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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 105 159 164
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 160 92 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.50% 1.31% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 1.37% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 131 80 82
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £18,650
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,000 £34,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
6097 6707 7078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.27% 95.51% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4868 5411 5954
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 74 £35,000 +16.66% 9
Cheshire +28 40 £30,000 - 7
Merseyside +32 27 £31,500 +26.00% 1
Lancashire +10 17 £35,000 +37.25% 3
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 150 (48.70%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (45.13%) SQL
3 128 (41.56%) QA
4 127 (41.23%) ISEB
5 113 (36.69%) Test Scripting
6 99 (32.14%) Finance
7 98 (31.82%) ISTQB
8 91 (29.55%) Software Testing
9 83 (26.95%) Selenium
10 75 (24.35%) Manual Testing
11 69 (22.40%) .NET
12 58 (18.83%) Automated Testing
13 57 (18.51%) User Acceptance Testing
14 52 (16.88%) Automation Testing
15 46 (14.94%) HP Quality Center
16 39 (12.66%) Android
16 39 (12.66%) Windows
16 39 (12.66%) TDD
17 38 (12.34%) Test Automation
17 38 (12.34%) BDD
17 38 (12.34%) Apple iOS
18 37 (12.01%) Performance Testing
19 36 (11.69%) Scrum
20 35 (11.36%) Test Management
20 35 (11.36%) SpecFlow
21 33 (10.71%) Functional Testing
21 33 (10.71%) System Testing
21 33 (10.71%) Microsoft
22 31 (10.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 31 (10.06%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 2 (0.65%) Umbraco
1 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
1 2 (0.65%) CMS
2 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.32%) SAS
2 1 (0.32%) Apache
2 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (4.22%) Oracle General Ledger
1 13 (4.22%) Oracle EBS R12
1 13 (4.22%) Oracle Payables
1 13 (4.22%) Oracle Receivables
1 13 (4.22%) Oracle Cash Management
1 13 (4.22%) Oracle Assets
1 13 (4.22%) Oracle EBS
1 13 (4.22%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.32%) Agresso
2 1 (0.32%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.65%) Trello
2 1 (0.32%) GitHub
2 1 (0.32%) SaaS
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.92%) Wireless
2 3 (0.97%) HTTP
3 2 (0.65%) Internet
4 1 (0.32%) SSH
4 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.65%) MySQL
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.32%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 83 (26.95%) Selenium
2 35 (11.36%) SpecFlow
3 31 (10.06%) WebDriver
4 28 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (8.12%) QuickTest Pro
6 22 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 21 (6.82%) MSTest
8 18 (5.84%) Jenkins
9 14 (4.55%) TeamCity
10 13 (4.22%) JIRA
11 12 (3.90%) Cucumber
11 12 (3.90%) Hudson
12 7 (2.27%) Visual Studio
13 6 (1.95%) Calabash
13 6 (1.95%) Appium
13 6 (1.95%) Bugzilla
14 5 (1.62%) Robotium
14 5 (1.62%) Jasmine
15 3 (0.97%) TestComplete
16 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
General
1 99 (32.14%) Finance
2 17 (5.52%) Retail
3 10 (3.25%) Banking
4 9 (2.92%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.30%) Marketing
6 1 (0.32%) Games
6 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (22.40%) .NET
2 13 (4.22%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.95%) XML
4 5 (1.62%) SOAP
5 3 (0.97%) Web Services
5 3 (0.97%) HTML
6 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.32%) Middleware
7 1 (0.32%) XSLT
7 1 (0.32%) REST
7 1 (0.32%) WPF
7 1 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
1 26 (8.44%) Mobile App
2 12 (3.90%) Data Integration
3 7 (2.27%) Replication
3 7 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.30%) Open Source
4 4 (1.30%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.65%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.65%) NHS
5 2 (0.65%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.32%) AS400
6 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.32%) User Experience
6 1 (0.32%) iPhone
6 1 (0.32%) Physics
6 1 (0.32%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.32%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.66%) Android
1 39 (12.66%) Windows
2 38 (12.34%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.62%) Linux
4 4 (1.30%) UNIX
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (48.70%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (36.69%) Test Scripting
3 91 (29.55%) Software Testing
4 75 (24.35%) Manual Testing
5 58 (18.83%) Automated Testing
6 57 (18.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 52 (16.88%) Automation Testing
8 39 (12.66%) TDD
9 38 (12.34%) Test Automation
9 38 (12.34%) BDD
10 37 (12.01%) Performance Testing
11 36 (11.69%) Scrum
12 35 (11.36%) Test Management
13 33 (10.71%) Functional Testing
13 33 (10.71%) System Testing
14 30 (9.74%) Regression Testing
15 25 (8.12%) Integration Testing
16 22 (7.14%) Web Testing
16 22 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (6.49%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 139 (45.13%) SQL
2 27 (8.77%) Java
3 25 (8.12%) C#
4 12 (3.90%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.60%) Ruby
6 3 (0.97%) Python
6 3 (0.97%) C++
7 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.65%) VB
7 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.32%) Perl
8 1 (0.32%) PHP
8 1 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 127 (41.23%) ISEB
2 98 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 31 (10.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (5.84%) Degree
5 6 (1.95%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.62%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.65%) HNC
7 2 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (41.56%) QA
2 5 (1.62%) FATCA
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) WCAG
3 1 (0.32%) WAI
Systems Management
1 46 (14.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.49%) Oracle
2 20 (6.49%) HP
3 5 (1.62%) SAP
4 1 (0.32%) Perforce
4 1 (0.32%) Capita
4 1 (0.32%) Aquila
4 1 (0.32%) Alterian
4 1 (0.32%) Sun
4 1 (0.32%) Siebel
4 1 (0.32%) IBM
4 1 (0.32%) Green Hat
4 1 (0.32%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.32%) Sitecore
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + plus benefits, negotiable
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Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
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Greater Manchester
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Cheshire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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