Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Test Analyst
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 90 106
Rank change year-on-year -57 +16 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 30 59 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.98% 2.60% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 2.68% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 25 59 64
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £34,312 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.01% +3.19% +10.83%
10th Percentile £27,950 £27,500 £23,625
90th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £40,000
North West median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year - -2.99% +11.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2948 2201 3140
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 97.17% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2251 1886 2665
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Cheshire

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in Cheshire

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in Cheshire

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 Test Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester 0 8 £35,000 +16.67%
Knutsford - 4 £37,500 -
Wilmslow -3 3 £34,000 -0.91%
Crewe -3 2 £35,000 +16.67%
Warrington -15 1 £42,500 +39.34%
Ellesmere Port - 1 £22,500 -
Test Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Cheshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) SQL
3 15 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 14 (46.67%) QA
5 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 8 (26.67%) ISEB
6 8 (26.67%) JIRA
7 7 (23.33%) Selenium
7 7 (23.33%) SoapUI
7 7 (23.33%) Mobile App
7 7 (23.33%) Internet
7 7 (23.33%) SOAP
7 7 (23.33%) Finance
8 6 (20.00%) Functional Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 5 (16.67%) REST
9 5 (16.67%) Open Source
9 5 (16.67%) Banking
9 5 (16.67%) Web Services
9 5 (16.67%) Unix
10 4 (13.33%) .NET
10 4 (13.33%) Investment Banking
10 4 (13.33%) Automotive
10 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (13.33%) User Stories
10 4 (13.33%) API Testing
11 3 (10.00%) Apache Spark
11 3 (10.00%) Big Data

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (6.67%) Tuxedo
3 1 (3.33%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Big Data
1 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.67%) Apache Hive
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) JIRA
2 7 (23.33%) Selenium
2 7 (23.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.33%) Calabash
4 1 (3.33%) Capybara
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.33%) Protractor
4 1 (3.33%) Ranorex
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (13.33%) Automotive
3 4 (13.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Law
5 1 (3.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) SOAP
2 5 (16.67%) REST
2 5 (16.67%) Web Services
3 4 (13.33%) .NET
4 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
4 2 (6.67%) JSON
4 2 (6.67%) Middleware
4 2 (6.67%) XML
5 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) Internet of Things
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Open Source
4 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 4 (13.33%) API Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (13.33%) User Stories
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (10.00%) System Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.67%) ETL
7 2 (6.67%) Information Security
7 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C#
2 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.67%) ANSI SQL
3 2 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 8 (26.67%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (46.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Ab Initio