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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Manchester
Rank 57 42 69
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +27
Permanent jobs citing QA 179 177 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.94% 5.63% 3.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.50% 46.34% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 148 159 106
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
442 382 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 12.20% 12.15% 9.19%
Number of salaries quoted 369 312 293
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £24,300 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -1 15 £45,000 +16.88% 2
Oldham -20 9 £40,000 +5.26%
Altrincham -4 8 £41,500 +72.91% 3
Bolton -13 4 £21,500 -47.87%
Salford -3 2 £37,747 +25.82% 1
Bury - 2 £30,000 -
Cheadle +18 1 - -
Wigan - 1 £27,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 183 (57.73%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (23.97%) Scrum
2 76 (23.97%) Selenium
3 74 (23.34%) Automated Testing
4 70 (22.08%) SQL
5 63 (19.87%) Microsoft
6 62 (19.56%) C#
7 61 (19.24%) JavaScript
8 59 (18.61%) Test Scripting
9 54 (17.03%) HTML
10 50 (15.77%) .NET
10 50 (15.77%) TDD
11 49 (15.46%) CSS
12 48 (15.14%) Windows
13 47 (14.83%) Java
13 47 (14.83%) ISEB
13 47 (14.83%) Finance
14 46 (14.51%) Degree
15 45 (14.20%) SQL Server
16 43 (13.56%) MS Excel
16 43 (13.56%) SDLC
17 42 (13.25%) iPad
17 42 (13.25%) Manual Testing
18 41 (12.93%) Regression Testing
18 41 (12.93%) JIRA
19 40 (12.62%) Test Automation
20 37 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing
21 36 (11.36%) E-Commerce
21 36 (11.36%) OO
22 35 (11.04%) Software Testing

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 9 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.89%) CMS
3 4 (1.26%) JBoss
3 4 (1.26%) Jetty
3 4 (1.26%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.26%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.95%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.63%) IIS
5 2 (0.63%) Site Server
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.32%) CICS
6 1 (0.32%) Confluence
6 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 43 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.63%) MS Office
2 2 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Maya
3 1 (0.32%) MODO
3 1 (0.32%) MS Project
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) SPSS
3 1 (0.32%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (3.47%) Magento
2 3 (0.95%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.63%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.32%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.21%) IaaS
2 7 (2.21%) PaaS
2 7 (2.21%) SaaS
3 2 (0.63%) Google Play
4 1 (0.32%) Office 365
4 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.84%) HTTP
2 5 (1.58%) Internet
3 3 (0.95%) Cisco ICM
3 3 (0.95%) DNS
3 3 (0.95%) Network Security
4 2 (0.63%) LDAP
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.32%) Extranet
5 1 (0.32%) Intranet
5 1 (0.32%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.32%) Skype
5 1 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (3.79%) Riak
4 10 (3.15%) MySQL
5 7 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.58%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.26%) Couchbase
7 4 (1.26%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.26%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.26%) Redis
7 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.32%) DataStage
9 1 (0.32%) DB2
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 76 (23.97%) Selenium
2 41 (12.93%) JIRA
3 32 (10.09%) Cucumber
4 22 (6.94%) WebDriver
5 21 (6.62%) Git (software)
6 17 (5.36%) SpecFlow
7 16 (5.05%) HP UFT
8 14 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (4.10%) NUnit
10 11 (3.47%) FitNesse
11 10 (3.15%) MSTest
12 8 (2.52%) SoapUI
13 7 (2.21%) Grunt
14 6 (1.89%) JUnit
15 5 (1.58%) Visual Studio
16 4 (1.26%) Subversion
17 3 (0.95%) Jenkins
17 3 (0.95%) TeamCity
18 2 (0.63%) Gradle
18 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 47 (14.83%) Finance
2 17 (5.36%) Retail
3 10 (3.15%) Multimedia
4 9 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.52%) Marketing
6 7 (2.21%) Legal
7 6 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.58%) Games
9 2 (0.63%) Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Automotive
