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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 231 230 234
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 13 18 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 18
Average salary £29,250 £30,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,400 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £35,100 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.28% -
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
6182 6714 6943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.33% 95.53% 95.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4934 5424 5832
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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
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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 +13 8 £28,000 -3.44% 2
Merseyside - 3 £30,000 -
Cheshire -9 2 £30,000 -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 29 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (62.07%) Selenium
3 17 (58.62%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (55.17%) ISEB
4 16 (55.17%) Finance
5 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
7 12 (41.38%) SQL
8 10 (34.48%) Regression Testing
8 10 (34.48%) .NET
9 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
10 8 (27.59%) HP
10 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
10 8 (27.59%) Manual Testing
10 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
11 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
11 7 (24.14%) Automation Testing
11 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
12 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
12 6 (20.69%) C#
12 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (17.24%) Windows
13 5 (17.24%) Linux
14 4 (13.79%) Legal
14 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
14 4 (13.79%) SOAP
14 4 (13.79%) UNIX
14 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
14 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
14 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Mingle
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.34%) HTTP
3 1 (3.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (62.07%) Selenium
2 17 (58.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
4 4 (13.79%) Selenium IDE
4 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
5 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.90%) WATIR
6 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.90%) CruiseControl
6 2 (6.90%) Subversion
6 2 (6.90%) WebLOAD
6 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
6 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.45%) JIRA
7 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
2 4 (13.79%) SOAP
2 4 (13.79%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (6.90%) HTML
3 2 (6.90%) REST
3 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) XML
3 2 (6.90%) XSLT
3 2 (6.90%) Middleware
3 2 (6.90%) JSON
4 1 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Open Source
2 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
3 10 (34.48%) Regression Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
4 8 (27.59%) Manual Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
5 7 (24.14%) Automation Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
6 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
7 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
7 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) System Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Kanban
9 2 (6.90%) BDD
9 2 (6.90%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.90%) Stress Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) C#
3 3 (10.34%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.90%) Ruby
5 1 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.45%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) ISEB
2 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) HP
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Telerik
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