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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 212 246 247
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 23 22 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.33% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 23 22 9
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -14.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
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
5322 6686 6406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.19% 96.63% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4453 5632 5342
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
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 13 February 2016.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
Merseyside - 13 £35,000 -
Manchester +26 10 £34,500 +2.98% 1
Lancashire +21 6 £38,750 +26.01%
Cheshire +15 1 £27,500 -
QA Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 56 (100.00%) QA
2 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (53.57%) Functional Testing
4 27 (48.21%) SQL
5 26 (46.43%) Test Scripting
6 20 (35.71%) ISEB
6 20 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (33.93%) Software Testing
8 15 (26.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (25.00%) SDLC
10 13 (23.21%) HP
11 12 (21.43%) Java
11 12 (21.43%) Selenium
11 12 (21.43%) JIRA
12 11 (19.64%) ISTQB
12 11 (19.64%) Automated Testing
12 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
12 11 (19.64%) Defect Management
12 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
13 9 (16.07%) Automation Testing
13 9 (16.07%) Regression Testing
14 8 (14.29%) Workflow
14 8 (14.29%) Manual Testing
14 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (14.29%) QA Automation
15 7 (12.50%) Software Delivery
15 7 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
15 7 (12.50%) Test Management
15 7 (12.50%) Relational Database
16 6 (10.71%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) JIRA
1 12 (21.43%) Selenium
2 5 (8.93%) WebDriver
3 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.57%) Gerrit
4 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.57%) JMeter
4 2 (3.57%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.79%) Appium
5 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.36%) Banking
1 3 (5.36%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) XML
2 3 (5.36%) .NET
2 3 (5.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (53.57%) Functional Testing
3 26 (46.43%) Test Scripting
4 20 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (33.93%) Software Testing
6 14 (25.00%) SDLC
7 11 (19.64%) Automated Testing
7 11 (19.64%) Defect Management
7 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
8 9 (16.07%) Automation Testing
8 9 (16.07%) Regression Testing
9 8 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 8 (14.29%) QA Automation
9 8 (14.29%) Workflow
10 7 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (12.50%) Software Delivery
10 7 (12.50%) Test Management
11 5 (8.93%) BDD
11 5 (8.93%) TDD
12 4 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 27 (48.21%) SQL
2 12 (21.43%) Java
3 4 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (35.71%) ISEB
2 15 (26.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (19.64%) ISTQB
4 6 (10.71%) Degree
4 6 (10.71%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) HP
2 6 (10.71%) Telerik
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
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