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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 228 193 244
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 27 48 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.72% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.75% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 24 22 15
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
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
6866 6390 7657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.43% 95.32% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5895 5403 6750
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,525 £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
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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014. 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
Cheshire -19 14 £32,500 -18.75%
Manchester -19 6 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Merseyside - 4 £37,500 -
Lancashire - 2 £32,500 - 1
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 45 (100.00%) QA
2 30 (66.67%) Selenium
3 28 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (42.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 18 (40.00%) Automated Testing
6 17 (37.78%) Software Testing
7 16 (35.56%) .NET
8 15 (33.33%) SQL
8 15 (33.33%) ISEB
9 14 (31.11%) Windows
9 14 (31.11%) Manual Testing
10 13 (28.89%) C#
11 12 (26.67%) WebDriver
12 11 (24.44%) Regression Testing
13 9 (20.00%) Finance
13 9 (20.00%) Java
13 9 (20.00%) Linux
13 9 (20.00%) SOAP
13 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
13 9 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
14 8 (17.78%) Selenium IDE
14 8 (17.78%) Automation Testing
14 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
14 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
15 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
15 6 (13.33%) SoapUI
16 4 (8.89%) TDD
16 4 (8.89%) FIX Protocol
16 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (66.67%) Selenium
2 19 (42.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (26.67%) WebDriver
4 8 (17.78%) Selenium IDE
5 6 (13.33%) SoapUI
6 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
7 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.67%) CruiseControl
7 3 (6.67%) Subversion
7 3 (6.67%) WATIR
7 3 (6.67%) TeamCity
7 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
8 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (35.56%) .NET
2 9 (20.00%) SOAP
3 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.89%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (6.67%) REST
5 3 (6.67%) HTML
5 3 (6.67%) JSON
5 3 (6.67%) XML
5 3 (6.67%) XSLT
6 2 (4.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Open Source
2 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Windows
2 9 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 17 (37.78%) Software Testing
4 14 (31.11%) Manual Testing
5 11 (24.44%) Regression Testing
6 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
7 8 (17.78%) Automation Testing
8 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
9 4 (8.89%) TDD
9 4 (8.89%) BDD
10 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.67%) Test Management
10 3 (6.67%) Kanban
10 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (4.44%) Stress Testing
11 2 (4.44%) Scrum
11 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (4.44%) Performance Testing
11 2 (4.44%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) SQL
2 13 (28.89%) C#
3 9 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.67%) C++
4 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) ISEB
2 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) HP
2 3 (6.67%) Telerik
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