Period
to 9 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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

Test Analyst
England > North West
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 169 194 207
Rank change year-on-year +25 +13 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 113 147 169
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.42% 1.44% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.50% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 73 106 133
Median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% +1.45% +6.15%
10th Percentile £26,050 £26,250 £25,100
90th Percentile £47,500 £45,625 £47,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 7,626 9,802 12,608
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.13% 96.33% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5,991 7,651 10,238
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the North West

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Analyst in the North West.

Salary trend for Test Analyst in the North West

Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Analyst in the North West over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Analyst in the North West

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 Test Analyst within the North West region over the 6 months to 9 April 2020. 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
Manchester +28 71 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Merseyside +24 18 £34,000 +4.62% 1
Cheshire -6 15 £24,000 -40.00% 4
Lancashire +6 8 £32,500 -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, Test Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 72 (63.72%) Test Automation
2 68 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (44.25%) Selenium
4 47 (41.59%) Functional Testing
5 39 (34.51%) Test Scripting
6 38 (33.63%) Agile Testing
6 38 (33.63%) JIRA
7 36 (31.86%) Software Testing
7 36 (31.86%) Non-Functional Testing
8 34 (30.09%) SQL
9 33 (29.20%) BDD
10 32 (28.32%) Exploratory Testing
11 31 (27.43%) Banking
12 30 (26.55%) E-Commerce
12 30 (26.55%) Test Planning
12 30 (26.55%) WorldPay
13 29 (25.66%) Defect Management
13 29 (25.66%) Payment Gateway
13 29 (25.66%) FIS
14 26 (23.01%) ISTQB
14 26 (23.01%) Scrum
14 26 (23.01%) SoapUI
15 25 (22.12%) WebDriver
15 25 (22.12%) Cucumber
16 23 (20.35%) C#
16 23 (20.35%) Sprint Retrospective
17 22 (19.47%) Jenkins
18 21 (18.58%) Java
19 19 (16.81%) Mentoring
20 18 (15.93%) Test Strategy

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.65%) Confluence
2 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (15.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (25.66%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.73%) Azure
2 5 (4.42%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.88%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (44.25%) Selenium
2 38 (33.63%) JIRA
3 26 (23.01%) SoapUI
4 25 (22.12%) Cucumber
4 25 (22.12%) WebDriver
5 22 (19.47%) Jenkins
6 16 (14.16%) Visual Studio
7 13 (11.50%) JBehave
7 13 (11.50%) SpecFlow
8 11 (9.73%) Postman
9 5 (4.42%) JMeter
9 5 (4.42%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (1.77%) GoCD
12 2 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (1.77%) Protractor
12 2 (1.77%) TestRail
13 1 (0.88%) REST Assured
General
1 31 (27.43%) Banking
2 11 (9.73%) Finance
3 1 (0.88%) Legal
3 1 (0.88%) Retail
3 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.19%) Gherkin
2 6 (5.31%) .NET
2 6 (5.31%) XML
3 4 (3.54%) JSON
4 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.88%) Chai
4 1 (0.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.88%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) REST
4 1 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.16%) Mobile App
2 11 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.54%) Smart Energy
3 4 (3.54%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.77%) Unix
2 1 (0.88%) Android
2 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.88%) Linux
2 1 (0.88%) Windows
2 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (63.72%) Test Automation
2 68 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (41.59%) Functional Testing
4 39 (34.51%) Test Scripting
5 38 (33.63%) Agile Testing
6 36 (31.86%) Non-Functional Testing
6 36 (31.86%) Software Testing
7 33 (29.20%) BDD
8 32 (28.32%) Exploratory Testing
9 30 (26.55%) E-Commerce
9 30 (26.55%) Test Planning
10 29 (25.66%) Defect Management
11 26 (23.01%) Scrum
12 23 (20.35%) Sprint Retrospective
13 19 (16.81%) Mentoring
14 18 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (15.93%) Sprint Review
14 18 (15.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (15.93%) Test Strategy
15 17 (15.04%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 34 (30.09%) SQL
2 23 (20.35%) C#
3 21 (18.58%) Java
4 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (23.01%) ISTQB
2 14 (12.39%) ISEB
3 7 (6.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.88%) Degree
4 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.77%) Ansible
2 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (26.55%) WorldPay
2 29 (25.66%) FIS
3 6 (5.31%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.42%) HP
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle
5 2 (1.77%) Workday
6 1 (0.88%) Citrix
6 1 (0.88%) Cognos
6 1 (0.88%) Demandware
6 1 (0.88%) Sage
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) Tableau
6 1 (0.88%) Twitter