The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £34,312 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 62 101
Rank change year-on-year -18 +39  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 35 24 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.41% 2.49% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 2.59% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 33 24 14
Median salary £34,312 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.57% +3.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £26,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,600 £35,780 £33,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,312 £33,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year +2.42% -2.89%  

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 1387 928 1642
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.33% 96.37% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1051 812 1310
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 £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +17 21 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Wilmslow -18 4 £34,312 -1.96% 1
Macclesfield -1 1 £27,500 -
Knutsford -33 1 - -
Test Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 42 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 38 (59.38%) SQL
4 36 (56.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 33 (51.56%) Finance
6 29 (45.31%) ISEB
7 22 (34.38%) ISTQB
8 20 (31.25%) Manual Testing
8 20 (31.25%) Mentoring
9 17 (26.56%) Software Testing
10 14 (21.88%) Scrum
11 11 (17.19%) Functional Testing
12 9 (14.06%) JIRA
13 8 (12.50%) QA
13 8 (12.50%) Migration
13 8 (12.50%) Test Strategy
13 8 (12.50%) System Testing
13 8 (12.50%) Defect Management
14 7 (10.94%) Waterfall
14 7 (10.94%) Advertising
15 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
15 6 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
15 6 (9.38%) Test Scripting
15 6 (9.38%) SoapUI
15 6 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
16 5 (7.81%) SDLC
16 5 (7.81%) User Stories
16 5 (7.81%) Degree
16 5 (7.81%) SOAP

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 4 (6.25%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.25%) Big Data
2 4 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.56%) MySQL
4 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (14.06%) JIRA
2 6 (9.38%) SoapUI
3 4 (6.25%) Selenium
4 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.56%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (51.56%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Advertising
3 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.56%) Billing
4 1 (1.56%) German Language
4 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) SOAP
2 4 (6.25%) Kafka
3 3 (4.69%) REST
3 3 (4.69%) Web Services
4 2 (3.13%) .NET
4 2 (3.13%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Unix
2 4 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 36 (56.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (31.25%) Manual Testing
4 20 (31.25%) Mentoring
5 17 (26.56%) Software Testing
6 14 (21.88%) Scrum
7 11 (17.19%) Functional Testing
8 8 (12.50%) Defect Management
8 8 (12.50%) Migration
8 8 (12.50%) System Testing
8 8 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 7 (10.94%) Waterfall
10 6 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
10 6 (9.38%) Test Scripting
11 5 (7.81%) ETL
11 5 (7.81%) SDLC
11 5 (7.81%) User Stories
12 4 (6.25%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (59.38%) SQL
2 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.13%) ANSI SQL
5 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (45.31%) ISEB
2 22 (34.38%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.81%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
Chester
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £32000.00 per annum + Bens and Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 12 days ago