The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Test Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 164 187 185
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 11 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.34% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 5
Average salary £34,000 £33,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.49% +11.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
QA Test 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
3141 3879 3619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.20% 96.42% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2598 3327 3156
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

QA Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

QA Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

QA Test Analyst Salary Trend in Manchester

QA Test Analyst
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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
Salford - 3 £37,500 -
QA Test Analyst
North West

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title.

1 33 (100.00%) QA
2 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (60.61%) SQL
4 19 (57.58%) Functional Testing
5 15 (45.45%) SDLC
6 14 (42.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
8 12 (36.36%) Test Automation
9 7 (21.21%) Java
10 5 (15.15%) TDD
10 5 (15.15%) Selenium
10 5 (15.15%) BDD
10 5 (15.15%) JIRA
10 5 (15.15%) Automation Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Defect Management
11 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
11 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
11 4 (12.12%) Banking
11 4 (12.12%) Investment Banking
11 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Scrum
11 4 (12.12%) C#
11 4 (12.12%) XML
11 4 (12.12%) OOD
11 4 (12.12%) ISEB
11 4 (12.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
11 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Web Services
12 3 (9.09%) Workflow

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
1 5 (15.15%) Selenium
2 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.06%) Gerrit
3 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.06%) JMeter
3 2 (6.06%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.03%) Appium
General
1 4 (12.12%) Banking
1 4 (12.12%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) XML
2 3 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) Functional Testing
3 15 (45.45%) SDLC
4 14 (42.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
6 12 (36.36%) Test Automation
7 5 (15.15%) Automation Testing
7 5 (15.15%) BDD
7 5 (15.15%) TDD
8 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
8 4 (12.12%) Defect Management
8 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.12%) OOD
8 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Scrum
9 3 (9.09%) Kanban
9 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 3 (9.09%) QA Automation
9 3 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ISEB
1 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) HP
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.03%) Telerik