The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had QA Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
England / North West
Rank 207 210 233
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 28 20 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.36% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.37% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 25 20 27
Median salary £30,500 £37,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%

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
5810 5396 6766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.69% 96.62% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4844 4535 5605
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 £24,001 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

QA Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured QA Test Analyst in the job title.

QA Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

QA Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst across the North West region.

QA Test Analyst Salary Trend in the North West

QA Test Analyst
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

QA Test Analyst Salary Histogram in the North West

QA Test 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 Test Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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 -17 20 £32,000 -14.66% 2
Lancashire -9 6 £26,125 -30.33%
Cheshire +15 1 £27,500 -
Merseyside -15 1 £30,000 -14.28%
QA Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, QA Test 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 50 (100.00%) QA
2 46 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (72.00%) Test Scripting
4 26 (52.00%) Manual Testing
5 18 (36.00%) Automated Testing
6 17 (34.00%) ISTQB
7 16 (32.00%) ISEB
8 15 (30.00%) Selenium
8 15 (30.00%) iPad
9 14 (28.00%) Exploratory Testing
10 12 (24.00%) Cucumber
10 12 (24.00%) BDD
11 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
12 10 (20.00%) Scrum
12 10 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
12 10 (20.00%) Automation Testing
12 10 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
13 9 (18.00%) JIRA
14 8 (16.00%) SQL
14 8 (16.00%) SDLC
15 7 (14.00%) Gherkin
15 7 (14.00%) Functional Testing
15 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
15 7 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (14.00%) Windows
15 7 (14.00%) Finance
15 7 (14.00%) Regression Testing
16 6 (12.00%) Release Management
16 6 (12.00%) Performance Testing

QA Test 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
2 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 15 (30.00%) Selenium
2 12 (24.00%) Cucumber
3 9 (18.00%) JIRA
4 6 (12.00%) HP UFT
4 6 (12.00%) MSTest
4 6 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (8.00%) Calabash
5 4 (8.00%) Capybara
5 4 (8.00%) Fiddler
5 4 (8.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.00%) Subversion
6 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.00%) Electronics
3 3 (6.00%) Marketing
3 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (8.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) iPad
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.00%) Driving Licence
2 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (72.00%) Test Scripting
3 26 (52.00%) Manual Testing
4 18 (36.00%) Automated Testing
5 14 (28.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 12 (24.00%) BDD
7 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
8 10 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 10 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
8 10 (20.00%) Scrum
9 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
10 8 (16.00%) SDLC
11 7 (14.00%) Functional Testing
11 7 (14.00%) Regression Testing
11 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
12 6 (12.00%) Customer Requirements
12 6 (12.00%) Performance Testing
12 6 (12.00%) Release Management
13 5 (10.00%) Business Development
13 5 (10.00%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) C#
2 4 (8.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) ISTQB
2 16 (32.00%) ISEB
3 10 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) SAP
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
Manchester, Lancashire
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Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, North West, UK
Graduate Prospects
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