The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Manager 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 173 189 181
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 3 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.092% 0.25% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.26% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 1
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -41.66%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -5.00%
QA Manager
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
3159 3805 3570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.52% 96.50% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2614 3247 3093
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Manager in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

QA Manager
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Manager across the Manchester region.

QA Manager Salary Trend in Manchester

QA Manager
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Manager across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

QA Manager Salary Histogram in Manchester

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited QA Manager 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 Manager in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (60.00%) ISEB
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Line Management
4 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) People Management
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (40.00%) Games
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Test Management
5 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (20.00%) Law
5 1 (20.00%) Legal
5 1 (20.00%) Validation
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited QA Manager 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 Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Law
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Line Management
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) People Management
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
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