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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 109 93 139
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 14 31 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.74% 1.83% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.94% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 6
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
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
1761 1599 2132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.88% 94.62% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1522 1285 1852
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 - 5 £32,500 -
Warrington +1 3 £37,500 -6.25%
Wilmslow - 2 £28,750 -
Nantwich - 1 £35,000 -
QA Analyst
North West

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (95.45%) Selenium
3 16 (72.73%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (54.55%) .NET
4 12 (54.55%) Automated Testing
4 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
4 12 (54.55%) WebDriver
5 10 (45.45%) Manual Testing
6 9 (40.91%) SOAP
6 9 (40.91%) Windows
7 8 (36.36%) C#
7 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
7 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (36.36%) Selenium IDE
8 6 (27.27%) ISEB
8 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
8 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
9 5 (22.73%) SQL
9 5 (22.73%) Finance
9 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
10 4 (18.18%) Java
10 4 (18.18%) UNIX
10 4 (18.18%) Linux
10 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
10 4 (18.18%) TDD
10 4 (18.18%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
10 4 (18.18%) BDD

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (13.64%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (95.45%) Selenium
2 16 (72.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (54.55%) WebDriver
4 8 (36.36%) Selenium IDE
5 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
6 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
7 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
7 3 (13.64%) CruiseControl
7 3 (13.64%) Subversion
7 3 (13.64%) WATIR
7 3 (13.64%) TeamCity
7 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
8 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
9 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) SOAP
3 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
4 4 (18.18%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (13.64%) REST
5 3 (13.64%) HTML
5 3 (13.64%) JSON
5 3 (13.64%) XML
5 3 (13.64%) XSLT
6 2 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Automated Testing
2 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Manual Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
5 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 4 (18.18%) BDD
6 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Kanban
6 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.55%) System Testing
7 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Stress Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C#
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
4 3 (13.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISEB
2 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Telerik