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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Manchester
Rank 55 41 64
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 190 166 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 5.01% 5.02% 3.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.67% 39.43% 31.60%
Number of salaries quoted 156 147 121
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
456 421 462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 12.03% 12.74% 11.69%
Number of salaries quoted 376 360 394
Median salary £41,500 £42,875 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.20% +14.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Oldham - 12 £41,250 - 1
Altrincham -6 7 £41,500 +72.91% 4
Salford -4 5 £37,747 +0.65% 2
Stockport -15 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Bolton -16 4 £21,500 -46.25%
Wigan - 3 £32,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 206 (58.52%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (25.85%) Scrum
3 88 (25.00%) Selenium
4 81 (23.01%) JavaScript
5 79 (22.44%) SQL
6 73 (20.74%) Automated Testing
7 68 (19.32%) C#
8 66 (18.75%) .NET
9 64 (18.18%) TDD
10 63 (17.90%) Finance
10 63 (17.90%) Microsoft
11 62 (17.61%) Java
12 59 (16.76%) Test Scripting
13 58 (16.48%) HTML
14 57 (16.19%) Degree
15 56 (15.91%) iPad
16 55 (15.63%) CSS
17 53 (15.06%) BDD
18 51 (14.49%) SQL Server
18 51 (14.49%) E-Commerce
19 50 (14.20%) JIRA
20 46 (13.07%) Regression Testing
20 46 (13.07%) SDLC
21 45 (12.78%) MS Excel
22 43 (12.22%) Test Automation
23 41 (11.65%) Cucumber
23 41 (11.65%) OO
24 40 (11.36%) Windows
24 40 (11.36%) Manual Testing
24 40 (11.36%) User Acceptance 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 11 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.85%) JBoss
3 3 (0.85%) Jetty
3 3 (0.85%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.85%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.85%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.57%) CMS
4 2 (0.57%) Confluence
4 2 (0.57%) Drupal
4 2 (0.57%) Site Server
5 1 (0.28%) CICS
5 1 (0.28%) IIS
5 1 (0.28%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 45 (12.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Maya
2 1 (0.28%) MODO
2 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (4.26%) Magento
2 4 (1.14%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.57%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.99%) IaaS
2 7 (1.99%) PaaS
2 7 (1.99%) SaaS
3 3 (0.85%) Google Play
4 1 (0.28%) Office 365
4 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.27%) HTTP
2 5 (1.42%) Internet
3 4 (1.14%) Cisco ICM
4 3 (0.85%) DNS
4 3 (0.85%) LDAP
5 2 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.57%) Network Security
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.28%) Extranet
6 1 (0.28%) Intranet
6 1 (0.28%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.28%) Skype
6 1 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.41%) MySQL
5 9 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.27%) Riak
7 7 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.85%) Big Data
9 3 (0.85%) Couchbase
9 3 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.85%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.85%) Redis
10 2 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.28%) DataStage
11 1 (0.28%) DB2
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 88 (25.00%) Selenium
2 50 (14.20%) JIRA
3 41 (11.65%) Cucumber
4 25 (7.10%) WebDriver
5 17 (4.83%) Git (software)
5 17 (4.83%) SpecFlow
6 16 (4.55%) HP UFT
7 13 (3.69%) FitNesse
7 13 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (3.41%) NUnit
9 9 (2.56%) MSTest
9 9 (2.56%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.99%) JUnit
10 7 (1.99%) SoapUI
11 6 (1.70%) Jenkins
12 5 (1.42%) Gradle
13 4 (1.14%) Jasmine
14 3 (0.85%) Grunt
14 3 (0.85%) TeamCity
15 2 (0.57%) TestNG
General
1 63 (17.90%) Finance
2 27 (7.67%) Retail
3 13 (3.69%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.84%) Multimedia
5 9 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.27%) Marketing
7 7 (1.99%) Legal
8 5 (1.42%) Games
9 3 (0.85%) Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (19.60%) Analyst
2 64 (18.18%) Developer
3 60 (17.05%) Tester
4 50 (14.20%) QA Engineer
5 48 (13.64%) QA Tester
6 46 (13.07%) Test Analyst
