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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 75 87
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 158 129 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.90% 3.37% 3.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.17% 39.69% 41.55%
Number of salaries quoted 131 105 117
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,000 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
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
328 325 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 10.18% 8.50% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 265 258 267
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 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
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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
Stockport +4 16 £31,000 +6.89% 4
Salford +10 6 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Wigan +6 5 £38,750 +49.03% 2
Bolton +1 4 £38,250 -4.37%
Altrincham -18 1 £27,500 -50.00%
Cheadle - 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

1 131 (43.38%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (37.42%) SQL
3 103 (34.11%) Finance
4 75 (24.83%) Degree
5 65 (21.52%) Test Scripting
6 60 (19.87%) .NET
7 59 (19.54%) ISEB
8 58 (19.21%) Selenium
9 55 (18.21%) SDLC
10 54 (17.88%) C#
11 53 (17.55%) Microsoft
12 51 (16.89%) SQL Server
13 50 (16.56%) Automated Testing
13 50 (16.56%) Analytical Skills
14 49 (16.23%) ISTQB
15 48 (15.89%) TDD
16 44 (14.57%) Java
17 43 (14.24%) Oracle
18 41 (13.58%) Software Testing
19 40 (13.25%) Jenkins
20 38 (12.58%) User Acceptance Testing
20 38 (12.58%) XML
21 36 (11.92%) Manual Testing
21 36 (11.92%) Mentoring
22 34 (11.26%) Project Management
23 33 (10.93%) MVC
24 32 (10.60%) Scrum
24 32 (10.60%) Test Automation
25 30 (9.93%) Linux
26 29 (9.60%) ASP.NET

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 18 (5.96%) Apache
2 12 (3.97%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.32%) CMS
3 4 (1.32%) Drupal
3 4 (1.32%) nginx
3 4 (1.32%) WordPress
4 3 (0.99%) Node.js
4 3 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.66%) SilverStripe
5 2 (0.66%) Moodle
5 2 (0.66%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Confluence
6 1 (0.33%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.33%) Site Server
6 1 (0.33%) IIS
6 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (7.28%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.30%) MS Office
3 7 (2.32%) MS Project
4 3 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.33%) SPSS
6 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.98%) Oracle EBS R12
1 9 (2.98%) Oracle General Ledger
1 9 (2.98%) Oracle Payables
1 9 (2.98%) Oracle Receivables
1 9 (2.98%) Oracle Cash Management
1 9 (2.98%) Oracle Assets
1 9 (2.98%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (2.98%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (1.32%) Magento
3 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.31%) ATM
2 7 (2.32%) LTE
2 7 (2.32%) 2G
2 7 (2.32%) Wireless
2 7 (2.32%) RNC
2 7 (2.32%) WiMAX
2 7 (2.32%) Internet
2 7 (2.32%) 3G
2 7 (2.32%) GSM
2 7 (2.32%) UMTS
3 6 (1.99%) 4G
3 6 (1.99%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (0.99%) Intranet
4 3 (0.99%) SAN
5 2 (0.66%) HTTP
6 1 (0.33%) Firewall
6 1 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.33%) SSL
6 1 (0.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.89%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.30%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.32%) MySQL
7 4 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.66%) DTS
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.33%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 58 (19.21%) Selenium
2 40 (13.25%) Jenkins
3 26 (8.61%) TeamCity
3 26 (8.61%) Hudson
4 25 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (7.62%) JIRA
6 18 (5.96%) SoapUI
7 17 (5.63%) Git (software)
7 17 (5.63%) SpecFlow
8 13 (4.30%) QuickTest Pro
9 12 (3.97%) Visual Studio
10 10 (3.31%) ClearCase
10 10 (3.31%) WatiN
11 7 (2.32%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.66%) Bugzilla
13 4 (1.32%) Grunt
14 3 (0.99%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.99%) Subversion
14 3 (0.99%) TestDirector
14 3 (0.99%) LoadRunner
General
1 103 (34.11%) Finance
2 27 (8.94%) Banking
2 27 (8.94%) Retail
3 13 (4.30%) Legal
4 10 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.66%) Games
5 5 (1.66%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.99%) Law
