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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 13 27
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Altrincham 1.41% 13.13% 8.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 59.09% 70.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 11
Average salary £27,500 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +29.41%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
3 22 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Altrincham 4.23% 22.22% 11.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2 21 14
Average salary £24,000 £55,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-56.36% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £52,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Altrincham

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk
2 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) QMS
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Altrincham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Project Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) PMO Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) QMS
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) Degree