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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 21 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 4.27% 5.07% 5.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.73% 41.18% 63.83%
Number of salaries quoted 18 21 30
Average salary £33,750 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.68% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,150
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £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
55 51 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 13.03% 12.32% 9.38%
Number of salaries quoted 30 41 39
Average salary £37,500 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.53% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,450
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,052 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 10 February 2016, 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 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 16 (44.44%) ISEB
2 16 (44.44%) Functional Testing
3 15 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 14 (38.89%) Java
5 13 (36.11%) Automated Testing
6 12 (33.33%) Selenium
6 12 (33.33%) HP
7 11 (30.56%) JIRA
7 11 (30.56%) Relational Database
7 11 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (30.56%) Test Management
7 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
8 9 (25.00%) QA Automation
8 9 (25.00%) Defect Management
8 9 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 9 (25.00%) Workflow
9 8 (22.22%) .NET
9 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
10 7 (19.44%) Degree
10 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
10 7 (19.44%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (19.44%) Software Delivery
10 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
11 6 (16.67%) TDD
11 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
12 5 (13.89%) Telerik

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) Relational Database
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Selenium
2 11 (30.56%) JIRA
3 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
4 4 (11.11%) Sahi
4 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (8.33%) Gradle
5 3 (8.33%) Maven
6 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.56%) Gerrit
6 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.56%) JMeter
6 2 (5.56%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.78%) FogBugz
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Analyst
2 16 (44.44%) QA Analyst
2 16 (44.44%) QA Test Analyst
3 15 (41.67%) Tester
4 14 (38.89%) Test Analyst
5 9 (25.00%) Java Engineer
5 9 (25.00%) QA Engineer
6 8 (22.22%) Software Tester
6 8 (22.22%) Test Engineer
7 7 (19.44%) QA Test Engineer
7 7 (19.44%) QA Tester
7 7 (19.44%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (19.44%) Senior QA Analyst
7 7 (19.44%) Senior QA Test Analyst
7 7 (19.44%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (19.44%) SQL Analyst
8 6 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 6 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
9 4 (11.11%) Automation Tester
9 4 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) MDX
2 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Functional Testing
2 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 13 (36.11%) Automated Testing
4 11 (30.56%) Test Management
4 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
4 11 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 9 (25.00%) QA Automation
5 9 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 9 (25.00%) Workflow
6 7 (19.44%) Defect Tracking
6 7 (19.44%) Software Delivery
7 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 6 (16.67%) TDD
8 4 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (11.11%) Line Management
8 4 (11.11%) Quality Management
8 4 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 14 (38.89%) Java
3 5 (13.89%) C#
4 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.56%) Ruby
6 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) ISEB
2 15 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 7 (19.44%) Degree
5 5 (13.89%) HND
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Telerik