The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £30,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
North West / Manchester
Rank 179 172 179
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 26 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.67% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 23 8 10
Median salary £30,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £36,850 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £39,000 £35,250
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3763 3254 3594
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 96.78% 97.54% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3138 2705 2948
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in Manchester

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for QA Analyst in Manchester

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Analyst in Manchester

QA Analyst
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Bolton - 3 £26,500 -
Altrincham - 2 £42,500 -
QA Analyst
North West

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, QA 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 Manchester region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) QA
2 36 (97.30%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (64.86%) Test Scripting
4 16 (43.24%) ISTQB
5 15 (40.54%) iPad
5 15 (40.54%) Exploratory Testing
6 13 (35.14%) Automated Testing
7 12 (32.43%) Manual Testing
8 11 (29.73%) Defect Tracking
8 11 (29.73%) Regression Testing
8 11 (29.73%) Scrum
8 11 (29.73%) Selenium
8 11 (29.73%) Software Engineering
9 10 (27.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (27.03%) Cucumber
10 9 (24.32%) BDD
10 9 (24.32%) Gherkin
11 8 (21.62%) Finance
12 6 (16.22%) ISEB
12 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
12 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
12 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
13 5 (13.51%) SDLC
13 5 (13.51%) Refactoring
13 5 (13.51%) Java
14 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
14 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
14 4 (10.81%) C#
14 4 (10.81%) TDD

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Selenium
2 10 (27.03%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.81%) FitNesse
3 4 (10.81%) Jasmine
4 2 (5.41%) JIRA
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.41%) Toad
4 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Marketing
2 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.81%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) iPad
2 4 (10.81%) Driving Licence
2 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.70%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (97.30%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (64.86%) Test Scripting
3 15 (40.54%) Exploratory Testing
4 13 (35.14%) Automated Testing
5 12 (32.43%) Manual Testing
6 11 (29.73%) Defect Tracking
6 11 (29.73%) Regression Testing
6 11 (29.73%) Scrum
6 11 (29.73%) Software Engineering
7 9 (24.32%) BDD
8 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
8 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
8 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
9 5 (13.51%) Refactoring
9 5 (13.51%) SDLC
10 4 (10.81%) Automation Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Business Development
10 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
10 4 (10.81%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) Java
2 4 (10.81%) C#
2 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) ISTQB
2 10 (27.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (16.22%) ISEB
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle
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