0.68%) SAP
6 1 (0.34%) Siebel
6 1 (0.34%) Sun
6 1 (0.34%) Compuware
6 1 (0.34%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.34%) Capita
6 1 (0.34%) Aquila
6 1 (0.34%) Cognizant
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