The median annual salary for a Software Test Analyst was £28,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Analyst
England / North West
Rank 241 212 217
Rank change year-on-year -29 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 7 23 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.40% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.42% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 7 23 39
Median salary £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £36,500 £33,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5866 5520 6369
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.77% 97.05% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4895 4632 5135
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
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%  

Software Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Software Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Analyst in the North West

Software Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Software Test Analyst in the North West

Software Test Analyst
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Manchester -25 4 £26,250 -17.96% 1
Cheshire +11 2 £29,500 -23.87%
Lancashire -10 1 £28,500 -5.00%
Software Test Analyst
England

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 North West region featuring Software Test Analyst in the job title.

1 12 (75.00%) QA
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (43.75%) ISEB
3 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
4 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (37.50%) SDLC
5 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) Advertising
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) Selenium
6 3 (18.75%) Release Management
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (18.75%) MSTest
6 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (12.50%) Android
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
1 3 (18.75%) MSTest
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (25.00%) Advertising
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) HTML5
1 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Android
2 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
4 6 (37.50%) SDLC
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Release Management
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (12.50%) Process Management
8 1 (6.25%) Agile Testing
8 1 (6.25%) BDD
8 1 (6.25%) Business Development
8 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
8 1 (6.25%) OO
8 1 (6.25%) OOD
8 1 (6.25%) TDD
8 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ISEB
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
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