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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 11 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.41% 2.74% 4.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.89% 34.38% 39.29%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 21
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
36 32 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 8.78% 7.96% 10.41%
Number of salaries quoted 21 21 49
Median salary £46,250 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-19.56% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £32,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,750 £63,600 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 June 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Liverpool

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 15 (51.72%) Automated Testing
2 14 (48.28%) Selenium
3 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (44.83%) SQL
4 12 (41.38%) Test Scripting
5 11 (37.93%) JIRA
6 10 (34.48%) Java
7 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
7 9 (31.03%) Defect Management
8 7 (24.14%) BDD
8 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
8 7 (24.14%) TDD
9 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
9 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (20.69%) API Testing
10 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
10 5 (17.24%) ISEB
10 5 (17.24%) .NET
10 5 (17.24%) Web Services
11 4 (13.79%) Linux
11 4 (13.79%) Ruby
11 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
11 4 (13.79%) JMeter
11 4 (13.79%) Workflow
11 4 (13.79%) Finance
11 4 (13.79%) QA Automation
11 4 (13.79%) OWASP
11 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
11 4 (13.79%) Mercurial

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) Selenium
2 11 (37.93%) JIRA
3 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
4 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
5 4 (13.79%) Gerrit
5 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
5 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
5 4 (13.79%) JMeter
5 4 (13.79%) Mercurial
6 3 (10.34%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
7 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
7 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Games
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Tester
2 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) QA Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) QA Test Analyst
3 9 (31.03%) Test Analyst
4 7 (24.14%) Automation Tester
4 7 (24.14%) QA Tester
5 6 (20.69%) Selenium Tester
6 5 (17.24%) QA Engineer
6 5 (17.24%) QA Test Engineer
6 5 (17.24%) Test Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Java Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) QA Manager
7 3 (10.34%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (10.34%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Senior Tester
8 2 (6.90%) Agile Tester
8 2 (6.90%) QA Leader
8 2 (6.90%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
1 5 (17.24%) Web Services
2 3 (10.34%) HTML
3 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Unix
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Automated Testing
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) Test Scripting
4 9 (31.03%) Defect Management
5 7 (24.14%) BDD
5 7 (24.14%) TDD
6 6 (20.69%) API Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
6 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.79%) OWASP
7 4 (13.79%) QA Automation
7 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.79%) Workflow
8 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
8 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
8 3 (10.34%) OO
8 3 (10.34%) Project Management
8 3 (10.34%) Service Management
8 3 (10.34%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 10 (34.48%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) Ruby
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) ISEB
1 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
1 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
Liverpool
Oho Group
Salary: £32.5k - 45k per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool Centre
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 26 days ago
Liverpool
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 25 days ago
Liverpool
Oho Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago