The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 95 61
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -34
Permanent jobs citing QA 195 91 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.74% 2.43% 4.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.32% 34.73% 46.20%
Number of salaries quoted 172 71 133
Average salary £40,000 £36,750 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.84% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,800 £48,350 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
QA
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
359 262 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 8.72% 7.01% 9.32%
Number of salaries quoted 314 222 317
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

QA
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

QA Salary Trend in Manchester

QA
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Manchester

QA
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 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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
Altrincham +7 21 £45,000 +30.43%
Bolton +19 15 £50,000 +108.33% 1
Cheadle +17 5 £31,000 -21.51% 2
Salford -3 4 - - 1
Stockport -3 4 £29,750 +19.00% 4
Rochdale - 2 £40,500 -
Wigan -5 1 £27,500 +10.00%
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 161 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (34.22%) SQL
3 80 (23.60%) Finance
4 72 (21.24%) Project Management
5 61 (17.99%) Automated Testing
6 57 (16.81%) Software Testing
7 56 (16.52%) Scrum
8 55 (16.22%) Windows
9 50 (14.75%) T-SQL
9 50 (14.75%) Degree
10 49 (14.45%) E-Commerce
11 48 (14.16%) ISEB
12 47 (13.86%) Microsoft
12 47 (13.86%) .NET
12 47 (13.86%) Java
13 40 (11.80%) SQL Server
14 39 (11.50%) C#
14 39 (11.50%) HTML
15 36 (10.62%) Selenium
15 36 (10.62%) Unit Testing
16 35 (10.32%) ITIL
16 35 (10.32%) Linux
17 33 (9.73%) User Acceptance Testing
17 33 (9.73%) Manual Testing
18 29 (8.55%) JavaScript
18 29 (8.55%) Oracle
19 28 (8.26%) QuickTest Pro
19 28 (8.26%) Performance Tuning
20 25 (7.37%) ISTQB
20 25 (7.37%) Regression Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (2.95%) Confluence
2 9 (2.65%) Node.js
3 8 (2.36%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.06%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.77%) IIS
5 6 (1.77%) Apache
6 5 (1.47%) nginx
6 5 (1.47%) Jetty
7 4 (1.18%) SAS
7 4 (1.18%) CMS
7 4 (1.18%) Lync
8 2 (0.59%) Site Server
8 2 (0.59%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.59%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.59%) MS Project
3 2 (0.59%) MS Office
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) SAP CRM
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.13%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.65%) Amazon S3
4 8 (2.36%) Office 365
5 5 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.47%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.65%) AMQP
1 9 (2.65%) LAN
1 9 (2.65%) WAN
2 8 (2.36%) VPN
2 8 (2.36%) SAN
3 5 (1.47%) IPsec
3 5 (1.47%) DNS
3 5 (1.47%) DHCP
3 5 (1.47%) FTP
3 5 (1.47%) HTTP
3 5 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.18%) Internet
5 2 (0.59%) Intranet
5 2 (0.59%) Extranet
5 2 (0.59%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.29%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.29%) ATM
6 1 (0.29%) LDAP
6 1 (0.29%) SSL
6 1 (0.29%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.72%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.65%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (2.06%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.77%) MS Access
5 6 (1.77%) Big Data
6 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.88%) RavenDB
6 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.59%) MySQL
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.29%) SQLite
8 1 (0.29%) DB2
8 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (10.62%) Selenium
2 28 (8.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 23 (6.78%) JIRA
4 19 (5.60%) JUnit
5 12 (3.54%) Eclipse
5 12 (3.54%) Cucumber
6 10 (2.95%) Mercurial
7 9 (2.65%) Gradle
7 9 (2.65%) LoadRunner
8 8 (2.36%) TestPartner
8 8 (2.36%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.36%) jMock
8 8 (2.36%) QALoad
8 8 (2.36%) SilkPerformer
8 8 (2.36%) EasyMock
9 7 (2.06%) Selenium IDE
10 6 (1.77%) WebDriver
10 6 (1.77%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.47%) Git (software)
11 5 (1.47%) LabVIEW
General
1 80 (23.60%) Finance
2 15 (4.42%) Retail
3 11 (3.24%) Banking
4 10 (2.95%) Marketing
5 7 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.47%) German Language
6 5 (1.47%) Italian Language
6 5 (1.47%) Turkish Language
6 5 (1.47%) Legal
7 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.18%) Advertising
7 4 (1.18%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.88%) Law
8 3 (0.88%) Billing
9 2 (0.59%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (21.83%) Analyst
