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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 75 79
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 164 143 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 5.05% 3.56% 3.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.59% 39.39% 39.04%
Number of salaries quoted 146 113 90
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
352 363 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 10.83% 9.03% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 289 304 253
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £54,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(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 +8 31 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Bolton +17 6 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Altrincham +9 6 £24,000 -30.93%
Salford +6 6 £33,750 -11.18%
Cheadle -7 1 £36,000 -
Oldham - 1 £39,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 201 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (34.03%) Test Scripting
3 123 (31.95%) ISEB
4 114 (29.61%) Java
5 104 (27.01%) SQL
6 90 (23.38%) Selenium
7 86 (22.34%) C#
7 86 (22.34%) Scrum
8 84 (21.82%) JIRA
9 80 (20.78%) Windows
10 78 (20.26%) Microsoft
10 78 (20.26%) Automated Testing
11 76 (19.74%) Test Automation
12 73 (18.96%) ISTQB
13 70 (18.18%) Degree
14 66 (17.14%) Functional Testing
15 64 (16.62%) User Acceptance Testing
16 62 (16.10%) Web Services
17 60 (15.58%) .NET
17 60 (15.58%) Finance
18 57 (14.81%) Manual Testing
19 56 (14.55%) MS Excel
20 52 (13.51%) Mentoring
20 52 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
21 51 (13.25%) Software Testing
22 50 (12.99%) HP Quality Center
23 49 (12.73%) SDLC
24 48 (12.47%) TDD
24 48 (12.47%) XML
25 47 (12.21%) SQL Server

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (3.64%) Apache
2 12 (3.12%) Mule
2 12 (3.12%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.34%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.04%) Confluence
5 3 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.78%) CMS
5 3 (0.78%) IIS
6 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 56 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.64%) MS Office
3 8 (2.08%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.26%) Magento
2 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (5.19%) PaaS
3 20 (5.19%) SaaS
4 12 (3.12%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (3.12%) Amazon S3
4 12 (3.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.08%) GitHub
6 2 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.60%) HTTPS
1 10 (2.60%) Network Security
2 8 (2.08%) SPDY
3 3 (0.78%) Broadband
3 3 (0.78%) Firewall
3 3 (0.78%) HTTP
4 2 (0.52%) SMTP
5 1 (0.26%) DNS
5 1 (0.26%) FTP
5 1 (0.26%) Internet
5 1 (0.26%) SAN
5 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.19%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (3.12%) Couchbase
3 12 (3.12%) Hazelcast
4 11 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.30%) MySQL
8 3 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.52%) GIS
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.26%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 90 (23.38%) Selenium
2 84 (21.82%) JIRA
3 41 (10.65%) HP UFT
4 31 (8.05%) Maven
5 29 (7.53%) Cucumber
6 24 (6.23%) Bugzilla
6 24 (6.23%) Jenkins
7 23 (5.97%) Git (software)
7 23 (5.97%) SoapUI
7 23 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (5.19%) WebDriver
9 13 (3.38%) Hudson
10 12 (3.12%) FitNesse
10 12 (3.12%) git-flow
10 12 (3.12%) Visual Studio
11 11 (2.86%) NUnit
12 10 (2.60%) JUnit
13 9 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (2.08%) Appium
15 7 (1.82%) Selenium IDE
General
1 60 (15.58%) Finance
2 13 (3.38%) Legal
3 12 (3.12%) Games
4 7 (1.82%) Banking
5 5 (1.30%) Law
6 4 (1.04%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.04%) Retail
7 3 (0.78%) German Language
7 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 140 (36.36%) Tester
2 104 (27.01%) Analyst
3 88 (22.86%) Test Analyst
4 80 (20.78%) QA Tester
5 52 (13.51%) Software Tester
6 49 (12.73%) QA Engineer
7 42 (10.91%) Developer
8 34 (8.83%) QA Analyst
9 33 (8.57%) QA Test Analyst
10 31 (8.05%) Automated Tester
11 28 (7.27%) Senior Penetration Tester
11 28 (7.27%) Senior Tester
12 27 (7.01%) Lead Tester
12 27 (7.01%) QA Leader
13 24 (6.23%) Software Analyst
13 24 (6.23%) Software Test Analyst
14 23 (5.97%) Automation Tester
15 21 (5.45%) Software Developer
16 20 (5.19%) Java Engineer
17 19 (4.94%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (16.10%) Web Services
2 60 (15.58%) .NET
3 48 (12.47%) XML
4 26 (6.75%) CSS
4 26 (6.75%) HTML
5 22 (5.71%) JSON
5 22 (5.71%) SOAP
6 17 (4.42%) Middleware
7 16 (4.16%) jQuery
8 14 (3.64%) ASP.NET
9 13 (3.38%) JMS
10 12 (3.12%) .NET Framework
10 12 (3.12%) Apache Avro