7 31 (8.81%) QA Analyst
8 29 (8.24%) QA Automation Engineer
8 29 (8.24%) Test Engineer
9 27 (7.67%) Development Manager
10 26 (7.39%) QA Test Analyst
11 24 (6.82%) Automation Tester
11 24 (6.82%) QA Leader
12 19 (5.40%) QA Test Engineer
13 18 (5.11%) Automation Engineer
13 18 (5.11%) QA Automation Tester
13 18 (5.11%) Senior Tester
13 18 (5.11%) Team Leader
14 17 (4.83%) Designer
14 17 (4.83%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (18.75%) .NET
2 58 (16.48%) HTML
3 55 (15.63%) CSS
4 39 (11.08%) jQuery
5 25 (7.10%) ASP.NET
6 24 (6.82%) Gherkin
7 23 (6.53%) Web Services
8 18 (5.11%) XML
9 16 (4.55%) D3.js
9 16 (4.55%) Highcharts JS
9 16 (4.55%) HTML5
10 14 (3.98%) .NET Framework
11 13 (3.69%) Flash
12 12 (3.41%) WPF
13 10 (2.84%) AngularJS
14 8 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (2.27%) LINQ
14 8 (2.27%) WCF
14 8 (2.27%) WF
15 6 (1.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.91%) iPad
2 37 (10.51%) Computer Science
3 23 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.11%) User Experience
5 15 (4.26%) Replication
6 9 (2.56%) Fintech
6 9 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.56%) Video on Demand
7 7 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.14%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.14%) PMI
9 4 (1.14%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.85%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.85%) New Media
10 3 (0.85%) W3C
10 3 (0.85%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.57%) Biotechnology
11 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.36%) Windows
2 17 (4.83%) Windows Server
3 10 (2.84%) Android
4 9 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.27%) Mac OS X
5 8 (2.27%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.99%) Linux
7 2 (0.57%) Unix
7 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (58.52%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (25.85%) Scrum
3 73 (20.74%) Automated Testing
4 64 (18.18%) TDD
5 59 (16.76%) Test Scripting
6 53 (15.06%) BDD
7 51 (14.49%) E-Commerce
8 46 (13.07%) Regression Testing
8 46 (13.07%) SDLC
9 43 (12.22%) Test Automation
10 41 (11.65%) OO
11 40 (11.36%) Manual Testing
11 40 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
12 34 (9.66%) Automation Testing
13 30 (8.52%) Software Testing
14 27 (7.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (7.67%) Defect Management
14 27 (7.67%) Project Management
14 27 (7.67%) Waterfall
15 26 (7.39%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 81 (23.01%) JavaScript
2 79 (22.44%) SQL
3 68 (19.32%) C#
4 62 (17.61%) Java
5 36 (10.23%) PHP
6 34 (9.66%) T-SQL
7 25 (7.10%) C++
8 14 (3.98%) Ruby
9 11 (3.13%) C
10 10 (2.84%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.27%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.99%) Embedded C
12 7 (1.99%) Python
13 4 (1.14%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.28%) ABAP
14 1 (0.28%) COBOL
14 1 (0.28%) JCL
14 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 57 (16.19%) Degree
2 38 (10.80%) ISEB
3 30 (8.52%) ISTQB
4 16 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.99%) HNC
6 7 (1.99%) HND
6 7 (1.99%) MCSA
7 4 (1.14%) CCNA
7 4 (1.14%) CCNP
7 4 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.14%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.57%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.57%) MCITP
8 2 (0.57%) MCSE
9 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.98%) PCI DSS
1 14 (3.98%) SLA
2 11 (3.13%) SDET
3 5 (1.42%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.99%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.14%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.57%) Nagios
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 63 (17.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.56%) Orchard
3 8 (2.27%) VMware
4 7 (1.99%) Oracle
5 6 (1.70%) SAP
6 5 (1.42%) Google
7 4 (1.14%) Cisco
7 4 (1.14%) IBM
7 4 (1.14%) Zend
8 3 (0.85%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.57%) Citrix
9 2 (0.57%) Juniper
9 2 (0.57%) Sage
9 2 (0.57%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.28%) Apple
10 1 (0.28%) Autodesk
10 1 (0.28%) BMC
10 1 (0.28%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.28%) Informatica
10 1 (0.28%) Remedy
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