Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 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
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 182 129
Rank change year-on-year -50 -53 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 143 211 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.08% 1.69% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.74% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 118 192 262
North West median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.99% +11.67%
10th Percentile £22,000 £26,250 £23,775
90th Percentile £44,475 £42,500 £42,500
England median annual salary £36,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 12765 12111 12656
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.07% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10228 10201 10494
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
Manchester -52 68 £27,750 -13.28% 3
Cheshire -61 31 £35,000 +2.94%
Lancashire +19 25 £35,000 - 2
Merseyside +17 13 £31,250 +13.64%
Cumbria - 5 £45,000 - 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 North West region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 73 (51.05%) Test Automation
2 67 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (44.06%) ISTQB
4 56 (39.16%) SQL
4 56 (39.16%) QA
5 54 (37.76%) ISEB
6 47 (32.87%) Test Scripting
7 42 (29.37%) Java
8 37 (25.87%) Software Testing
9 35 (24.48%) Selenium
10 33 (23.08%) Finance
11 31 (21.68%) JIRA
12 30 (20.98%) Degree
13 29 (20.28%) Manual Testing
14 27 (18.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 24 (16.78%) User Acceptance Testing
16 23 (16.08%) C#
17 22 (15.38%) Mobile App
18 21 (14.69%) SDLC
19 18 (12.59%) Regression Testing
19 18 (12.59%) Retail
19 18 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
19 18 (12.59%) Functional Testing
20 16 (11.19%) SoapUI
21 15 (10.49%) SQL Server
22 14 (9.79%) SOAP
22 14 (9.79%) Microsoft
23 13 (9.09%) Oracle
23 13 (9.09%) System Testing
24 12 (8.39%) E-Commerce

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 (2.10%) Tuxedo
2 2 (1.40%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.40%) CMS
2 2 (1.40%) Confluence
3 1 (0.70%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.70%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.70%) SAS
3 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Magento
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.10%) SaaS
2 2 (1.40%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (0.70%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.10%) MySQL
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.40%) Big Data
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.70%) DB2
5 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (24.48%) Selenium
2 31 (21.68%) JIRA
3 16 (11.19%) SoapUI
4 7 (4.90%) JMeter
4 7 (4.90%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.20%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.20%) SpecFlow
6 5 (3.50%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.10%) Bugzilla
8 3 (2.10%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.10%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.40%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.40%) MSTest
9 2 (1.40%) Ranorex
9 2 (1.40%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.40%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.40%) TestRail
9 2 (1.40%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.70%) Protractor
General
1 33 (23.08%) Finance
2 18 (12.59%) Retail
3 10 (6.99%) Banking
4 5 (3.50%) Marketing
4 5 (3.50%) Russian Language
5 4 (2.80%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.10%) Automotive
6 3 (2.10%) Italian Language
6 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.40%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.40%) Law
8 1 (0.70%) Billing
8 1 (0.70%) Games
8 1 (0.70%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.79%) SOAP
2 10 (6.99%) .NET
3 8 (5.59%) HTML
4 7 (4.90%) Web Services
4 7 (4.90%) XML
5 5 (3.50%) Gherkin
5 5 (3.50%) REST
6 4 (2.80%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.10%) HTML5
7 3 (2.10%) Middleware
7 3 (2.10%) RESTful
7 3 (2.10%) WCF
8 2 (1.40%) CSS
9 1 (0.70%) JSON
9 1 (0.70%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 18 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.69%) User Experience
4 5 (3.50%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.10%) EPoS
5 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.40%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.70%) AS400
7 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.70%) Fintech
7 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.70%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.70%) iPad
7 1 (0.70%) iSeries
7 1 (0.70%) PlayStation
7 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.20%) Android
1 6 (4.20%) Apple iOS
1 6 (4.20%) Unix
2 5 (3.50%) Linux
3 4 (2.80%) Windows
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (51.05%) Test Automation
2 67 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (32.87%) Test Scripting
4 37 (25.87%) Software Testing
5 29 (20.28%) Manual Testing
6 24 (16.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (14.69%) SDLC
8 18 (12.59%) Functional Testing
8 18 (12.59%) Regression Testing
9 13 (9.09%) System Testing
10 12 (8.39%) E-Commerce
11 11 (7.69%) Test Strategy
12 10 (6.99%) Integration Testing
12 10 (6.99%) Scenario Testing
13 9 (6.29%) Data Analysis
13 9 (6.29%) Mentoring
13 9 (6.29%) Performance Testing
13 9 (6.29%) Scrum
14 8 (5.59%) Defect Tracking
14 8 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (39.16%) SQL
2 42 (29.37%) Java
3 23 (16.08%) C#
4 12 (8.39%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.59%) C++
6 6 (4.20%) PHP
6 6 (4.20%) Python
6 6 (4.20%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.50%) VB
8 4 (2.80%) VBScript
9 3 (2.10%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.10%) XPath
10 2 (1.40%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.70%) C
11 1 (0.70%) RPG
11 1 (0.70%) Ruby
11 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (44.06%) ISTQB
2 54 (37.76%) ISEB
3 30 (20.98%) Degree
4 27 (18.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.10%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.70%) HND
7 1 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (39.16%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (9.79%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.09%) Oracle
3 8 (5.59%) HP
4 5 (3.50%) Sage
5 2 (1.40%) Cognos
5 2 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.40%) SAP
6 1 (0.70%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.70%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.70%) IBM
6 1 (0.70%) Pega
6 1 (0.70%) Progress
6 1 (0.70%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.70%) VocaLink
6 1 (0.70%) WorldPay