The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £28,750 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Quality Assurance Analyst
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 171 174
Rank change year-on-year -32 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 12 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.28% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 9
Median salary £28,750 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £26,800 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £40,750 £50,100
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  

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 4120 3439 3202
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.84% 98.14% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3526 2957 2668
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 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 27 June 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 - 2 £27,500 -
Stockport - 1 £29,000 -
QA Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 39 (100.00%) QA
2 36 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (61.54%) Test Automation
4 21 (53.85%) Test Scripting
5 16 (41.03%) Cucumber
6 14 (35.90%) Selenium
7 12 (30.77%) BDD
7 12 (30.77%) Regression Testing
8 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
8 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (28.21%) iPad
9 10 (25.64%) Manual Testing
10 9 (23.08%) Scrum
10 9 (23.08%) Gherkin
10 9 (23.08%) SDLC
10 9 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (23.08%) Exploratory Testing
11 8 (20.51%) C#
12 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
12 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
12 7 (17.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (15.38%) Apple iOS
13 6 (15.38%) JIRA
13 6 (15.38%) Android
14 5 (12.82%) Marketing
14 5 (12.82%) Java
14 5 (12.82%) Finance
14 5 (12.82%) Validation
14 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (12.82%) Smoke Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (10.26%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (41.03%) Cucumber
2 14 (35.90%) Selenium
3 6 (15.38%) JIRA
4 4 (10.26%) FitNesse
4 4 (10.26%) Jasmine
4 4 (10.26%) JMeter
4 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.13%) Appium
6 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (2.56%) Subversion
7 1 (2.56%) Toad
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
1 5 (12.82%) Marketing
2 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.13%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) iPad
2 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Android
1 6 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 21 (53.85%) Test Scripting
4 12 (30.77%) BDD
4 12 (30.77%) Regression Testing
5 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (25.64%) Manual Testing
7 9 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
7 9 (23.08%) Exploratory Testing
7 9 (23.08%) Scrum
7 9 (23.08%) SDLC
8 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
9 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (12.82%) Smoke Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Validation
10 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Logistics
10 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing
10 4 (10.26%) TDD
10 4 (10.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) C#
2 5 (12.82%) Java
3 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
2 7 (17.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (10.26%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle