The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Test Analyst
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 24 26
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 20 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 14.81% 5.66% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.50% 5.73% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 1
Median salary £34,000 £30,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.47% +1.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 129 157 166
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 95.56% 98.74% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 118 139 117
Median salary £35,000 £36,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.10% +12.30%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Chester

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in Chester

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Chester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Chester region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 19 (79.17%) SQL
1 19 (79.17%) Finance
2 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) ISEB
3 14 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (50.00%) Mentoring
5 11 (45.83%) ISTQB
6 10 (41.67%) Manual Testing
7 9 (37.50%) Scrum
7 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
8 7 (29.17%) Advertising
9 5 (20.83%) Migration
10 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
11 3 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (12.50%) System Testing
11 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
12 2 (8.33%) Degree
12 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
13 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
13 1 (4.17%) Back Office
13 1 (4.17%) SOAP
13 1 (4.17%) OO
13 1 (4.17%) OOD
13 1 (4.17%) TDD
13 1 (4.17%) Business Development
13 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
13 1 (4.17%) QA
13 1 (4.17%) Selenium
13 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
13 1 (4.17%) BDD

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (4.17%) Selenium
1 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (79.17%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 10 (41.67%) Manual Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Scrum
6 5 (20.83%) Migration
7 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (12.50%) System Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
10 1 (4.17%) BDD
10 1 (4.17%) Business Development
10 1 (4.17%) OO
10 1 (4.17%) OOD
10 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
10 1 (4.17%) TDD
10 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
10 1 (4.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) ISEB
2 11 (45.83%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA