Period
to 24 July 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Test Analyst was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 July 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
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 317 329
Rank change year-on-year -33 +12 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 25 21 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 14 25 30
North West median annual salary £30,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £22,500 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £32,500 £38,750 £44,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -12.50%

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 12644 11273 12823
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.61% 97.53% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 10343 9489 10323
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Analyst in the North West

QA Test Analyst
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for QA Test Analyst in the North West

QA Test 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 Test Analyst within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 July 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
Manchester -23 14 £28,000 -25.33%
Merseyside -3 8 £30,000 -20.00%
Cheshire -23 2 £34,000 +13.33% 1
Lancashire -7 1 £30,000 -20.00%
QA Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 North West region featuring QA Test Analyst in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (64.00%) Selenium
3 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (64.00%) Cucumber
4 13 (52.00%) Gherkin
5 12 (48.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (44.00%) Manual Testing
7 9 (36.00%) JIRA
8 8 (32.00%) System Testing
8 8 (32.00%) API Testing
8 8 (32.00%) Defect Tracking
9 7 (28.00%) SDLC
9 7 (28.00%) BDD
9 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
9 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
10 6 (24.00%) Java
11 5 (20.00%) ISEB
11 5 (20.00%) Finance
11 5 (20.00%) TDD
11 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
12 4 (16.00%) Scenario Testing
12 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (16.00%) Jasmine
12 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
12 4 (16.00%) FitNesse
12 4 (16.00%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (16.00%) Test Management
12 4 (16.00%) Marketing

QA Test 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 (4.00%) Confluence
1 1 (4.00%) IBM Domino
1 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) Cucumber
1 16 (64.00%) Selenium
2 9 (36.00%) JIRA
3 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (16.00%) FitNesse
4 4 (16.00%) Jasmine
5 3 (12.00%) JMeter
6 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (4.00%) Calabash
7 1 (4.00%) Capybara
7 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (4.00%) Protractor
7 1 (4.00%) Ranorex
7 1 (4.00%) Subversion
7 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Marketing
2 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.00%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) AS400
2 1 (4.00%) iPad
2 1 (4.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Android
1 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (48.00%) Test Scripting
4 11 (44.00%) Manual Testing
5 8 (32.00%) API Testing
5 8 (32.00%) Defect Tracking
5 8 (32.00%) System Testing
6 7 (28.00%) BDD
6 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
6 7 (28.00%) SDLC
7 5 (20.00%) TDD
8 4 (16.00%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (16.00%) Logistics
8 4 (16.00%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Test Management
8 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Smoke Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Usability Testing
9 3 (12.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) RPG
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.00%) ISEB
3 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) IBM
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