Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 318 321
Rank change year-on-year -35 +3 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 21 37 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.30% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.31% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 14 32 59
North West median annual salary £32,500 £30,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.56% -10.29% +4.62%
10th Percentile £26,475 £27,275 £27,050
90th Percentile £43,475 £42,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12704 12096 12623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.06% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10170 10182 10477
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured QA Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +25 7 £32,500 +18.18%
Manchester -19 6 £36,500 +3.55% 1
Cheshire -32 5 £30,750 +0.82%
Lancashire +2 2 £29,000 -31.76%
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 21 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 11 (52.38%) Selenium
5 8 (38.10%) JIRA
6 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 7 (33.33%) JMeter
6 7 (33.33%) Java
6 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 7 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
7 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
7 6 (28.57%) SpecFlow
7 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
8 5 (23.81%) SDLC
8 5 (23.81%) Russian Language
8 5 (23.81%) ISEB
8 5 (23.81%) Marketing
8 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (19.05%) Test Management
9 4 (19.05%) Finance
9 4 (19.05%) C#
9 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
9 4 (19.05%) System Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
9 4 (19.05%) BDD
9 4 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
9 4 (19.05%) DevOps

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 1 (4.76%) Confluence
1 1 (4.76%) IBM Domino
1 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) BlazeMeter
1 2 (9.52%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) DB2
1 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Selenium
2 8 (38.10%) JIRA
3 7 (33.33%) JMeter
4 6 (28.57%) SpecFlow
5 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
5 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
6 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
7 1 (4.76%) Appium
7 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
7 1 (4.76%) Calabash
7 1 (4.76%) Capybara
7 1 (4.76%) Fiddler
7 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
7 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.76%) Protractor
7 1 (4.76%) Ranorex
7 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (23.81%) Marketing
1 5 (23.81%) Russian Language
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) AS400
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) iSeries
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 7 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (23.81%) SDLC
5 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (19.05%) BDD
6 4 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (19.05%) DevOps
6 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
6 4 (19.05%) System Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Test Management
7 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) RPG
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (23.81%) ISEB
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Ansible
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Cognizant
2 1 (4.76%) Google
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Twitter