The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Altrincham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Altrincham 10.17% 2.50% 7.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 85.71% 33.33% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 6
Average salary £24,000 £34,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.93% -36.81%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
QA
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Altrincham region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Altrincham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
7 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Altrincham 11.86% 7.50% 7.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 6
Average salary £24,000 £29,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.32% -45.90%
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Altrincham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Altrincham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Altrincham

QA
Salary Trend in Altrincham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Altrincham region.

QA Salary Trend in Altrincham

QA
Salary Histogram in Altrincham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Altrincham region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Altrincham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Altrincham

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Altrincham region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (69.23%) ISEB
3 9 (69.23%) ISTQB
3 9 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (61.54%) Configuration Management
4 8 (61.54%) C#
4 8 (61.54%) Java
4 8 (61.54%) XML
4 8 (61.54%) OOD
5 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
5 4 (30.77%) Ranorex
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) MSTest
5 4 (30.77%) Telerik
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
7 2 (15.38%) DevOps
7 2 (15.38%) Games
8 1 (7.69%) Project Management
8 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
8 1 (7.69%) BPR
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.69%) ITIL
8 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
8 1 (7.69%) Replication
8 1 (7.69%) Service Management
8 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (7.69%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in Altrincham by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Altrincham region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MSTest
1 4 (30.77%) Ranorex
1 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (15.38%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Tester
1 8 (61.54%) QA Tester
1 8 (61.54%) Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Software QA Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Software Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Automated Tester
3 4 (30.77%) QA Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) DBA
4 3 (23.08%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Lead Tester
4 3 (23.08%) QA Leader
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Agile Tester
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 3 (23.08%) Senior QA Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Tester
4 3 (23.08%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) XML
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Hedge funds
1 1 (7.69%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Configuration Management
3 8 (61.54%) OOD
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 2 (15.38%) DevOps
7 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.69%) BPR
7 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (7.69%) High Availability
7 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
7 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Project Management
7 1 (7.69%) QMS
7 1 (7.69%) SDLC
7 1 (7.69%) Service Management
7 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) ISEB
1 9 (69.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Telerik
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft