The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £30,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
North West / Manchester
Rank 144 108 106
Rank change year-on-year -36 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 61 74 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.57% 2.22% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 2.27% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 50 68 70
Median salary £30,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.85% +7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.42% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3763 3254 3594
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 96.78% 97.54% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3138 2705 2948
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Manchester

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in Manchester

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in Manchester

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Bolton -19 4 £32,500 -18.75%
Altrincham -7 3 £42,500 +34.92%
Stockport -10 2 £33,750 -15.62% 1
Salford -11 1 - -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 96 (79.34%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (50.41%) ISTQB
3 60 (49.59%) Test Scripting
4 46 (38.02%) QA
5 36 (29.75%) Selenium
5 36 (29.75%) Automated Testing
6 35 (28.93%) ISEB
7 33 (27.27%) Manual Testing
7 33 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 29 (23.97%) Cucumber
9 26 (21.49%) SQL
10 25 (20.66%) Scrum
10 25 (20.66%) BDD
11 24 (19.83%) Test Automation
11 24 (19.83%) Java
12 22 (18.18%) Regression Testing
13 21 (17.36%) JIRA
14 20 (16.53%) C#
14 20 (16.53%) iPad
15 19 (15.70%) Gherkin
15 19 (15.70%) Python
16 18 (14.88%) TDD
16 18 (14.88%) SDLC
17 17 (14.05%) Windows
17 17 (14.05%) Finance
18 16 (13.22%) User Acceptance Testing
18 16 (13.22%) Apple iOS
18 16 (13.22%) Android
19 15 (12.40%) .NET
20 14 (11.57%) System Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.13%) Confluence
2 1 (0.83%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) Firewall
1 1 (0.83%) FTP
1 1 (0.83%) HTTP
1 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.65%) MySQL
2 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.83%) Big Data
3 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.83%) DB2
3 1 (0.83%) MS Access
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 36 (29.75%) Selenium
2 29 (23.97%) Cucumber
3 21 (17.36%) JIRA
4 13 (10.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (7.44%) JMeter
6 7 (5.79%) LoadRunner
7 6 (4.96%) JUnit
7 6 (4.96%) SoapUI
7 6 (4.96%) WebDriver
8 5 (4.13%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.31%) FitNesse
9 4 (3.31%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.83%) Firebug
11 1 (0.83%) Gatling
11 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.83%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.83%) The Grinder
11 1 (0.83%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (14.05%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.13%) Banking
3 5 (4.13%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.13%) Marketing
3 5 (4.13%) Retail
4 3 (2.48%) Billing
5 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.83%) Back Office
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.70%) Gherkin
2 15 (12.40%) .NET
3 6 (4.96%) SOAP
4 5 (4.13%) HTML
4 5 (4.13%) Web Services
4 5 (4.13%) XML
5 4 (3.31%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.48%) jQuery
7 2 (1.65%) CSS
7 2 (1.65%) HTML5
8 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.83%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.53%) iPad
2 10 (8.26%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.61%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.96%) Driving Licence
5 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.48%) iSeries
6 3 (2.48%) Replication
6 3 (2.48%) User Experience
7 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.83%) EPoS
7 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.83%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.05%) Windows
2 16 (13.22%) Android
2 16 (13.22%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.79%) Linux
4 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (79.34%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (49.59%) Test Scripting
3 36 (29.75%) Automated Testing
4 33 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 25 (20.66%) BDD
5 25 (20.66%) Scrum
6 24 (19.83%) Test Automation
7 22 (18.18%) Regression Testing
8 18 (14.88%) SDLC
8 18 (14.88%) TDD
9 16 (13.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (11.57%) Defect Tracking
10 14 (11.57%) Exploratory Testing
10 14 (11.57%) System Testing
11 13 (10.74%) Test Strategy
12 12 (9.92%) Automation Testing
12 12 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (8.26%) Software Engineering
14 9 (7.44%) Waterfall
15 8 (6.61%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.49%) SQL
2 24 (19.83%) Java
3 20 (16.53%) C#
4 19 (15.70%) Python
5 12 (9.92%) Ruby
6 11 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.96%) C++
8 5 (4.13%) PHP
9 4 (3.31%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.83%) COBOL
10 1 (0.83%) JCL
10 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (50.41%) ISTQB
2 35 (28.93%) ISEB
3 33 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (9.92%) Degree
5 7 (5.79%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.96%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (38.02%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (5.79%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.83%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.44%) Oracle
3 8 (6.61%) HP
4 2 (1.65%) SAP
5 1 (0.83%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
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