The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Manchester region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
North West / Manchester
Rank 169 165 179
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 30 14 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.81% 0.44% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.46% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 30 13 9
Median salary £38,750 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,850 £20,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £37,500 £38,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -

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
3600 3071 3756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.90% 95.94% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3103 2568 3244
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Manchester

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 6 £41,500 -
Stockport +10 4 £35,000 +7.69%
QA Engineer
North West

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (100.00%) QA
2 36 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (46.67%) Selenium
4 20 (44.44%) Java
4 20 (44.44%) BDD
5 19 (42.22%) TDD
6 18 (40.00%) Regression Testing
6 18 (40.00%) QA Automation
7 17 (37.78%) Cucumber
7 17 (37.78%) Test Scripting
8 16 (35.56%) Automated Testing
9 15 (33.33%) iPad
10 14 (31.11%) Defect Tracking
10 14 (31.11%) Scrum
11 13 (28.89%) JIRA
11 13 (28.89%) Exploratory Testing
12 12 (26.67%) ATDD
12 12 (26.67%) Ruby
13 11 (24.44%) Software Engineering
14 10 (22.22%) Manual Testing
15 9 (20.00%) ISTQB
15 9 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (17.78%) Defect Management
16 8 (17.78%) Windows
16 8 (17.78%) Finance
16 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
16 8 (17.78%) ISEB
17 7 (15.56%) Python
17 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
17 7 (15.56%) C#

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) Maya
2 1 (2.22%) MODO
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 21 (46.67%) Selenium
2 17 (37.78%) Cucumber
3 13 (28.89%) JIRA
4 6 (13.33%) JUnit
5 5 (11.11%) HP UFT
6 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Electronics
2 1 (2.22%) Games
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) DirectX
2 1 (2.22%) OpenGL
2 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (33.33%) iPad
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) BDD
3 19 (42.22%) TDD
4 18 (40.00%) QA Automation
4 18 (40.00%) Regression Testing
5 17 (37.78%) Test Scripting
6 16 (35.56%) Automated Testing
7 14 (31.11%) Defect Tracking
7 14 (31.11%) Scrum
8 13 (28.89%) Exploratory Testing
9 12 (26.67%) ATDD
10 11 (24.44%) Software Engineering
11 10 (22.22%) Manual Testing
12 8 (17.78%) Defect Management
13 7 (15.56%) DevOps
13 7 (15.56%) Product Management
13 7 (15.56%) Test Management
14 6 (13.33%) OO
14 6 (13.33%) Refactoring
15 5 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) Java
2 12 (26.67%) Ruby
3 7 (15.56%) C#
3 7 (15.56%) Python
4 6 (13.33%) C++
4 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.22%) Scala
5 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 9 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (17.78%) ISEB
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (13.33%) SDET
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) SAP
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