The median annual salary for a Test Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 141 131
Rank change year-on-year -26 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 116 98 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.70% 1.74% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.78% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 103 88 101
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £36,146 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,356 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +2.55% -1.47%  

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 6604 5498 6171
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.65% 97.72% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5400 4661 5042
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -18 65 £28,500 -1.72% 6
Cheshire -14 36 £34,656 +6.63% 7
Lancashire +8 9 £32,000 -5.18% 1
Merseyside -3 6 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 149 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (58.53%) Test Automation
3 97 (44.70%) ISTQB
4 81 (37.33%) Test Scripting
5 77 (35.48%) ISEB
6 69 (31.80%) SQL
7 60 (27.65%) Manual Testing
8 59 (27.19%) QA
8 59 (27.19%) Finance
9 51 (23.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 46 (21.20%) SDLC
11 45 (20.74%) Selenium
12 36 (16.59%) Software Testing
13 35 (16.13%) Scrum
14 34 (15.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 33 (15.21%) Java
16 32 (14.75%) C#
16 32 (14.75%) Cucumber
17 30 (13.82%) BDD
18 29 (13.36%) System Testing
18 29 (13.36%) Mentoring
18 29 (13.36%) JIRA
19 28 (12.90%) Regression Testing
19 28 (12.90%) Degree
20 25 (11.52%) Microsoft
21 23 (10.60%) Team Foundation Server
22 22 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
22 22 (10.14%) Retail
23 21 (9.68%) Banking
23 21 (9.68%) Gherkin

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 4 (1.84%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.38%) Confluence
3 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.84%) HTTP
1 4 (1.84%) Internet
2 3 (1.38%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.46%) FTP
3 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.84%) Big Data
2 4 (1.84%) Hadoop
2 4 (1.84%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.92%) MySQL
3 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.46%) DB2
4 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (20.74%) Selenium
2 32 (14.75%) Cucumber
3 29 (13.36%) JIRA
4 23 (10.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (5.53%) SoapUI
5 12 (5.53%) WebDriver
6 6 (2.76%) JMeter
7 5 (2.30%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.30%) LoadRunner
8 4 (1.84%) FitNesse
8 4 (1.84%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.84%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.38%) GoCD
9 3 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.38%) TestComplete
10 2 (0.92%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.46%) Gatling
11 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.46%) Redmine
General
1 59 (27.19%) Finance
2 22 (10.14%) Retail
3 21 (9.68%) Banking
4 8 (3.69%) Advertising
5 7 (3.23%) Back Office
6 5 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.30%) Marketing
6 5 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.38%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.46%) Billing
8 1 (0.46%) Games
8 1 (0.46%) German Language
8 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.68%) Gherkin
2 16 (7.37%) .NET
3 13 (5.99%) XML
4 9 (4.15%) HTML
5 6 (2.76%) SOAP
6 4 (1.84%) Kafka
6 4 (1.84%) Web Services
7 3 (1.38%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.38%) HTML5
8 2 (0.92%) REST
9 1 (0.46%) Angular 2
9 1 (0.46%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.46%) CSS
9 1 (0.46%) jQuery
9 1 (0.46%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.22%) Mobile App
3 13 (5.99%) iPad
4 8 (3.69%) User Experience
5 7 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.30%) PlayStation
8 2 (0.92%) EPoS
9 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.76%) Windows
2 18 (8.29%) Android
2 18 (8.29%) Apple iOS
3 9 (4.15%) Linux
4 7 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (58.53%) Test Automation
3 81 (37.33%) Test Scripting
4 60 (27.65%) Manual Testing
5 51 (23.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 46 (21.20%) SDLC
7 36 (16.59%) Software Testing
8 35 (16.13%) Scrum
9 30 (13.82%) BDD
10 29 (13.36%) Mentoring
10 29 (13.36%) System Testing
11 28 (12.90%) Regression Testing
12 20 (9.22%) TDD
13 18 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (8.29%) Test Strategy
14 16 (7.37%) Functional Testing
15 15 (6.91%) Defect Tracking
15 15 (6.91%) Waterfall
16 14 (6.45%) Defect Management
16 14 (6.45%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (31.80%) SQL
2 33 (15.21%) Java
3 32 (14.75%) C#
4 19 (8.76%) Python
5 18 (8.29%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.69%) Ruby
7 7 (3.23%) C++
8 6 (2.76%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.30%) PHP
9 5 (2.30%) VB
10 4 (1.84%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.84%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.84%) VBScript
11 3 (1.38%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.38%) XPath
12 2 (0.92%) ANSI SQL
12 2 (0.92%) C
13 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 97 (44.70%) ISTQB
2 77 (35.48%) ISEB
3 34 (15.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 28 (12.90%) Degree
5 5 (2.30%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.84%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.84%) HND
7 3 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.38%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (27.19%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.38%) Ansible
2 3 (1.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (11.52%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.37%) Oracle
3 6 (2.76%) HP
4 2 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.92%) SAP
4 2 (0.92%) TOWER Software
5 1 (0.46%) Progress
5 1 (0.46%) Sage
5 1 (0.46%) Tableau
5 1 (0.46%) Vertica
5 1 (0.46%) Xamarin
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