The median annual salary for a QA Test Analyst was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 220 240
Rank change year-on-year -17 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 17 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.18% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.18% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 18
Median salary £30,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +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 6067 5530 6433
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.73% 96.97% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5030 4670 5124
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £24,690
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 Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 25 April 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 -6 11 £26,250 -30.00%
Merseyside -8 5 £30,000 -20.00%
Lancashire -1 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 25 April 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 52 (100.00%) QA
2 44 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (69.23%) Test Scripting
4 24 (46.15%) Manual Testing
5 23 (44.23%) Cucumber
6 22 (42.31%) Selenium
7 18 (34.62%) ISTQB
7 18 (34.62%) Gherkin
8 16 (30.77%) Automated Testing
9 15 (28.85%) BDD
9 15 (28.85%) iPad
10 14 (26.92%) Exploratory Testing
10 14 (26.92%) SDLC
11 13 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
11 13 (25.00%) Automation Testing
12 11 (21.15%) Test Automation
13 10 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (19.23%) Finance
13 10 (19.23%) Scrum
13 10 (19.23%) Software Engineering
14 9 (17.31%) JIRA
14 9 (17.31%) Functional Testing
15 8 (15.38%) API Testing
15 8 (15.38%) ISEB
16 7 (13.46%) Regression Testing
16 7 (13.46%) SoapUI
16 7 (13.46%) System Testing
17 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
17 6 (11.54%) C#
17 6 (11.54%) Digital 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 2 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Internet
Development Applications
1 23 (44.23%) Cucumber
2 22 (42.31%) Selenium
3 9 (17.31%) JIRA
4 7 (13.46%) SoapUI
5 4 (7.69%) FitNesse
5 4 (7.69%) Jasmine
6 2 (3.85%) Calabash
6 2 (3.85%) Capybara
6 2 (3.85%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.92%) JMeter
7 1 (1.92%) Subversion
7 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Marketing
2 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.85%) Electronics
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (34.62%) Gherkin
2 4 (7.69%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) iPad
2 4 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Android
1 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (69.23%) Test Scripting
3 24 (46.15%) Manual Testing
4 16 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 15 (28.85%) BDD
6 14 (26.92%) Exploratory Testing
6 14 (26.92%) SDLC
7 13 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 13 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
8 11 (21.15%) Test Automation
9 10 (19.23%) Scrum
9 10 (19.23%) Software Engineering
10 9 (17.31%) Functional Testing
11 8 (15.38%) API Testing
12 7 (13.46%) Regression Testing
12 7 (13.46%) System Testing
13 6 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
14 5 (9.62%) Business Development
14 5 (9.62%) Refactoring
14 5 (9.62%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) C#
2 5 (9.62%) Java
3 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) ISTQB
2 10 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (15.38%) ISEB
4 4 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle
1 2 (3.85%) SAP