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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 73 106
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +33
Permanent jobs citing QA 150 112 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.75% 3.04% 2.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.90% 41.95% 34.31%
Number of salaries quoted 115 90 82
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,600 £55,000 £45,450
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
358 267 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 8.94% 7.25% 6.41%
Number of salaries quoted 291 235 238
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +12 19 £35,000 +38.61% 6
Salford +2 10 £38,000 -1.93%
Bolton +6 8 £33,000 -17.50%
Cheadle - 5 - -
Wigan - 4 £40,000 - 1
Altrincham -1 2 £34,750 -32.19%
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 149 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (39.58%) SQL
3 125 (37.20%) Finance
4 67 (19.94%) Degree
5 64 (19.05%) .NET
6 62 (18.45%) ISEB
7 61 (18.15%) Automated Testing
8 59 (17.56%) Software Testing
9 58 (17.26%) SQL Server
10 57 (16.96%) Test Scripting
11 56 (16.67%) T-SQL
11 56 (16.67%) Project Management
12 54 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
13 50 (14.88%) C#
14 47 (13.99%) Microsoft
15 46 (13.69%) Oracle
15 46 (13.69%) Regression Testing
16 45 (13.39%) ITIL
17 44 (13.10%) ISTQB
18 43 (12.80%) Selenium
18 43 (12.80%) Java
19 42 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
20 39 (11.61%) Test Management
21 38 (11.31%) XML
22 37 (11.01%) Unit Testing
22 37 (11.01%) Manual Testing
22 37 (11.01%) Automation Testing
23 36 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
23 36 (10.71%) Scrum
24 33 (9.82%) Workflow

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (2.68%) IIS
1 9 (2.68%) CMS
2 8 (2.38%) WebSphere
2 8 (2.38%) Apache
3 6 (1.79%) Umbraco
3 6 (1.79%) WordPress
3 6 (1.79%) nginx
3 6 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.49%) Node.js
5 4 (1.19%) Jetty
6 2 (0.60%) Moodle
6 2 (0.60%) Drupal
7 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.30%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.79%) MS Office
3 5 (1.49%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.49%) MS Project
4 4 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (5.06%) Oracle General Ledger
1 17 (5.06%) Oracle EBS R12
1 17 (5.06%) Oracle Payables
1 17 (5.06%) Oracle Receivables
1 17 (5.06%) Oracle Assets
1 17 (5.06%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (4.46%) Oracle Cash Management
3 13 (3.87%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (1.49%) SAP CRM
5 4 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.49%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.19%) Google App Engine
4 4 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.89%) SaaS
6 2 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.79%) HTTP
1 6 (1.79%) Internet
2 4 (1.19%) IPsec
2 4 (1.19%) ATM
2 4 (1.19%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.19%) DHCP
2 4 (1.19%) FTP
2 4 (1.19%) DNS
3 3 (0.89%) SAN
4 2 (0.60%) Intranet
5 1 (0.30%) Extranet
5 1 (0.30%) 3G
5 1 (0.30%) DMZ
5 1 (0.30%) Broadband
5 1 (0.30%) GSM
5 1 (0.30%) LAN
5 1 (0.30%) UMTS
5 1 (0.30%) WAN
5 1 (0.30%) RNC
5 1 (0.30%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (17.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.68%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.79%) MS Access
5 6 (1.79%) MySQL
6 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.49%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.49%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.49%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.60%) Big Data
7 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (12.80%) Selenium
2 22 (6.55%) JIRA
3 18 (5.36%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (4.17%) WatiN
4 14 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 13 (3.87%) Jenkins
6 9 (2.68%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.38%) SpecFlow
7 8 (2.38%) Hudson
7 8 (2.38%) TestDirector
8 7 (2.08%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.79%) JUnit
10 5 (1.49%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.19%) QALoad
11 4 (1.19%) EasyMock
11 4 (1.19%) SilkPerformer
11 4 (1.19%) FitNesse
11 4 (1.19%) jMock
11 4 (1.19%) TestPartner
General
1 125 (37.20%) Finance
2 23 (6.85%) Banking
3 17 (5.06%) Retail
4 11 (3.27%) Marketing
