The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 60 73
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 147 161 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.22% 4.55% 3.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.61% 47.21% 37.43%
Number of salaries quoted 121 134 111
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £27,150 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,350 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
345 341 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 9.91% 9.63% 9.49%
Number of salaries quoted 288 278 295
Median salary £45,000 £39,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.92% +9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,300 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Manchester

QA
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 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 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 18 £45,000 +47.54% 3
Bolton - 5 £40,000 - 1
Salford +6 4 £37,500 +6.38%
Altrincham +11 3 £24,000 -12.72% 3
Oldham +3 2 £25,000 -9.09%
Bury - 1 £30,500 -
Sale - 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for QA.

1 161 (51.77%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (37.62%) Java
3 86 (27.65%) Scrum
4 80 (25.72%) Test Scripting
5 71 (22.83%) Selenium
6 65 (20.90%) SQL
7 63 (20.26%) C#
8 62 (19.94%) Degree
9 61 (19.61%) ISEB
10 58 (18.65%) JIRA
11 57 (18.33%) Finance
12 55 (17.68%) .NET
13 52 (16.72%) XML
13 52 (16.72%) TDD
14 51 (16.40%) Mentoring
15 49 (15.76%) Automated Testing
15 49 (15.76%) Microsoft
16 47 (15.11%) Windows
17 46 (14.79%) MS Excel
18 45 (14.47%) ISTQB
19 43 (13.83%) Project Management
20 42 (13.50%) SQL Server
21 41 (13.18%) Test Automation
22 39 (12.54%) BDD
23 38 (12.22%) Web Services
24 36 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
25 35 (11.25%) SDLC
25 35 (11.25%) JavaScript
26 34 (10.93%) PHP
26 34 (10.93%) CSS

QA
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:

