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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 157 179 195
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 16 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.47% 0.061% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.063% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 2
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £37,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £41,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.09% +17.14%
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
3288 3171 3697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.54% 96.53% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2820 2589 3021
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 £22,500
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 25 May 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 25 May 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 - 4 £33,750 -
Salford - 1 £37,500 -
QA Engineer
North West

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 27 (65.85%) JIRA
3 21 (51.22%) Java
4 20 (48.78%) Test Scripting
4 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (41.46%) Selenium
6 16 (39.02%) Windows
6 16 (39.02%) QA Automation
7 15 (36.59%) Defect Management
7 15 (36.59%) MS Excel
7 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
8 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (29.27%) TDD
9 12 (29.27%) WebDriver
9 12 (29.27%) BDD
10 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (24.39%) Windows Server
10 10 (24.39%) Finance
10 10 (24.39%) Scrum
11 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
11 9 (21.95%) Workflow
11 9 (21.95%) SQL
11 9 (21.95%) Automation Testing
12 8 (19.51%) Test Management
12 8 (19.51%) ISEB
12 8 (19.51%) Kanban
12 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (19.51%) Performance Testing
13 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
13 7 (17.07%) C#

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 15 (36.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (65.85%) JIRA
2 17 (41.46%) Selenium
3 12 (29.27%) WebDriver
4 5 (12.20%) JMeter
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
6 3 (7.32%) Appium
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Games
3 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) XML
2 6 (14.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) CSS
3 1 (2.44%) HTML
3 1 (2.44%) HTML5
3 1 (2.44%) JSON
3 1 (2.44%) RESTful
3 1 (2.44%) SOAP
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Online Games
3 3 (7.32%) Augmented Reality
3 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Windows
2 10 (24.39%) 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 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (48.78%) Test Scripting
2 16 (39.02%) QA Automation
3 15 (36.59%) Defect Management
4 12 (29.27%) BDD
4 12 (29.27%) TDD
5 10 (24.39%) Scrum
6 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
6 9 (21.95%) Automation Testing
6 9 (21.95%) Workflow
7 8 (19.51%) Kanban
7 8 (19.51%) Performance Testing
7 8 (19.51%) Test Management
7 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Functional Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
9 4 (9.76%) API Testing
9 4 (9.76%) OWASP
9 4 (9.76%) Product Management
9 4 (9.76%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (51.22%) Java
2 9 (21.95%) SQL
3 7 (17.07%) C#
4 4 (9.76%) C
4 4 (9.76%) C++
4 4 (9.76%) Ruby
4 4 (9.76%) VB
5 3 (7.32%) Python
6 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) ISEB
2 3 (7.32%) Degree
3 2 (4.88%) HND
4 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 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 3 (7.32%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Telerik
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle
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