The median annual salary for a Senior Test Analyst was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Test Analyst
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 97 119
Rank change year-on-year +16 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 14 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.29% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 1
Median salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.61% -7.14%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year -2.56% +1.29%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1054 1259 1677
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 97.14% 95.81% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 857 1068 1277
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Senior Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Analyst in Cheshire

Senior Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Senior Test Analyst in Cheshire

Senior Test Analyst
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Chester +16 14 £34,000 +7.93%
Senior Test Analyst
North West

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Senior 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 Cheshire region featuring Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

1 19 (95.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (85.00%) ISEB
4 15 (75.00%) SQL
5 14 (70.00%) Finance
5 14 (70.00%) Mentoring
6 12 (60.00%) ISTQB
7 9 (45.00%) Automated Testing
7 9 (45.00%) Scrum
7 9 (45.00%) Manual Testing
8 5 (25.00%) JIRA
9 4 (20.00%) Migration
9 4 (20.00%) System Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
10 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (15.00%) User Stories
10 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
10 3 (15.00%) Advertising
10 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
11 2 (10.00%) iPad
11 2 (10.00%) Test Management
11 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
11 2 (10.00%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (10.00%) SDLC
12 1 (5.00%) Defect Management
12 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
12 1 (5.00%) SoapUI

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (70.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (70.00%) Mentoring
4 9 (45.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (45.00%) Manual Testing
4 9 (45.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) Migration
5 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (20.00%) System Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.00%) User Stories
6 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (10.00%) SDLC
7 2 (10.00%) Test Management
7 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) ISEB
2 12 (60.00%) ISTQB