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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 118 111 171
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +60
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 121 165 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.14% 2.50% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 2.59% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 111 135 80
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +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
5497 6371 6840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.10% 96.71% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4652 5081 5504
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 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
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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 +17 81 £32,500 -4.41% 18
Cheshire +15 31 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Lancashire -4 12 £30,000 -14.28%
Merseyside -10 6 £37,500 +19.04%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 162 (60.45%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (39.93%) Test Scripting
3 103 (38.43%) ISEB
4 97 (36.19%) QA
5 91 (33.96%) Software Testing
6 90 (33.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 89 (33.21%) ISTQB
8 81 (30.22%) Selenium
9 75 (27.99%) SQL
10 64 (23.88%) Finance
11 52 (19.40%) Manual Testing
12 51 (19.03%) SDLC
13 49 (18.28%) Java
13 49 (18.28%) Defect Management
14 48 (17.91%) Test Automation
15 47 (17.54%) Functional Testing
16 43 (16.04%) Automated Testing
17 42 (15.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 39 (14.55%) JIRA
19 38 (14.18%) Scrum
20 37 (13.81%) Performance Testing
20 37 (13.81%) Automation Testing
21 36 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
22 33 (12.31%) Retail
23 31 (11.57%) SQL Server
23 31 (11.57%) Team Foundation Server
23 31 (11.57%) System Testing
24 30 (11.19%) WebDriver
25 29 (10.82%) Degree
25 29 (10.82%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 9 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.75%) Mule
2 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (5.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.75%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.36%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.61%) 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 (0.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 81 (30.22%) Selenium
2 39 (14.55%) JIRA
3 31 (11.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (11.19%) WebDriver
5 23 (8.58%) SoapUI
6 22 (8.21%) Cucumber
7 16 (5.97%) HP UFT
8 11 (4.10%) Bugzilla
9 10 (3.73%) MSTest
10 8 (2.99%) JMeter
11 5 (1.87%) Appium
11 5 (1.87%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.12%) Fiddler
12 3 (1.12%) Firebug
12 3 (1.12%) Gerrit
12 3 (1.12%) Git (software)
12 3 (1.12%) Mercurial
12 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.75%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.75%) Toad
General
1 64 (23.88%) Finance
2 33 (12.31%) Retail
3 9 (3.36%) Banking
4 7 (2.61%) Games
5 6 (2.24%) Local Government
6 5 (1.87%) Advertising
6 5 (1.87%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.49%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.07%) .NET
2 22 (8.21%) Web Services
3 16 (5.97%) XML
4 15 (5.60%) SOAP
5 9 (3.36%) CSS
6 8 (2.99%) HTML
6 8 (2.99%) JSON
7 3 (1.12%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.75%) HTML5
8 2 (0.75%) REST
8 2 (0.75%) RESTful
8 2 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.75%) WSDL
9 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.22%) Computer Science
2 14 (5.22%) EPoS
3 11 (4.10%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.24%) Economics
4 6 (2.24%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.24%) Mathematics
4 6 (2.24%) Physics
4 6 (2.24%) Psychology
5 5 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.49%) iPad
6 4 (1.49%) User Experience
6 4 (1.49%) W3C
7 3 (1.12%) NHS
8 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.75%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.75%) FMCG
8 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.75%) Online Games
8 2 (0.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.72%) Windows
2 11 (4.10%) Android
2 11 (4.10%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.12%) Unix
4 3 (1.12%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.37%) Linux
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (60.45%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (39.93%) Test Scripting
3 91 (33.96%) Software Testing
4 90 (33.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 52 (19.40%) Manual Testing
6 51 (19.03%) SDLC
7 49 (18.28%) Defect Management
8 48 (17.91%) Test Automation
9 47 (17.54%) Functional Testing
10 43 (16.04%) Automated Testing
11 38 (14.18%) Scrum
12 37 (13.81%) Automation Testing
12 37 (13.81%) Performance Testing
13 31 (11.57%) System Testing
14 28 (10.45%) Waterfall
15 27 (10.07%) BDD
15 27 (10.07%) Migration
16 26 (9.70%) Regression Testing
17 24 (8.96%) Non-Functional Testing
18 23 (8.58%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 75 (27.99%) SQL
2 49 (18.28%) Java
3 29 (10.82%) C#
4 11 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.99%) Ruby
6 2 (0.75%) PHP
6 2 (0.75%) VBScript
7 1 (0.37%) Perl
7 1 (0.37%) Python
7 1 (0.37%) RPG
7 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 103 (38.43%) ISEB
2 89 (33.21%) ISTQB
3 42 (15.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 29 (10.82%) Degree
5 12 (4.48%) HND
6 6 (2.24%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.24%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.37%) HNC
8 1 (0.37%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (36.19%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (10.07%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.75%) DameWare
2 2 (0.75%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 17 (6.34%) HP
2 12 (4.48%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.48%) Oracle
3 4 (1.49%) Telerik
4 2 (0.75%) IBM
4 2 (0.75%) LexisNexis
4 2 (0.75%) VMware
5 1 (0.37%) Capita
5 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.37%) hybris
5 1 (0.37%) Sage
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