5 8 (2.38%) Advertising
6 4 (1.19%) German Language
6 4 (1.19%) Italian Language
6 4 (1.19%) Turkish Language
6 4 (1.19%) Legal
6 4 (1.19%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.89%) Billing
7 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.89%) Games
8 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 66 (19.64%) Analyst
2 53 (15.77%) Tester
3 45 (13.39%) Test Analyst
4 43 (12.80%) DBA
5 36 (10.71%) Developer
6 25 (7.44%) QA Engineer
7 24 (7.14%) SQL DBA
8 23 (6.85%) Software Engineer
9 22 (6.55%) Team Leader
9 22 (6.55%) Test Engineer
10 21 (6.25%) Project Manager
11 20 (5.95%) Software Tester
12 19 (5.65%) Administrator
13 17 (5.06%) Oracle Analyst
13 17 (5.06%) QA Tester
14 16 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
14 16 (4.76%) Test Manager
15 15 (4.46%) Defect Manager
16 13 (3.87%) QA Manager
17 10 (2.98%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (19.05%) .NET
2 38 (11.31%) XML
3 29 (8.63%) HTML
4 24 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 21 (6.25%) CSS
6 18 (5.36%) HTML5
7 17 (5.06%) SOAP
8 12 (3.57%) Web Services
9 11 (3.27%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.68%) WSDL
10 9 (2.68%) J2EE
11 8 (2.38%) jQuery
11 8 (2.38%) .NET Framework
12 7 (2.08%) CSS3
13 6 (1.79%) XSLT
13 6 (1.79%) Classic ASP
14 5 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (1.49%) Underscore.js
14 5 (1.49%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.65%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.46%) Animation
5 9 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.08%) Open Source
6 7 (2.08%) User Experience
7 6 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.49%) FMCG
9 4 (1.19%) Blog
9 4 (1.19%) W3C
10 3 (0.89%) Clustering
10 3 (0.89%) Replication
11 2 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.60%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.60%) NHS
12 1 (0.30%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.30%) LIMS
12 1 (0.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.33%) Windows
2 20 (5.95%) Linux
3 13 (3.87%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.57%) Android
5 7 (2.08%) UNIX
6 4 (1.19%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (18.15%) Automated Testing
3 59 (17.56%) Software Testing
4 57 (16.96%) Test Scripting
5 56 (16.67%) Project Management
6 54 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
7 46 (13.69%) Regression Testing
8 45 (13.39%) ITIL
9 42 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
10 39 (11.61%) Test Management
11 37 (11.01%) Unit Testing
11 37 (11.01%) Manual Testing
11 37 (11.01%) Automation Testing
12 36 (10.71%) Scrum
13 33 (9.82%) Workflow
13 33 (9.82%) Change Management
14 30 (8.93%) E-Commerce
15 28 (8.33%) Mentoring
16 27 (8.04%) Coaching
17 25 (7.44%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 133 (39.58%) SQL
2 56 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 50 (14.88%) C#
4 43 (12.80%) Java
5 23 (6.85%) JavaScript
6 21 (6.25%) Python
7 19 (5.65%) C++
8 18 (5.36%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.68%) PHP
10 5 (1.49%) Perl
11 4 (1.19%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.89%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.89%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.60%) Ruby
13 2 (0.60%) XPath
13 2 (0.60%) XQuery
14 1 (0.30%) VB
14 1 (0.30%) C
14 1 (0.30%) VB6
14 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 67 (19.94%) Degree
2 62 (18.45%) ISEB
3 44 (13.10%) ISTQB
4 16 (4.76%) HND
4 16 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.30%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.19%) Xen
4 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.19%) Ansible
1 4 (1.19%) Puppet
1 4 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (13.99%) Microsoft
2 46 (13.69%) Oracle
3 17 (5.06%) VMware
4 14 (4.17%) Telerik
5 9 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.49%) IBM
6 5 (1.49%) SAP
6 5 (1.49%) Twilio
7 4 (1.19%) Eloqua
7 4 (1.19%) EPiServer
7 4 (1.19%) Google
7 4 (1.19%) Actimize
7 4 (1.19%) HP
7 4 (1.19%) Adobe
8 2 (0.60%) Teradata
8 2 (0.60%) Siebel
8 2 (0.60%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.60%) Sun
9 1 (0.30%) Autodesk
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Heallthcare
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £26k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Talent Spa
Salary: £24,500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago