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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 123 111 140
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 138 147 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.87% 2.16% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 2.27% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 109 121 124
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,625 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -
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
6950 6476 7701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.34% 95.35% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5973 5486 6807
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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
(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 -17 90 £32,000 +11.30% 6
Cheshire -9 30 £30,000 - 4
Lancashire -5 12 £27,750 +8.82% 2
Merseyside +17 5 £31,250 -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 126 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (37.41%) Software Testing
3 99 (34.62%) ISEB
4 96 (33.57%) SQL
5 92 (32.17%) Test Scripting
6 89 (31.12%) Finance
7 84 (29.37%) Selenium
8 77 (26.92%) Manual Testing
9 75 (26.22%) QA
10 68 (23.78%) ISTQB
11 56 (19.58%) .NET
12 55 (19.23%) Windows
12 55 (19.23%) Regression Testing
13 50 (17.48%) User Acceptance Testing
14 47 (16.43%) Performance Testing
14 47 (16.43%) Automated Testing
15 46 (16.08%) HP Quality Center
16 43 (15.03%) Automation Testing
17 39 (13.64%) Integration Testing
18 36 (12.59%) Test Automation
18 36 (12.59%) QuickTest Pro
19 35 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
20 34 (11.89%) System Testing
20 34 (11.89%) Scrum
21 26 (9.09%) Oracle
21 26 (9.09%) Functional Testing
21 26 (9.09%) WebDriver
22 23 (8.04%) E-Commerce
23 22 (7.69%) SpecFlow
24 21 (7.34%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (0.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.35%) SAS
2 1 (0.35%) CMS
2 1 (0.35%) Lync
2 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.10%) MS Office
3 3 (1.05%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (2.45%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (2.45%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (2.45%) Oracle General Ledger
1 7 (2.45%) Oracle EBS R12
1 7 (2.45%) Oracle Payables
1 7 (2.45%) Oracle Receivables
1 7 (2.45%) Oracle Cash Management
1 7 (2.45%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (0.35%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.05%) Trello
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.75%) LAN
1 5 (1.75%) WAN
2 3 (1.05%) FTP
2 3 (1.05%) HTTP
3 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.35%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.15%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.70%) DB2
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 84 (29.37%) Selenium
2 36 (12.59%) QuickTest Pro
3 35 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 22 (7.69%) SpecFlow
6 17 (5.94%) Cucumber
7 13 (4.55%) JIRA
8 11 (3.85%) MSTest
9 8 (2.80%) Jenkins
9 8 (2.80%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.10%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.75%) LoadRunner
12 4 (1.40%) CruiseControl
12 4 (1.40%) Hudson
13 3 (1.05%) Selenium IDE
13 3 (1.05%) Subversion
13 3 (1.05%) WATIR
13 3 (1.05%) Git (software)
14 2 (0.70%) JUnit
15 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 89 (31.12%) Finance
2 19 (6.64%) Retail
3 8 (2.80%) Marketing
4 3 (1.05%) Banking
5 2 (0.70%) Billing
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
6 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (19.58%) .NET
2 19 (6.64%) .NET Framework
3 10 (3.50%) XML
4 7 (2.45%) HTML
4 7 (2.45%) Gherkin
5 6 (2.10%) Web Services
6 5 (1.75%) SOAP
7 3 (1.05%) XSLT
7 3 (1.05%) REST
7 3 (1.05%) JSON
8 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.35%) CSS
9 1 (0.35%) EDI
9 1 (0.35%) Middleware
9 1 (0.35%) WinForms
9 1 (0.35%) Ajax
9 1 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.35%) jQuery
9 1 (0.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 10 (3.50%) Mainframe
4 10 (3.50%) Mathematics
5 8 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.75%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.40%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.40%) PMI
7 4 (1.40%) Open Source
8 2 (0.70%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.35%) DTV
9 1 (0.35%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.35%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.23%) Windows
2 19 (6.64%) Android
3 15 (5.24%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.10%) Linux
5 6 (2.10%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.75%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (37.41%) Software Testing
3 92 (32.17%) Test Scripting
4 77 (26.92%) Manual Testing
5 55 (19.23%) Regression Testing
6 50 (17.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 47 (16.43%) Performance Testing
7 47 (16.43%) Automated Testing
8 43 (15.03%) Automation Testing
9 39 (13.64%) Integration Testing
10 36 (12.59%) Test Automation
11 34 (11.89%) System Testing
11 34 (11.89%) Scrum
12 26 (9.09%) Functional Testing
13 23 (8.04%) E-Commerce
14 21 (7.34%) Test Management
15 20 (6.99%) BDD
16 19 (6.64%) Release Management
17 16 (5.59%) Stress Testing
18 15 (5.24%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 96 (33.57%) SQL
2 21 (7.34%) C#
3 18 (6.29%) Java
4 9 (3.15%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.45%) VB
5 7 (2.45%) Python
6 5 (1.75%) Perl
6 5 (1.75%) Ruby
7 4 (1.40%) C++
8 3 (1.05%) Delphi
8 3 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (34.62%) ISEB
2 68 (23.78%) ISTQB
3 21 (7.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (5.59%) Degree
5 10 (3.50%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.10%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.40%) CSQA
7 4 (1.40%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.40%) MBA
8 2 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (26.22%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (2.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 46 (16.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (9.09%) Oracle
2 18 (6.29%) HP
3 15 (5.24%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.10%) IBM
5 3 (1.05%) SAP
5 3 (1.05%) Apple
6 1 (0.35%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.35%) Capita
6 1 (0.35%) Aquila
6 1 (0.35%) Siebel
6 1 (0.35%) Sun
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire, Manchester (SK9)
Guru Careers
Salary: £25 - 30k
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
BAE Systems
Salary: + depending on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
UK - London, Manchester, Preston, Bristol
Guru Careers
Salary: £35 - 45k (DOE) + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
Northwich
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 17 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire, Manchester (SK9)
Guru Careers
Salary: £25 - 30k
Posted: 18 days ago
Wigan
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 24 days ago