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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Altrincham 2.70% 6.93% 6.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 100.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 1
Average salary £34,750 £51,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.19% +7.89%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
7 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Altrincham 9.46% 6.93% 10.23%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 4
Average salary £32,000 £55,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.81% +175.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,375 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Altrincham

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 15 (68.18%) Degree
2 13 (59.09%) PRINCE2
3 12 (54.55%) Finance
4 9 (40.91%) Programme Management
4 9 (40.91%) Project Management
5 7 (31.82%) ITIL
6 5 (22.73%) ISEB
6 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
6 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 4 (18.18%) QMS
7 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (18.18%) Service Management
7 4 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) UML
7 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.09%) SQL
8 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Stress Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Test Management
9 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
9 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (4.55%) Analytics

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Altrincham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Project Manager
2 9 (40.91%) Software Project Manager
2 9 (40.91%) Software Manager
3 6 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Implementation Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Implementation Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Mechanical Design Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Mechanical Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.55%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) PRINCE2
2 9 (40.91%) Programme Management
2 9 (40.91%) Project Management
3 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 4 (18.18%) Service Management
5 4 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) UML
5 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 4 (18.18%) QMS
5 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Stress Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Test Management
7 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) ISEB
2 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) HND
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle
1 1 (4.55%) Autodesk
1 1 (4.55%) Aquila