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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 7 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Altrincham 19.64% 8.45% 13.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 95.65% 70.59% 91.67%
Number of salaries quoted 21 11 10
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
23 17 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Altrincham 20.54% 11.97% 14.81%
Number of salaries quoted 22 16 11
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 29 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Altrincham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Altrincham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 20 (55.56%) Finance
2 14 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (30.56%) Degree
4 10 (27.78%) PRINCE2
5 9 (25.00%) JUnit
5 9 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (25.00%) LoadRunner
5 9 (25.00%) SilkPerformer
5 9 (25.00%) TestPartner
5 9 (25.00%) QMS
5 9 (25.00%) QALoad
5 9 (25.00%) Selenium
5 9 (25.00%) jMock
5 9 (25.00%) EasyMock
6 7 (19.44%) ISEB
7 6 (16.67%) Programme Management
7 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 6 (16.67%) Project Management
7 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 5 (13.89%) UML
8 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
9 4 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
10 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
10 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
10 3 (8.33%) CMMI

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Top Related IT Skills in Altrincham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) JUnit
1 9 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 9 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 9 (25.00%) TestPartner
1 9 (25.00%) SilkPerformer
1 9 (25.00%) QALoad
1 9 (25.00%) Selenium
1 9 (25.00%) jMock
1 9 (25.00%) EasyMock
General
1 20 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Business Analyst
1 19 (52.78%) Analyst
2 14 (38.89%) Consultant
2 14 (38.89%) Implementation Consultant
2 14 (38.89%) Implementation Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Software Project Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Software Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Head of Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.78%) QA Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) QA Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (27.78%) PRINCE2
3 9 (25.00%) QMS
4 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Project Management
4 6 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.89%) UML
6 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 4 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.33%) CMMI
8 1 (2.78%) Use Case
8 1 (2.78%) BPMN
8 1 (2.78%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Degree
2 7 (19.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
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