Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 167 132
Rank change year-on-year -32 -35 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Analyst 177 208 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.37% 1.75% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.80% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 158 196 229
North West median annual salary £32,500 £30,875 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -6.44% +10.00%
10th Percentile £21,850 £24,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £46,250 £40,000 £42,500
England median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 12501 11532 12707
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 97.26% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10065 9740 10480
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,475 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 September 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 24 September 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 -30 97 £28,500 -5.00% 5
Cheshire -39 47 £34,312 +5.58%
Lancashire +16 23 £35,000 - 6
Merseyside +4 9 £42,500 +54.55% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 101 (57.06%) Test Automation
2 99 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (46.33%) ISTQB
4 73 (41.24%) ISEB
5 68 (38.42%) SQL
6 57 (32.20%) Test Scripting
7 52 (29.38%) Manual Testing
8 48 (27.12%) Finance
9 46 (25.99%) QA
10 42 (23.73%) Software Testing
11 37 (20.90%) Selenium
11 37 (20.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 35 (19.77%) Java
13 31 (17.51%) SDLC
14 30 (16.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 28 (15.82%) Degree
15 28 (15.82%) JIRA
15 28 (15.82%) C#
16 27 (15.25%) Mobile App
17 23 (12.99%) Regression Testing
17 23 (12.99%) Retail
18 22 (12.43%) Microsoft
18 22 (12.43%) Functional Testing
19 21 (11.86%) Mentoring
19 21 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
20 20 (11.30%) Banking
21 19 (10.73%) Oracle
21 19 (10.73%) System Testing
21 19 (10.73%) SoapUI
22 17 (9.60%) JavaScript

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 (2.26%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.69%) Tuxedo
3 2 (1.13%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.26%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.82%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.26%) Big Data
3 4 (2.26%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.69%) MySQL
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.56%) DB2
5 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (20.90%) Selenium
2 28 (15.82%) JIRA
3 19 (10.73%) SoapUI
4 15 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (7.91%) Cucumber
6 13 (7.34%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.82%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.82%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.26%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.69%) GoCD
9 3 (1.69%) JMeter
9 3 (1.69%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.69%) TestComplete
9 3 (1.69%) Zephyr
10 2 (1.13%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.56%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.56%) Protractor
11 1 (0.56%) Redmine
11 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (27.12%) Finance
2 23 (12.99%) Retail
3 20 (11.30%) Banking
4 5 (2.82%) Back Office
5 3 (1.69%) Advertising
5 3 (1.69%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.69%) Russian Language
6 2 (1.13%) Automotive
6 2 (1.13%) Games
6 2 (1.13%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Billing
7 1 (0.56%) German Language
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.91%) SOAP
2 9 (5.08%) .NET
2 9 (5.08%) Gherkin
2 9 (5.08%) HTML
3 7 (3.95%) XML
4 6 (3.39%) Web Services
5 5 (2.82%) REST
6 4 (2.26%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.26%) HTML5
6 4 (2.26%) Kafka
7 3 (1.69%) Middleware
7 3 (1.69%) RESTful
7 3 (1.69%) WCF
8 2 (1.13%) CSS
9 1 (0.56%) Angular 2
9 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.25%) Mobile App
2 21 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.78%) User Experience
4 5 (2.82%) PlayStation
5 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.69%) EPoS
7 2 (1.13%) iPad
8 1 (0.56%) AS400
8 1 (0.56%) iSeries
8 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.47%) Android
1 15 (8.47%) Apple iOS
2 11 (6.21%) Windows
3 8 (4.52%) Unix
4 7 (3.95%) Linux
5 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (57.06%) Test Automation
2 99 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (32.20%) Test Scripting
4 52 (29.38%) Manual Testing
5 42 (23.73%) Software Testing
6 37 (20.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 31 (17.51%) SDLC
8 23 (12.99%) Regression Testing
9 22 (12.43%) Functional Testing
10 21 (11.86%) Mentoring
11 19 (10.73%) System Testing
12 17 (9.60%) Scrum
13 14 (7.91%) BDD
14 13 (7.34%) Test Strategy
15 12 (6.78%) API Testing
16 11 (6.21%) Data Analysis
16 11 (6.21%) E-Commerce
16 11 (6.21%) UX Design
17 10 (5.65%) Integration Testing
17 10 (5.65%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (38.42%) SQL
2 35 (19.77%) Java
3 28 (15.82%) C#
4 17 (9.60%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.39%) PHP
5 6 (3.39%) Python
5 6 (3.39%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.82%) VB
7 4 (2.26%) C++
7 4 (2.26%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.26%) VBScript
8 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.69%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.69%) XPath
9 2 (1.13%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.56%) RPG
10 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 82 (46.33%) ISTQB
2 73 (41.24%) ISEB
3 30 (16.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 28 (15.82%) Degree
5 4 (2.26%) HND
6 2 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.13%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (25.99%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.69%) Ansible
2 3 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (12.43%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.73%) Oracle
3 6 (3.39%) HP
4 5 (2.82%) Sage
5 3 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.69%) SAP
6 2 (1.13%) Cognos
7 1 (0.56%) IBM
7 1 (0.56%) Pega
7 1 (0.56%) Progress
7 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.56%) Tableau
7 1 (0.56%) Vertica
7 1 (0.56%) VocaLink
7 1 (0.56%) Xamarin