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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 234 234 250
Rank change year-on-year
0 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 14 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.17% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.18% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 4
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +7.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £27,950 £21,825
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
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
6056 6677 7153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.22% 94.87% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4927 5407 6125
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +16 11 £40,000 +26.98% 3
Lancashire - 2 £30,000 - 2
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 24 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (66.67%) ISEB
3 15 (62.50%) HP UFT
3 15 (62.50%) Finance
4 11 (45.83%) Selenium
5 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
5 10 (41.67%) HP
5 10 (41.67%) SQL
6 9 (37.50%) Software Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Performance Testing
8 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
8 7 (29.17%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (25.00%) WebLOAD
9 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
9 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (25.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (25.00%) LoadRunner
10 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
11 4 (16.67%) Web Services
12 3 (12.50%) HTTP
12 3 (12.50%) Legal
12 3 (12.50%) Scrum
12 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
12 3 (12.50%) System Testing
12 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
12 3 (12.50%) Coaching
12 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (4.17%) CMS
1 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
1 1 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) HP UFT
2 11 (45.83%) Selenium
3 6 (25.00%) WebLOAD
3 6 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Games
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 9 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
5 6 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) System Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.50%) Coaching
7 2 (8.33%) SDLC
7 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
7 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C#
2 2 (8.33%) C++
2 2 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) ISEB
2 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) HP
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Alterian
3 1 (4.17%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Unisys
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