Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £31,250 in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 25 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
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 93 74
Rank change year-on-year +18 -19 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 13 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.32% 1.06% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.13% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 14
Merseyside median annual salary £31,250 £27,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £22,625 £24,000 £22,875
90th Percentile £38,075 £33,750 £40,000
North West median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year - -2.99% +11.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 927 1243 923
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.83% 94.10% 97.88%
Number of salaries quoted 714 892 690
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,450
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Merseyside

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Test Analyst in Merseyside

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Merseyside over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in Merseyside

Test Analyst
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +29 13 £31,250 +13.64%
Test Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Merseyside region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) QA
3 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
4 6 (46.15%) SDLC
4 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
5 5 (38.46%) JIRA
5 5 (38.46%) Russian Language
5 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
5 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
5 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (30.77%) System Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Selenium
6 4 (30.77%) DevOps
6 4 (30.77%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (30.77%) JMeter
6 4 (30.77%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) ISEB
6 4 (30.77%) Marketing
6 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
6 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
6 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Test Management
7 3 (23.08%) Usability Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Smoke Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) JIRA
2 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 4 (30.77%) JMeter
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
3 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Russian Language
2 4 (30.77%) Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 6 (46.15%) SDLC
3 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
5 4 (30.77%) DevOps
5 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (30.77%) System Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Smoke Testing
6 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Test Management
6 3 (23.08%) Usability Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (30.77%) ISEB
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft