The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Liverpool region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 38 56
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 25 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.24% 5.11% 1.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.82% 51.02% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 16 25 9
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
57 49 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 10.88% 10.02% 6.58%
Number of salaries quoted 51 48 33
Average salary £50,000 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £30,000 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £46,750 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Merseyside

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 30 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Liverpool

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 26 (59.09%) Java
2 25 (56.82%) Linux
3 20 (45.45%) SQL
4 19 (43.18%) EAI
4 19 (43.18%) SOA
5 17 (38.64%) DB2
5 17 (38.64%) TIBCO
5 17 (38.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (38.64%) Change Management
5 17 (38.64%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (36.36%) Degree
7 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
8 14 (31.82%) ITIL
8 14 (31.82%) Computer Science
9 13 (29.55%) Ruby
9 13 (29.55%) Software Testing
10 12 (27.27%) TIBCO EMS
10 12 (27.27%) JMS
10 12 (27.27%) SLA
10 12 (27.27%) Python
10 12 (27.27%) TIBCO Hawk
10 12 (27.27%) BusinessWorks
10 12 (27.27%) Shell Script
11 11 (25.00%) Windows
11 11 (25.00%) Selenium
12 10 (22.73%) C++
13 9 (20.45%) C#
13 9 (20.45%) Web Services
14 8 (18.18%) Project Management
14 8 (18.18%) Subversion

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 12 (27.27%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Project
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (27.27%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (38.64%) DB2
2 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
3 5 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Selenium
2 8 (18.18%) Subversion
3 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.36%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (4.55%) TestComplete
7 1 (2.27%) JIRA
7 1 (2.27%) Hudson
7 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (11.36%) Games
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Russian Language
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Team Leader
1 8 (18.18%) Technical Team Leader
2 6 (13.64%) Developer
2 6 (13.64%) QA Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Technical Leader
3 5 (11.36%) Test Manager
3 5 (11.36%) Release Manager
3 5 (11.36%) C++ Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Tester
4 4 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior C++ Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Senior QA Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) JMS
2 9 (20.45%) Web Services
3 7 (15.91%) .NET
4 5 (11.36%) Gherkin
4 5 (11.36%) Qt
4 5 (11.36%) Middleware
5 3 (6.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (6.82%) XML Messaging
5 3 (6.82%) STL
5 3 (6.82%) XML
6 2 (4.55%) HTML
6 2 (4.55%) WebKit
6 2 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (31.82%) Computer Science
3 5 (11.36%) Open Source
4 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.55%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 25 (56.82%) Linux
2 11 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) EAI
1 19 (43.18%) SOA
2 17 (38.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 17 (38.64%) Change Management
3 14 (31.82%) ITIL
4 13 (29.55%) Software Testing
5 8 (18.18%) Project Management
6 7 (15.91%) Load Testing
6 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
6 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
7 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Use Case
7 5 (11.36%) Change Control
8 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.82%) TDD
8 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Multithreading
8 3 (6.82%) UML
8 3 (6.82%) OO
8 3 (6.82%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (59.09%) Java
2 20 (45.45%) SQL
3 13 (29.55%) Ruby
4 12 (27.27%) Python
4 12 (27.27%) Shell Script
5 10 (22.73%) C++
6 9 (20.45%) C#
7 5 (11.36%) PHP
8 3 (6.82%) Perl
9 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
10 1 (2.27%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.27%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) TIBCO
2 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.55%) webMethods
4 1 (2.27%) Twitter
Liverpool, Merseyside
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