The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 182 179 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 1 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.027% 0.22% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.24% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 0
Average salary - £36,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +3.57%
QA Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3532 3826 3921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.59% 94.89% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2864 3187 3381
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - 1 - -
QA Engineer
North West

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (75.00%) Python
3 8 (66.67%) Animation
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
5 4 (33.33%) C++
5 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 4 (33.33%) 3D Animation
5 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) ISEB
7 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (16.67%) BDD
7 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
8 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
8 1 (8.33%) Rational Functional Tester

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (8.33%) NUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
2 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
2 1 (8.33%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Animation
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Test Management
1 4 (33.33%) 3D Animation
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Pair Programming
4 1 (8.33%) Logistics
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle