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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 114 124 142
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 155 143 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.30% 1.95% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 2.05% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 120 127 83
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £41,550 £40,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+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
6429 6960 6464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.60% 94.84% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5344 5645 5548
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 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +24 84 £34,000 +4.61% 14
Cheshire -21 37 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Lancashire +21 19 £37,500 - 4
Merseyside +7 9 £25,000 -16.66% 4
Cumbria - 2 £55,000 -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 148 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (41.90%) QA
3 112 (39.44%) SQL
4 109 (38.38%) ISEB
5 98 (34.51%) Selenium
6 90 (31.69%) Test Scripting
7 78 (27.46%) ISTQB
8 77 (27.11%) Software Testing
9 76 (26.76%) Finance
10 62 (21.83%) Automation Testing
11 59 (20.77%) .NET
12 57 (20.07%) Automated Testing
13 51 (17.96%) WebDriver
14 49 (17.25%) Manual Testing
15 48 (16.90%) User Acceptance Testing
16 47 (16.55%) Java
17 44 (15.49%) Test Automation
18 36 (12.68%) SQL Server
18 36 (12.68%) Microsoft
18 36 (12.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 35 (12.32%) SDLC
20 34 (11.97%) C#
21 32 (11.27%) System Testing
22 31 (10.92%) HP Quality Center
22 31 (10.92%) Performance Testing
23 30 (10.56%) Windows
23 30 (10.56%) TDD
23 30 (10.56%) Retail
24 29 (10.21%) BDD
25 27 (9.51%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (1.76%) SharePoint
1 5 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (1.76%) CMS
2 3 (1.06%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.35%) Mule
3 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.35%) Liferay
3 1 (0.35%) SAS
3 1 (0.35%) Apache
3 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (8.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.41%) MS Office
3 3 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Primavera
1 2 (0.70%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.41%) GitHub
3 3 (1.06%) SaaS
4 2 (0.70%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.93%) Wireless
2 3 (1.06%) Internet
3 2 (0.70%) SMS
3 2 (0.70%) HTTP
4 1 (0.35%) VPN
4 1 (0.35%) SSH
4 1 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.69%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.41%) MySQL
4 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.35%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.35%) DB2
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 98 (34.51%) Selenium
2 51 (17.96%) WebDriver
3 27 (9.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (8.80%) SpecFlow
5 23 (8.10%) HP UFT
6 22 (7.75%) SoapUI
7 16 (5.63%) JIRA
8 13 (4.58%) Bugzilla
9 12 (4.23%) MSTest
10 11 (3.87%) Visual Studio
11 10 (3.52%) Cucumber
11 10 (3.52%) Jenkins
12 7 (2.46%) Selenium IDE
13 6 (2.11%) TeamCity
14 5 (1.76%) Calabash
14 5 (1.76%) Appium
14 5 (1.76%) Robotium
14 5 (1.76%) Jasmine
15 4 (1.41%) Hudson
15 4 (1.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 76 (26.76%) Finance
2 30 (10.56%) Retail
3 22 (7.75%) Banking
4 14 (4.93%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.52%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.41%) Games
8 3 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Marketing
10 1 (0.35%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (20.77%) .NET
2 15 (5.28%) XML
3 14 (4.93%) Web Services
4 11 (3.87%) SOAP
4 11 (3.87%) HTML
5 8 (2.82%) ASP.NET
6 7 (2.46%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.41%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.06%) XBRL
9 2 (0.70%) WPF
9 2 (0.70%) RESTful
9 2 (0.70%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.70%) Reactive Extensions
10 1 (0.35%) REST
10 1 (0.35%) JSON
10 1 (0.35%) WCF
10 1 (0.35%) Middleware
10 1 (0.35%) LAMP
10 1 (0.35%) WinForms
10 1 (0.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.63%) Mobile App
1 16 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.52%) Data Integration
3 9 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (2.46%) Replication
5 4 (1.41%) User Experience
5 4 (1.41%) PMI
5 4 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.06%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.06%) Interactive TV
7 2 (0.70%) Statistics
7 2 (0.70%) EPoS
8 1 (0.35%) NHS
8 1 (0.35%) AS400
8 1 (0.35%) BBC
8 1 (0.35%) APACS
8 1 (0.35%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.35%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.56%) Windows
2 21 (7.39%) Android
2 21 (7.39%) Apple iOS
3 12 (4.23%) Linux
4 9 (3.17%) UNIX
5 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (31.69%) Test Scripting
3 77 (27.11%) Software Testing
4 62 (21.83%) Automation Testing
5 57 (20.07%) Automated Testing
6 49 (17.25%) Manual Testing
7 48 (16.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 44 (15.49%) Test Automation
9 35 (12.32%) SDLC
10 32 (11.27%) System Testing
11 31 (10.92%) Performance Testing
12 30 (10.56%) TDD
13 29 (10.21%) BDD
14 24 (8.45%) Scrum
15 23 (8.10%) ETL
15 23 (8.10%) Test Planning
16 20 (7.04%) Validation
17 16 (5.63%) QMS
17 16 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (5.63%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 112 (39.44%) SQL
2 47 (16.55%) Java
3 34 (11.97%) C#
4 11 (3.87%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.46%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.76%) PHP
6 5 (1.76%) Ruby
7 4 (1.41%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.06%) C++
8 3 (1.06%) Python
9 2 (0.70%) VB
10 1 (0.35%) VBA
10 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 109 (38.38%) ISEB
2 78 (27.46%) ISTQB
3 36 (12.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (6.69%) Degree
5 4 (1.41%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (41.90%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) FATCA
3 2 (0.70%) WCAG
3 2 (0.70%) WAI
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (10.92%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.35%) Puppet
3 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 36 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.87%) HP
3 10 (3.52%) Oracle
4 9 (3.17%) SAP
5 3 (1.06%) IBM
6 2 (0.70%) McAfee
6 2 (0.70%) Capita
6 2 (0.70%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.70%) hybris
7 1 (0.35%) Green Hat
7 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.35%) Google
7 1 (0.35%) Perforce
7 1 (0.35%) Alterian
7 1 (0.35%) Sybase
7 1 (0.35%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.35%) Apple
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