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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 233 234 246
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 17 15 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 6
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £35,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-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
6222 6780 6883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.33% 94.89% 94.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5075 5487 5880
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 £23,000 £23,000
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 30 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 30 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
(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
Manchester +18 15 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Cheshire -2 1 £27,500 -21.42%
Lancashire - 1 £30,000 - 1
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 30 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (56.67%) ISEB
3 15 (50.00%) Finance
4 14 (46.67%) HP UFT
5 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
6 12 (40.00%) SQL
7 11 (36.67%) Selenium
8 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
9 9 (30.00%) HP
9 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (26.67%) Performance Testing
11 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
12 6 (20.00%) LoadRunner
12 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
12 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
12 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (20.00%) ISTQB
12 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (20.00%) WebLOAD
13 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
14 4 (13.33%) Web Services
14 4 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (13.33%) Banking
14 4 (13.33%) Investment Banking
14 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
14 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
15 3 (10.00%) Coaching

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (3.33%) CMS
1 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
1 1 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (46.67%) HP UFT
2 11 (36.67%) Selenium
3 6 (20.00%) WebLOAD
3 6 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.33%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
2 4 (13.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
3 2 (6.67%) Games
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) WPF
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
2 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
6 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
9 3 (10.00%) Coaching
9 3 (10.00%) SDLC
9 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (10.00%) Scrum
9 3 (10.00%) System Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Investment Management
10 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
11 1 (3.33%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) ISEB
2 6 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) HP
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Unisys
3 1 (3.33%) McAfee
3 1 (3.33%) Alterian
3 1 (3.33%) Sitecore
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