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

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 21 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 5.28% 5.95% 6.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.44% 38.89% 47.17%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 20
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £28,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £42,500 £47,500
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
64 54 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 10.90% 15.30% 14.21%
Number of salaries quoted 20 32 37
Median salary £32,500 £42,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £28,000 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £57,500 £54,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +4.87%

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 2 December 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Liverpool

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 20 (39.22%) SDLC
2 19 (37.25%) SQL
3 16 (31.37%) Software Testing
4 13 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (23.53%) Automation Testing
5 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (21.57%) Selenium
6 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
6 11 (21.57%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (21.57%) API Testing
7 10 (19.61%) Oracle
7 10 (19.61%) Workflow
8 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
8 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
8 9 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
8 9 (17.65%) Games
8 9 (17.65%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
8 9 (17.65%) Siebel Certification
8 9 (17.65%) Web Services
8 9 (17.65%) XML
8 9 (17.65%) FTP
8 9 (17.65%) HTTP
8 9 (17.65%) EAI
8 9 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (17.65%) Siebel
8 9 (17.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 8 (15.69%) Gherkin
9 8 (15.69%) Perl
9 8 (15.69%) Finance

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 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.92%) MS Office
4 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) GitHub
1 1 (1.96%) Google Play
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) FTP
1 9 (17.65%) HTTP
2 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 9 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.96%) DB2
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Selenium
2 8 (15.69%) Cucumber
2 8 (15.69%) SoapUI
3 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
3 7 (13.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (11.76%) LoadRunner
4 6 (11.76%) MSBuild
4 6 (11.76%) NuGet
5 1 (1.96%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.96%) Gradle
5 1 (1.96%) JIRA
5 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (17.65%) Games
2 8 (15.69%) Finance
3 4 (7.84%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) QA Leader
1 10 (19.61%) Test Leader
2 9 (17.65%) Automation Test Lead
2 9 (17.65%) Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Release Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Siebel Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Tester
6 5 (9.80%) QA Tester
7 4 (7.84%) Automation Tester
7 4 (7.84%) QA Automation Tester
7 4 (7.84%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Portfolio Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Project Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Web Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) QA Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) QA Manager
9 2 (3.92%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) Web Services
1 9 (17.65%) XML
2 8 (15.69%) Gherkin
3 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.84%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (7.84%) Middleware
4 2 (3.92%) .NET
5 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.84%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.92%) iPad
4 1 (1.96%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.96%) iPhone
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Replication
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Unix
3 3 (5.88%) Android
3 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) SDLC
2 16 (31.37%) Software Testing
3 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (23.53%) Automation Testing
4 11 (21.57%) API Testing
4 11 (21.57%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (19.61%) Workflow
6 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (17.65%) EAI
6 9 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
7 8 (15.69%) Test Automation
7 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
8 7 (13.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (13.73%) System Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Test Scripting
9 6 (11.76%) Game Development
10 5 (9.80%) Defect Tracking
11 4 (7.84%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (37.25%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
3 8 (15.69%) Perl
4 7 (13.73%) Python
5 6 (11.76%) C#
5 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.92%) C++
7 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 9 (17.65%) Siebel Certification
3 5 (9.80%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.84%) Degree
5 3 (5.88%) ISEB
5 3 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Oracle
2 9 (17.65%) Siebel
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) Google
4 1 (1.96%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.96%) Teradata
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