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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
England / North West
Rank 206 217 225
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 38 22 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.39% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.40% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 33 22 29
Median salary £30,500 £37,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.56% +34.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £34,400 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%

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
5738 5484 6747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.70% 96.62% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4784 4618 5602
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 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £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
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 26 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 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
Manchester -6 25 £31,625 -14.52% 2
Lancashire 0 11 £26,500 -29.33%
Cheshire +17 1 £27,500 -9.83% 1
Merseyside -14 1 £30,000 -14.28%
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 60 (100.00%) QA
2 55 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (70.00%) Test Scripting
4 27 (45.00%) Manual Testing
5 20 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 18 (30.00%) ISTQB
7 17 (28.33%) Selenium
7 17 (28.33%) ISEB
8 15 (25.00%) iPad
8 15 (25.00%) SDLC
8 15 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 13 (21.67%) Regression Testing
10 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
10 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 12 (20.00%) BDD
11 11 (18.33%) Automation Testing
11 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
11 11 (18.33%) Scrum
12 10 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
12 10 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
13 9 (15.00%) Windows
13 9 (15.00%) JIRA
14 8 (13.33%) SQL
14 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (11.67%) Functional Testing
15 7 (11.67%) Gherkin
15 7 (11.67%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (11.67%) Finance

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Office
2 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (28.33%) Selenium
2 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 9 (15.00%) JIRA
4 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 6 (10.00%) MSTest
6 4 (6.67%) Calabash
6 4 (6.67%) Capybara
6 4 (6.67%) Fiddler
6 4 (6.67%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (3.33%) Toad
7 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.67%) Subversion
8 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.33%) Marketing
4 3 (5.00%) Electronics
4 3 (5.00%) Retail
4 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) Gherkin
2 4 (6.67%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) iPad
2 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (70.00%) Test Scripting
3 27 (45.00%) Manual Testing
4 20 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 15 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 15 (25.00%) SDLC
6 13 (21.67%) Regression Testing
7 12 (20.00%) BDD
7 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 11 (18.33%) Automation Testing
8 11 (18.33%) Scrum
8 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
9 10 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
9 10 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
11 7 (11.67%) Functional Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
12 6 (10.00%) Performance Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Release Management
12 6 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) C#
2 4 (6.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 17 (28.33%) ISEB
3 10 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (11.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) SAP
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