The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
England / North West
Rank 210 222 227
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 38 13 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.63% 0.23% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.24% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 35 12 27
Median salary £30,000 £37,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,650 £34,750 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £37,500 £35,000
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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5866 5520 6369
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.77% 97.05% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4895 4632 5135
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in the North West

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for QA Analyst in the North West

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Analyst in the North West

QA Analyst
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Manchester +2 27 £30,500 -18.66% 6
Lancashire -2 7 £27,000 -28.00%
Merseyside -9 3 £30,000 -17.24%
Cheshire - 1 £27,500 - 1
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 62 (100.00%) QA
2 55 (88.71%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (69.35%) Test Scripting
4 26 (41.94%) Manual Testing
5 21 (33.87%) Selenium
6 19 (30.65%) SDLC
7 18 (29.03%) Cucumber
7 18 (29.03%) ISTQB
7 18 (29.03%) Automated Testing
8 15 (24.19%) Regression Testing
8 15 (24.19%) BDD
8 15 (24.19%) iPad
8 15 (24.19%) Exploratory Testing
8 15 (24.19%) Automation Testing
9 14 (22.58%) Gherkin
10 12 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (17.74%) Software Engineering
11 11 (17.74%) Scrum
11 11 (17.74%) ISEB
11 11 (17.74%) Test Automation
11 11 (17.74%) Defect Tracking
12 10 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (16.13%) Finance
13 9 (14.52%) JIRA
14 8 (12.90%) Marketing
14 8 (12.90%) Functional Testing
15 7 (11.29%) Smoke Testing
15 7 (11.29%) Validation
16 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
16 6 (9.68%) SQL

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (3.23%) Confluence
2 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) Selenium
2 18 (29.03%) Cucumber
3 9 (14.52%) JIRA
4 6 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (8.06%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.45%) FitNesse
6 4 (6.45%) Jasmine
7 3 (4.84%) Calabash
7 3 (4.84%) Capybara
7 3 (4.84%) Fiddler
7 3 (4.84%) HP UFT
7 3 (4.84%) MSTest
8 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (3.23%) Toad
8 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.61%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Marketing
3 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.23%) Electronics
5 2 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) Gherkin
2 4 (6.45%) .NET
2 4 (6.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) iPad
2 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.45%) Driving Licence
3 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.61%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (88.71%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (69.35%) Test Scripting
3 26 (41.94%) Manual Testing
4 19 (30.65%) SDLC
5 18 (29.03%) Automated Testing
6 15 (24.19%) Automation Testing
6 15 (24.19%) BDD
6 15 (24.19%) Exploratory Testing
6 15 (24.19%) Regression Testing
7 12 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (17.74%) Defect Tracking
8 11 (17.74%) Scrum
8 11 (17.74%) Software Engineering
8 11 (17.74%) Test Automation
9 8 (12.90%) Functional Testing
10 7 (11.29%) Smoke Testing
10 7 (11.29%) Validation
11 6 (9.68%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (9.68%) Test Strategy
11 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.68%) SQL
2 5 (8.06%) Java
3 4 (6.45%) C#
3 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (29.03%) ISTQB
2 11 (17.74%) ISEB
3 10 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (9.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (3.23%) SAP
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