10 12 (3.12%) Apache Camel
10 12 (3.12%) Apache Thrift
10 12 (3.12%) EDI
10 12 (3.12%) Protocol Buffers
10 12 (3.12%) ZeroMQ
11 11 (2.86%) AngularJS
11 11 (2.86%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.75%) Computer Science
3 21 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.42%) PMI
5 14 (3.64%) Driving Licence
5 14 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (3.12%) Algorithms
6 12 (3.12%) iPhone
6 12 (3.12%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.60%) Blog
8 9 (2.34%) User Experience
9 6 (1.56%) Replication
10 5 (1.30%) Clustering
11 4 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.04%) Online Games
12 2 (0.52%) EMV
12 2 (0.52%) Statistics
13 1 (0.26%) e-Learning
13 1 (0.26%) Mathematics
13 1 (0.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 80 (20.78%) Windows
2 31 (8.05%) Windows Server
3 23 (5.97%) Mac OS X
3 23 (5.97%) Windows 10
4 17 (4.42%) Linux
5 14 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.08%) Android
7 7 (1.82%) Unix
8 4 (1.04%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (34.03%) Test Scripting
3 86 (22.34%) Scrum
4 78 (20.26%) Automated Testing
5 76 (19.74%) Test Automation
6 66 (17.14%) Functional Testing
7 64 (16.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 57 (14.81%) Manual Testing
9 52 (13.51%) Mentoring
10 51 (13.25%) Software Testing
11 49 (12.73%) SDLC
12 48 (12.47%) TDD
13 47 (12.21%) Performance Testing
14 40 (10.39%) QA Automation
15 39 (10.13%) Automation Testing
16 38 (9.87%) Project Management
17 37 (9.61%) BDD
17 37 (9.61%) Defect Management
18 34 (8.83%) Regression Testing
19 32 (8.31%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 114 (29.61%) Java
2 104 (27.01%) SQL
3 86 (22.34%) C#
4 28 (7.27%) JavaScript
5 23 (5.97%) PHP
6 18 (4.68%) Python
7 17 (4.42%) T-SQL
8 16 (4.16%) C++
9 12 (3.12%) Objective-C
10 10 (2.60%) VB.NET
11 9 (2.34%) Scala
11 9 (2.34%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.08%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.82%) C
13 7 (1.82%) Ruby
13 7 (1.82%) VB
14 3 (0.78%) ANSI SQL
15 2 (0.52%) VB6
16 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 123 (31.95%) ISEB
2 73 (18.96%) ISTQB
3 70 (18.18%) Degree
4 31 (8.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (4.42%) PMI Certification
6 12 (3.12%) HND
6 12 (3.12%) Security Cleared
7 10 (2.60%) CHECK Team Leader
7 10 (2.60%) CREST Certified
8 3 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.52%) CISM
9 2 (0.52%) CISSP
10 1 (0.26%) GCIA
10 1 (0.26%) GIAC
10 1 (0.26%) MCT
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.26%) PCI QSA
10 1 (0.26%) PhD
10 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.30%) HL7
2 3 (0.78%) ISO13485
2 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) COBIT
3 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) PA-DSS
3 1 (0.26%) RMADS
System Software
1 24 (6.23%) Docker
1 24 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 50 (12.99%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 78 (20.26%) Microsoft
2 34 (8.83%) HP
3 24 (6.23%) VMware
4 13 (3.38%) Google
5 12 (3.12%) Telerik
5 12 (3.12%) webMethods
5 12 (3.12%) WSO2
6 10 (2.60%) Oracle
7 8 (2.08%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.30%) IBM
8 5 (1.30%) SAP
9 4 (1.04%) Apple
10 3 (0.78%) Adobe
10 3 (0.78%) Red Gate
11 2 (0.52%) Blue Prism
11 2 (0.52%) ESRI
11 2 (0.52%) Siebel
12 1 (0.26%) Citrix
12 1 (0.26%) Sage
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £99000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester
Arrows Group Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Badenoch & Clark
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified Salary Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: c£45,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Avecto Limited
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Salary is negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Avecto Limited
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Salary is negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Avecto Limited
Salary: Salary is negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright HR
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + generous benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ThreePeople
Salary: £100000 per annum + PACKAGE depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + bens + flexi-time
Posted: 8 days ago
Stockport, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40,000 per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Missguided
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Missguided
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Missguided
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + generous benefits package
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago