Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 174 139
Rank change year-on-year -23 -35 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 178 217 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.43% 1.68% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.74% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 144 193 255
North West median annual salary £35,000 £32,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +4.92% -6.15%
10th Percentile £25,500 £22,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £45,550 £45,000 £42,500
England median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -

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 12,029 12,493 10,985
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 96.81% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9,797 10,301 9,279
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £23,450
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 2018. 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 +14 106 £37,500 +22.95% 13
Cheshire -34 54 £35,000 +2.94% 13
Merseyside +8 10 £28,500 -12.31% 4
Lancashire -5 8 £35,000 +16.67% 4
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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.

1 112 (62.92%) Test Automation
2 100 (56.18%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (38.20%) Software Testing
4 63 (35.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 56 (31.46%) SQL
6 55 (30.90%) Test Scripting
7 52 (29.21%) QA
8 49 (27.53%) Finance
9 45 (25.28%) Selenium
10 44 (24.72%) Defect Management
11 41 (23.03%) JIRA
12 34 (19.10%) Manual Testing
13 33 (18.54%) Scenario Testing
14 32 (17.98%) ISTQB
14 32 (17.98%) ISEB
15 30 (16.85%) Regression Testing
16 29 (16.29%) Waterfall
16 29 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
17 27 (15.17%) Test Strategy
17 27 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (15.17%) Problem-Solving
18 24 (13.48%) C#
19 23 (12.92%) BDD
20 22 (12.36%) Java
20 22 (12.36%) Microsoft
20 22 (12.36%) TDD
21 21 (11.80%) Cucumber
22 20 (11.24%) SoapUI
22 20 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
22 20 (11.24%) Test Management

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 9 (5.06%) Confluence
2 6 (3.37%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.93%) SaaS
2 5 (2.81%) GitHub
3 2 (1.12%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.56%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.93%) HTTP
2 4 (2.25%) SMS
3 1 (0.56%) ATM
3 1 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.49%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.93%) Big Data
4 6 (3.37%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.12%) MySQL
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 45 (25.28%) Selenium
2 41 (23.03%) JIRA
3 21 (11.80%) Cucumber
4 20 (11.24%) SoapUI
4 20 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (10.11%) WebDriver
6 11 (6.18%) JMeter
6 11 (6.18%) Visual Studio
7 10 (5.62%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (4.49%) TeamCity
9 7 (3.93%) Ranorex
10 5 (2.81%) MSTest
10 5 (2.81%) TestRail
11 3 (1.69%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.69%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.69%) Robot Framework
11 3 (1.69%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.69%) Telerik Test Studio
12 2 (1.12%) HP UFT
12 2 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
General
1 49 (27.53%) Finance
2 14 (7.87%) Manufacturing
2 14 (7.87%) Marketing
3 13 (7.30%) Electronics
3 13 (7.30%) Retail
3 13 (7.30%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.93%) Banking
5 5 (2.81%) Automotive
6 4 (2.25%) Legal
7 3 (1.69%) Advertising
8 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.12%) Law
9 1 (0.56%) Back Office
9 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Games
9 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.55%) Web Services
2 12 (6.74%) SOAP
3 11 (6.18%) Gherkin
4 10 (5.62%) .NET
5 8 (4.49%) REST
6 3 (1.69%) XML
7 2 (1.12%) Laravel
7 2 (1.12%) RESTful
7 2 (1.12%) Symfony
8 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.56%) CSS
8 1 (0.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.49%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.25%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.12%) Fintech
5 2 (1.12%) User Experience
6 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.56%) EMV
6 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.56%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.49%) Windows
2 2 (1.12%) Linux
2 2 (1.12%) Solaris
3 1 (0.56%) Android
3 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (62.92%) Test Automation
2 100 (56.18%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (38.20%) Software Testing
4 63 (35.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 55 (30.90%) Test Scripting
6 44 (24.72%) Defect Management
7 34 (19.10%) Manual Testing
8 33 (18.54%) Scenario Testing
9 30 (16.85%) Regression Testing
10 29 (16.29%) Waterfall
11 27 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (15.17%) Problem-Solving
11 27 (15.17%) Test Strategy
12 23 (12.92%) BDD
13 22 (12.36%) TDD
14 20 (11.24%) Test Management
14 20 (11.24%) Validation
15 18 (10.11%) API Testing
15 18 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (9.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (31.46%) SQL
2 24 (13.48%) C#
3 22 (12.36%) Java
4 13 (7.30%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.62%) Python
5 10 (5.62%) Ruby
6 4 (2.25%) PHP
7 1 (0.56%) COBOL
7 1 (0.56%) Groovy
7 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (17.98%) ISEB
1 32 (17.98%) ISTQB
2 15 (8.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (6.74%) Degree
4 2 (1.12%) HND
4 2 (1.12%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (29.21%) QA
2 7 (3.93%) GDPR
2 7 (3.93%) MiFID
3 3 (1.69%) PMO
4 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (3.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.93%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.37%) Ansible
2 6 (3.37%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.56%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 22 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.87%) Oracle
3 13 (7.30%) SAP
4 3 (1.69%) Telerik
5 2 (1.12%) Zend
6 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.56%) Capita
6 1 (0.56%) Epicor
6 1 (0.56%) Google
6 1 (0.56%) HP
6 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.56%) Tableau
6 1 (0.56%) WorldPay