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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 8 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Altrincham 18.49% 8.03% 13.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 73.33% 64.71% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 21 10 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
30 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Altrincham 25.21% 12.41% 13.92%
Number of salaries quoted 29 16 10
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 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Altrincham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Altrincham

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (61.11%) Finance
2 14 (38.89%) Degree
2 14 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 8 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (22.22%) Project Management
4 8 (22.22%) Programme Management
4 8 (22.22%) QMS
5 7 (19.44%) EasyMock
5 7 (19.44%) SilkPerformer
5 7 (19.44%) TestPartner
5 7 (19.44%) QALoad
5 7 (19.44%) Selenium
5 7 (19.44%) jMock
5 7 (19.44%) LoadRunner
5 7 (19.44%) JUnit
6 5 (13.89%) ISEB
6 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Automation Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 4 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.11%) UML
8 3 (8.33%) SQL
8 3 (8.33%) Oracle
8 3 (8.33%) ISO 9001

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Altrincham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (19.44%) LoadRunner
2 7 (19.44%) TestPartner
2 7 (19.44%) SilkPerformer
2 7 (19.44%) QALoad
2 7 (19.44%) Selenium
2 7 (19.44%) jMock
2 7 (19.44%) EasyMock
2 7 (19.44%) JUnit
General
1 22 (61.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Analyst
2 18 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 14 (38.89%) Consultant
3 14 (38.89%) Implementation Consultant
3 14 (38.89%) Implementation Analyst
4 8 (22.22%) Software Project Manager
4 8 (22.22%) Software Manager
4 8 (22.22%) Project Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Head of Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Design Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Mechanical Design Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Mechanical Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) QA Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 8 (22.22%) Project Management
3 8 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 8 (22.22%) QMS
4 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Automation Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
5 4 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.11%) UML
6 3 (8.33%) CMMI
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Coaching
7 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.56%) ITIL
8 1 (2.78%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Autodesk