The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 218 240 250
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 10 21 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.32% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.33% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9 18 8
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,300 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £35,000 £37,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
QA Test 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
5495 6276 6821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.08% 96.72% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4655 5006 5490
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,142
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 Test Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
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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 +11 7 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Merseyside +12 5 £37,500 +7.14%
Lancashire +5 4 £37,500 +29.31%
QA Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title.

1 36 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 20 (55.56%) SQL
4 15 (41.67%) JIRA
4 15 (41.67%) Selenium
5 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
5 14 (38.89%) Automated Testing
5 14 (38.89%) HP
6 13 (36.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (33.33%) Java
7 12 (33.33%) Defect Management
8 10 (27.78%) Regression Testing
9 9 (25.00%) Workflow
9 9 (25.00%) Test Management
9 9 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 9 (25.00%) QA Automation
10 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
10 8 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (22.22%) ISEB
11 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
11 7 (19.44%) Degree
11 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
11 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
11 7 (19.44%) WebDriver
11 7 (19.44%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (19.44%) Software Delivery
11 7 (19.44%) SDLC
12 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (41.67%) JIRA
1 15 (41.67%) Selenium
2 7 (19.44%) WebDriver
3 6 (16.67%) JMeter
4 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
5 4 (11.11%) Gerrit
5 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 4 (11.11%) Mercurial
6 3 (8.33%) Appium
7 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (5.56%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Back Office
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) CSS
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) HTML5
2 2 (5.56%) JSON
2 2 (5.56%) RESTful
2 2 (5.56%) SOAP
2 2 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Android
1 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.56%) Mac OS X
1 2 (5.56%) Unix
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
1 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 14 (38.89%) Automated Testing
2 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 13 (36.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 10 (27.78%) Regression Testing
6 9 (25.00%) QA Automation
6 9 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 9 (25.00%) Test Management
6 9 (25.00%) Workflow
7 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 7 (19.44%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (19.44%) SDLC
8 7 (19.44%) Software Delivery
9 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 5 (13.89%) BDD
10 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
10 5 (13.89%) TDD
11 4 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) SQL
2 12 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (11.11%) Ruby
4 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) ISEB
1 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (19.44%) Degree
2 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) HP
2 5 (13.89%) Telerik
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
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