Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Test Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Test Analyst
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 131 182
Rank change year-on-year -45 +51 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 3 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.098% 0.72% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.74% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2 15 4
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £30,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.75% +10.91% -8.33%
10th Percentile £32,200 £27,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £37,800 £32,500 £32,600
North West median annual salary £34,000 £30,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +11.48% -10.29% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2929 2175 3160
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 97.27% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2248 1869 2681
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured QA Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Analyst in Cheshire

QA Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst in Cheshire.

Salary trend for QA Test Analyst in Cheshire

QA Test Analyst
Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £36,000 -
QA Test Analyst
North West

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Cheshire region featuring QA Test Analyst in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BrowserStack
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) Protractor
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Capybara
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Calabash
3 1 (33.33%) Ranorex
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) BrowserStack
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Calabash
3 1 (33.33%) Capybara
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (33.33%) Protractor
3 1 (33.33%) Ranorex
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) API Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center