Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Analyst was £24,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Software Test Analyst
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 295 257 246
Rank change year-on-year -38 -11 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 10 27 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.13% 0.36% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.37% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 7 27 24
Manchester median annual salary £24,000 £29,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.24% -7.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £23,200 £26,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £40,350 £42,250 £37,500
North West median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -4.76% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7669 7211 7181
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.37% 97.45% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 6368 6193 5978
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Software Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Analyst in Manchester

Software Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Software Test Analyst in Manchester

Software Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Analyst in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Software 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 Manchester region featuring Software Test Analyst in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (80.00%) SDLC
3 7 (70.00%) Data Analysis
3 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (70.00%) Degree
3 7 (70.00%) Mobile App
3 7 (70.00%) User Experience
3 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) C#
4 5 (50.00%) Python
4 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (40.00%) UX Design
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) C++
5 4 (40.00%) Java
5 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
5 4 (40.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (30.00%) SFIA
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) ISEB
7 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
8 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
8 1 (10.00%) BDD
8 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
8 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (10.00%) QA

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (70.00%) Mobile App
1 7 (70.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) PlayStation
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) SDLC
2 7 (70.00%) Data Analysis
2 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (40.00%) UX Design
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) SFIA
6 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (10.00%) BDD
7 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
7 1 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) SDET
7 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (10.00%) System Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (40.00%) C++
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (70.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) SAP