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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
England / North West
Rank 139 88 122
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 112 165 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.88% 2.97% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 3.09% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 100 150 112
Median salary £32,000 £33,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £39,900
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -

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
5750 5342 6680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.61% 96.04% 96.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4856 4490 5708
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,413 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -47 68 £32,000 -5.88% 12
Cheshire -7 19 £30,500 -6.15% 6
Lancashire -8 13 £31,250 +4.16% 1
Merseyside -13 12 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 142 (63.39%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (52.23%) Test Scripting
3 90 (40.18%) QA
4 83 (37.05%) ISTQB
5 82 (36.61%) ISEB
6 79 (35.27%) SQL
7 75 (33.48%) Manual Testing
8 67 (29.91%) Software Testing
9 58 (25.89%) Selenium
10 56 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 56 (25.00%) Automated Testing
11 46 (20.54%) SDLC
12 45 (20.09%) Test Automation
12 45 (20.09%) Finance
13 41 (18.30%) Regression Testing
14 39 (17.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 38 (16.96%) JIRA
16 32 (14.29%) System Testing
17 30 (13.39%) Automation Testing
17 30 (13.39%) Scrum
18 28 (12.50%) .NET
18 28 (12.50%) Defect Management
19 27 (12.05%) Cucumber
20 26 (11.61%) BDD
20 26 (11.61%) Team Foundation Server
21 25 (11.16%) C#
22 24 (10.71%) Windows
22 24 (10.71%) iPad
23 22 (9.82%) HP Quality Center
23 22 (9.82%) Apple iOS

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 5 (2.23%) Confluence
2 3 (1.34%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (4.02%) MS Office
2 8 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) HTTP
2 3 (1.34%) Firewall
2 3 (1.34%) FTP
2 3 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.89%) Internet
4 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.45%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.68%) Relational Database
1 6 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.79%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.34%) Big Data
3 3 (1.34%) DB2
3 3 (1.34%) MS Access
4 2 (0.89%) MySQL
5 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 58 (25.89%) Selenium
2 38 (16.96%) JIRA
3 27 (12.05%) Cucumber
4 26 (11.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (8.48%) SoapUI
6 15 (6.70%) HP UFT
7 12 (5.36%) MSTest
8 10 (4.46%) SpecFlow
9 9 (4.02%) WebDriver
10 8 (3.57%) JMeter
11 7 (3.13%) Fiddler
12 6 (2.68%) JUnit
12 6 (2.68%) LoadRunner
13 4 (1.79%) Calabash
13 4 (1.79%) Capybara
14 3 (1.34%) Firebug
14 3 (1.34%) The Grinder
14 3 (1.34%) Toad
15 2 (0.89%) Bugzilla
15 2 (0.89%) JIRA Agile
General
1 45 (20.09%) Finance
2 9 (4.02%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.13%) Retail
3 7 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.68%) Marketing
5 5 (2.23%) Advertising
5 5 (2.23%) Banking
6 4 (1.79%) Billing
6 4 (1.79%) Electronics
7 2 (0.89%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.50%) .NET
2 18 (8.04%) Gherkin
3 12 (5.36%) SOAP
4 8 (3.57%) Web Services
5 7 (3.13%) XML
6 5 (2.23%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.79%) ISPF
7 4 (1.79%) jQuery
8 3 (1.34%) CSS
8 3 (1.34%) HTML
9 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.45%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.45%) CSS3
10 1 (0.45%) HTML5
10 1 (0.45%) Middleware
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.45%) REST
10 1 (0.45%) RESTful
10 1 (0.45%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.71%) iPad
2 14 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.36%) Driving Licence
4 8 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.13%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.68%) Replication
7 5 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.23%) User Experience
8 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.79%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (1.34%) Fintech
9 3 (1.34%) iSeries
9 3 (1.34%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.71%) Windows
2 22 (9.82%) Android
2 22 (9.82%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.34%) Linux
4 3 (1.34%) Unix
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (63.39%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (52.23%) Test Scripting
3 75 (33.48%) Manual Testing
4 67 (29.91%) Software Testing
5 56 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 56 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 46 (20.54%) SDLC
7 45 (20.09%) Test Automation
8 41 (18.30%) Regression Testing
9 32 (14.29%) System Testing
10 30 (13.39%) Automation Testing
10 30 (13.39%) Scrum
11 28 (12.50%) Defect Management
12 26 (11.61%) BDD
13 20 (8.93%) Waterfall
14 19 (8.48%) Performance Testing
15 15 (6.70%) Integration Testing
15 15 (6.70%) Test Strategy
16 14 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 79 (35.27%) SQL
2 25 (11.16%) C#
3 15 (6.70%) Java
4 11 (4.91%) Python
5 9 (4.02%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.57%) Ruby
7 7 (3.13%) JCL
8 4 (1.79%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.34%) C++
9 3 (1.34%) COBOL
9 3 (1.34%) PHP
10 1 (0.45%) C
10 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (37.05%) ISTQB
2 82 (36.61%) ISEB
3 39 (17.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (6.70%) Degree
5 5 (2.23%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.89%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (40.18%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.79%) RACF
1 4 (1.79%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (1.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 22 (9.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.79%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.34%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 19 (8.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.80%) Oracle
3 12 (5.36%) HP
4 4 (1.79%) IBM
4 4 (1.79%) SAP
5 3 (1.34%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.45%) TOWER Software
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