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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 233 201 266
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 15 37 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.57% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.60% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 5
Average salary £30,000 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £37,600
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
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
6608 6170 7549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.00% 95.11% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5641 5176 6547
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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
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 30 January 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
(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
Cheshire -15 9 £32,500 +8.33%
Manchester -15 5 £30,000 -7.69% 1
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 40 (100.00%) QA
2 27 (67.50%) Selenium
3 26 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (47.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 17 (42.50%) Automated Testing
6 16 (40.00%) Software Testing
6 16 (40.00%) .NET
7 14 (35.00%) SQL
7 14 (35.00%) Windows
7 14 (35.00%) ISEB
7 14 (35.00%) Manual Testing
8 13 (32.50%) C#
9 11 (27.50%) Regression Testing
10 10 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 10 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 9 (22.50%) Finance
11 9 (22.50%) Linux
12 8 (20.00%) SOAP
12 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
12 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
12 8 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
13 7 (17.50%) Selenium IDE
13 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
13 7 (17.50%) Java
14 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
14 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
15 4 (10.00%) C++
15 4 (10.00%) HP
15 4 (10.00%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Mingle
2 1 (2.50%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (67.50%) Selenium
2 19 (47.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 7 (17.50%) Selenium IDE
5 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.50%) WATIR
6 3 (7.50%) Subversion
6 3 (7.50%) CruiseControl
6 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
6 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
6 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) .NET
2 8 (20.00%) SOAP
3 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (7.50%) JSON
5 3 (7.50%) HTML
5 3 (7.50%) XML
5 3 (7.50%) XSLT
5 3 (7.50%) REST
6 2 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
2 9 (22.50%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Automated Testing
3 16 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 14 (35.00%) Manual Testing
5 11 (27.50%) Regression Testing
6 10 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.50%) Test Management
9 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.50%) TDD
9 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
9 3 (7.50%) BDD
9 3 (7.50%) Kanban
10 2 (5.00%) Test Planning
10 2 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
10 2 (5.00%) Scrum
10 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 13 (32.50%) C#
3 7 (17.50%) Java
4 4 (10.00%) C++
5 3 (7.50%) Ruby
5 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) VB
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) ISEB
2 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) HP
2 3 (7.50%) Telerik
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
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