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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
North West / Manchester
Rank 177 157 195
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 22 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.60% 0.47% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.49% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 5
Median salary £32,000 £34,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £35,300
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -

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
3550 3065 3788
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.81% 96.14% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3056 2567 3271
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 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 19 January 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
Altrincham - 4 £42,500 -
QA Analyst
North West

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 23 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (82.61%) Test Scripting
3 13 (56.52%) ISTQB
3 13 (56.52%) Exploratory Testing
4 11 (47.83%) iPad
5 10 (43.48%) Automated Testing
5 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
6 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (34.78%) Defect Tracking
6 8 (34.78%) Scrum
6 8 (34.78%) Manual Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Selenium
7 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
7 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
7 6 (26.09%) ISEB
7 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
9 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
9 4 (17.39%) C#
9 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
9 4 (17.39%) .NET
9 4 (17.39%) OO
9 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
9 4 (17.39%) BDD
9 4 (17.39%) Gherkin
9 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Refactoring
9 4 (17.39%) V-Model
9 4 (17.39%) Business Development

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 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.70%) Toad
3 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
1 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
1 4 (17.39%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) iPad
2 4 (17.39%) Driving Licence
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (82.61%) Test Scripting
3 13 (56.52%) Exploratory Testing
4 10 (43.48%) Automated Testing
4 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
5 8 (34.78%) Defect Tracking
5 8 (34.78%) Manual Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Scrum
6 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
6 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
7 4 (17.39%) BDD
7 4 (17.39%) Business Development
7 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
7 4 (17.39%) OO
7 4 (17.39%) Refactoring
7 4 (17.39%) V-Model
8 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
8 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C#
1 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) ISTQB
2 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (26.09%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) SAP