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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 154 189 176
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 20 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.61% 0.13% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.13% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 7
Average salary £36,000 £35,250 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.12% -3.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £30,750 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £38,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
3179 3807 3579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.19% 96.36% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2635 3267 3119
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
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 5 February 2016.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
Stockport - 8 £35,000 - 1
Salford - 2 £37,500 -
Cheadle - 1 £36,000 -
QA Engineer
North West

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 48 (100.00%) QA
2 34 (70.83%) Test Scripting
3 31 (64.58%) JIRA
4 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (58.33%) Java
6 26 (54.17%) Windows
7 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
8 23 (47.92%) HP Quality Center
9 22 (45.83%) QA Automation
9 22 (45.83%) Selenium
10 20 (41.67%) SQL
10 20 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (39.58%) Regression Testing
11 19 (39.58%) C#
11 19 (39.58%) Functional Testing
12 16 (33.33%) HP
12 16 (33.33%) ISEB
12 16 (33.33%) MS Excel
13 15 (31.25%) Performance Testing
13 15 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (27.08%) Windows Server
14 13 (27.08%) Test Management
15 12 (25.00%) Automated Testing
15 12 (25.00%) Python
15 12 (25.00%) Test Automation
16 11 (22.92%) Defect Management
17 10 (20.83%) Product Management
17 10 (20.83%) .NET
17 10 (20.83%) XML
17 10 (20.83%) Software Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) Apache
1 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Broadband
1 3 (6.25%) Firewall
1 3 (6.25%) HTTP
1 3 (6.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (64.58%) JIRA
2 22 (45.83%) Selenium
3 9 (18.75%) HP UFT
3 9 (18.75%) JUnit
3 9 (18.75%) NUnit
3 9 (18.75%) Visual Studio
3 9 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.25%) Bugzilla
5 3 (6.25%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.17%) Appium
6 2 (4.17%) Gerrit
6 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.17%) JMeter
6 2 (4.17%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.08%) Ant
7 1 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Games
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) .NET
1 10 (20.83%) XML
2 9 (18.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) iPhone
2 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.33%) Online Games
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (54.17%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.25%) Unix
4 2 (4.17%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (70.83%) Test Scripting
2 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (45.83%) QA Automation
4 20 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (39.58%) Functional Testing
5 19 (39.58%) Regression Testing
6 15 (31.25%) Performance Testing
7 13 (27.08%) Test Management
8 12 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 12 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 11 (22.92%) Defect Management
10 10 (20.83%) Product Management
10 10 (20.83%) Scrum
10 10 (20.83%) Software Testing
10 10 (20.83%) Workflow
11 9 (18.75%) Black-Box Testing
11 9 (18.75%) Code Coverage
11 9 (18.75%) Manual Testing
11 9 (18.75%) OOP
11 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (58.33%) Java
2 20 (41.67%) SQL
3 19 (39.58%) C#
4 12 (25.00%) Python
5 9 (18.75%) PHP
5 9 (18.75%) Scala
6 6 (12.50%) PL/SQL
7 4 (8.33%) C
7 4 (8.33%) C++
7 4 (8.33%) VB
8 2 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) ISEB
2 8 (16.67%) Degree
2 8 (16.67%) HND
3 3 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (47.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
2 16 (33.33%) HP
3 7 (14.58%) Telerik
4 3 (6.25%) VMware
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