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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 187 178 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.051% 0.27% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.28% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 0
Average salary £31,250 £36,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.38% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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
3741 3514 3884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.36% 94.41% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3149 3002 3362
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 25 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (56.00%) Python
2 14 (56.00%) Animation
3 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (40.00%) Java
4 10 (40.00%) BDD
5 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (36.00%) SQL
6 8 (32.00%) Linux
7 7 (28.00%) UNIX
7 7 (28.00%) Pair Programming
7 7 (28.00%) Degree
7 7 (28.00%) Scrum
7 7 (28.00%) SoapUI
8 6 (24.00%) Agile Testing
8 6 (24.00%) 3D Animation
8 6 (24.00%) C++
8 6 (24.00%) SOAP
9 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
9 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (20.00%) Test Management
10 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
10 4 (16.00%) Web Services
10 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
11 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
11 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
11 3 (12.00%) Workflow
11 3 (12.00%) .NET
11 3 (12.00%) Oracle
11 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (12.00%) FitNesse
4 2 (8.00%) JUnit
5 1 (4.00%) NUnit
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium
5 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) SOAP
2 4 (16.00%) Web Services
3 3 (12.00%) .NET
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Animation
2 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 7 (28.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) BDD
3 7 (28.00%) Pair Programming
3 7 (28.00%) Scrum
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Testing
4 6 (24.00%) 3D Animation
5 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (20.00%) Test Management
6 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Workflow
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.00%) Logistics
9 1 (4.00%) Load Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Scalability Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Python
2 10 (40.00%) Java
3 9 (36.00%) SQL
4 6 (24.00%) C++
5 2 (8.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
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