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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 177 190 173
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 15 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.39% 0.074% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.078% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 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 £40,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £40,000 £32,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
3685 3859 3649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.79% 95.03% 94.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3093 3186 3184
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
(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
Salford - 5 £40,000 -
Stockport - 4 £32,500 - 1
QA Engineer
North West

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (62.50%) JIRA
4 8 (50.00%) Test Management
5 7 (43.75%) Selenium
5 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (43.75%) C#
5 7 (43.75%) Java
5 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 7 (43.75%) Windows
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 7 (43.75%) HP
5 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (37.50%) ISEB
6 6 (37.50%) Python
7 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
7 5 (31.25%) XML
7 5 (31.25%) HND
7 5 (31.25%) PL/SQL
7 5 (31.25%) .NET
7 5 (31.25%) Workflow
7 5 (31.25%) Finance
7 5 (31.25%) Telerik
7 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
7 5 (31.25%) Degree
8 4 (25.00%) Product Management

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) JIRA
2 7 (43.75%) Selenium
3 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
4 2 (12.50%) NUnit
4 2 (12.50%) JUnit
4 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
5 1 (6.25%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
1 5 (31.25%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (50.00%) Test Management
3 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Workflow
5 4 (25.00%) Product Management
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) OOP
7 2 (12.50%) Code Coverage
7 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 2 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
1 7 (43.75%) Java
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) PL/SQL
4 2 (12.50%) PHP
4 2 (12.50%) Scala
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
5 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISEB
2 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
1 7 (43.75%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) Telerik
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago