The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 88 64
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -24
Permanent jobs citing QA 147 115 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.63% 2.80% 3.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.06% 40.93% 45.03%
Number of salaries quoted 117 100 111
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
358 281 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 8.85% 6.85% 8.05%
Number of salaries quoted 285 252 253
Average salary £36,000 £36,736 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% +4.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 20 £29,000 - 2
Altrincham +21 11 £55,000 +37.50%
Bolton -6 11 £40,000 +45.45%
Salford -1 3 £32,000 -24.70% 4
Wigan +9 2 £26,000 +10.63%
Bury -7 2 £28,750 -11.53%
Oldham -7 1 £32,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 66 (26.29%) SQL
2 57 (22.71%) Project Management
3 53 (21.12%) .NET
4 47 (18.73%) ISEB
5 44 (17.53%) SQL Server
5 44 (17.53%) C#
5 44 (17.53%) Finance
6 41 (16.33%) Microsoft
7 39 (15.54%) Java
8 38 (15.14%) Automated Testing
8 38 (15.14%) Software Testing
9 37 (14.74%) Degree
10 36 (14.34%) JavaScript
10 36 (14.34%) HTML
11 32 (12.75%) E-Commerce
12 31 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (11.95%) Windows
13 30 (11.95%) XML
14 28 (11.16%) CSS
15 27 (10.76%) Selenium
15 27 (10.76%) ISTQB
15 27 (10.76%) Manual Testing
16 24 (9.56%) ASP.NET
17 22 (8.76%) Python
18 21 (8.37%) SQL Server 2008
19 20 (7.97%) Linux
19 20 (7.97%) C++
19 20 (7.97%) MVC
20 19 (7.57%) Service Delivery
20 19 (7.57%) QuickTest Pro

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (2.39%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.99%) IIS
3 4 (1.59%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.59%) Lync
3 4 (1.59%) NetWeaver
4 3 (1.20%) SAS
4 3 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) GlassFish
Applications
1 18 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.38%) Photoshop
3 7 (2.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.59%) Magento
2 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.78%) Internet
2 7 (2.79%) HTTP
3 6 (2.39%) Firewall
4 5 (1.99%) FTP
4 5 (1.99%) VoIP
5 4 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.20%) DNS
6 3 (1.20%) Wireless
6 3 (1.20%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.20%) VLAN
7 2 (0.80%) WAN
7 2 (0.80%) LAN
7 2 (0.80%) MPLS
8 1 (0.40%) SAN
8 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.40%) SSL
8 1 (0.40%) LDAP
8 1 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (6.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (3.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (3.19%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.39%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.39%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.99%) MySQL
9 5 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.20%) DataStage
11 3 (1.20%) PowerCenter
11 3 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
11 3 (1.20%) SQLite
11 3 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.40%) MS Access
12 1 (0.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (10.76%) Selenium
2 19 (7.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (6.37%) JUnit
4 14 (5.58%) Cucumber
4 14 (5.58%) WebDriver
5 13 (5.18%) TestPartner
6 12 (4.78%) Hudson
7 11 (4.38%) Subversion
7 11 (4.38%) LoadRunner
7 11 (4.38%) Jenkins
7 11 (4.38%) EasyMock
7 11 (4.38%) QALoad
7 11 (4.38%) SilkPerformer
7 11 (4.38%) jMock
8 9 (3.59%) NUnit
9 8 (3.19%) TeamCity
10 7 (2.79%) Eclipse
10 7 (2.79%) LabVIEW
10 7 (2.79%) eggPlant
11 6 (2.39%) Git (software)
General
1 44 (17.53%) Finance
2 14 (5.58%) Retail
3 8 (3.19%) Banking
3 8 (3.19%) Billing
4 7 (2.79%) Advertising
5 6 (2.39%) Games
6 5 (1.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.99%) Legal
7 4 (1.59%) Marketing
8 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.20%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) French Language
9 1 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 43 (17.13%) Developer
1 43 (17.13%) Analyst
2 27 (10.76%) Test Analyst
3 22 (8.76%) Tester
3 22 (8.76%) Project Manager
4 19 (7.57%) Test Engineer
5 18 (7.17%) Consultant
6 15 (5.98%) DBA
7 14 (5.58%) QA Tester
8 13 (5.18%) Software Engineer
9 12 (4.78%) Agile Test Analyst
9 12 (4.78%) Administrator
