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

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 213 229 244
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 13 19 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.32% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 11 16 8
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £27,500 £26,050
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,900
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £30,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -12.14%
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
5325 5879 6745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.21% 96.39% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4523 4732 5412
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £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
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 31 May 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 31 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 +7 10 £37,250 +27.35% 1
Merseyside +10 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Lancashire +1 2 £37,500 +25.00% 1
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 34 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (50.00%) SQL
4 15 (44.12%) Functional Testing
5 14 (41.18%) Test Scripting
6 12 (35.29%) Selenium
6 12 (35.29%) Automated Testing
6 12 (35.29%) JIRA
7 10 (29.41%) Java
7 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (26.47%) Defect Management
8 9 (26.47%) HP
9 8 (23.53%) ISEB
9 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
10 7 (20.59%) Software Testing
10 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
10 7 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (20.59%) Test Management
11 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
11 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (17.65%) QA Automation
11 6 (17.65%) JMeter
11 6 (17.65%) Workflow
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
12 5 (14.71%) Degree
12 5 (14.71%) .NET
12 5 (14.71%) Defect Tracking
12 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing
12 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
12 5 (14.71%) Software Delivery

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 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) JIRA
1 12 (35.29%) Selenium
2 6 (17.65%) JMeter
3 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
3 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
4 4 (11.76%) Gerrit
4 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
4 4 (11.76%) Mercurial
5 3 (8.82%) Appium
6 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Games
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) XML
3 2 (5.88%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
3 2 (5.88%) HTML5
3 2 (5.88%) JSON
3 2 (5.88%) RESTful
3 2 (5.88%) SOAP
3 2 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) iPad
4 1 (2.94%) EPoS
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Android
2 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
2 2 (5.88%) Unix
2 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) Functional Testing
3 14 (41.18%) Test Scripting
4 12 (35.29%) Automated Testing
5 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (26.47%) Defect Management
7 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
7 7 (20.59%) Software Testing
7 7 (20.59%) Test Management
8 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
8 6 (17.65%) QA Automation
8 6 (17.65%) Workflow
9 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (14.71%) Software Delivery
10 4 (11.76%) API Testing
10 4 (11.76%) BDD
10 4 (11.76%) OWASP
10 4 (11.76%) TDD
11 3 (8.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (29.41%) Java
3 4 (11.76%) Ruby
4 3 (8.82%) C#
5 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) ISEB
1 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 7 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (14.71%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) HP
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) Telerik
3 2 (5.88%) VMware
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