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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 218 221 208
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 26 29 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.42% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.43% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 26 29 17
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
5465 6672 6306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.93% 96.56% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4584 5653 5289
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Merseyside - 14 £35,000 - 2
Manchester +24 11 £34,000 +13.33%
Lancashire +24 7 £40,000 +30.08%
Cheshire -3 2 £30,500 +10.90%
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 62 (100.00%) QA
2 35 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 28 (45.16%) Test Scripting
4 28 (45.16%) SQL
5 21 (33.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (32.26%) ISEB
6 20 (32.26%) Software Testing
7 16 (25.81%) SDLC
8 14 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (22.58%) Selenium
8 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
9 13 (20.97%) JIRA
9 13 (20.97%) HP
10 12 (19.35%) Java
10 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
10 12 (19.35%) Automated Testing
11 11 (17.74%) Defect Management
12 10 (16.13%) ISTQB
13 9 (14.52%) Regression Testing
13 9 (14.52%) Automation Testing
13 9 (14.52%) Manual Testing
14 8 (12.90%) QA Automation
14 8 (12.90%) Workflow
15 7 (11.29%) HP Quality Center
16 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
16 6 (9.68%) Test Management
16 6 (9.68%) Degree
16 6 (9.68%) Relational Database
16 6 (9.68%) Defect Tracking

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (1.61%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) 3G
1 1 (1.61%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (22.58%) Selenium
2 13 (20.97%) JIRA
3 5 (8.06%) WebDriver
4 4 (6.45%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.84%) JMeter
5 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.23%) Gerrit
6 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.23%) Mercurial
6 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.61%) Appium
7 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (6.45%) Banking
1 4 (6.45%) Investment Banking
2 3 (4.84%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) .NET
1 4 (6.45%) XML
2 3 (4.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) Linux
1 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 28 (45.16%) Test Scripting
4 21 (33.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (32.26%) Software Testing
6 16 (25.81%) SDLC
7 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
8 12 (19.35%) Automated Testing
9 11 (17.74%) Defect Management
10 9 (14.52%) Automation Testing
10 9 (14.52%) Manual Testing
10 9 (14.52%) Regression Testing
11 8 (12.90%) QA Automation
11 8 (12.90%) Workflow
12 6 (9.68%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
12 6 (9.68%) Software Delivery
12 6 (9.68%) Test Management
13 5 (8.06%) BDD
13 5 (8.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.16%) SQL
2 12 (19.35%) Java
3 4 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (3.23%) Ruby
5 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.61%) Perl
5 1 (1.61%) Python
5 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) ISEB
2 14 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (16.13%) ISTQB
4 6 (9.68%) Degree
4 6 (9.68%) HND
5 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) HP
2 6 (9.68%) Telerik
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
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