The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 123 122 166
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 110 134 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 2.20% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 2.28% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 98 110 71
Median salary £30,250 £32,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.63% +9.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,950 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £40,000 £39,900
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +2.94%
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
5317 5883 6569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.19% 96.52% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4510 4709 5259
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 25 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 May 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 +19 71 £30,500 -16.43% 16
Cheshire +23 29 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Lancashire -1 8 £31,250 -10.71% 3
Merseyside -7 3 £37,500 +22.95% 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 156 (58.65%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (39.85%) Test Scripting
3 94 (35.34%) ISEB
4 92 (34.59%) ISTQB
5 83 (31.20%) Selenium
6 82 (30.83%) Software Testing
7 80 (30.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 78 (29.32%) QA
9 75 (28.20%) SQL
10 71 (26.69%) Finance
11 56 (21.05%) Manual Testing
12 52 (19.55%) SDLC
13 48 (18.05%) Java
14 47 (17.67%) Automated Testing
14 47 (17.67%) Test Automation
15 43 (16.17%) Functional Testing
15 43 (16.17%) Defect Management
16 42 (15.79%) Scrum
17 38 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 35 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
18 35 (13.16%) JIRA
18 35 (13.16%) Retail
19 33 (12.41%) Automation Testing
20 32 (12.03%) Performance Testing
21 31 (11.65%) Degree
21 31 (11.65%) C#
22 28 (10.53%) System Testing
22 28 (10.53%) WebDriver
22 28 (10.53%) BDD
23 27 (10.15%) Waterfall

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.75%) Umbraco
2 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.38%) CMS
3 1 (0.38%) Mule
3 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (4.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.75%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.75%) DB2
5 2 (0.75%) MS Access
5 2 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 83 (31.20%) Selenium
2 35 (13.16%) JIRA
3 28 (10.53%) WebDriver
4 25 (9.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (8.65%) Cucumber
6 22 (8.27%) SoapUI
7 14 (5.26%) HP UFT
8 9 (3.38%) Bugzilla
9 8 (3.01%) JMeter
9 8 (3.01%) MSTest
10 6 (2.26%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.88%) Appium
12 3 (1.13%) Gerrit
12 3 (1.13%) Git (software)
12 3 (1.13%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.75%) Fiddler
13 2 (0.75%) Firebug
13 2 (0.75%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.75%) Toad
General
1 71 (26.69%) Finance
2 35 (13.16%) Retail
3 11 (4.14%) Banking
4 8 (3.01%) Games
5 7 (2.63%) Local Government
6 6 (2.26%) Advertising
7 5 (1.88%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Back Office
10 1 (0.38%) Legal
10 1 (0.38%) Marketing
10 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.40%) .NET
2 17 (6.39%) SOAP
2 17 (6.39%) Web Services
2 17 (6.39%) XML
3 8 (3.01%) CSS
4 7 (2.63%) HTML
5 6 (2.26%) JSON
6 4 (1.50%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.75%) HTML5
7 2 (0.75%) REST
7 2 (0.75%) RESTful
7 2 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.38%) jQuery
8 1 (0.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.64%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.89%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.51%) EPoS
5 7 (2.63%) Economics
5 7 (2.63%) iPad
5 7 (2.63%) Mathematics
5 7 (2.63%) Physics
5 7 (2.63%) Psychology
6 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.50%) User Experience
7 3 (1.13%) FMCG
7 3 (1.13%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.13%) NHS
7 3 (1.13%) Online Games
7 3 (1.13%) W3C
8 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.02%) Windows
2 15 (5.64%) Android
2 15 (5.64%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.50%) Unix
4 3 (1.13%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.75%) Linux
5 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (58.65%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (39.85%) Test Scripting
3 82 (30.83%) Software Testing
4 80 (30.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 56 (21.05%) Manual Testing
6 52 (19.55%) SDLC
7 47 (17.67%) Automated Testing
7 47 (17.67%) Test Automation
8 43 (16.17%) Defect Management
8 43 (16.17%) Functional Testing
9 42 (15.79%) Scrum
10 33 (12.41%) Automation Testing
11 32 (12.03%) Performance Testing
12 28 (10.53%) BDD
12 28 (10.53%) System Testing
13 27 (10.15%) Waterfall
14 24 (9.02%) Non-Functional Testing
14 24 (9.02%) Regression Testing
15 21 (7.89%) Migration
15 21 (7.89%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 75 (28.20%) SQL
2 48 (18.05%) Java
3 31 (11.65%) C#
4 9 (3.38%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.01%) Ruby
6 2 (0.75%) PHP
6 2 (0.75%) VB
6 2 (0.75%) VBScript
7 1 (0.38%) Perl
7 1 (0.38%) Python
7 1 (0.38%) RPG
Qualifications
1 94 (35.34%) ISEB
2 92 (34.59%) ISTQB
3 38 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 31 (11.65%) Degree
5 10 (3.76%) HND
6 4 (1.50%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.50%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) HNC
7 1 (0.38%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (29.32%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.75%) DameWare
2 2 (0.75%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 17 (6.39%) Oracle
2 15 (5.64%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.51%) HP
4 2 (0.75%) IBM
4 2 (0.75%) LexisNexis
4 2 (0.75%) Telerik
4 2 (0.75%) VMware
5 1 (0.38%) Alterian
5 1 (0.38%) Capita
5 1 (0.38%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.38%) hybris
5 1 (0.38%) Sitecore
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