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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 231 213 250
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 11 25 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.37% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.39% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 9
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
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
6509 6336 7128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.05% 94.88% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5385 5242 6001
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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
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 4 March 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 +7 6 £29,000 +16.00% 2
Cheshire -17 4 £30,000 -
Merseyside +10 1 £21,500 -14.00% 1
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 40 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (62.50%) Selenium
4 18 (45.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 18 (45.00%) Software Testing
5 16 (40.00%) ISEB
5 16 (40.00%) SQL
6 15 (37.50%) .NET
6 15 (37.50%) Automated Testing
6 15 (37.50%) Manual Testing
7 14 (35.00%) Regression Testing
8 13 (32.50%) Finance
9 12 (30.00%) C#
9 12 (30.00%) Windows
10 10 (25.00%) ISTQB
10 10 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 9 (22.50%) Linux
12 8 (20.00%) SOAP
12 8 (20.00%) Java
12 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
12 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
12 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
12 8 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (17.50%) Selenium IDE
13 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
14 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
14 5 (12.50%) HP
14 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
14 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
15 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Mingle
2 1 (2.50%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (62.50%) Selenium
2 18 (45.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 7 (17.50%) Selenium IDE
5 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (7.50%) WATIR
7 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
7 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
7 3 (7.50%) Subversion
7 3 (7.50%) CruiseControl
7 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
7 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
8 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) .NET
2 8 (20.00%) SOAP
3 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (7.50%) JSON
5 3 (7.50%) HTML
5 3 (7.50%) XML
5 3 (7.50%) XSLT
5 3 (7.50%) REST
6 2 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
2 9 (22.50%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) Software Testing
3 15 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 15 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 14 (35.00%) Regression Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Stress Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Test Management
8 3 (7.50%) System Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Kanban
8 3 (7.50%) TDD
8 3 (7.50%) BDD
8 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 12 (30.00%) C#
3 8 (20.00%) Java
4 4 (10.00%) C++
5 3 (7.50%) Ruby
5 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) VB
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) ISEB
2 10 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) HP
2 3 (7.50%) Telerik
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
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