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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
England / North West
Rank 147 97 128
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 107 150 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.80% 2.69% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 2.79% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 92 141 121
Median salary £32,000 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £26,100 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -

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
5760 5379 6682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.76% 96.48% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4815 4511 5586
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 £24,001 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -35 68 £32,000 -4.47% 5
Cheshire -17 17 £30,250 -0.81% 6
Lancashire -5 14 £27,500 -8.33% 4
Merseyside -14 8 £32,500 -3.70% 3
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 137 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (46.70%) Test Scripting
3 86 (40.57%) ISTQB
4 82 (38.68%) QA
5 76 (35.85%) ISEB
6 72 (33.96%) SQL
7 67 (31.60%) Manual Testing
8 57 (26.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 54 (25.47%) Selenium
9 54 (25.47%) Automated Testing
9 54 (25.47%) Software Testing
10 41 (19.34%) Test Automation
11 40 (18.87%) Finance
11 40 (18.87%) Regression Testing
12 38 (17.92%) SDLC
13 37 (17.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 37 (17.45%) JIRA
14 32 (15.09%) System Testing
15 31 (14.62%) Automation Testing
16 30 (14.15%) Cucumber
17 29 (13.68%) BDD
17 29 (13.68%) Scrum
18 27 (12.74%) Defect Management
19 26 (12.26%) iPad
20 25 (11.79%) .NET
21 23 (10.85%) C#
22 22 (10.38%) Windows
23 21 (9.91%) Team Foundation Server
24 19 (8.96%) Gherkin
25 18 (8.49%) Apple iOS

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 5 (2.36%) Confluence
2 2 (0.94%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (3.77%) MS Office
2 7 (3.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.89%) HTTP
2 3 (1.42%) FTP
2 3 (1.42%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.94%) Firewall
3 2 (0.94%) Internet
4 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.83%) Relational Database
1 6 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.89%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.42%) DB2
4 2 (0.94%) Big Data
4 2 (0.94%) MS Access
4 2 (0.94%) MySQL
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 54 (25.47%) Selenium
2 37 (17.45%) JIRA
3 30 (14.15%) Cucumber
4 21 (9.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (7.08%) SoapUI
6 10 (4.72%) HP UFT
6 10 (4.72%) SpecFlow
7 9 (4.25%) WebDriver
8 8 (3.77%) JMeter
8 8 (3.77%) MSTest
9 7 (3.30%) LoadRunner
10 6 (2.83%) Fiddler
10 6 (2.83%) JUnit
11 4 (1.89%) Calabash
11 4 (1.89%) Capybara
12 2 (0.94%) Firebug
12 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.94%) JIRA Agile
12 2 (0.94%) The Grinder
12 2 (0.94%) Toad
General
1 40 (18.87%) Finance
2 9 (4.25%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.77%) Advertising
4 7 (3.30%) Retail
4 7 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.83%) Marketing
6 4 (1.89%) Banking
6 4 (1.89%) Billing
6 4 (1.89%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Back Office
7 1 (0.47%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.79%) .NET
2 19 (8.96%) Gherkin
3 10 (4.72%) SOAP
4 8 (3.77%) Web Services
5 5 (2.36%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.36%) XML
6 4 (1.89%) ISPF
6 4 (1.89%) jQuery
7 3 (1.42%) CSS
7 3 (1.42%) HTML
8 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.47%) CSS3
9 1 (0.47%) HTML5
9 1 (0.47%) REST
9 1 (0.47%) RESTful
9 1 (0.47%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.26%) iPad
2 14 (6.60%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.25%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.77%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.83%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.83%) Replication
6 5 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.36%) User Experience
7 4 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.42%) iSeries
9 2 (0.94%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.38%) Windows
2 18 (8.49%) Android
2 18 (8.49%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.89%) Linux
3 4 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.42%) Unix
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (46.70%) Test Scripting
3 67 (31.60%) Manual Testing
4 57 (26.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 54 (25.47%) Automated Testing
5 54 (25.47%) Software Testing
6 41 (19.34%) Test Automation
7 40 (18.87%) Regression Testing
8 38 (17.92%) SDLC
9 32 (15.09%) System Testing
10 31 (14.62%) Automation Testing
11 29 (13.68%) BDD
11 29 (13.68%) Scrum
12 27 (12.74%) Defect Management
13 17 (8.02%) Waterfall
14 16 (7.55%) TDD
15 15 (7.08%) Integration Testing
15 15 (7.08%) Performance Testing
16 14 (6.60%) Exploratory Testing
16 14 (6.60%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 72 (33.96%) SQL
2 23 (10.85%) C#
3 17 (8.02%) Java
4 14 (6.60%) Python
5 9 (4.25%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.25%) Ruby
6 6 (2.83%) JCL
7 4 (1.89%) C++
7 4 (1.89%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.42%) PHP
9 2 (0.94%) COBOL
10 1 (0.47%) C
10 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (40.57%) ISTQB
2 76 (35.85%) ISEB
3 37 (17.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (8.02%) Degree
5 5 (2.36%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.89%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (38.68%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.89%) RACF
1 4 (1.89%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (1.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 17 (8.02%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.89%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.94%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 17 (8.02%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.66%) Oracle
3 11 (5.19%) HP
4 4 (1.89%) IBM
4 4 (1.89%) SAP
5 2 (0.94%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.47%) TOWER Software
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Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
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Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + great range of benefits
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Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
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Salary: £25k-£32k per annum, dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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