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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 172 182 184
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 8 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.100% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 6
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +37.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £36,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £32,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
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
3402 3786 3910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.16% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2827 3135 3383
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 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
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
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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
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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
Salford - 2 £40,000 -
Stockport - 2 £32,500 - 1
QA Engineer
North West

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (66.67%) Test Management
3 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 5 (55.56%) JIRA
4 4 (44.44%) Python
4 4 (44.44%) ISEB
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (22.22%) Selenium
6 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Product Management
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (22.22%) Telerik
6 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) XML
6 2 (22.22%) HND
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) C#
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Workflow
6 2 (22.22%) Finance

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) TestComplete
3 1 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Management
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Workflow
4 2 (22.22%) Product Management
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Telerik
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee
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