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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 57 68
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 146 168 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.04% 4.68% 3.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.11% 42.64% 43.64%
Number of salaries quoted 119 152 128
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £27,500 £28,817
10% offered a salary of more than £50,600 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
364 394 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 10.07% 10.98% 8.36%
Number of salaries quoted 277 327 281
Median salary £41,750 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.37% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,175 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 19 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Altrincham +12 9 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Bolton -8 3 £30,500 -20.26%
Bury - 2 £55,250 -
Oldham - 2 £25,000 -
Wigan -1 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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.

1 138 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (30.77%) Java
3 71 (23.75%) Scrum
3 71 (23.75%) Selenium
4 61 (20.40%) C#
5 59 (19.73%) Degree
6 57 (19.06%) Microsoft
7 54 (18.06%) Finance
8 53 (17.73%) SQL
8 53 (17.73%) MS Excel
9 51 (17.06%) Windows
9 51 (17.06%) Test Scripting
10 50 (16.72%) JIRA
11 49 (16.39%) ISEB
12 47 (15.72%) .NET
12 47 (15.72%) Automated Testing
13 44 (14.72%) TDD
14 43 (14.38%) SQL Server
15 42 (14.05%) Project Management
16 40 (13.38%) Mentoring
16 40 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
17 36 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
18 35 (11.71%) PHP
19 33 (11.04%) Test Automation
20 32 (10.70%) ISTQB
20 32 (10.70%) HTML
20 32 (10.70%) Web Services
21 31 (10.37%) WebDriver
22 29 (9.70%) XML
22 29 (9.70%) JavaScript

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 17 (5.69%) WebSphere
2 12 (4.01%) WebSphere Application Server
2 12 (4.01%) WebSphere Portal
3 9 (3.01%) CMS
3 9 (3.01%) nginx
4 5 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.34%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.00%) Apache
7 2 (0.67%) IIS
7 2 (0.67%) JBoss
7 2 (0.67%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.33%) Mule
8 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 53 (17.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.34%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.01%) MS Office
4 4 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.34%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.00%) 3ds Max
5 3 (1.00%) Adobe After Effects
5 3 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.00%) Maya
5 3 (1.00%) MS Project
5 3 (1.00%) SPSS
5 3 (1.00%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 5 (1.67%) SaaS
4 4 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.67%) IaaS
5 2 (0.67%) PaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.33%) GitHub
6 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.02%) SSL
2 20 (6.69%) Network Security
3 10 (3.34%) HTTP
4 8 (2.68%) Internet
5 4 (1.34%) WebEx
6 2 (0.67%) SAN
7 1 (0.33%) CTI
7 1 (0.33%) Extranet
7 1 (0.33%) Intranet
7 1 (0.33%) SPDY
7 1 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.38%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.02%) MySQL
3 12 (4.01%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.34%) Redis
6 8 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.67%) Big Data
8 5 (1.67%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.00%) Riak
10 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.67%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.67%) DB2
11 2 (0.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 71 (23.75%) Selenium
2 50 (16.72%) JIRA
3 31 (10.37%) WebDriver
4 23 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 21 (7.02%) Cucumber
6 17 (5.69%) Ant
7 13 (4.35%) Git (software)
8 12 (4.01%) SoapUI
9 10 (3.34%) JMeter
10 9 (3.01%) Appium
11 8 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (2.34%) HP UFT
12 7 (2.34%) Maven
12 7 (2.34%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.67%) Ranorex
13 5 (1.67%) SpecFlow
14 3 (1.00%) FitNesse
14 3 (1.00%) Gerrit
14 3 (1.00%) JUnit
14 3 (1.00%) Mercurial
General
1 54 (18.06%) Finance
2 17 (5.69%) Games
2 17 (5.69%) Retail
3 13 (4.35%) Banking
4 8 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.34%) Legal
