The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had QA Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 231 231 247
Rank change year-on-year
0 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 17 29 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.44% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.45% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 13 28 17
Median salary £30,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £27,500 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £55,000 £41,600
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
5965 6381 7183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.34% 96.95% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5009 5297 5801
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Cheshire +38 9 £30,500 +10.90%
Manchester -22 6 £37,500 -16.66% 3
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 North West region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (53.33%) Test Scripting
4 14 (46.67%) ISEB
4 14 (46.67%) SQL
5 10 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
7 7 (23.33%) C#
7 7 (23.33%) Windows
8 6 (20.00%) XML
8 6 (20.00%) Java
8 6 (20.00%) Selenium
8 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (16.67%) MSTest
9 5 (16.67%) Release Management
9 5 (16.67%) Degree
9 5 (16.67%) .NET
9 5 (16.67%) HP UFT
10 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
10 4 (13.33%) Finance
10 4 (13.33%) JIRA
10 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
10 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
10 4 (13.33%) Appium
11 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Selenium
1 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 5 (16.67%) MSTest
3 4 (13.33%) Appium
3 4 (13.33%) JIRA
4 3 (10.00%) JMeter
4 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.33%) Gerrit
5 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Back Office
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) XML
2 5 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 2 (6.67%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) HTML5
3 2 (6.67%) JSON
3 2 (6.67%) RESTful
3 2 (6.67%) SOAP
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.67%) iPad
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) EPoS
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Android
2 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) Test Scripting
3 10 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Release Management
7 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 3 (10.00%) API Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (10.00%) OOD
8 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Scrum
8 3 (10.00%) Test Management
8 3 (10.00%) Validation
9 2 (6.67%) Project Management
9 2 (6.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) C#
3 6 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) ISEB
2 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
3 5 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
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