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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 119 128 140
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 144 118 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.07% 1.82% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 1.91% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 116 88 125
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,050 £37,300
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
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
6608 6170 7549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.00% 95.11% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5641 5176 6547
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Manchester +4 96 £33,500 +11.66% 14
Cheshire -5 26 £27,500 -3.50% 4
Lancashire -6 11 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Merseyside - 10 £32,500 - 4
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 134 (47.02%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (40.35%) SQL
3 108 (37.89%) ISEB
4 104 (36.49%) Software Testing
5 92 (32.28%) Finance
6 90 (31.58%) Test Scripting
7 87 (30.53%) QA
8 86 (30.18%) Manual Testing
9 84 (29.47%) Selenium
10 68 (23.86%) ISTQB
11 62 (21.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 58 (20.35%) Regression Testing
13 57 (20.00%) .NET
14 53 (18.60%) Automation Testing
15 48 (16.84%) Windows
16 45 (15.79%) Automated Testing
16 45 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
17 39 (13.68%) Performance Testing
17 39 (13.68%) QuickTest Pro
18 38 (13.33%) Integration Testing
19 37 (12.98%) System Testing
19 37 (12.98%) Test Automation
19 37 (12.98%) Functional Testing
20 34 (11.93%) Oracle
21 32 (11.23%) Team Foundation Server
21 32 (11.23%) Test Management
22 30 (10.53%) SpecFlow
23 29 (10.18%) Scrum
23 29 (10.18%) WebDriver
23 29 (10.18%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (0.35%) Lync
1 1 (0.35%) CMS
1 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Mingle
1 3 (1.05%) MS Office
1 3 (1.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 13 (4.56%) Oracle EBS
1 13 (4.56%) Oracle Financials
1 13 (4.56%) Oracle Payables
1 13 (4.56%) Oracle Receivables
1 13 (4.56%) Oracle Cash Management
1 13 (4.56%) Oracle Assets
1 13 (4.56%) Oracle General Ledger
1 13 (4.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.35%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (0.35%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.05%) Trello
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.40%) LAN
1 4 (1.40%) WAN
2 3 (1.05%) HTTP
3 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.35%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.86%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.81%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 84 (29.47%) Selenium
2 39 (13.68%) QuickTest Pro
3 32 (11.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (10.53%) SpecFlow
5 29 (10.18%) WebDriver
6 17 (5.96%) Cucumber
7 15 (5.26%) JIRA
8 13 (4.56%) SoapUI
8 13 (4.56%) MSTest
9 10 (3.51%) Jenkins
9 10 (3.51%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.11%) Hudson
11 4 (1.40%) LoadRunner
11 4 (1.40%) CruiseControl
12 3 (1.05%) TestComplete
12 3 (1.05%) WATIR
12 3 (1.05%) Git (software)
12 3 (1.05%) Subversion
13 2 (0.70%) Selenium IDE
14 1 (0.35%) FitNesse
General
1 92 (32.28%) Finance
2 19 (6.67%) Retail
3 6 (2.11%) Marketing
4 3 (1.05%) Banking
5 2 (0.70%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (20.00%) .NET
2 18 (6.32%) .NET Framework
3 7 (2.46%) XML
4 6 (2.11%) SOAP
5 5 (1.75%) Gherkin
6 4 (1.40%) HTML
7 3 (1.05%) REST
7 3 (1.05%) JSON
7 3 (1.05%) Web Services
7 3 (1.05%) XSLT
8 1 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.35%) WinForms
8 1 (0.35%) EDI
8 1 (0.35%) Middleware
8 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.56%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.16%) Mathematics
4 8 (2.81%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.81%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.75%) Open Source
6 3 (1.05%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.70%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.35%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.35%) AS400
8 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 48 (16.84%) Windows
2 21 (7.37%) Android
3 19 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.11%) Linux
5 5 (1.75%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.40%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (47.02%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (36.49%) Software Testing
3 90 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 86 (30.18%) Manual Testing
5 62 (21.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 58 (20.35%) Regression Testing
7 53 (18.60%) Automation Testing
8 45 (15.79%) Automated Testing
9 39 (13.68%) Performance Testing
10 38 (13.33%) Integration Testing
11 37 (12.98%) System Testing
11 37 (12.98%) Test Automation
11 37 (12.98%) Functional Testing
12 32 (11.23%) Test Management
13 29 (10.18%) Scrum
13 29 (10.18%) BDD
14 24 (8.42%) TDD
15 19 (6.67%) E-Commerce
16 18 (6.32%) Release Management
17 15 (5.26%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (40.35%) SQL
2 19 (6.67%) C#
3 16 (5.61%) Java
4 9 (3.16%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.81%) Python
6 6 (2.11%) Perl
6 6 (2.11%) VB
7 5 (1.75%) Ruby
7 5 (1.75%) C++
8 3 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.35%) C
9 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 108 (37.89%) ISEB
2 68 (23.86%) ISTQB
3 20 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (6.67%) Degree
5 7 (2.46%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.40%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (1.40%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.70%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (30.53%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 45 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (11.93%) Oracle
2 18 (6.32%) HP
3 11 (3.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.11%) SAP
5 2 (0.70%) IBM
5 2 (0.70%) Aquila
6 1 (0.35%) Capita
6 1 (0.35%) Sun
6 1 (0.35%) Apple
6 1 (0.35%) Siebel
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