Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 170 113
Rank change year-on-year -52 -57 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 153 212 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.19% 1.72% 2.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.78% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 116 189 322
North West median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £23,750 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £42,500
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 12,457 11,909 11,498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.68% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 10,024 10,003 9,608
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -32 73 £30,000 -6.25% 18
Cheshire -62 40 £36,250 +6.62% 5
Merseyside +14 17 £28,500 -12.31% 1
Lancashire +2 13 £35,000 - 3
Cumbria - 7 £45,000 -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 84 (54.90%) Test Automation
2 69 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (36.60%) QA
4 55 (35.95%) Test Scripting
5 53 (34.64%) Software Testing
6 51 (33.33%) SQL
7 44 (28.76%) Finance
8 41 (26.80%) Java
9 40 (26.14%) ISTQB
10 35 (22.88%) SDLC
11 34 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (22.22%) Selenium
12 32 (20.92%) ISEB
13 29 (18.95%) Degree
14 28 (18.30%) Manual Testing
15 26 (16.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 25 (16.34%) JIRA
17 24 (15.69%) Regression Testing
18 22 (14.38%) C#
18 22 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (13.07%) Scenario Testing
20 18 (11.76%) Mobile App
21 17 (11.11%) Wealth Management
21 17 (11.11%) Oracle
22 16 (10.46%) Web Services
23 15 (9.80%) Microsoft
23 15 (9.80%) Data Analysis
23 15 (9.80%) Test Strategy
24 14 (9.15%) Functional Testing
24 14 (9.15%) Python

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 (3.92%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.96%) Confluence
3 2 (1.31%) Tuxedo
4 1 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.31%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (1.31%) BrowserStack
2 2 (1.31%) GitHub
2 2 (1.31%) SaaS
3 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.19%) HTTP
2 4 (2.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.92%) Big Data
3 4 (2.61%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.31%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.31%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (22.22%) Selenium
2 25 (16.34%) JIRA
3 11 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (6.54%) Cucumber
4 10 (6.54%) SoapUI
4 10 (6.54%) WebDriver
5 6 (3.92%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.92%) JMeter
5 6 (3.92%) TeamCity
6 5 (3.27%) SpecFlow
6 5 (3.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (2.61%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.96%) Bugzilla
8 3 (1.96%) MSTest
9 2 (1.31%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.65%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.65%) WinRunner
General
1 44 (28.76%) Finance
2 11 (7.19%) Retail
3 10 (6.54%) Banking
4 9 (5.88%) Marketing
5 8 (5.23%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.92%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.92%) Law
7 4 (2.61%) Advertising
7 4 (2.61%) Automotive
7 4 (2.61%) Electronics
7 4 (2.61%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.31%) Legal
8 2 (1.31%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.65%) Billing
9 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.46%) Web Services
2 14 (9.15%) .NET
3 11 (7.19%) REST
4 9 (5.88%) SOAP
5 7 (4.58%) Gherkin
6 6 (3.92%) XML
7 4 (2.61%) HTML
7 4 (2.61%) RESTful
8 3 (1.96%) JSON
8 3 (1.96%) WCF
9 2 (1.31%) Laravel
9 2 (1.31%) Middleware
9 2 (1.31%) Symfony
10 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.65%) CSS
10 1 (0.65%) HTML5
10 1 (0.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 12 (7.84%) User Experience
4 8 (5.23%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.96%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.31%) Fintech
6 2 (1.31%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.65%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) EPoS
7 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.65%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.58%) Windows
2 5 (3.27%) Android
2 5 (3.27%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.27%) Linux
3 3 (1.96%) Unix
4 2 (1.31%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (54.90%) Test Automation
2 69 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (35.95%) Test Scripting
4 53 (34.64%) Software Testing
5 35 (22.88%) SDLC
6 34 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (18.30%) Manual Testing
8 24 (15.69%) Regression Testing
9 20 (13.07%) Scenario Testing
10 17 (11.11%) Wealth Management
11 15 (9.80%) Data Analysis
11 15 (9.80%) Test Strategy
12 14 (9.15%) E-Commerce
12 14 (9.15%) Functional Testing
13 13 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (8.50%) System Testing
13 13 (8.50%) TDD
14 12 (7.84%) BDD
14 12 (7.84%) Defect Management
15 11 (7.19%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 51 (33.33%) SQL
2 41 (26.80%) Java
3 22 (14.38%) C#
4 14 (9.15%) Python
5 9 (5.88%) C++
6 8 (5.23%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.23%) VB.NET
7 7 (4.58%) PHP
8 5 (3.27%) Ruby
9 1 (0.65%) C
9 1 (0.65%) Groovy
9 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 40 (26.14%) ISTQB
2 32 (20.92%) ISEB
3 29 (18.95%) Degree
4 26 (16.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.27%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.61%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (36.60%) QA
2 9 (5.88%) GDPR
3 8 (5.23%) MiFID
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) PMO
4 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.27%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.61%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (11.11%) Oracle
2 15 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.88%) HP
4 4 (2.61%) SAP
5 3 (1.96%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.31%) WorldPay
6 2 (1.31%) Zend
7 1 (0.65%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.65%) hybris
7 1 (0.65%) JDA
7 1 (0.65%) Sage