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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 16 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 4.20% 3.70% 4.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 57.14% 50.94%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 27
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £41,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.09%
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
42 28 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 12.61% 6.47% 9.33%
Number of salaries quoted 25 18 43
Average salary £32,500 £40,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.75% -12.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £58,052 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%

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 30 April 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 18 (58.06%) Java
2 17 (54.84%) Selenium
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) Automated Testing
2 17 (54.84%) SQL
3 16 (51.61%) JIRA
3 16 (51.61%) Functional Testing
4 14 (45.16%) Test Scripting
4 14 (45.16%) Defect Management
5 12 (38.71%) HP
6 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (29.03%) WebDriver
7 9 (29.03%) QA Automation
7 9 (29.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (29.03%) ISEB
7 9 (29.03%) Regression Testing
7 9 (29.03%) Workflow
7 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
8 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
8 7 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
8 7 (22.58%) BDD
8 7 (22.58%) Test Management
8 7 (22.58%) Software Delivery
8 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
8 7 (22.58%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
8 7 (22.58%) TDD
9 6 (19.35%) Degree
9 6 (19.35%) Linux

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (9.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (54.84%) Selenium
2 16 (51.61%) JIRA
3 9 (29.03%) WebDriver
4 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
4 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
5 4 (12.90%) Gerrit
5 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
5 4 (12.90%) JMeter
5 4 (12.90%) Mercurial
6 3 (9.68%) Gradle
6 3 (9.68%) Maven
6 3 (9.68%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Analyst
1 18 (58.06%) QA Analyst
1 18 (58.06%) QA Test Analyst
2 17 (54.84%) Tester
3 16 (51.61%) Test Analyst
4 12 (38.71%) QA Tester
5 11 (35.48%) Java Engineer
5 11 (35.48%) Selenium Tester
6 9 (29.03%) QA Engineer
6 9 (29.03%) QA Test Engineer
6 9 (29.03%) Test Engineer
7 8 (25.81%) Automation Tester
7 8 (25.81%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 7 (22.58%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (22.58%) Senior QA Analyst
8 7 (22.58%) Senior QA Test Analyst
8 7 (22.58%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (22.58%) SQL Analyst
9 4 (12.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 3 (9.68%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
1 5 (16.13%) Web Services
2 3 (9.68%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Unix
3 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (54.84%) Automated Testing
2 16 (51.61%) Functional Testing
3 14 (45.16%) Defect Management
3 14 (45.16%) Test Scripting
4 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (29.03%) QA Automation
5 9 (29.03%) Regression Testing
5 9 (29.03%) Workflow
6 7 (22.58%) BDD
6 7 (22.58%) Defect Tracking
6 7 (22.58%) Software Delivery
6 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
6 7 (22.58%) TDD
6 7 (22.58%) Test Management
7 4 (12.90%) API Testing
7 4 (12.90%) OWASP
8 3 (9.68%) Agile Testing
8 3 (9.68%) DevOps
8 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) Java
2 17 (54.84%) SQL
3 4 (12.90%) Ruby
4 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.68%) PHP
4 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) ISEB
1 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
1 9 (29.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (19.35%) Degree
3 5 (16.13%) HND
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (9.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) HP
2 5 (16.13%) Telerik
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) SAP