5 4 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.00%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.00%) Law
6 3 (1.00%) Marketing
7 2 (0.67%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (25.75%) Tester
2 67 (22.41%) Analyst
3 46 (15.38%) QA Tester
4 44 (14.72%) Test Analyst
5 40 (13.38%) Developer
6 37 (12.37%) QA Engineer
7 31 (10.37%) Software Tester
8 30 (10.03%) QA Leader
9 26 (8.70%) Consultant
10 22 (7.36%) Senior Tester
11 21 (7.02%) Lead Tester
12 20 (6.69%) Automation Tester
13 19 (6.35%) QA Analyst
13 19 (6.35%) Senior Manager
14 18 (6.02%) Senior QA Tester
15 16 (5.35%) Security Manager
15 16 (5.35%) Test Engineer
16 15 (5.02%) Java Engineer
16 15 (5.02%) Software Analyst
17 14 (4.68%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (15.72%) .NET
2 32 (10.70%) HTML
2 32 (10.70%) Web Services
3 29 (9.70%) XML
4 28 (9.36%) CSS
5 26 (8.70%) SOAP
6 19 (6.35%) jQuery
6 19 (6.35%) RESTful
7 17 (5.69%) HTML5
8 16 (5.35%) AngularJS
8 16 (5.35%) J2EE
8 16 (5.35%) JSON
8 16 (5.35%) Spring
9 14 (4.68%) XSL
10 13 (4.35%) CSS3
10 13 (4.35%) Middleware
11 12 (4.01%) Node.js
11 12 (4.01%) REST
12 11 (3.68%) .NET Framework
12 11 (3.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.36%) Computer Science
3 20 (6.69%) Mobile App
4 17 (5.69%) Blog
5 8 (2.68%) iPad
6 7 (2.34%) Online Games
6 7 (2.34%) Replication
7 5 (1.67%) User Experience
8 4 (1.34%) Clustering
8 4 (1.34%) Statistics
8 4 (1.34%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.00%) Animation
9 3 (1.00%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (1.00%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.00%) Handset
9 3 (1.00%) Mobile Games
10 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.67%) PMI
10 2 (0.67%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 51 (17.06%) Windows
2 26 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 22 (7.36%) Mac OS X
4 20 (6.69%) Windows 10
5 18 (6.02%) Apple iOS
6 17 (5.69%) Android
6 17 (5.69%) Linux
7 14 (4.68%) Unix
8 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (23.75%) Scrum
3 51 (17.06%) Test Scripting
4 47 (15.72%) Automated Testing
5 44 (14.72%) TDD
6 42 (14.05%) Project Management
7 40 (13.38%) Mentoring
8 33 (11.04%) Test Automation
9 29 (9.70%) SDLC
10 27 (9.03%) BDD
11 26 (8.70%) Defect Management
12 24 (8.03%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (8.03%) Software Testing
13 22 (7.36%) Automation Testing
13 22 (7.36%) Kanban
13 22 (7.36%) MVC
13 22 (7.36%) Software Engineering
14 21 (7.02%) QA Automation
14 21 (7.02%) Test Management
15 20 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 92 (30.77%) Java
2 61 (20.40%) C#
3 53 (17.73%) SQL
4 35 (11.71%) PHP
5 29 (9.70%) JavaScript
6 20 (6.69%) Ruby
7 19 (6.35%) C++
8 18 (6.02%) Objective-C
9 17 (5.69%) VB.NET
10 16 (5.35%) C
11 15 (5.02%) Python
12 13 (4.35%) T-SQL
13 12 (4.01%) Jython
14 10 (3.34%) Go
15 5 (1.67%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.67%) VBScript
16 3 (1.00%) R
17 2 (0.67%) VB
18 1 (0.33%) Perl
18 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (19.73%) Degree
2 49 (16.39%) ISEB
3 32 (10.70%) ISTQB
4 20 (6.69%) Security Cleared
5 17 (5.69%) CHECK Team Leader
5 17 (5.69%) CREST Certified
6 12 (4.01%) Cyber Scheme
6 12 (4.01%) Tigerscheme
7 10 (3.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.00%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.67%) PhD
11 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.33%) MCT
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.33%) PMP
11 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.68%) SLA
2 4 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.00%) SDET
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (6.69%) Active Directory
3 14 (4.68%) Docker
4 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (4.35%) Puppet
3 2 (0.67%) Ansible
4 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 57 (19.06%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.69%) VMware
3 10 (3.34%) Oracle
4 8 (2.68%) Adobe
5 6 (2.01%) HP
5 6 (2.01%) SolarWinds
5 6 (2.01%) Telerik
6 4 (1.34%) Alias
6 4 (1.34%) BMC
6 4 (1.34%) IBM
6 4 (1.34%) Remedy
7 3 (1.00%) Autodesk
7 3 (1.00%) SAP
8 2 (0.67%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.67%) Teradata
9 1 (0.33%) Google
9 1 (0.33%) RedGate
9 1 (0.33%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.33%) WSO2
9 1 (0.33%) Zend
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