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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 226 238 242
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 17 20 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.31% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 16
Median salary £35,000 £36,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £28,200 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £43,250
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £30,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -12.85%
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
5718 6372 6827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.59% 96.87% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4785 5195 5483
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 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £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
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 27 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 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 +7 12 £37,500 -6.25%
Merseyside - 2 £27,500 -
Cheshire +37 1 £30,000 -4.00% 1
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 27 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 11 (40.74%) SQL
5 9 (33.33%) ISEB
5 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 8 (29.63%) Selenium
6 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
6 8 (29.63%) Java
7 7 (25.93%) C#
7 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Functional Testing
8 6 (22.22%) JIRA
8 6 (22.22%) XML
9 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
9 5 (18.52%) JMeter
9 5 (18.52%) Degree
9 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
9 5 (18.52%) API Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
10 4 (14.81%) Appium
10 4 (14.81%) Test Management
10 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
10 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
10 4 (14.81%) HP
11 3 (11.11%) Windows
11 3 (11.11%) .NET
11 3 (11.11%) Oracle
11 3 (11.11%) Workflow
11 3 (11.11%) 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:

Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Selenium
2 6 (22.22%) JIRA
3 5 (18.52%) JMeter
3 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
4 4 (14.81%) Appium
5 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 3 (11.11%) Gerrit
5 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 3 (11.11%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) XML
2 3 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) HTML5
3 2 (7.41%) JSON
3 2 (7.41%) RESTful
3 2 (7.41%) SOAP
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.41%) iPad
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) EPoS
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Android
2 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.41%) Mac OS X
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Functional Testing
4 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (18.52%) API Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
6 4 (14.81%) Test Management
7 3 (11.11%) BDD
7 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.11%) OOD
7 3 (11.11%) OWASP
7 3 (11.11%) QA Automation
7 3 (11.11%) Scrum
7 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 3 (11.11%) TDD
7 3 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) Java
3 7 (25.93%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) Ruby
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) ISEB
1 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (18.52%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) HP
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
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