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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 121 141 120
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 147 100 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.98% 1.46% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.55% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 131 83 130
Average salary £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
7046 6451 7066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.72% 94.18% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5724 5545 6120
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
Cheshire +23 66 £30,000 -9.09% 8
Manchester +7 64 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Merseyside +13 10 £30,000 -6.25%
Lancashire -16 2 £37,500 +41.50%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 88 (37.61%) ISEB
2 84 (35.90%) Software Testing
3 71 (30.34%) SQL
4 68 (29.06%) Test Scripting
5 67 (28.63%) Selenium
6 59 (25.21%) Finance
7 58 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (24.79%) QA
8 56 (23.93%) ISTQB
8 56 (23.93%) Windows
9 52 (22.22%) .NET
10 44 (18.80%) Automated Testing
11 39 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
12 37 (15.81%) Manual Testing
13 35 (14.96%) Performance Testing
14 33 (14.10%) SQL Server
15 32 (13.68%) Regression Testing
16 30 (12.82%) Scrum
16 30 (12.82%) Integration Testing
17 29 (12.39%) E-Commerce
18 28 (11.97%) Automation Testing
19 26 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
20 25 (10.68%) Degree
20 25 (10.68%) System Testing
21 24 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
22 23 (9.83%) C#
23 22 (9.40%) Microsoft
24 20 (8.55%) Oracle
24 20 (8.55%) Retail
24 20 (8.55%) V-Model

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (1.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.85%) IIS
2 2 (0.85%) Lync
3 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.43%) SAS
3 1 (0.43%) CMS
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.42%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.71%) LAN
1 4 (1.71%) WAN
2 3 (1.28%) FTP
3 1 (0.43%) DMZ
3 1 (0.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.85%) DB2
5 2 (0.85%) Informix
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.43%) OLTP
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 67 (28.63%) Selenium
2 26 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 24 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (6.41%) WebDriver
4 15 (6.41%) Cucumber
5 12 (5.13%) JIRA
6 11 (4.70%) SoapUI
7 6 (2.56%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.56%) MSTest
8 4 (1.71%) FitNesse
8 4 (1.71%) LoadRunner
8 4 (1.71%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (1.71%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.71%) Hudson
9 2 (0.85%) JUnit
9 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.43%) Toad
10 1 (0.43%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.43%) NetBeans
General
1 59 (25.21%) Finance
2 20 (8.55%) Retail
3 4 (1.71%) Banking
3 4 (1.71%) Marketing
4 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (22.22%) .NET
2 17 (7.26%) HTML
3 15 (6.41%) XML
4 12 (5.13%) .NET Framework
5 10 (4.27%) Web Services
6 7 (2.99%) Gherkin
7 6 (2.56%) jQuery
7 6 (2.56%) Ajax
7 6 (2.56%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.14%) SOAP
9 1 (0.43%) CSS
9 1 (0.43%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.98%) Mainframe
2 9 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 7 (2.99%) Statistics
3 7 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.14%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.71%) PMI
6 4 (1.71%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.71%) Replication
6 4 (1.71%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) Open Source
8 1 (0.43%) Wiki
8 1 (0.43%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.43%) DTV
8 1 (0.43%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 56 (23.93%) Windows
2 12 (5.13%) Android
3 9 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.42%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.56%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.85%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (35.90%) Software Testing
2 68 (29.06%) Test Scripting
3 58 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (18.80%) Automated Testing
5 37 (15.81%) Manual Testing
6 35 (14.96%) Performance Testing
7 32 (13.68%) Regression Testing
8 30 (12.82%) Scrum
8 30 (12.82%) Integration Testing
9 29 (12.39%) E-Commerce
10 28 (11.97%) Automation Testing
11 25 (10.68%) System Testing
12 20 (8.55%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (8.55%) V-Model
13 19 (8.12%) Test Automation
14 18 (7.69%) Waterfall
15 15 (6.41%) Release Management
16 13 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (5.13%) Web Testing
18 11 (4.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 71 (30.34%) SQL
2 23 (9.83%) C#
3 16 (6.84%) Java
4 12 (5.13%) VB
5 11 (4.70%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.42%) C++
7 4 (1.71%) Python
8 3 (1.28%) Delphi
8 3 (1.28%) Perl
8 3 (1.28%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.43%) VBScript
10 1 (0.43%) VB6
10 1 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 88 (37.61%) ISEB
2 56 (23.93%) ISTQB
3 25 (10.68%) Degree
4 16 (6.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.99%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.14%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.71%) CSQA
7 4 (1.71%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.71%) MBA
8 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (24.79%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.55%) Oracle
3 18 (7.69%) HP
4 4 (1.71%) Apple
4 4 (1.71%) IBM
5 1 (0.43%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.43%) Citrix
5 1 (0.43%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.43%) SAP
5 1 (0.43%) Compuware
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