The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Chester 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 28 34
Rank change year-on-year +17 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 21 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 13.82% 4.47% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.58% 4.57% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 0
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
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 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 144 175 179
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 94.74% 97.77% 97.28%
Number of salaries quoted 132 161 113
Median salary £37,500 £31,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.04% -21.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
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 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 27 June 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 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 Chester region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 34 (82.93%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (75.61%) SQL
3 23 (56.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (53.66%) Test Automation
4 22 (53.66%) ISEB
4 22 (53.66%) Finance
5 19 (46.34%) Mentoring
6 18 (43.90%) ISTQB
7 16 (39.02%) Manual Testing
8 14 (34.15%) Scrum
9 8 (19.51%) Migration
9 8 (19.51%) Functional Testing
10 7 (17.07%) Advertising
11 6 (14.63%) T-SQL
11 6 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (14.63%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (14.63%) Waterfall
12 5 (12.20%) Unix
12 5 (12.20%) ETL
13 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
13 4 (9.76%) Linux
13 4 (9.76%) Hadoop
13 4 (9.76%) Kafka
13 4 (9.76%) Data Analytics
13 4 (9.76%) Big Data
13 4 (9.76%) Big Data Analytics
13 4 (9.76%) Analytics
13 4 (9.76%) API Testing
13 4 (9.76%) Apache Spark

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 4 (9.76%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (9.76%) Big Data
2 4 (9.76%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Selenium
1 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.88%) JIRA
General
1 22 (53.66%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Kafka
2 2 (4.88%) SOAP
3 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Unix
2 4 (9.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (82.93%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (56.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (53.66%) Test Automation
4 19 (46.34%) Mentoring
5 16 (39.02%) Manual Testing
6 14 (34.15%) Scrum
7 8 (19.51%) Functional Testing
7 8 (19.51%) Migration
8 6 (14.63%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Waterfall
9 5 (12.20%) ETL
10 4 (9.76%) Analytics
10 4 (9.76%) API Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Big Data Analytics
10 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (9.76%) Data Analytics
11 3 (7.32%) System Testing
12 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
12 2 (4.88%) Software Testing
13 1 (2.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (75.61%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) T-SQL
3 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.88%) ANSI SQL
5 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (53.66%) ISEB
2 18 (43.90%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
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