2 47 (13.86%) Developer
3 32 (9.44%) Tester
3 32 (9.44%) DBA
4 29 (8.55%) Project Manager
5 25 (7.37%) Test Analyst
6 24 (7.08%) Team Leader
7 23 (6.78%) Consultant
8 22 (6.49%) Software Engineer
9 20 (5.90%) Test Manager
9 20 (5.90%) Business Analyst
10 19 (5.60%) QA Engineer
11 18 (5.31%) SQL DBA
11 18 (5.31%) Test Engineer
11 18 (5.31%) Software Tester
12 17 (5.01%) Software Manager
12 17 (5.01%) Senior Analyst
13 16 (4.72%) Software Test Engineer
14 14 (4.13%) QA Analyst
14 14 (4.13%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.86%) .NET
2 39 (11.50%) HTML
3 24 (7.08%) HTML5
4 22 (6.49%) ASP.NET
5 20 (5.90%) CSS
6 19 (5.60%) Web Services
7 17 (5.01%) AngularJS
7 17 (5.01%) XML
8 16 (4.72%) SOAP
9 13 (3.83%) J2EE
10 12 (3.54%) Backbone.js
11 11 (3.24%) Java EE
12 9 (2.65%) JSON
12 9 (2.65%) Underscore.js
12 9 (2.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (2.65%) JMS
12 9 (2.65%) EJB
13 7 (2.06%) jQuery
13 7 (2.06%) WSDL
14 6 (1.77%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.54%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (3.24%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.95%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.65%) Open Source
6 7 (2.06%) Animation
7 5 (1.47%) FMCG
7 5 (1.47%) Blog
8 4 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.18%) Wiki
9 2 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.59%) Biotechnology
9 2 (0.59%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.29%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.29%) Life Science
10 1 (0.29%) User Experience
10 1 (0.29%) AS400
10 1 (0.29%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.29%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 55 (16.22%) Windows
2 35 (10.32%) Linux
3 18 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (4.42%) UNIX
5 10 (2.95%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.95%) Android
6 9 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.36%) Solaris
7 8 (2.36%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (21.24%) Project Management
3 61 (17.99%) Automated Testing
4 57 (16.81%) Software Testing
5 56 (16.52%) Scrum
6 49 (14.45%) E-Commerce
7 36 (10.62%) Unit Testing
8 35 (10.32%) ITIL
9 33 (9.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 33 (9.73%) Manual Testing
10 28 (8.26%) Performance Tuning
11 25 (7.37%) Regression Testing
12 24 (7.08%) Load Testing
12 24 (7.08%) Automation Testing
13 21 (6.19%) Coaching
14 20 (5.90%) Waterfall
14 20 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (5.31%) Change Management
15 18 (5.31%) PRINCE2
15 18 (5.31%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (34.22%) SQL
2 50 (14.75%) T-SQL
3 47 (13.86%) Java
4 39 (11.50%) C#
5 29 (8.55%) JavaScript
6 14 (4.13%) Python
7 12 (3.54%) C++
8 7 (2.06%) Ruby
9 5 (1.47%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.18%) Perl
11 3 (0.88%) C
11 3 (0.88%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.59%) PHP
13 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.29%) VB6
13 1 (0.29%) VB
13 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (14.75%) Degree
2 48 (14.16%) ISEB
3 25 (7.37%) ISTQB
4 16 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.72%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.77%) HND
6 3 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.29%) MCITP
8 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.29%) MCSE
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.59%) GMP
3 2 (0.59%) GLP
System Software
1 11 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.36%) MetaFrame
2 8 (2.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 8 (2.36%) XenApp
2 8 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.06%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (1.47%) Xen
5 3 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.29%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.47%) Puppet
1 5 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.47%) Ansible
2 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 47 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.55%) Oracle
3 18 (5.31%) Red Hat
4 11 (3.24%) HP
5 10 (2.95%) Citrix
5 10 (2.95%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.65%) Twilio
7 8 (2.36%) EMC
7 8 (2.36%) AppSense
7 8 (2.36%) VMware
8 7 (2.06%) SAP
9 5 (1.47%) Google
9 5 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.18%) Telerik
11 3 (0.88%) IBM
12 2 (0.59%) Siebel
12 2 (0.59%) Xamarin
13 1 (0.29%) Actimize
13 1 (0.29%) Aquila
13 1 (0.29%) Zend
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary plus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Alex James Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Alex James Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Avecto Ltd
Salary: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Amazing Benefits!!
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 12 days ago