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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 220 226 240
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 10 30 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.46% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.47% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 9 26 11
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,300 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £37,500 £37,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -4.41%
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
5497 6371 6840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.10% 96.71% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4652 5081 5504
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 May 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
Manchester +8 7 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Merseyside +12 5 £37,500 +25.00%
Lancashire +4 4 £37,500 +27.11%
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 37 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (64.86%) Functional Testing
3 21 (56.76%) SQL
4 15 (40.54%) Selenium
4 15 (40.54%) JIRA
4 15 (40.54%) Test Scripting
5 14 (37.84%) Automated Testing
5 14 (37.84%) HP
6 13 (35.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (32.43%) Defect Management
7 12 (32.43%) Java
8 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
8 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
9 9 (24.32%) Workflow
9 9 (24.32%) QA Automation
9 9 (24.32%) Test Management
10 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
10 8 (21.62%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (21.62%) ISEB
11 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
11 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
11 7 (18.92%) Degree
11 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
11 7 (18.92%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (18.92%) Software Delivery
11 7 (18.92%) SDLC
11 7 (18.92%) WebDriver
12 6 (16.22%) Manual 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 (5.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (40.54%) JIRA
1 15 (40.54%) Selenium
2 7 (18.92%) WebDriver
3 6 (16.22%) JMeter
4 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
5 4 (10.81%) Gerrit
5 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
5 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.81%) Mercurial
6 3 (8.11%) Appium
7 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
1 2 (5.41%) Games
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) HTML5
2 2 (5.41%) JSON
2 2 (5.41%) RESTful
2 2 (5.41%) SOAP
2 2 (5.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Android
1 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
1 2 (5.41%) Unix
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (64.86%) Functional Testing
2 15 (40.54%) Test Scripting
3 14 (37.84%) Automated Testing
4 13 (35.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (32.43%) Defect Management
6 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
6 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
7 9 (24.32%) QA Automation
7 9 (24.32%) Test Management
7 9 (24.32%) Workflow
8 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
9 7 (18.92%) Defect Tracking
9 7 (18.92%) SDLC
9 7 (18.92%) Software Delivery
10 6 (16.22%) Automation Testing
10 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
11 5 (13.51%) BDD
11 5 (13.51%) TDD
12 4 (10.81%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) Ruby
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) ISEB
1 8 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) HP
2 5 (13.51%) Telerik
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) VMware
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