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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 25 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.76% 4.55% 3.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.26% 51.02% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11 25 7
Average salary £35,000 £41,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +36.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £52,500 £33,900
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
27 49 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 6.35% 8.93% 6.23%
Number of salaries quoted 17 39 17
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £38,000 £58,052
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 25 (67.57%) SQL Server
2 23 (62.16%) SQL
3 22 (59.46%) JavaScript
3 22 (59.46%) MVC
4 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (54.05%) C#
6 18 (48.65%) .NET
7 16 (43.24%) Unit Testing
8 15 (40.54%) ASP.NET
8 15 (40.54%) AngularJS
9 13 (35.14%) CSS
9 13 (35.14%) HTML
10 11 (29.73%) Software Engineering
10 11 (29.73%) .NET Framework
10 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (24.32%) MongoDB
11 9 (24.32%) OOD
12 7 (18.92%) Finance
12 7 (18.92%) PHP
12 7 (18.92%) HTML5
12 7 (18.92%) CSS3
12 7 (18.92%) Degree
12 7 (18.92%) Automated Testing
13 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
13 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
13 6 (16.22%) TDD
13 6 (16.22%) F#
13 6 (16.22%) Java
13 6 (16.22%) Web Services
13 6 (16.22%) Microsoft

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (67.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (24.32%) MongoDB
3 5 (13.51%) MySQL
4 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
1 5 (13.51%) Moq
1 5 (13.51%) PHPUnit
1 5 (13.51%) NUnit
2 3 (8.11%) Selenium
2 3 (8.11%) MSTest
3 1 (2.70%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.70%) FogBugz
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Electronics
3 4 (10.81%) Back Office
4 3 (8.11%) Games
5 2 (5.41%) Marketing
6 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Test Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (16.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Principle Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Software Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.22%) C# Developer
3 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) PHP Symfony Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Tester
4 5 (13.51%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 5 (13.51%) PHP Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Applications Support
5 4 (10.81%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (48.65%) .NET
2 15 (40.54%) ASP.NET
2 15 (40.54%) AngularJS
3 13 (35.14%) CSS
3 13 (35.14%) HTML
4 11 (29.73%) .NET Framework
4 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (18.92%) HTML5
5 7 (18.92%) CSS3
6 6 (16.22%) Web Services
7 5 (13.51%) VXML
7 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (13.51%) Ninject
7 5 (13.51%) Laravel
7 5 (13.51%) Backbone.js
7 5 (13.51%) jQuery
7 5 (13.51%) Symfony
7 5 (13.51%) CodeIgniter
7 5 (13.51%) CakePHP
8 1 (2.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) IVR
2 5 (13.51%) Thin Client
2 5 (13.51%) Client/Server
2 5 (13.51%) Mathematics
2 5 (13.51%) Fat Client
3 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) FMCG
4 1 (2.70%) Open Source
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) MVC
2 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (43.24%) Unit Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Software Engineering
5 9 (24.32%) OOD
6 7 (18.92%) Automated Testing
7 6 (16.22%) TDD
7 6 (16.22%) Scrum
8 5 (13.51%) Performance Engineering
8 5 (13.51%) Web Design
8 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.51%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (13.51%) Refactoring
8 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (13.51%) Web Development
9 4 (10.81%) Multithreading
9 4 (10.81%) OO
9 4 (10.81%) Validation
10 3 (8.11%) Project Management
11 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) SQL
2 22 (59.46%) JavaScript
3 20 (54.05%) C#
4 7 (18.92%) PHP
5 6 (16.22%) F#
5 6 (16.22%) Java
6 1 (2.70%) C
6 1 (2.70%) C++
6 1 (2.70%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
2 6 (16.22%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Zend
3 3 (8.11%) HP
Liverpool, Merseyside
MNM Associates Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago