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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 147 121 131
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 102 156 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.69% 2.33% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 2.41% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 90 120 129
Median salary £31,851 £32,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.74% +9.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,550 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,281 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.82% +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
5864 6482 7151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.36% 96.96% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4912 5387 5759
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 £24,000 £23,000
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -33 56 £30,200 -11.17% 13
Cheshire +21 26 £32,202 -0.91%
Lancashire -7 3 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Merseyside -20 3 £27,500 +10.00% 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 122 (57.82%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (47.39%) Test Scripting
3 73 (34.60%) Software Testing
4 68 (32.23%) QA
5 67 (31.75%) Finance
6 65 (30.81%) Selenium
7 63 (29.86%) ISTQB
8 62 (29.38%) SQL
9 55 (26.07%) Test Automation
10 49 (23.22%) Manual Testing
10 49 (23.22%) Automated Testing
11 47 (22.27%) ISEB
11 47 (22.27%) User Acceptance Testing
11 47 (22.27%) SDLC
12 44 (20.85%) Scrum
13 31 (14.69%) Defect Management
14 30 (14.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 29 (13.74%) C#
16 27 (12.80%) Java
17 26 (12.32%) Degree
17 26 (12.32%) Android
17 26 (12.32%) Apple iOS
18 25 (11.85%) Regression Testing
19 24 (11.37%) JIRA
20 23 (10.90%) System Testing
21 21 (9.95%) Performance Testing
22 20 (9.48%) XML
22 20 (9.48%) SoapUI
22 20 (9.48%) Mobile App
23 19 (9.00%) Web Testing

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 3 (1.42%) CICS
2 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.95%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.47%) CMS
3 1 (0.47%) Confluence
3 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) HipChat
3 1 (0.47%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.42%) Firewall
1 3 (1.42%) FTP
1 3 (1.42%) HTTP
1 3 (1.42%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.47%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.47%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.42%) DB2
2 3 (1.42%) MS Access
3 2 (0.95%) Big Data
3 2 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 65 (30.81%) Selenium
2 24 (11.37%) JIRA
3 20 (9.48%) SoapUI
4 15 (7.11%) WebDriver
5 11 (5.21%) Cucumber
5 11 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.79%) Appium
7 7 (3.32%) HP UFT
7 7 (3.32%) JMeter
8 5 (2.37%) MSTest
9 4 (1.90%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.42%) Fiddler
10 3 (1.42%) Firebug
10 3 (1.42%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.42%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.42%) TestPartner
10 3 (1.42%) The Grinder
10 3 (1.42%) Toad
11 2 (0.95%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.95%) Git (software)
General
1 67 (31.75%) Finance
2 16 (7.58%) Retail
3 10 (4.74%) Banking
3 10 (4.74%) Games
4 7 (3.32%) Local Government
5 5 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Back Office
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.48%) XML
2 15 (7.11%) .NET
2 15 (7.11%) SOAP
3 8 (3.79%) Web Services
4 6 (2.84%) Gherkin
5 5 (2.37%) RESTful
6 3 (1.42%) CSS
6 3 (1.42%) HTML
6 3 (1.42%) REST
7 2 (0.95%) HTML5
7 2 (0.95%) JSON
8 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.47%) Middleware
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.48%) Mobile App
2 16 (7.58%) iPad
3 14 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.16%) Computer Science
5 11 (5.21%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.32%) Economics
6 7 (3.32%) Mathematics
6 7 (3.32%) Physics
6 7 (3.32%) Psychology
7 4 (1.90%) FMCG
7 4 (1.90%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.42%) Fintech
8 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.42%) Online Games
8 3 (1.42%) User Experience
8 3 (1.42%) VSAM
9 2 (0.95%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.95%) PMI
10 1 (0.47%) EPoS
10 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.32%) Android
1 26 (12.32%) Apple iOS
2 12 (5.69%) Windows
3 7 (3.32%) Unix
4 3 (1.42%) Linux
5 2 (0.95%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (57.82%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (47.39%) Test Scripting
3 73 (34.60%) Software Testing
4 55 (26.07%) Test Automation
5 49 (23.22%) Automated Testing
5 49 (23.22%) Manual Testing
6 47 (22.27%) SDLC
6 47 (22.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 44 (20.85%) Scrum
8 31 (14.69%) Defect Management
9 25 (11.85%) Regression Testing
10 23 (10.90%) System Testing
11 21 (9.95%) Performance Testing
12 19 (9.00%) Web Testing
13 17 (8.06%) TDD
14 16 (7.58%) BDD
14 16 (7.58%) Functional Testing
15 15 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (6.16%) Automation Testing
16 13 (6.16%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 62 (29.38%) SQL
2 29 (13.74%) C#
3 27 (12.80%) Java
4 8 (3.79%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.37%) Ruby
6 3 (1.42%) COBOL
6 3 (1.42%) JCL
7 2 (0.95%) PHP
7 2 (0.95%) VB
7 2 (0.95%) VBScript
8 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.47%) Python
8 1 (0.47%) RPG
Qualifications
1 63 (29.86%) ISTQB
2 47 (22.27%) ISEB
3 30 (14.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (12.32%) Degree
5 4 (1.90%) HND
6 2 (0.95%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.47%) HNC
7 1 (0.47%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (32.23%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.42%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 18 (8.53%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.64%) Oracle
3 9 (4.27%) HP
4 4 (1.90%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.47%) Alterian
5 1 (0.47%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.47%) hybris
5 1 (0.47%) Progress
5 1 (0.47%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.47%) VMware
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