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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 130 121 121
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 148 134 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.00% 1.95% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 2.08% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 128 119 135
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £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
7015 6440 7045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.93% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5787 5544 6021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +22 68 £30,000 +5.26% 4
Manchester -9 62 £31,500 +5.00% 8
Merseyside +10 10 £30,000 -7.69%
Lancashire -11 4 £28,000 +0.90%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 113 (45.56%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (37.90%) Software Testing
3 93 (37.50%) ISEB
4 78 (31.45%) Test Scripting
5 77 (31.05%) SQL
6 71 (28.63%) Finance
6 71 (28.63%) Selenium
7 61 (24.60%) ISTQB
7 61 (24.60%) Windows
8 60 (24.19%) QA
9 50 (20.16%) .NET
10 47 (18.95%) HP Quality Center
11 46 (18.55%) Manual Testing
11 46 (18.55%) Automated Testing
12 38 (15.32%) Performance Testing
13 36 (14.52%) Regression Testing
14 34 (13.71%) Scrum
15 33 (13.31%) QuickTest Pro
16 32 (12.90%) Integration Testing
17 30 (12.10%) E-Commerce
17 30 (12.10%) SQL Server
18 29 (11.69%) Automation Testing
18 29 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (10.48%) System Testing
19 26 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
20 24 (9.68%) Microsoft
21 23 (9.27%) User Acceptance Testing
22 22 (8.87%) C#
23 21 (8.47%) Oracle
23 21 (8.47%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (1.21%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.40%) SAS
2 1 (0.40%) CMS
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.40%) Lync
2 1 (0.40%) IIS
2 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.02%) LAN
1 5 (2.02%) WAN
2 3 (1.21%) FTP
3 1 (0.40%) DMZ
3 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.42%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.81%) DB2
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 71 (28.63%) Selenium
2 33 (13.31%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (6.85%) WebDriver
4 17 (6.85%) Cucumber
5 12 (4.84%) JIRA
6 10 (4.03%) SoapUI
7 8 (3.23%) SpecFlow
7 8 (3.23%) MSTest
8 5 (2.02%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.02%) LoadRunner
9 4 (1.61%) FitNesse
9 4 (1.61%) Hudson
9 4 (1.61%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (0.81%) JUnit
11 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.40%) Toad
11 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.40%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.40%) CruiseControl
General
1 71 (28.63%) Finance
2 21 (8.47%) Retail
3 5 (2.02%) Marketing
4 4 (1.61%) Banking
5 3 (1.21%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.40%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (20.16%) .NET
2 16 (6.45%) HTML
3 14 (5.65%) XML
3 14 (5.65%) .NET Framework
4 10 (4.03%) Web Services
5 7 (2.82%) Gherkin
6 6 (2.42%) jQuery
6 6 (2.42%) Ajax
7 4 (1.61%) SOAP
7 4 (1.61%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.40%) CSS
8 1 (0.40%) EDI
8 1 (0.40%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.65%) Mainframe
3 9 (3.63%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.42%) Statistics
4 6 (2.42%) Mathematics
4 6 (2.42%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (1.61%) PMI
5 4 (1.61%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.61%) Replication
6 2 (0.81%) Open Source
6 2 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.40%) Wiki
7 1 (0.40%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.40%) DTV
7 1 (0.40%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 61 (24.60%) Windows
2 12 (4.84%) Android
3 9 (3.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (3.63%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.82%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.81%) Linux
7 2 (0.81%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (45.56%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (37.90%) Software Testing
3 78 (31.45%) Test Scripting
4 46 (18.55%) Manual Testing
4 46 (18.55%) Automated Testing
5 38 (15.32%) Performance Testing
6 36 (14.52%) Regression Testing
7 34 (13.71%) Scrum
8 32 (12.90%) Integration Testing
9 30 (12.10%) E-Commerce
10 29 (11.69%) Automation Testing
11 26 (10.48%) System Testing
12 23 (9.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (8.06%) V-Model
14 19 (7.66%) Test Automation
15 18 (7.26%) Waterfall
16 17 (6.85%) Test Planning
16 17 (6.85%) Release Management
17 14 (5.65%) Mentoring
18 11 (4.44%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 77 (31.05%) SQL
2 22 (8.87%) C#
3 14 (5.65%) Java
4 13 (5.24%) VB
5 10 (4.03%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.42%) C++
6 6 (2.42%) Python
7 4 (1.61%) Perl
8 3 (1.21%) Delphi
8 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.40%) VBScript
9 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 93 (37.50%) ISEB
2 61 (24.60%) ISTQB
3 20 (8.06%) Degree
4 16 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.63%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.42%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.61%) CSQA
7 4 (1.61%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.61%) MBA
8 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (24.19%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 47 (18.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.47%) Oracle
3 20 (8.06%) HP
4 5 (2.02%) IBM
5 4 (1.61%) Apple
6 2 (0.81%) SAP
7 1 (0.40%) Compuware
7 1 (0.40%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.40%) Cognizant
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