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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
England / North West
Rank 215 207 224
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 31 30 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.55% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.57% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 27 29 26
Median salary £30,500 £34,500 £28,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.59% +22.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £31,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £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
5700 5221 6606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.54% 95.96% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4795 4390 5650
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 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -14 18 £32,000 -5.88%
Lancashire -8 10 £27,000 -30.32% 1
Merseyside -20 2 £30,000 -14.28%
Cheshire +13 1 £30,500 - 2
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 53 (100.00%) QA
2 48 (90.57%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (79.25%) Test Scripting
4 29 (54.72%) Manual Testing
5 23 (43.40%) ISEB
6 18 (33.96%) Software Testing
7 16 (30.19%) Automated Testing
8 15 (28.30%) Selenium
8 15 (28.30%) SQL
9 14 (26.42%) Windows
9 14 (26.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (24.53%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (24.53%) ISTQB
11 12 (22.64%) Performance Testing
12 11 (20.75%) MSTest
12 11 (20.75%) Release Management
12 11 (20.75%) HP UFT
13 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (18.87%) Cucumber
13 10 (18.87%) Exploratory Testing
14 9 (16.98%) SDLC
14 9 (16.98%) BDD
14 9 (16.98%) Automation Testing
14 9 (16.98%) JIRA
14 9 (16.98%) Finance
15 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
15 8 (15.09%) iPad
15 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
16 7 (13.21%) Regression Testing
17 6 (11.32%) Manufacturing

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 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) Selenium
2 14 (26.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (20.75%) HP UFT
3 11 (20.75%) MSTest
4 10 (18.87%) Cucumber
5 9 (16.98%) JIRA
6 5 (9.43%) SoapUI
7 4 (7.55%) Calabash
7 4 (7.55%) Capybara
7 4 (7.55%) Fiddler
8 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (3.77%) Toad
10 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.66%) Electronics
3 3 (5.66%) Marketing
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) Gherkin
2 5 (9.43%) .NET
3 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) iPad
2 5 (9.43%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.42%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (90.57%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (79.25%) Test Scripting
3 29 (54.72%) Manual Testing
4 18 (33.96%) Software Testing
5 16 (30.19%) Automated Testing
6 12 (22.64%) Performance Testing
7 11 (20.75%) Release Management
8 10 (18.87%) Exploratory Testing
8 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (16.98%) Automation Testing
9 9 (16.98%) BDD
9 9 (16.98%) SDLC
10 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
10 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
11 7 (13.21%) Regression Testing
12 6 (11.32%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (11.32%) Functional Testing
12 6 (11.32%) Scrum
12 6 (11.32%) Waterfall
13 4 (7.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) C#
3 3 (5.66%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (43.40%) ISEB
2 13 (24.53%) ISTQB
3 6 (11.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (24.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle
2 3 (5.66%) SAP
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