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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 100 150 171
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 161 105 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.40% 1.49% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 1.56% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 137 87 90
Average salary £32,000 £29,000 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% +2.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £19,950
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,125 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
6382 6710 7076
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.28% 95.12% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5137 5464 5950
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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 +16 83 £33,000 +10.00% 9
Cheshire +13 36 £28,000 -6.66% 8
Merseyside +31 24 £32,500 +30.00% 5
Lancashire +15 17 £35,000 +37.25% 2
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

1 144 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (43.89%) SQL
3 121 (39.93%) QA
4 119 (39.27%) ISEB
5 106 (34.98%) Test Scripting
6 99 (32.67%) Finance
7 97 (32.01%) Software Testing
8 91 (30.03%) ISTQB
9 83 (27.39%) Manual Testing
10 81 (26.73%) Selenium
11 64 (21.12%) .NET
12 63 (20.79%) User Acceptance Testing
13 60 (19.80%) Automated Testing
14 52 (17.16%) Automation Testing
15 44 (14.52%) HP Quality Center
16 43 (14.19%) Regression Testing
17 40 (13.20%) Test Automation
17 40 (13.20%) Functional Testing
18 38 (12.54%) Test Management
19 37 (12.21%) Android
19 37 (12.21%) Performance Testing
19 37 (12.21%) Windows
20 36 (11.88%) BDD
20 36 (11.88%) Apple iOS
21 34 (11.22%) Team Foundation Server
21 34 (11.22%) System Testing
22 33 (10.89%) TDD
22 33 (10.89%) Scrum
22 33 (10.89%) SpecFlow
23 30 (9.90%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.33%) SAS
1 1 (0.33%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (2.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.99%) Mingle
3 1 (0.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 14 (4.62%) Oracle Financials
1 14 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
1 14 (4.62%) Oracle General Ledger
1 14 (4.62%) Oracle EBS R12
1 14 (4.62%) Oracle Payables
1 14 (4.62%) Oracle Receivables
1 14 (4.62%) Oracle Cash Management
1 14 (4.62%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.33%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (0.33%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.99%) Trello
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.98%) Wireless
2 4 (1.32%) HTTP
3 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.30%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.65%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.33%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 81 (26.73%) Selenium
2 34 (11.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (10.89%) SpecFlow
4 29 (9.57%) WebDriver
5 26 (8.58%) QuickTest Pro
6 19 (6.27%) MSTest
7 18 (5.94%) SoapUI
8 17 (5.61%) Jenkins
9 14 (4.62%) TeamCity
10 12 (3.96%) JIRA
11 11 (3.63%) Cucumber
11 11 (3.63%) Hudson
12 6 (1.98%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.32%) Bugzilla
13 4 (1.32%) Calabash
13 4 (1.32%) Appium
14 3 (0.99%) Robotium
14 3 (0.99%) Jasmine
14 3 (0.99%) TestComplete
14 3 (0.99%) CruiseControl
General
1 99 (32.67%) Finance
2 19 (6.27%) Retail
3 8 (2.64%) Banking
4 6 (1.98%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.32%) Marketing
6 2 (0.66%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (21.12%) .NET
2 12 (3.96%) .NET Framework
3 7 (2.31%) XML
4 6 (1.98%) SOAP
5 4 (1.32%) HTML
6 3 (0.99%) REST
6 3 (0.99%) JSON
6 3 (0.99%) XSLT
7 2 (0.66%) Web Services
7 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.33%) Middleware
8 1 (0.33%) WinForms
8 1 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.59%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.64%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.98%) Data Integration
5 5 (1.65%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.32%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.32%) Open Source
7 2 (0.66%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.33%) iPhone
8 1 (0.33%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.33%) AS400
8 1 (0.33%) Replication
8 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.33%) Physics
8 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.21%) Windows
1 37 (12.21%) Android
2 36 (11.88%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.64%) Linux
4 3 (0.99%) UNIX
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (34.98%) Test Scripting
3 97 (32.01%) Software Testing
4 83 (27.39%) Manual Testing
5 63 (20.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 60 (19.80%) Automated Testing
7 52 (17.16%) Automation Testing
8 43 (14.19%) Regression Testing
9 40 (13.20%) Functional Testing
9 40 (13.20%) Test Automation
10 38 (12.54%) Test Management
11 37 (12.21%) Performance Testing
12 36 (11.88%) BDD
13 34 (11.22%) System Testing
14 33 (10.89%) TDD
14 33 (10.89%) Scrum
15 30 (9.90%) Integration Testing
16 22 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (6.60%) Web Testing
18 19 (6.27%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (43.89%) SQL
2 25 (8.25%) C#
3 24 (7.92%) Java
4 12 (3.96%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.97%) Ruby
6 5 (1.65%) C++
7 3 (0.99%) Python
7 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.66%) Perl
8 2 (0.66%) VB
8 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 119 (39.27%) ISEB
2 91 (30.03%) ISTQB
3 26 (8.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (4.95%) Degree
5 7 (2.31%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.65%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.66%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (39.93%) QA
2 5 (1.65%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 44 (14.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (7.26%) Oracle
1 22 (7.26%) Microsoft
1 22 (7.26%) HP
2 5 (1.65%) SAP
3 2 (0.66%) Aquila
4 1 (0.33%) Green Hat
4 1 (0.33%) Siebel
4 1 (0.33%) IBM
4 1 (0.33%) Capita
4 1 (0.33%) Sun
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