The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 164 172 145
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 94 84 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.31% 1.14% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.20% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 82 77 85
Average salary £29,000 £28,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £19,600 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £36,350 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.83%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6842 6993 6875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.24% 95.27% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5547 5863 6086
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Test Analyst
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +16 59 £30,000 +3.44% 6
Cheshire +1 21 £30,000 +9.09% 3
Lancashire +7 7 £24,750 -6.60%
Merseyside -15 4 £25,000 +2.04% 2
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 127 (57.73%) ISEB
2 80 (36.36%) SQL
3 71 (32.27%) Finance
4 60 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 59 (26.82%) ISTQB
6 51 (23.18%) QA
7 50 (22.73%) .NET
8 48 (21.82%) Test Scripting
9 40 (18.18%) Manual Testing
10 39 (17.73%) Automated Testing
11 38 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (15.91%) Windows
12 35 (15.91%) Microsoft
13 34 (15.45%) Degree
13 34 (15.45%) Selenium
14 33 (15.00%) SQL Server
15 30 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
16 29 (13.18%) Web Testing
16 29 (13.18%) C#
16 29 (13.18%) Oracle
17 28 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
18 27 (12.27%) HP
19 24 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
20 21 (9.55%) System Testing
20 21 (9.55%) Java
21 19 (8.64%) Scrum
21 19 (8.64%) Automation Testing
22 18 (8.18%) Test Automation
23 17 (7.73%) Integration Testing
23 17 (7.73%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (0.91%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.45%) IIS
2 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.45%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.36%) RoboHelp
2 3 (1.36%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.91%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.64%) OLTP
4 8 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.91%) Informix
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (15.45%) Selenium
2 24 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (5.91%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 9 (4.09%) Cucumber
5 9 (4.09%) SoapUI
6 6 (2.73%) WebDriver
6 6 (2.73%) NUnit
7 5 (2.27%) LoadRunner
7 5 (2.27%) JIRA
7 5 (2.27%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.82%) Facilita Forecast
8 4 (1.82%) Hudson
8 4 (1.82%) WinRunner
8 4 (1.82%) JMeter
8 4 (1.82%) SilkPerformer
9 3 (1.36%) JUnit
9 3 (1.36%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.45%) Subversion
10 1 (0.45%) NetBeans
General
1 71 (32.27%) Finance
2 13 (5.91%) Banking
3 7 (3.18%) Retail
4 3 (1.36%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.36%) Publishing
5 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.45%) Law
5 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (22.73%) .NET
2 17 (7.73%) XML
3 14 (6.36%) HTML
4 10 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.09%) Web Services
6 7 (3.18%) SOAP
7 4 (1.82%) Ajax
8 3 (1.36%) MSMQ
8 3 (1.36%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.91%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.45%) Flash
10 1 (0.45%) CSS
10 1 (0.45%) J2EE
10 1 (0.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.45%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.09%) Mainframe
2 9 (4.09%) Statistics
3 4 (1.82%) Open Source
3 4 (1.82%) GIS
3 4 (1.82%) Replication
4 1 (0.45%) BBC
4 1 (0.45%) NHS
4 1 (0.45%) Social Media
4 1 (0.45%) Wiki
4 1 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.91%) Windows
2 8 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (2.73%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.36%) Linux
5 3 (1.36%) Windows 2000
5 3 (1.36%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.36%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.91%) UNIX
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.45%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (27.27%) Software Testing
2 48 (21.82%) Test Scripting
3 40 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 39 (17.73%) Automated Testing
5 38 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (13.18%) Web Testing
7 28 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (9.55%) System Testing
9 19 (8.64%) Scrum
9 19 (8.64%) Automation Testing
10 18 (8.18%) Test Automation
11 17 (7.73%) Integration Testing
12 16 (7.27%) Performance Testing
13 15 (6.82%) Regression Testing
14 13 (5.91%) E-Commerce
14 13 (5.91%) Test Strategy
14 13 (5.91%) Agile Testing
15 12 (5.45%) Technical Analysis
15 12 (5.45%) Test Management
15 12 (5.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (36.36%) SQL
2 29 (13.18%) C#
3 21 (9.55%) Java
4 10 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.09%) VB.NET
6 8 (3.64%) VB
7 7 (3.18%) C++
8 4 (1.82%) Python
9 2 (0.91%) Perl
10 1 (0.45%) Ruby
10 1 (0.45%) VB6
10 1 (0.45%) PHP
10 1 (0.45%) C
10 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (57.73%) ISEB
2 59 (26.82%) ISTQB
3 34 (15.45%) Degree
4 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (23.18%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.18%) Oracle
3 27 (12.27%) HP
4 7 (3.18%) Citrix
5 4 (1.82%) Siebel
6 2 (0.91%) VMware
6 2 (0.91%) AppSense
7 1 (0.45%) Telerik
7 1 (0.45%) Apple
7 1 (0.45%) Progress
7 1 (0.45%) Twitter
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