The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 179 177 172
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 4 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.100% 0.15% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 3
Average salary £40,000 £29,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.93% -22.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3792 3851 3665
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.54% 94.97% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3131 3341 3233
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
QA Engineer
North West

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Manchester region.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Manchester

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) JIRA
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Workflow
4 3 (33.33%) Code Coverage
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (22.22%) C++
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) Animation
6 1 (11.11%) Test Management
6 1 (11.11%) 3D Modelling
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) .NET
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) JUnit
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
1 3 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Animation
1 1 (11.11%) RenderMan
1 1 (11.11%) Social Media
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) Workflow
2 3 (33.33%) Code Coverage
2 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) 3D Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle