The median annual salary for a QA Test Analyst was £27,500 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 Test Analyst
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 176 181
Rank change year-on-year -34 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 5 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.12% 0.14% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 2
Median salary £27,500 £37,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.66% -3.22%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +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 Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Analyst in Manchester

QA Test Analyst
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for QA Test Analyst in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Manchester region featuring QA Test Analyst in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) QA
2 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (61.54%) Test Automation
4 14 (53.85%) Test Scripting
5 13 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 11 (42.31%) iPad
7 10 (38.46%) Selenium
8 9 (34.62%) Manual Testing
8 9 (34.62%) BDD
8 9 (34.62%) Gherkin
8 9 (34.62%) ISTQB
8 9 (34.62%) Defect Tracking
9 8 (30.77%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (30.77%) Scrum
10 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
10 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (19.23%) C#
11 5 (19.23%) Java
11 5 (19.23%) JIRA
12 4 (15.38%) Jasmine
12 4 (15.38%) Mobile App
12 4 (15.38%) FitNesse
12 4 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (15.38%) Marketing
12 4 (15.38%) Logistics
12 4 (15.38%) TDD
12 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
12 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
12 4 (15.38%) Finance
13 3 (11.54%) ISEB

QA Test 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 2 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) Umbraco
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (38.46%) Selenium
3 5 (19.23%) JIRA
4 4 (15.38%) FitNesse
4 4 (15.38%) Jasmine
5 2 (7.69%) JMeter
5 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.85%) Subversion
6 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
1 4 (15.38%) Marketing
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) Gherkin
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) iPad
2 4 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Android
1 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 14 (53.85%) Test Scripting
4 9 (34.62%) BDD
4 9 (34.62%) Defect Tracking
4 9 (34.62%) Manual Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Exploratory Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Scrum
6 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 4 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (15.38%) Logistics
7 4 (15.38%) TDD
8 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Refactoring
8 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (11.54%) User Stories
9 2 (7.69%) OO
9 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 2 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) C#
1 5 (19.23%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) ISTQB
2 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (11.54%) ISEB
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef