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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 244 230 251
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 7 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% 0.15% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 5
Average salary £30,000 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £33,000 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
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
6584 6296 7147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.12% 94.85% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5451 5207 6024
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 2 March 2015. 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
Cheshire -3 4 £30,000 -6.25%
Manchester 0 3 £30,000 +20.00%
QA Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (58.82%) Manual Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Selenium
5 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) Java
5 6 (35.29%) .NET
6 5 (29.41%) C#
6 5 (29.41%) ISEB
6 5 (29.41%) Finance
6 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
7 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
7 4 (23.53%) C++
8 3 (17.65%) HTML
8 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
8 3 (17.65%) SOAP
8 3 (17.65%) XML
8 3 (17.65%) XSLT
8 3 (17.65%) HTTP
8 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
8 3 (17.65%) TDD
8 3 (17.65%) CruiseControl
8 3 (17.65%) JSON

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (17.65%) Mingle
2 1 (5.88%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) TeamCity
2 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
2 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) CruiseControl
2 3 (17.65%) Subversion
2 3 (17.65%) WATIR
3 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) SOAP
2 3 (17.65%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) XSLT
2 3 (17.65%) JSON
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (58.82%) Manual Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
3 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Stress Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) System Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Kanban
4 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) C#
4 4 (23.53%) C++
5 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
5 3 (17.65%) Ruby
6 1 (5.88%) VB
6 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISEB
2 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft