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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 11 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Altrincham 15.44% 10.24% 12.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.64% 68.42% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 20 10 9
Average salary £45,000 £34,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.43% -8.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
33 19 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Altrincham 24.26% 14.96% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 32 16 10
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £29,700 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 22 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Altrincham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Altrincham

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 24 (63.16%) Finance
2 17 (44.74%) Degree
3 14 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (36.84%) PRINCE2
4 10 (26.32%) Project Management
4 10 (26.32%) Programme Management
5 7 (18.42%) QMS
5 7 (18.42%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (15.79%) ITIL
7 5 (13.16%) ISEB
7 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
8 4 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 4 (10.53%) EasyMock
8 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
8 4 (10.53%) SilkPerformer
8 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
8 4 (10.53%) QALoad
8 4 (10.53%) Selenium
8 4 (10.53%) jMock
8 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.53%) TestPartner
8 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 4 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
8 4 (10.53%) UML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Altrincham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (10.53%) EasyMock
2 4 (10.53%) SilkPerformer
2 4 (10.53%) QALoad
2 4 (10.53%) Selenium
2 4 (10.53%) jMock
2 4 (10.53%) TestPartner
2 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
2 4 (10.53%) JUnit
General
1 24 (63.16%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Analyst
2 18 (47.37%) Business Analyst
3 14 (36.84%) Implementation Consultant
3 14 (36.84%) Implementation Analyst
3 14 (36.84%) Consultant
4 10 (26.32%) Project Manager
4 10 (26.32%) Software Project Manager
4 10 (26.32%) Software Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Head of Testing
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Design Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Mechanical Design Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Mechanical Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
1 14 (36.84%) PRINCE2
2 10 (26.32%) Project Management
2 10 (26.32%) Programme Management
3 7 (18.42%) QMS
4 6 (15.79%) ITIL
5 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Performance Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (10.53%) UML
6 4 (10.53%) Coaching
7 3 (7.89%) CMMI
7 3 (7.89%) Service Management
7 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) Perl
2 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) Degree
2 5 (13.16%) ISEB
3 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) Aquila
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Autodesk