The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 251 249 222
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 5 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.070% 0.068% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.072% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 14
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +21.21%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6842 6993 6875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.24% 95.27% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5547 5863 6086
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
QA Test Analyst
England

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +1 3 £36,000 +30.90%
Manchester 0 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Lancashire - 1 £33,000 -
QA Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (76.92%) ISEB
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
4 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
4 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) .NET
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) Publishing
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (23.08%) Selenium
6 3 (23.08%) Use Case
6 3 (23.08%) Mingle
6 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
6 3 (23.08%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
8 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Android
8 1 (7.69%) Social Media
8 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
8 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 1 (7.69%) Wiki
8 1 (7.69%) JIRA
8 1 (7.69%) Banking
8 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (23.08%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 3 (23.08%) Publishing
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Social Media
1 1 (7.69%) Wiki
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Use Case
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.69%) User Stories
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) ISEB
2 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Apple