The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 121 106 133
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 7 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.36% 0.69% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.74% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 1
Average salary £32,500 £28,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.07% -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +6.55%
QA Analyst
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1825 1492 2010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.54% 94.01% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1482 1221 1661
Average salary £35,154 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.44% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the Cheshire region.

QA Analyst Salary Trend in Cheshire

QA Analyst
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 1 £32,500 -
Northwich - 1 £35,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £30,000 -
QA Analyst
North West

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited QA Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Analyst in their job title.

1 15 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (73.33%) Selenium
4 8 (53.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
6 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
6 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (40.00%) ISEB
7 5 (33.33%) SQL
8 4 (26.67%) Windows
8 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
8 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
9 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (20.00%) BDD
9 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
9 3 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (20.00%) SOAP
9 3 (20.00%) .NET
9 3 (20.00%) C#
9 3 (20.00%) Java
9 3 (20.00%) TDD
10 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (13.33%) NUnit
10 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
10 2 (13.33%) XML
10 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
11 1 (6.67%) Apple

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited QA Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Selenium
2 8 (53.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (13.33%) NUnit
6 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (20.00%) SOAP
2 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Wiki
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
4 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) BDD
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
7 1 (6.67%) User Stories
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Apple