Application Platforms
1 16 (5.14%) WebSphere
2 14 (4.50%) Apache
3 12 (3.86%) Mule
4 9 (2.89%) Node.js
5 8 (2.57%) nginx
6 4 (1.29%) Confluence
6 4 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.29%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.96%) CMS
7 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.64%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.64%) JBoss
8 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.32%) IIS
9 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 46 (14.79%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.22%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.64%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.64%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.64%) MS Office
4 2 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) Maya
5 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Magento
1 2 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (7.07%) SaaS
3 21 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (6.43%) PaaS
5 12 (3.86%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (3.86%) Amazon S3
5 12 (3.86%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (2.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 8 (2.57%) GitHub
8 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.75%) Network Security
2 12 (3.86%) SSL
3 9 (2.89%) HTTP
4 8 (2.57%) SPDY
5 3 (0.96%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.96%) SAN
6 1 (0.32%) Extranet
6 1 (0.32%) FTP
6 1 (0.32%) Internet
6 1 (0.32%) Intranet
6 1 (0.32%) SMTP
6 1 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (13.50%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.43%) Apache Cassandra
3 19 (6.11%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.86%) Couchbase
4 12 (3.86%) Hazelcast
4 12 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.54%) MySQL
6 9 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.89%) Redis
7 6 (1.93%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.29%) Big Data
9 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.64%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.64%) DB2
10 2 (0.64%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 71 (22.83%) Selenium
2 58 (18.65%) JIRA
3 29 (9.32%) Cucumber
4 28 (9.00%) Maven
5 26 (8.36%) Jenkins
6 25 (8.04%) Git (software)
7 24 (7.72%) WebDriver
8 19 (6.11%) SoapUI
9 12 (3.86%) git-flow
9 12 (3.86%) Hudson
10 11 (3.54%) Appium
10 11 (3.54%) HP UFT
11 9 (2.89%) JMeter
11 9 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (2.25%) Ant
13 6 (1.93%) Bugzilla
14 5 (1.61%) FitNesse
14 5 (1.61%) Gradle
14 5 (1.61%) Ranorex
15 4 (1.29%) Gerrit
General
1 57 (18.33%) Finance
2 17 (5.47%) Games
3 10 (3.22%) Banking
3 10 (3.22%) Retail
4 5 (1.61%) Legal
4 5 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.96%) Marketing
7 2 (0.64%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 76 (24.44%) Tester
2 68 (21.86%) Analyst
3 61 (19.61%) Test Analyst
4 46 (14.79%) Developer
5 43 (13.83%) QA Tester
6 36 (11.58%) QA Engineer
7 35 (11.25%) Software Tester
8 27 (8.68%) Java Engineer
9 26 (8.36%) Automation Tester
10 25 (8.04%) Automation Test Analyst
11 23 (7.40%) Java Developer
12 21 (6.75%) QA Leader
12 21 (6.75%) Software Developer
13 20 (6.43%) Software Analyst
14 19 (6.11%) QA Analyst
14 19 (6.11%) QA Test Analyst
14 19 (6.11%) Senior Manager
14 19 (6.11%) Software Test Analyst
14 19 (6.11%) Test Engineer
15 18 (5.79%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (17.68%) .NET
2 52 (16.72%) XML
3 38 (12.22%) Web Services
4 34 (10.93%) CSS
4 34 (10.93%) SOAP
5 33 (10.61%) HTML
6 32 (10.29%) JSON
7 26 (8.36%) jQuery
8 23 (7.40%) AngularJS
9 21 (6.75%) JMS
10 20 (6.43%) HTML5
11 17 (5.47%) CSS3
12 16 (5.14%) Middleware
13 15 (4.82%) REST
13 15 (4.82%) RESTful
14 14 (4.50%) .NET Framework
15 13 (4.18%) Spring
16 12 (3.86%) Apache Avro
16 12 (3.86%) EDI
16 12 (3.86%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (9.00%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.79%) Blog
4 17 (5.47%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.86%) Algorithms
6 10 (3.22%) User Experience
7 8 (2.57%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.25%) Online Games
8 7 (2.25%) Replication
9 6 (1.93%) Clustering
10 5 (1.61%) PMI
11 2 (0.64%) Animation
11 2 (0.64%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.64%) EMV
11 2 (0.64%) Handset
11 2 (0.64%) iPad
11 2 (0.64%) Mobile Games
11 2 (0.64%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.32%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.11%) Windows
2 20 (6.43%) Mac OS X
3 19 (6.11%) Windows 10
3 19 (6.11%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.82%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.22%) Linux
6 9 (2.89%) Android
7 8 (2.57%) Unix
8 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (51.77%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (27.65%) Scrum
3 80 (25.72%) Test Scripting
4 52 (16.72%) TDD
5 51 (16.40%) Mentoring
6 49 (15.76%) Automated Testing
7 43 (13.83%) Project Management
8 41 (13.18%) Test Automation
9 39 (12.54%) BDD
10 35 (11.25%) SDLC
11 33 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 33 (10.61%) Web Development
12 31 (9.97%) SOA
13 30 (9.65%) Automation Testing
14 29 (9.32%) Software Engineering
15 28 (9.00%) Software Testing
16 26 (8.36%) Functional Testing
17 24 (7.72%) Defect Management
17 24 (7.72%) Manual Testing
18 23 (7.40%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 117 (37.62%) Java
2 65 (20.90%) SQL
3 63 (20.26%) C#
4 35 (11.25%) JavaScript
5 34 (10.93%) PHP
6 25 (8.04%) C++
7 23 (7.40%) Ruby
8 20 (6.43%) Objective-C
9 19 (6.11%) C
10 18 (5.79%) Python
10 18 (5.79%) VB.NET
11 17 (5.47%) T-SQL
12 9 (2.89%) Go
13 8 (2.57%) VB
14 6 (1.93%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.29%) Jython
15 4 (1.29%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.96%) VB6
17 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (19.94%) Degree
2 61 (19.61%) ISEB
3 45 (14.47%) ISTQB
4 22 (7.07%) Security Cleared
5 18 (5.79%) CHECK Team Leader
5 18 (5.79%) CREST Certified
6 17 (5.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.93%) Cyber Scheme
8 6 (1.93%) Tigerscheme
9 5 (1.61%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.29%) HND
11 2 (0.64%) PhD
12 1 (0.32%) CISM
12 1 (0.32%) CISSP
12 1 (0.32%) GCIA
12 1 (0.32%) GIAC
12 1 (0.32%) MCT
12 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.32%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.57%) SLA
2 4 (1.29%) HL7
3 3 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.64%) ISO13485
4 2 (0.64%) SDET
5 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.32%) RMADS
System Software
1 27 (8.68%) Docker
2 20 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (5.14%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 49 (15.76%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.43%) VMware
3 12 (3.86%) Google
3 12 (3.86%) webMethods
3 12 (3.86%) WSO2
4 9 (2.89%) Atlassian
4 9 (2.89%) Oracle
5 8 (2.57%) Telerik
6 6 (1.93%) HP
6 6 (1.93%) SolarWinds
7 5 (1.61%) Adobe
8 3 (0.96%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.64%) Apple
9 2 (0.64%) Autodesk
9 2 (0.64%) Citrix
9 2 (0.64%) ESRI
9 2 (0.64%) SAP
9 2 (0.64%) Teradata
10 1 (0.32%) RedGate
10 1 (0.32%) Sage
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