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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 169 183 177
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 18 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.027% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.028% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 17 1 2
Average salary £34,000 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.92% +12.85%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
3962 3531 3633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.01% 94.34% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3341 3052 3226
Average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £54,000
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 24 October 2014. 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 - 2 £33,500 - 1
QA Engineer
North West

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 22 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (50.00%) Scrum
2 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) BDD
3 10 (45.45%) SQL
4 9 (40.91%) Linux
5 8 (36.36%) Python
5 8 (36.36%) Animation
6 7 (31.82%) UNIX
6 7 (31.82%) Pair Programming
7 6 (27.27%) Degree
7 6 (27.27%) Oracle
7 6 (27.27%) SOAP
7 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
7 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
7 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (27.27%) Agile Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
10 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Windows
10 3 (13.64%) JIRA
10 3 (13.64%) Workflow
10 3 (13.64%) HP
10 3 (13.64%) Internet
10 3 (13.64%) Code Coverage
10 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
10 3 (13.64%) Web Services

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
1 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
1 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 3 (13.64%) JUnit
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) FitNesse
2 3 (13.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) SOAP
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Animation
2 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) UNIX
3 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Scrum
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (50.00%) BDD
2 7 (31.82%) Pair Programming
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Code Coverage
6 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.64%) Workflow
6 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.64%) 3D Animation
7 2 (9.09%) Test Management
7 2 (9.09%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 8 (36.36%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) HP
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 22 days ago