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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 145 118 131
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 118 160 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.85% 2.40% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 2.48% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 103 127 121
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £51,600 £40,000
UK excluding London median 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
6156 6449 7028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.69% 96.59% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5169 5358 5801
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 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -29 61 £32,000 -5.88% 12
Cheshire +17 32 £31,500 -4.54% 2
Lancashire +3 5 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Merseyside -20 5 £27,500 +10.00% 2
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 126 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (45.67%) Test Scripting
3 80 (38.46%) Software Testing
4 74 (35.58%) QA
5 70 (33.65%) SQL
6 65 (31.25%) ISTQB
7 62 (29.81%) Finance
8 61 (29.33%) Selenium
9 55 (26.44%) Test Automation
10 52 (25.00%) Automated Testing
11 51 (24.52%) ISEB
11 51 (24.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 51 (24.52%) Manual Testing
12 46 (22.12%) Scrum
13 44 (21.15%) SDLC
14 33 (15.87%) C#
15 31 (14.90%) Defect Management
16 29 (13.94%) System Testing
17 28 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 27 (12.98%) Android
18 27 (12.98%) Apple iOS
19 26 (12.50%) Regression Testing
20 24 (11.54%) Performance Testing
21 23 (11.06%) SoapUI
22 22 (10.58%) Web Testing
23 21 (10.10%) JIRA
24 20 (9.62%) HP Quality Center
24 20 (9.62%) Degree
24 20 (9.62%) Microsoft
25 19 (9.13%) .NET

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 4 (1.92%) CICS
2 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.48%) CMS
3 1 (0.48%) Confluence
3 1 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) HipChat
3 1 (0.48%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.92%) Firewall
1 4 (1.92%) FTP
1 4 (1.92%) HTTP
1 4 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.48%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.48%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.92%) DB2
2 4 (1.92%) MS Access
3 2 (0.96%) Big Data
4 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 61 (29.33%) Selenium
2 23 (11.06%) SoapUI
3 21 (10.10%) JIRA
4 14 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (6.25%) HP UFT
5 13 (6.25%) WebDriver
6 9 (4.33%) MSTest
7 8 (3.85%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.40%) Fiddler
9 4 (1.92%) Appium
9 4 (1.92%) Firebug
9 4 (1.92%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.92%) JMeter
9 4 (1.92%) LoadRunner
9 4 (1.92%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.92%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.92%) The Grinder
9 4 (1.92%) Toad
10 3 (1.44%) TestPartner
11 2 (0.96%) Selenium IDE
General
1 62 (29.81%) Finance
2 14 (6.73%) Retail
3 11 (5.29%) Banking
4 7 (3.37%) Games
4 7 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.92%) Local Government
6 1 (0.48%) Advertising
6 1 (0.48%) Electronics
6 1 (0.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.13%) .NET
1 19 (9.13%) XML
2 14 (6.73%) SOAP
3 8 (3.85%) Gherkin
3 8 (3.85%) Web Services
4 3 (1.44%) REST
4 3 (1.44%) RESTful
5 1 (0.48%) CSS
5 1 (0.48%) CSS3
5 1 (0.48%) HTML
5 1 (0.48%) HTML5
5 1 (0.48%) jQuery
5 1 (0.48%) Middleware
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.65%) iPad
1 18 (8.65%) Mobile App
2 11 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.29%) Driving Licence
3 8 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.40%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.92%) Economics
5 4 (1.92%) FMCG
5 4 (1.92%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.92%) Physics
5 4 (1.92%) Psychology
5 4 (1.92%) Replication
5 4 (1.92%) VSAM
6 3 (1.44%) Fintech
6 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.44%) Online Games
6 3 (1.44%) User Experience
7 2 (0.96%) PMI
8 1 (0.48%) EPoS
8 1 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.98%) Android
1 27 (12.98%) Apple iOS
2 15 (7.21%) Windows
3 6 (2.88%) Unix
4 3 (1.44%) Linux
5 2 (0.96%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.96%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (45.67%) Test Scripting
3 80 (38.46%) Software Testing
4 55 (26.44%) Test Automation
5 52 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 51 (24.52%) Manual Testing
6 51 (24.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 46 (22.12%) Scrum
8 44 (21.15%) SDLC
9 31 (14.90%) Defect Management
10 29 (13.94%) System Testing
11 26 (12.50%) Regression Testing
12 24 (11.54%) Performance Testing
13 22 (10.58%) Web Testing
14 16 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (7.21%) BDD
15 15 (7.21%) TDD
16 14 (6.73%) Automation Testing
17 12 (5.77%) Functional Testing
18 11 (5.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 70 (33.65%) SQL
2 33 (15.87%) C#
3 15 (7.21%) Java
4 7 (3.37%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.92%) COBOL
5 4 (1.92%) JCL
6 2 (0.96%) PHP
6 2 (0.96%) Ruby
7 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.48%) Python
7 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (31.25%) ISTQB
2 51 (24.52%) ISEB
3 28 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (9.62%) Degree
5 2 (0.96%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.96%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) HNC
6 1 (0.48%) HND
6 1 (0.48%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (35.58%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (9.62%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.92%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 20 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.25%) Oracle
3 9 (4.33%) HP
4 5 (2.40%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.48%) Alterian
5 1 (0.48%) Progress
5 1 (0.48%) SAP
5 1 (0.48%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.48%) VMware
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