The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 4.04% 2.59% 3.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.43% 37.04% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 17
Median salary £37,500 £36,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £32,500 £32,600
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £48,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
47 27 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 10.00% 6.99% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 31 22 54
Median salary £38,750 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £63,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

The demand trend of job ads across the Liverpool region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Liverpool

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Liverpool region with a requirement for QA.

1 16 (48.48%) Automated Testing
2 14 (42.42%) Selenium
2 14 (42.42%) Test Scripting
3 13 (39.39%) SQL
4 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 11 (33.33%) API Testing
6 9 (27.27%) Java
7 8 (24.24%) JIRA
8 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
9 6 (18.18%) TDD
9 6 (18.18%) BDD
9 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
9 6 (18.18%) Defect Management
10 5 (15.15%) Gherkin
10 5 (15.15%) SDLC
10 5 (15.15%) System Testing
10 5 (15.15%) SoapUI
10 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
10 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (15.15%) Finance
10 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
10 5 (15.15%) ISEB
10 5 (15.15%) LoadRunner
10 5 (15.15%) Web Services
11 4 (12.12%) Linux
11 4 (12.12%) OO
11 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
11 4 (12.12%) Service Management
11 4 (12.12%) Games

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Selenium
2 11 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 8 (24.24%) JIRA
4 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 5 (15.15%) LoadRunner
5 5 (15.15%) SoapUI
6 3 (9.09%) Gerrit
6 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 3 (9.09%) JMeter
6 3 (9.09%) Mercurial
6 3 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Games
3 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.06%) Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Tester
2 9 (27.27%) QA Leader
3 8 (24.24%) Automation Test Lead
3 8 (24.24%) Test Leader
4 7 (21.21%) Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Automation Tester
4 7 (21.21%) QA Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) QA Test Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) QA Tester
4 7 (21.21%) Test Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) QA Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (12.12%) QA Test Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Test Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) QA Manager
7 3 (9.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Service Manager
8 2 (6.06%) QA Automation Tester
8 2 (6.06%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Gherkin
1 5 (15.15%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) HTML
3 2 (6.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.03%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Automated Testing
2 14 (42.42%) Test Scripting
3 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (33.33%) API Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
6 6 (18.18%) BDD
6 6 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 6 (18.18%) TDD
7 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
7 5 (15.15%) SDLC
7 5 (15.15%) System Testing
8 4 (12.12%) OO
8 4 (12.12%) Service Management
9 3 (9.09%) Agile Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 3 (9.09%) Project Management
9 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Test Management
9 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.09%) PHP
4 3 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISEB
1 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
1 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) SAP