Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 24 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 44 61
Rank change year-on-year -4 +17 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 8 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.19% 0.72% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 0.73% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 1
Chester median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -50.00% +129.01%
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £34,312 £33,250
% change year-on-year +2.01% +3.19% +10.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Permanent vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 356 274 458
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.27% 98.56% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 311 229 340
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,900 £23,450
90th Percentile £59,250 £57,500 £62,500
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +2.56%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 24 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 Chester region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) Big Data
3 3 (37.50%) Apache Spark
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Internet of Things
4 2 (25.00%) API Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ANSI SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Apache Hive
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) JSON
4 2 (25.00%) ETL
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Automotive
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) MySQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
1 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) JSON
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
1 2 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Internet of Things
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) API Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Big Data Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) ANSI SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA