The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Manchester region that had QA Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 185 157 198
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 9 21 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.60% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.62% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 4
Median salary £31,000 £34,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +0.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £36,000 £41,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3633 3371 4105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.27% 95.55% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3187 2775 3511
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

QA Analyst Salary Trend in Manchester

QA Analyst
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Altrincham -3 2 £42,500 +37.09%
QA Analyst
North West

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, QA 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 Manchester region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (53.33%) ISTQB
4 7 (46.67%) ISEB
5 6 (40.00%) C#
5 6 (40.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Selenium
7 4 (26.67%) V-Model
7 4 (26.67%) Business Development
7 4 (26.67%) Driving Licence
7 4 (26.67%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (20.00%) .NET
8 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Degree
8 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
9 2 (13.33%) Refactoring
9 2 (13.33%) System Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Data Validation
9 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
9 2 (13.33%) Java
9 2 (13.33%) SQL

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Appium
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) Toad
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Driving Licence
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (13.33%) iPad
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (26.67%) Business Development
5 4 (26.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (26.67%) V-Model
6 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (13.33%) Data Validation
7 2 (13.33%) Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) Refactoring
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 2 (13.33%) System Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) ISTQB
2 7 (46.67%) ISEB
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) SAP