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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 71 90
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 146 127 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.35% 3.23% 2.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.20% 40.58% 39.01%
Number of salaries quoted 127 109 105
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,963 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £55,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
338 313 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 10.08% 7.97% 6.66%
Number of salaries quoted 272 259 258
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,675 £25,000
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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +11 13 £36,500 +30.35% 4
Salford +14 11 £40,000 +25.00% 2
Bolton +1 4 £38,250 +36.60%
Wigan - 3 £37,500 -
Altrincham -7 1 £27,500 -38.88% 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 143 (43.87%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (35.58%) SQL
3 107 (32.82%) Finance
4 78 (23.93%) Degree
5 69 (21.17%) Selenium
5 69 (21.17%) .NET
6 68 (20.86%) Test Scripting
7 62 (19.02%) SDLC
7 62 (19.02%) C#
8 61 (18.71%) ISEB
9 54 (16.56%) SQL Server
9 54 (16.56%) Automated Testing
10 51 (15.64%) Microsoft
11 50 (15.34%) ISTQB
12 49 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
13 48 (14.72%) Software Testing
14 46 (14.11%) TDD
15 45 (13.80%) Java
16 41 (12.58%) Project Management
16 41 (12.58%) Manual Testing
17 39 (11.96%) Mentoring
17 39 (11.96%) Jenkins
18 37 (11.35%) XML
19 35 (10.74%) Oracle
19 35 (10.74%) Scrum
19 35 (10.74%) MVC
19 35 (10.74%) Test Automation
20 34 (10.43%) ASP.NET
21 33 (10.12%) JavaScript
22 32 (9.82%) HTML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (5.52%) Apache
2 12 (3.68%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.53%) CMS
3 5 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.53%) WordPress
4 4 (1.23%) Node.js
4 4 (1.23%) Drupal
4 4 (1.23%) nginx
5 3 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.61%) Moodle
6 2 (0.61%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.61%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.61%) SilverStripe
7 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.31%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.31%) Confluence
7 1 (0.31%) SAS
7 1 (0.31%) Site Server
7 1 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (7.06%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.91%) MS Office
3 8 (2.45%) MS Project
4 4 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.31%) SPSS
6 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.53%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (1.53%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (1.53%) Oracle Receivables
1 5 (1.53%) Oracle Cash Management
1 5 (1.53%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (1.53%) Oracle Financials
1 5 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.23%) Magento
3 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.61%) SaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Heroku
4 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.07%) ATM
2 7 (2.15%) GSM
2 7 (2.15%) UMTS
2 7 (2.15%) Wireless
2 7 (2.15%) 2G
2 7 (2.15%) WiMAX
2 7 (2.15%) RNC
2 7 (2.15%) LTE
2 7 (2.15%) Internet
2 7 (2.15%) 3G
3 6 (1.84%) 4G
3 6 (1.84%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (1.23%) HTTP
5 3 (0.92%) SAN
5 3 (0.92%) Intranet
6 1 (0.31%) SSL
6 1 (0.31%) VoIP
6 1 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.31%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (16.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (3.68%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.53%) MySQL
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.61%) DTS
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.31%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 69 (21.17%) Selenium
2 39 (11.96%) Jenkins
3 26 (7.98%) JIRA
4 24 (7.36%) TeamCity
4 24 (7.36%) Hudson
5 22 (6.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (6.13%) HP UFT
7 18 (5.52%) SoapUI
8 16 (4.91%) SpecFlow
8 16 (4.91%) Git (software)
9 12 (3.68%) Visual Studio
10 11 (3.37%) WatiN
11 10 (3.07%) ClearCase
12 8 (2.45%) WebDriver
13 7 (2.15%) LoadRunner
14 6 (1.84%) WebLOAD
15 5 (1.53%) Bugzilla
15 5 (1.53%) Cucumber
15 5 (1.53%) Grunt
15 5 (1.53%) Selenium IDE
General
1 107 (32.82%) Finance
2 29 (8.90%) Retail
3 28 (8.59%) Banking
4 15 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.99%) Legal
6 7 (2.15%) Games
7 5 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.92%) Law
8 3 (0.92%) Marketing
9 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 102 (31.29%) Analyst
2 68 (20.86%) Tester
3 60 (18.40%) Test Analyst
4 51 (15.64%) Developer
5 45 (13.80%) Software Tester
6 25 (7.67%) Test Manager
