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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 163 182 189
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 18 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.52% 0.089% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.092% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 1
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
3372 3246 3878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.80% 96.72% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2901 2703 3177
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stockport - 8 £32,500 - 1
QA Engineer
North West

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 41 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (78.05%) JIRA
3 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (53.66%) Test Scripting
5 19 (46.34%) Selenium
5 19 (46.34%) Java
6 18 (43.90%) MS Excel
6 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
6 18 (43.90%) Windows
6 18 (43.90%) QA Automation
7 17 (41.46%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (41.46%) Defect Management
8 14 (34.15%) TDD
8 14 (34.15%) WebDriver
8 14 (34.15%) BDD
9 13 (31.71%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (31.71%) Windows Server
10 12 (29.27%) Scrum
11 11 (26.83%) Finance
11 11 (26.83%) Automation Testing
12 10 (24.39%) ISEB
12 10 (24.39%) Test Management
12 10 (24.39%) Kanban
13 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
14 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (19.51%) Workflow
15 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
15 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (17.07%) Product Management
16 6 (14.63%) Mac OS X

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:

Applications
1 18 (43.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 17 (41.46%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (78.05%) JIRA
2 19 (46.34%) Selenium
3 14 (34.15%) WebDriver
4 5 (12.20%) JMeter
5 4 (9.76%) Appium
5 4 (9.76%) Cucumber
5 4 (9.76%) Gerrit
5 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
5 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
5 4 (9.76%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Games
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) HTML5
2 1 (2.44%) JSON
2 1 (2.44%) RESTful
2 1 (2.44%) SOAP
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.32%) Augmented Reality
3 3 (7.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Windows
2 13 (31.71%) Windows Server
3 6 (14.63%) Mac OS X
4 5 (12.20%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.44%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) Test Scripting
3 18 (43.90%) QA Automation
4 17 (41.46%) Defect Management
5 14 (34.15%) BDD
5 14 (34.15%) TDD
6 12 (29.27%) Scrum
7 11 (26.83%) Automation Testing
8 10 (24.39%) Kanban
8 10 (24.39%) Test Management
9 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
10 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (19.51%) Workflow
11 7 (17.07%) Product Management
12 5 (12.20%) Functional Testing
12 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
13 4 (9.76%) API Testing
13 4 (9.76%) OWASP
13 4 (9.76%) Performance Testing
13 4 (9.76%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) Java
2 4 (9.76%) Ruby
2 4 (9.76%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) Python
4 2 (4.88%) C#
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) ISEB
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) HND
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (31.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 2 (4.88%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Telerik
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