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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 243 228 232
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 18 16 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.25% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 8
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -23.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,200 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +6.55%
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
7015 6440 7045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.93% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5787 5544 6021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +6 8 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Cheshire -15 7 £32,500 +16.07%
Merseyside +8 2 £35,000 +16.66%
Lancashire - 1 £31,500 - 1
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 31 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (64.52%) Selenium
3 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (45.16%) ISEB
5 12 (38.71%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (32.26%) E-Commerce
6 10 (32.26%) SQL
6 10 (32.26%) Manual Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Automated Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Java
7 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
8 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
8 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
9 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
10 5 (16.13%) C#
10 5 (16.13%) .NET
10 5 (16.13%) Windows
11 4 (12.90%) HP
11 4 (12.90%) Finance
11 4 (12.90%) Legal
12 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
12 3 (9.68%) TDD
12 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
12 3 (9.68%) SOAP
12 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
12 3 (9.68%) BDD
12 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (9.68%) Selenium IDE
12 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
13 2 (6.45%) Load Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (64.52%) Selenium
2 12 (38.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
4 3 (9.68%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (6.45%) NUnit
6 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
1 4 (12.90%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.68%) SOAP
3 2 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) NHS
1 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.23%) Wiki
1 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) E-Commerce
2 10 (32.26%) Manual Testing
3 8 (25.81%) Automated Testing
3 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.68%) BDD
5 3 (9.68%) TDD
6 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Load Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.23%) User Stories
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) Java
3 5 (16.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) ISEB
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) Apple
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