7 17 (5.21%) QA Tester
8 16 (4.91%) QA Analyst
9 15 (4.60%) Test Engineer
10 14 (4.29%) Software Developer
11 13 (3.99%) Graduate
11 13 (3.99%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.99%) PHP Developer
12 12 (3.68%) Project Manager
12 12 (3.68%) Automated Tester
13 11 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (3.07%) Junior
14 10 (3.07%) Technical Specialist
15 8 (2.45%) SQL DBA
15 8 (2.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (21.17%) .NET
2 37 (11.35%) XML
3 34 (10.43%) ASP.NET
4 32 (9.82%) HTML
5 29 (8.90%) CSS
6 22 (6.75%) Web Services
7 17 (5.21%) Symfony
8 16 (4.91%) jQuery
8 16 (4.91%) AngularJS
9 14 (4.29%) CodeIgniter
9 14 (4.29%) RESTful
9 14 (4.29%) LAMP
10 12 (3.68%) XSLT
10 12 (3.68%) .NET Framework
10 12 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (2.76%) HTML5
11 9 (2.76%) SOAP
11 9 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 8 (2.45%) WCF
12 8 (2.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 49 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.52%) Management Information System
2 18 (5.52%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.37%) User Experience
4 10 (3.07%) NHS
5 9 (2.76%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.45%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (1.53%) Clustering
7 5 (1.53%) Interactive TV
7 5 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.23%) Informatics
9 3 (0.92%) Replication
10 2 (0.61%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.61%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.61%) GIS
11 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.31%) PKI
11 1 (0.31%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.31%) Biotechnology
11 1 (0.31%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.82%) Linux
2 28 (8.59%) Windows
3 18 (5.52%) Android
3 18 (5.52%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.23%) UNIX
5 3 (0.92%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.61%) CentOS
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (43.87%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (20.86%) Test Scripting
3 62 (19.02%) SDLC
4 54 (16.56%) Automated Testing
5 48 (14.72%) Software Testing
6 46 (14.11%) TDD
7 41 (12.58%) Project Management
7 41 (12.58%) Manual Testing
8 39 (11.96%) Mentoring
9 35 (10.74%) Test Automation
9 35 (10.74%) MVC
9 35 (10.74%) Scrum
10 31 (9.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 31 (9.51%) System Testing
11 30 (9.20%) Coaching
11 30 (9.20%) Regression Testing
12 28 (8.59%) Test Management
13 25 (7.67%) E-Commerce
14 24 (7.36%) Waterfall
14 24 (7.36%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 116 (35.58%) SQL
2 62 (19.02%) C#
3 45 (13.80%) Java
4 33 (10.12%) JavaScript
5 26 (7.98%) PHP
6 21 (6.44%) PL/SQL
6 21 (6.44%) T-SQL
7 11 (3.37%) Shell Script
8 8 (2.45%) Python
9 5 (1.53%) VBA
9 5 (1.53%) Perl
9 5 (1.53%) C++
10 4 (1.23%) Ruby
10 4 (1.23%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.92%) PHP5
11 3 (0.92%) C
12 1 (0.31%) Ada
12 1 (0.31%) Groovy
12 1 (0.31%) VBScript
12 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 78 (23.93%) Degree
2 61 (18.71%) ISEB
3 50 (15.34%) ISTQB
4 23 (7.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (4.29%) HND
6 6 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.61%) CISSP
8 2 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.31%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.31%) MCSE
9 1 (0.31%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.76%) SLA
2 4 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.92%) HL7
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) GMP
4 1 (0.31%) GLP
System Software
1 5 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.92%) Puppet
3 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 51 (15.64%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.74%) Oracle
3 12 (3.68%) IBM
4 11 (3.37%) HP
4 11 (3.37%) Telerik
5 10 (3.07%) Actimize
6 7 (2.15%) Nortel
6 7 (2.15%) Ericsson
6 7 (2.15%) Nokia
7 3 (0.92%) VMware
7 3 (0.92%) Zend
7 3 (0.92%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.61%) Capita
9 1 (0.31%) Google
9 1 (0.31%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.31%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.31%) hybris
9 1 (0.31%) Teradata
9 1 (0.31%) Alterian
9 1 (0.31%) Sage
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £26k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Flex-Time
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Twenty Recruitment Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25k
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum + excellent benefits & bonus package
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Kewill Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
hronline
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 21 days ago