9 12 (4.78%) QA Engineer
10 11 (4.38%) SQL DBA
10 11 (4.38%) QA Analyst
10 11 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (3.98%) Head of Testing
12 8 (3.19%) .NET Developer
12 8 (3.19%) Lead Developer
12 8 (3.19%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (21.12%) .NET
2 36 (14.34%) HTML
3 30 (11.95%) XML
4 28 (11.16%) CSS
5 24 (9.56%) ASP.NET
6 19 (7.57%) jQuery
7 17 (6.77%) XHTML
8 16 (6.37%) Web Services
9 15 (5.98%) SOAP
10 14 (5.58%) WCF
11 13 (5.18%) JSP
12 11 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (3.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 9 (3.59%) J2EE
15 6 (2.39%) NHibernate
15 6 (2.39%) .NET Framework
15 6 (2.39%) WPF
15 6 (2.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 5 (1.99%) XSLT
16 5 (1.99%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.59%) Computer Science
2 7 (2.79%) Animation
3 6 (2.39%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (1.99%) Replication
4 5 (1.99%) E-Learning
4 5 (1.99%) Open Source
4 5 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.59%) PKI
5 4 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.59%) TRADACOMS
5 4 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.59%) 3D Graphics
5 4 (1.59%) Clustering
5 4 (1.59%) PMI
5 4 (1.59%) HACMP
6 3 (1.20%) Interactive TV
7 2 (0.80%) IPTV
7 2 (0.80%) Informatics
7 2 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.95%) Windows
2 20 (7.97%) Linux
3 14 (5.58%) UNIX
4 11 (4.38%) Mac OS X
5 7 (2.79%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.99%) Android
7 3 (1.20%) Windows NT
7 3 (1.20%) AIX
7 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.80%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (22.71%) Project Management
2 38 (15.14%) Automated Testing
2 38 (15.14%) Software Testing
3 32 (12.75%) E-Commerce
4 31 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (10.76%) Manual Testing
6 20 (7.97%) MVC
7 19 (7.57%) Service Delivery
8 17 (6.77%) TDD
8 17 (6.77%) BDD
9 16 (6.37%) Unit Testing
10 15 (5.98%) Load Testing
10 15 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (5.98%) Automation Testing
11 14 (5.58%) Test Automation
12 13 (5.18%) Risk Management
12 13 (5.18%) Scrum
12 13 (5.18%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (4.78%) OO
13 12 (4.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 66 (26.29%) SQL
2 44 (17.53%) C#
3 39 (15.54%) Java
4 36 (14.34%) JavaScript
5 22 (8.76%) Python
6 20 (7.97%) C++
7 12 (4.78%) T-SQL
8 11 (4.38%) Ruby
9 10 (3.98%) VB
10 9 (3.59%) C
11 8 (3.19%) PHP
12 5 (1.99%) Perl
13 4 (1.59%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.59%) ActionScript 2.0
13 4 (1.59%) Delphi
13 4 (1.59%) ActionScript
14 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.40%) Lua
Qualifications
1 47 (18.73%) ISEB
2 37 (14.74%) Degree
3 27 (10.76%) ISTQB
4 12 (4.78%) HNC
4 12 (4.78%) HND
5 8 (3.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (2.39%) CISSP
7 4 (1.59%) APMP
7 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.59%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.20%) MCP
8 3 (1.20%) CISA
9 2 (0.80%) CISM
9 2 (0.80%) CCSP
9 2 (0.80%) CCNA
9 2 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.40%) ACCA
10 1 (0.40%) MCTS
10 1 (0.40%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.79%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.99%) SLA
2 5 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (1.59%) Hyper-V
1 4 (1.59%) PowerHA
1 4 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.80%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.59%) Data Guard
1 4 (1.59%) SAP Afaria
2 3 (1.20%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 41 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.37%) Oracle
3 7 (2.79%) HP
4 6 (2.39%) VMware
5 5 (1.99%) Cisco
5 5 (1.99%) Perforce
6 4 (1.59%) SAP
6 4 (1.59%) Adobe
7 3 (1.20%) Informatica
7 3 (1.20%) Apple
7 3 (1.20%) Juniper
7 3 (1.20%) NetApp
7 3 (1.20%) Dell
7 3 (1.20%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.20%) Meru Networks
7 3 (1.20%) Aruba
7 3 (1.20%) 3PAR
7 3 (1.20%) F5
7 3 (1.20%) ProCurve
8 2 (0.80%) Compuware
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bens
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Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £16,000 - £20,000 DOE
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