The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool 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 38 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.71% 2.39% 1.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.69% 30.56% 34.62%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 8
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £30,000 £22,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
Merseyside

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 Liverpool region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
49 36 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 10.70% 7.81% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 41 35 24
Average salary £50,000 £39,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.20% -8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,400 £30,000 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

QA
Salary Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Liverpool region.

QA Salary Trend in Liverpool

QA
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Liverpool

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 (59.46%) Java
2 18 (48.65%) SQL
3 17 (45.95%) Linux
3 17 (45.95%) EAI
3 17 (45.95%) SOA
4 15 (40.54%) DB2
4 15 (40.54%) TIBCO
4 15 (40.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (40.54%) Change Management
4 15 (40.54%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (37.84%) Degree
6 13 (35.14%) Ruby
7 12 (32.43%) Computer Science
7 12 (32.43%) TIBCO EMS
7 12 (32.43%) TIBCO Hawk
7 12 (32.43%) BusinessWorks
7 12 (32.43%) Shell Script
7 12 (32.43%) SQL Server
7 12 (32.43%) ITIL
7 12 (32.43%) Python
7 12 (32.43%) JMS
7 12 (32.43%) SLA
8 8 (21.62%) Project Management
8 8 (21.62%) Selenium
8 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Web Services
10 5 (13.51%) .NET
10 5 (13.51%) Finance
10 5 (13.51%) Games
10 5 (13.51%) Subversion

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (32.43%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (32.43%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (5.41%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (40.54%) DB2
2 12 (32.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.70%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Selenium
2 5 (13.51%) Subversion
3 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (5.41%) TestComplete
4 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.70%) JIRA
5 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.70%) Hudson
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
1 5 (13.51%) Games
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Russian Language
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Team Leader
1 8 (21.62%) Technical Team Leader
2 6 (16.22%) Technical Leader
3 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Tester
4 3 (8.11%) Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Release Manager
4 3 (8.11%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior C++ Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.41%) C++ Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) JMS
2 6 (16.22%) Web Services
3 5 (13.51%) .NET
4 3 (8.11%) Middleware
5 2 (5.41%) XML Messaging
5 2 (5.41%) Qt
5 2 (5.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.41%) STL
5 2 (5.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (32.43%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Open Source
4 1 (2.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
3 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) EAI
1 17 (45.95%) SOA
2 15 (40.54%) Change Management
2 15 (40.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (32.43%) ITIL
4 8 (21.62%) Project Management
4 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Load Testing
6 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
6 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.11%) Automation Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Change Control
7 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.11%) Use Case
7 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.11%) TDD
8 2 (5.41%) Scrum
8 2 (5.41%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 22 (59.46%) Java
2 18 (48.65%) SQL
3 13 (35.14%) Ruby
4 12 (32.43%) Python
4 12 (32.43%) Shell Script
5 4 (10.81%) C#
5 4 (10.81%) C++
6 3 (8.11%) PowerHouse
7 2 (5.41%) Perl
7 2 (5.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) ISEB
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) TIBCO
2 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.41%) CA
3 2 (5.41%) webMethods
4 1 (2.70%) Teradata
4 1 (2.70%) Kalido
4 1 (2.70%) Tableau
4 1 (2.70%) Twitter
4 1 (2.70%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
Liverpool
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