The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £31,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 109 110
Rank change year-on-year -37 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 105 138 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.71% 2.40% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 2.47% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 91 129 141
Median salary £31,500 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.07% +3.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 5931 5576 6456
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.83% 97.04% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4959 4681 5205
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%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the North West

Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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 -37 64 £30,500 -10.29% 20
Cheshire -8 28 £34,000 +20.35%
Merseyside -7 8 £30,000 -14.28%
Lancashire -15 5 £27,500 -8.33%
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 144 (66.98%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (45.12%) ISTQB
3 91 (42.33%) Test Scripting
4 79 (36.74%) ISEB
5 78 (36.28%) QA
6 68 (31.63%) Manual Testing
7 67 (31.16%) SQL
8 60 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 56 (26.05%) Selenium
10 55 (25.58%) Finance
11 52 (24.19%) Automated Testing
12 45 (20.93%) Test Automation
13 44 (20.47%) SDLC
14 40 (18.60%) Cucumber
15 39 (18.14%) Software Testing
16 38 (17.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 37 (17.21%) Regression Testing
18 36 (16.74%) JIRA
19 35 (16.28%) Scrum
20 31 (14.42%) BDD
20 31 (14.42%) System Testing
21 30 (13.95%) Java
22 28 (13.02%) Automation Testing
23 26 (12.09%) Gherkin
24 24 (11.16%) Defect Management
25 22 (10.23%) C#
25 22 (10.23%) .NET
25 22 (10.23%) Windows
26 21 (9.77%) iPad
26 21 (9.77%) 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 6 (2.79%) Confluence
2 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.86%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.40%) HTTP
2 2 (0.93%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.93%) Internet
3 1 (0.47%) FTP
3 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.26%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.86%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.93%) MySQL
5 1 (0.47%) Big Data
5 1 (0.47%) DB2
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 56 (26.05%) Selenium
2 40 (18.60%) Cucumber
3 36 (16.74%) JIRA
4 21 (9.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (5.58%) SoapUI
6 9 (4.19%) WebDriver
7 8 (3.72%) JMeter
8 7 (3.26%) LoadRunner
8 7 (3.26%) SpecFlow
9 6 (2.79%) JUnit
10 4 (1.86%) FitNesse
10 4 (1.86%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.40%) Calabash
11 3 (1.40%) Capybara
11 3 (1.40%) Fiddler
11 3 (1.40%) HP UFT
11 3 (1.40%) MSTest
12 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.93%) JIRA Agile
12 2 (0.93%) Zephyr
General
1 55 (25.58%) Finance
2 10 (4.65%) Advertising
2 10 (4.65%) Manufacturing
2 10 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.19%) Marketing
3 9 (4.19%) Retail
4 6 (2.79%) Banking
5 4 (1.86%) Billing
6 3 (1.40%) Electronics
7 2 (0.93%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.09%) Gherkin
2 22 (10.23%) .NET
3 8 (3.72%) XML
4 6 (2.79%) SOAP
5 5 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.33%) HTML
5 5 (2.33%) Web Services
6 4 (1.86%) ISPF
7 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.40%) jQuery
8 2 (0.93%) CSS
8 2 (0.93%) HTML5
9 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.47%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.77%) iPad
2 11 (5.12%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.72%) Driving Licence
4 8 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.86%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.86%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (1.86%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.86%) User Experience
6 3 (1.40%) iSeries
7 2 (0.93%) EPoS
7 2 (0.93%) Replication
8 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.23%) Windows
2 16 (7.44%) Android
2 16 (7.44%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.26%) Linux
3 7 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (66.98%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (42.33%) Test Scripting
3 68 (31.63%) Manual Testing
4 60 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 52 (24.19%) Automated Testing
6 45 (20.93%) Test Automation
7 44 (20.47%) SDLC
8 39 (18.14%) Software Testing
9 37 (17.21%) Regression Testing
10 35 (16.28%) Scrum
11 31 (14.42%) BDD
11 31 (14.42%) System Testing
12 28 (13.02%) Automation Testing
13 24 (11.16%) Defect Management
14 21 (9.77%) Test Strategy
15 19 (8.84%) TDD
16 18 (8.37%) Waterfall
17 17 (7.91%) Mentoring
18 15 (6.98%) Defect Tracking
19 14 (6.51%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (31.16%) SQL
2 30 (13.95%) Java
3 22 (10.23%) C#
4 19 (8.84%) Python
5 12 (5.58%) Ruby
6 11 (5.12%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.79%) C++
8 5 (2.33%) PHP
9 4 (1.86%) JCL
9 4 (1.86%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.93%) C
11 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 97 (45.12%) ISTQB
2 79 (36.74%) ISEB
3 38 (17.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (8.37%) Degree
5 7 (3.26%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.79%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (36.28%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.86%) RACF
1 4 (1.86%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (1.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (5.58%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (6.98%) Microsoft
1 15 (6.98%) Oracle
2 9 (4.19%) HP
3 5 (2.33%) SAP
4 4 (1.86%) IBM
5 2 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.93%) TOWER Software
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