7 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 98 (32.45%) Analyst
2 66 (21.85%) Tester
3 61 (20.20%) Test Analyst
4 47 (15.56%) Developer
5 41 (13.58%) Software Tester
6 19 (6.29%) Test Manager
7 18 (5.96%) QA Tester
8 14 (4.64%) Test Engineer
8 14 (4.64%) QA Analyst
8 14 (4.64%) Business Analyst
8 14 (4.64%) Software Developer
9 12 (3.97%) PHP Developer
9 12 (3.97%) Graduate
9 12 (3.97%) Software Engineer
10 11 (3.64%) Defect Manager
10 11 (3.64%) Project Manager
11 10 (3.31%) Junior
11 10 (3.31%) Technical Specialist
11 10 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (3.31%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (19.87%) .NET
2 38 (12.58%) XML
3 29 (9.60%) ASP.NET
4 26 (8.61%) HTML
5 25 (8.28%) CSS
6 17 (5.63%) Symfony
7 15 (4.97%) AngularJS
7 15 (4.97%) Web Services
8 14 (4.64%) LAMP
8 14 (4.64%) CodeIgniter
8 14 (4.64%) RESTful
9 13 (4.30%) jQuery
9 13 (4.30%) XSLT
10 12 (3.97%) .NET Framework
11 11 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 8 (2.65%) WCF
14 7 (2.32%) CSS3
14 7 (2.32%) HTML5
14 7 (2.32%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 50 (16.56%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.29%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.31%) NHS
5 9 (2.98%) User Experience
6 8 (2.65%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (1.66%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.66%) Clustering
7 5 (1.66%) Interactive TV
8 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.32%) Informatics
9 3 (0.99%) Replication
10 2 (0.66%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.33%) PKI
11 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.33%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.33%) Biotechnology
11 1 (0.33%) iPad
11 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.93%) Linux
2 22 (7.28%) Windows
3 18 (5.96%) Apple iOS
3 18 (5.96%) Android
4 3 (0.99%) UNIX
4 3 (0.99%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.66%) CentOS
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (43.38%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (21.52%) Test Scripting
3 55 (18.21%) SDLC
4 50 (16.56%) Automated Testing
5 48 (15.89%) TDD
6 41 (13.58%) Software Testing
7 38 (12.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 36 (11.92%) Manual Testing
8 36 (11.92%) Mentoring
9 34 (11.26%) Project Management
10 33 (10.93%) MVC
11 32 (10.60%) Scrum
11 32 (10.60%) Test Automation
12 29 (9.60%) Regression Testing
13 27 (8.94%) System Testing
14 26 (8.61%) Unit Testing
14 26 (8.61%) Coaching
15 25 (8.28%) Automation Testing
16 24 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (7.95%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 113 (37.42%) SQL
2 54 (17.88%) C#
3 44 (14.57%) Java
4 25 (8.28%) JavaScript
5 24 (7.95%) PHP
6 20 (6.62%) PL/SQL
7 17 (5.63%) T-SQL
8 11 (3.64%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.66%) VBA
9 5 (1.66%) C++
9 5 (1.66%) Python
10 4 (1.32%) Perl
10 4 (1.32%) Ruby
10 4 (1.32%) PHP5
10 4 (1.32%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.99%) C
12 1 (0.33%) Groovy
12 1 (0.33%) VBScript
12 1 (0.33%) Ada
Qualifications
1 75 (24.83%) Degree
2 59 (19.54%) ISEB
3 49 (16.23%) ISTQB
4 23 (7.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (4.30%) HND
6 4 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.66%) CISSP
9 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.33%) MCITP
9 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.33%) MCSE
9 1 (0.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.98%) SLA
2 4 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.99%) HL7
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) GMP
4 1 (0.33%) GLP
System Software
1 6 (1.99%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.66%) Puppet
3 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 53 (17.55%) Microsoft
2 43 (14.24%) Oracle
3 12 (3.97%) IBM
4 10 (3.31%) Telerik
4 10 (3.31%) Actimize
5 9 (2.98%) HP
6 7 (2.32%) VMware
6 7 (2.32%) Nortel
6 7 (2.32%) Nokia
6 7 (2.32%) Ericsson
7 3 (0.99%) Zend
7 3 (0.99%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.66%) Capita
9 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.33%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.33%) hybris
9 1 (0.33%) Teradata
9 1 (0.33%) Alterian
9 1 (0.33%) Cisco
9 1 (0.33%) Citrix
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Circle Recruitment
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Talent International
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British Council
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