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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 145 145 144
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 98 119 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.67% 1.81% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.87% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 87 93 107
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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
5718 6372 6827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.59% 96.87% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4785 5195 5483
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
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 27 July 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 27 July 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 0 53 £32,500 -8.45% 10
Cheshire +38 24 £31,101 +3.67% 1
Merseyside -5 4 £27,500 - 2
Lancashire -3 2 £37,500 - 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 125 (57.08%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (41.10%) Test Scripting
3 76 (34.70%) Selenium
4 69 (31.51%) QA
5 67 (30.59%) ISTQB
6 66 (30.14%) Software Testing
7 62 (28.31%) Finance
8 53 (24.20%) SQL
9 51 (23.29%) ISEB
9 51 (23.29%) Test Automation
10 50 (22.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 47 (21.46%) Automated Testing
12 42 (19.18%) Scrum
13 40 (18.26%) Manual Testing
13 40 (18.26%) SDLC
14 36 (16.44%) Java
15 35 (15.98%) C#
16 32 (14.61%) Defect Management
16 32 (14.61%) Regression Testing
17 30 (13.70%) Degree
18 28 (12.79%) JIRA
18 28 (12.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 23 (10.50%) SoapUI
19 23 (10.50%) System Testing
19 23 (10.50%) WebDriver
20 22 (10.05%) Android
20 22 (10.05%) Apple iOS
21 21 (9.59%) TDD
21 21 (9.59%) Retail
22 20 (9.13%) BDD

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 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.91%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.46%) CICS
2 1 (0.46%) CMS
2 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) Maya
2 1 (0.46%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.91%) Internet
2 1 (0.46%) Firewall
2 1 (0.46%) FTP
2 1 (0.46%) HTTP
2 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.46%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.37%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.46%) DB2
4 1 (0.46%) MS Access
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 76 (34.70%) Selenium
2 28 (12.79%) JIRA
3 23 (10.50%) SoapUI
3 23 (10.50%) WebDriver
4 19 (8.68%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.65%) JMeter
6 7 (3.20%) Appium
6 7 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.74%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.83%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.37%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.37%) Gerrit
9 3 (1.37%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.37%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.37%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (1.37%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.37%) TestPartner
10 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.46%) Synon
10 1 (0.46%) Toad
General
1 62 (28.31%) Finance
2 21 (9.59%) Retail
3 11 (5.02%) Banking
4 8 (3.65%) Games
5 7 (3.20%) Local Government
6 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.83%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.91%) Advertising
8 1 (0.46%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.22%) XML
2 15 (6.85%) SOAP
3 12 (5.48%) .NET
4 7 (3.20%) Web Services
5 5 (2.28%) Gherkin
6 4 (1.83%) CSS
6 4 (1.83%) RESTful
7 3 (1.37%) HTML
8 2 (0.91%) HTML5
8 2 (0.91%) JSON
8 2 (0.91%) REST
9 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.46%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.76%) Mobile App
3 14 (6.39%) iPad
4 13 (5.94%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.11%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.20%) Economics
6 7 (3.20%) Mathematics
6 7 (3.20%) Physics
6 7 (3.20%) Psychology
7 5 (2.28%) User Experience
8 4 (1.83%) FMCG
9 3 (1.37%) Online Games
10 2 (0.91%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.91%) EPoS
10 2 (0.91%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.91%) NHS
10 2 (0.91%) PMI
11 1 (0.46%) CESG
11 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.46%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.05%) Android
1 22 (10.05%) Apple iOS
2 10 (4.57%) Windows
3 5 (2.28%) Unix
4 3 (1.37%) Linux
4 3 (1.37%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (57.08%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (41.10%) Test Scripting
3 66 (30.14%) Software Testing
4 51 (23.29%) Test Automation
5 50 (22.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 47 (21.46%) Automated Testing
7 42 (19.18%) Scrum
8 40 (18.26%) Manual Testing
8 40 (18.26%) SDLC
9 32 (14.61%) Defect Management
9 32 (14.61%) Regression Testing
10 23 (10.50%) System Testing
11 21 (9.59%) TDD
12 20 (9.13%) BDD
12 20 (9.13%) Functional Testing
13 17 (7.76%) Performance Testing
13 17 (7.76%) Web Testing
14 16 (7.31%) Automation Testing
15 12 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (5.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 53 (24.20%) SQL
2 36 (16.44%) Java
3 35 (15.98%) C#
4 9 (4.11%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.65%) Ruby
6 2 (0.91%) PHP
6 2 (0.91%) VB
6 2 (0.91%) VBScript
7 1 (0.46%) COBOL
7 1 (0.46%) JCL
7 1 (0.46%) Python
7 1 (0.46%) RPG
Qualifications
1 67 (30.59%) ISTQB
2 51 (23.29%) ISEB
3 30 (13.70%) Degree
4 28 (12.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.65%) HND
6 2 (0.91%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.46%) HNC
7 1 (0.46%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (31.51%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (7.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.46%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 17 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.48%) Oracle
3 8 (3.65%) HP
4 2 (0.91%) Cognizant
4 2 (0.91%) VMware
5 1 (0.46%) Alterian
5 1 (0.46%) Capita
5 1 (0.46%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.46%) hybris
5 1 (0.46%) Progress
5 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
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