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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
England / North West
Rank 219 204 243
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 28 28 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.51% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.54% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 26 28 17
Median salary £30,500 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% +27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £31,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £34,200
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -

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
5721 5224 6491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.54% 95.96% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4827 4392 5544
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 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -15 17 £32,000 -5.88%
Lancashire -15 8 £31,250 -19.35%
Merseyside -23 2 £30,000 -14.28%
Cheshire +11 1 £30,500 +10.90% 2
QA Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 45 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (78.00%) Test Scripting
4 30 (60.00%) Manual Testing
5 22 (44.00%) ISEB
6 16 (32.00%) Software Testing
7 15 (30.00%) Automated Testing
7 15 (30.00%) SQL
8 13 (26.00%) ISTQB
8 13 (26.00%) Selenium
8 13 (26.00%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (24.00%) Performance Testing
9 12 (24.00%) Windows
10 11 (22.00%) HP UFT
10 11 (22.00%) Release Management
10 11 (22.00%) MSTest
11 10 (20.00%) iPad
11 10 (20.00%) Cucumber
11 10 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
12 9 (18.00%) BDD
12 9 (18.00%) Automation Testing
12 9 (18.00%) JIRA
12 9 (18.00%) Finance
13 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
14 7 (14.00%) Defect Tracking
14 7 (14.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (14.00%) SDLC
14 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (12.00%) Manufacturing

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:

Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Selenium
2 12 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (22.00%) HP UFT
3 11 (22.00%) MSTest
4 10 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 9 (18.00%) JIRA
6 5 (10.00%) SoapUI
7 4 (8.00%) Calabash
7 4 (8.00%) Capybara
7 4 (8.00%) Fiddler
8 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (18.00%) 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 6 (12.00%) Gherkin
2 5 (10.00%) .NET
3 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) iPad
2 5 (10.00%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (78.00%) Test Scripting
3 30 (60.00%) Manual Testing
4 16 (32.00%) Software Testing
5 15 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 12 (24.00%) Performance Testing
7 11 (22.00%) Release Management
8 10 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 9 (18.00%) Automation Testing
9 9 (18.00%) BDD
10 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
11 7 (14.00%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (14.00%) SDLC
11 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (12.00%) Functional Testing
12 6 (12.00%) Scrum
12 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
13 4 (8.00%) Business Development
13 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
13 4 (8.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) C#
3 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (44.00%) ISEB
2 13 (26.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (14.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (26.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) SAP
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
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Posted: 3 days ago
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