The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 233 239 237
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 12 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 13
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +3.57%
QA Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5850 6528 6960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.00% 95.19% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4722 5276 5911
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £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 the North West

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

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in the North West

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

QA Analyst Salary Trend in the North West

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

QA Analyst Salary Histogram in the North West

QA Analyst
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015. 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
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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
Manchester +13 8 £28,500 +1.78% 4
Lancashire - 2 £30,000 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £35,000 -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 23 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (73.91%) ISEB
3 14 (60.87%) Finance
4 11 (47.83%) Selenium
4 11 (47.83%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 9 (39.13%) Regression Testing
6 9 (39.13%) HP
7 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
7 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
8 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
8 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
8 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
9 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
10 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
10 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
10 4 (17.39%) Legal
10 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
11 3 (13.04%) System Testing
11 3 (13.04%) .NET
11 3 (13.04%) Windows
11 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
12 2 (8.70%) SDLC

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
1 1 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) RoboHelp
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) SSH
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Selenium
1 11 (47.83%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
3 2 (8.70%) WebLOAD
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (4.35%) WPF
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
1 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Regression Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
2 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
3 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
4 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
4 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
4 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) System Testing
6 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) SDLC
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Stress Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) C++
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (73.91%) ISEB
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
3 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Alterian
3 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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