10 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (20.82%) Tester
2 63 (19.87%) Analyst
3 57 (17.98%) Developer
4 44 (13.88%) QA Tester
5 42 (13.25%) Test Analyst
6 39 (12.30%) QA Engineer
7 34 (10.73%) QA Leader
8 28 (8.83%) Software Tester
9 23 (7.26%) Development Manager
10 21 (6.62%) Automation Tester
10 21 (6.62%) Senior Tester
11 20 (6.31%) QA Analyst
11 20 (6.31%) Team Leader
12 19 (5.99%) QA Automation Engineer
13 18 (5.68%) JavaScript Developer
13 18 (5.68%) Senior QA Tester
13 18 (5.68%) Test Engineer
14 17 (5.36%) Designer
14 17 (5.36%) QA Test Analyst
15 15 (4.73%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (17.03%) HTML
2 50 (15.77%) .NET
3 49 (15.46%) CSS
4 29 (9.15%) jQuery
5 23 (7.26%) Gherkin
5 23 (7.26%) Web Services
6 20 (6.31%) ASP.NET
6 20 (6.31%) XML
7 16 (5.05%) D3.js
7 16 (5.05%) Highcharts JS
8 15 (4.73%) .NET Framework
9 14 (4.42%) HTML5
10 13 (4.10%) Flash
10 13 (4.10%) WPF
11 9 (2.84%) LINQ
11 9 (2.84%) WCF
11 9 (2.84%) WF
12 5 (1.58%) LAMP
12 5 (1.58%) Node.js
12 5 (1.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.25%) iPad
2 29 (9.15%) Computer Science
3 24 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.05%) Visualisation
5 15 (4.73%) User Experience
6 14 (4.42%) Replication
7 9 (2.84%) Fintech
7 9 (2.84%) Video on Demand
8 8 (2.52%) Smartphone
8 8 (2.52%) Statistics
9 7 (2.21%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.89%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.89%) PMI
11 5 (1.58%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.95%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.95%) New Media
13 3 (0.95%) W3C
14 2 (0.63%) Biotechnology
14 2 (0.63%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 48 (15.14%) Windows
2 23 (7.26%) Windows Server
3 12 (3.79%) Mac OS X
3 12 (3.79%) Windows 10
4 10 (3.15%) Android
4 10 (3.15%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.26%) Linux
6 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.32%) AIX
7 1 (0.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (57.73%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (23.97%) Scrum
3 74 (23.34%) Automated Testing
4 59 (18.61%) Test Scripting
5 50 (15.77%) TDD
6 43 (13.56%) SDLC
7 42 (13.25%) Manual Testing
8 41 (12.93%) Regression Testing
9 40 (12.62%) Test Automation
10 37 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 36 (11.36%) E-Commerce
11 36 (11.36%) OO
12 35 (11.04%) Software Testing
13 33 (10.41%) BDD
14 28 (8.83%) Test Management
15 27 (8.52%) Automation Testing
16 25 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (7.89%) Project Management
17 24 (7.57%) Continuous Improvement
17 24 (7.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 70 (22.08%) SQL
2 62 (19.56%) C#
3 61 (19.24%) JavaScript
4 47 (14.83%) Java
5 31 (9.78%) T-SQL
6 27 (8.52%) PHP
7 23 (7.26%) C++
8 10 (3.15%) Ruby
9 9 (2.84%) C
9 9 (2.84%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.21%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.89%) Python
12 4 (1.26%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.32%) ABAP
13 1 (0.32%) COBOL
13 1 (0.32%) JCL
13 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.32%) R
13 1 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 47 (14.83%) ISEB
2 46 (14.51%) Degree
3 28 (8.83%) ISTQB
4 14 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.21%) MCSA
7 6 (1.89%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.26%) HNC
8 4 (1.26%) HND
9 3 (0.95%) CCNA
9 3 (0.95%) CCNP
9 3 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.95%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.63%) MCITP
10 2 (0.63%) MCSE
11 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.79%) SLA
2 11 (3.47%) PCI DSS
2 11 (3.47%) SDET
System Software
1 15 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 63 (19.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.79%) VMware
3 9 (2.84%) Orchard
4 5 (1.58%) Oracle
4 5 (1.58%) SAP
5 4 (1.26%) Google
5 4 (1.26%) IBM
5 4 (1.26%) Zend
6 3 (0.95%) Cisco
7 2 (0.63%) Citrix
7 2 (0.63%) Sage
7 2 (0.63%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.32%) Adobe
8 1 (0.32%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.32%) Apple
8 1 (0.32%) BT
8 1 (0.32%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.32%) Concur
8 1 (0.32%) hybris
8 1 (0.32%) Informatica
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