The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £28,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 122 126
Rank change year-on-year -30 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 64 59 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.52% 1.68% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.72% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 56 54 50
Median salary £28,500 £29,000 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.72% -18.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £34,400 £40,000
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 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 4120 3439 3202
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.84% 98.14% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3526 2957 2668
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 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 27 June 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 27 June 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
Stockport -18 3 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Altrincham -2 2 £42,500 +30.76%
Bury -6 2 £25,000 -21.25%
Cheadle - 2 £26,000 -
Sale - 1 £38,000 -
Test Analyst
North West

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

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 Manchester region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 97 (77.60%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (53.60%) ISTQB
3 65 (52.00%) Test Automation
4 64 (51.20%) Test Scripting
5 40 (32.00%) QA
6 36 (28.80%) ISEB
7 33 (26.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 32 (25.60%) Manual Testing
9 29 (23.20%) Selenium
9 29 (23.20%) Java
10 28 (22.40%) SDLC
11 27 (21.60%) SQL
12 25 (20.00%) Cucumber
12 25 (20.00%) BDD
13 22 (17.60%) Retail
13 22 (17.60%) Microsoft
14 21 (16.80%) C#
14 21 (16.80%) Scrum
14 21 (16.80%) Finance
14 21 (16.80%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (16.00%) JIRA
16 19 (15.20%) Software Testing
16 19 (15.20%) Banking
16 19 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (14.40%) Mobile App
17 18 (14.40%) Apple iOS
17 18 (14.40%) Degree
17 18 (14.40%) Android
17 18 (14.40%) Windows
17 18 (14.40%) Python

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.40%) Confluence
2 1 (0.80%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.40%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (23.20%) Selenium
2 25 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 21 (16.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (16.00%) JIRA
5 11 (8.80%) WebDriver
6 6 (4.80%) JMeter
7 5 (4.00%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.20%) FitNesse
8 4 (3.20%) Jasmine
8 4 (3.20%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.40%) GoCD
9 3 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (2.40%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.40%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.40%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.60%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.80%) Gatling
11 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.80%) Redmine
11 1 (0.80%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (17.60%) Retail
2 21 (16.80%) Finance
3 19 (15.20%) Banking
4 6 (4.80%) Back Office
5 5 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.00%) Marketing
5 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.40%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.80%) Games
7 1 (0.80%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.40%) Gherkin
2 11 (8.80%) .NET
3 9 (7.20%) XML
4 8 (6.40%) HTML
5 3 (2.40%) HTML5
6 2 (1.60%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.80%) Angular 2
7 1 (0.80%) jQuery
7 1 (0.80%) SOAP
7 1 (0.80%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (14.40%) Mobile App
3 13 (10.40%) iPad
4 8 (6.40%) User Experience
5 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.00%) PlayStation
6 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.60%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.40%) Android
1 18 (14.40%) Apple iOS
1 18 (14.40%) Windows
2 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (77.60%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (52.00%) Test Automation
3 64 (51.20%) Test Scripting
4 32 (25.60%) Manual Testing
5 28 (22.40%) SDLC
6 25 (20.00%) BDD
7 21 (16.80%) Scrum
8 19 (15.20%) Software Testing
9 16 (12.80%) Regression Testing
10 15 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (12.00%) Defect Tracking
10 15 (12.00%) TDD
11 14 (11.20%) Process Management
12 11 (8.80%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (8.00%) System Testing
13 10 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (7.20%) Scenario Testing
15 8 (6.40%) Data Analysis
15 8 (6.40%) User Stories
15 8 (6.40%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.20%) Java
2 27 (21.60%) SQL
3 21 (16.80%) C#
4 18 (14.40%) Python
5 17 (13.60%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.60%) C++
6 7 (5.60%) Ruby
7 5 (4.00%) PHP
7 5 (4.00%) VB
8 4 (3.20%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.20%) VBScript
9 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 67 (53.60%) ISTQB
2 36 (28.80%) ISEB
3 33 (26.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (14.40%) Degree
5 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.20%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.20%) HND
7 3 (2.40%) Sun Certification
8 2 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.80%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (32.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.20%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.40%) Ansible
3 3 (2.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (17.60%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.00%) Oracle
3 4 (3.20%) HP
4 2 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.60%) SAP
5 1 (0.80%) Progress
5 1 (0.80%) Sage
5 1 (0.80%) Tableau
5 1 (0.80%) Vertica
5 1 (0.80%) Xamarin
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