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 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
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 255 224 241
Rank change year-on-year -31 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 17 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.25% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.22% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 15
Median salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,800 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £40,500 £50,000
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 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 6647 5415 6191
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.61% 97.74% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 5440 4595 5048
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 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 June 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 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
Manchester -32 12 £28,750 -23.33%
Merseyside -8 3 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £30,000 -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

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

1 55 (100.00%) QA
2 46 (83.64%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (58.18%) Test Automation
4 31 (56.36%) Test Scripting
5 22 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 22 (40.00%) SDLC
6 21 (38.18%) Selenium
7 18 (32.73%) Manual Testing
8 15 (27.27%) Gherkin
8 15 (27.27%) Regression Testing
9 13 (23.64%) BDD
10 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (21.82%) ISTQB
11 11 (20.00%) iPad
12 10 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
13 9 (16.36%) Defect Tracking
13 9 (16.36%) Scrum
14 8 (14.55%) Validation
14 8 (14.55%) C#
14 8 (14.55%) JIRA
14 8 (14.55%) Smoke Testing
14 8 (14.55%) API Testing
15 7 (12.73%) Mobile App
15 7 (12.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (12.73%) Marketing
15 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
16 6 (10.91%) Degree
16 6 (10.91%) Apple iOS
16 6 (10.91%) SoapUI
16 6 (10.91%) Continuous Improvement

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (7.27%) Confluence
2 1 (1.82%) CMS
2 1 (1.82%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 21 (38.18%) Selenium
3 8 (14.55%) JIRA
4 6 (10.91%) SoapUI
5 4 (7.27%) FitNesse
5 4 (7.27%) Jasmine
5 4 (7.27%) JMeter
5 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.45%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.64%) Appium
7 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.82%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.82%) Subversion
8 1 (1.82%) Toad
General
1 7 (12.73%) Marketing
2 5 (9.09%) Finance
3 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.64%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) iPad
2 7 (12.73%) Mobile App
3 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Android
1 6 (10.91%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.64%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (83.64%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (58.18%) Test Automation
3 31 (56.36%) Test Scripting
4 22 (40.00%) SDLC
5 18 (32.73%) Manual Testing
6 15 (27.27%) Regression Testing
7 13 (23.64%) BDD
8 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
10 9 (16.36%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (16.36%) Scrum
11 8 (14.55%) API Testing
11 8 (14.55%) Smoke Testing
11 8 (14.55%) Validation
12 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
13 6 (10.91%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (10.91%) System Testing
14 5 (9.09%) Functional Testing
14 5 (9.09%) TDD
14 5 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) C#
2 5 (9.09%) Java
3 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) ISTQB
2 7 (12.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (10.91%) Degree
4 5 (9.09%) ISEB
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.82%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle
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