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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.50% 1.92% 1.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.09% 31.03% 35.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 6
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +26.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £27,800 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £38,000 £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
44 29 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 10.28% 6.20% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 34 29 19
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £20,950
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Liverpool

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 20 (54.05%) Java
2 15 (40.54%) SQL
3 13 (35.14%) Linux
3 13 (35.14%) EAI
3 13 (35.14%) SOA
4 11 (29.73%) DB2
4 11 (29.73%) TIBCO
4 11 (29.73%) Change Management
4 11 (29.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (29.73%) Degree
4 11 (29.73%) Selenium
4 11 (29.73%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (27.03%) Ruby
5 10 (27.03%) Python
6 9 (24.32%) JMS
6 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
6 9 (24.32%) ITIL
6 9 (24.32%) TIBCO Hawk
6 9 (24.32%) BusinessWorks
6 9 (24.32%) SLA
6 9 (24.32%) Shell Script
6 9 (24.32%) Computer Science
6 9 (24.32%) TIBCO EMS
7 8 (21.62%) Project Management
8 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
9 6 (16.22%) MS Office
10 5 (13.51%) .NET
10 5 (13.51%) C#
10 5 (13.51%) PowerHouse

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 9 (24.32%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Project
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (24.32%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (5.41%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) DB2
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.70%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Selenium
2 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.11%) Subversion
3 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
3 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.41%) TestComplete
4 2 (5.41%) JIRA
4 2 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.70%) eggPlant
5 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.70%) Hudson
5 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
1 5 (13.51%) Games
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Technical Leader
1 6 (16.22%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.51%) Team Leader
2 5 (13.51%) Technical Team Leader
3 4 (10.81%) QA Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Senior Project Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Senior Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Tester
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior QA Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Release Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) JMS
2 5 (13.51%) .NET
3 4 (10.81%) Web Services
4 3 (8.11%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.41%) Middleware
6 1 (2.70%) STL
6 1 (2.70%) XML
6 1 (2.70%) XML Messaging
6 1 (2.70%) Qt
6 1 (2.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (24.32%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) Open Source
3 3 (8.11%) FMCG
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Android
3 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) EAI
1 13 (35.14%) SOA
2 11 (29.73%) Change Management
2 11 (29.73%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (24.32%) ITIL
4 8 (21.62%) Project Management
5 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
6 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Load Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Automation Testing
8 3 (8.11%) TDD
8 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
9 2 (5.41%) Change Control
9 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.41%) Security Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) Java
2 15 (40.54%) SQL
3 10 (27.03%) Ruby
3 10 (27.03%) Python
4 9 (24.32%) Shell Script
5 5 (13.51%) C#
5 5 (13.51%) PowerHouse
6 3 (8.11%) C++
7 2 (5.41%) PHP
8 1 (2.70%) C
8 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) ISEB
2 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) TIBCO
2 2 (5.41%) webMethods
2 2 (5.41%) CA
2 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.70%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Teradata
3 1 (2.70%) Kalido
3 1 (2.70%) Twitter
3 1 (2.70%) Tableau
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