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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 67 89
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +22
Permanent jobs citing QA 165 151 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.62% 3.76% 2.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.00% 46.75% 35.48%
Number of salaries quoted 150 135 91
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,817 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
375 323 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 10.49% 8.04% 6.76%
Number of salaries quoted 309 278 251
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £24,400 £24,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 30 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 30 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 +20 16 £31,250 +11.60% 4
Salford - 15 £40,000 - 1
Bolton -1 4 £38,250 +36.60% 2
Wigan - 3 £27,500 - 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 146 (43.98%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (33.43%) SQL
3 101 (30.42%) Finance
4 77 (23.19%) Degree
5 74 (22.29%) Test Scripting
6 68 (20.48%) Selenium
7 67 (20.18%) ISEB
8 65 (19.58%) .NET
9 62 (18.67%) SDLC
10 61 (18.37%) Microsoft
11 60 (18.07%) Automated Testing
12 58 (17.47%) C#
13 54 (16.27%) Analytical Skills
14 52 (15.66%) SQL Server
14 52 (15.66%) Software Testing
15 51 (15.36%) ISTQB
16 48 (14.46%) Java
17 45 (13.55%) Project Management
18 43 (12.95%) TDD
19 40 (12.05%) Manual Testing
20 38 (11.45%) Mentoring
20 38 (11.45%) Test Automation
21 37 (11.14%) Jenkins
22 34 (10.24%) Scrum
23 33 (9.94%) JavaScript
23 33 (9.94%) XML
23 33 (9.94%) Windows
24 31 (9.34%) Linux
24 31 (9.34%) HTML
24 31 (9.34%) JIRA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 14 (4.22%) Apache
2 12 (3.61%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.51%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.51%) Node.js
4 4 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.20%) CMS
4 4 (1.20%) WordPress
5 2 (0.60%) nginx
5 2 (0.60%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (0.60%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.60%) Drupal
5 2 (0.60%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.60%) SilverStripe
6 1 (0.30%) SAS
6 1 (0.30%) Site Server
6 1 (0.30%) IIS
6 1 (0.30%) Confluence
6 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 29 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 20 (6.02%) MS Office
3 10 (3.01%) MS Project
4 5 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) SPSS
6 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Magento
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.60%) SaaS
4 1 (0.30%) Heroku
4 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.01%) ATM
2 6 (1.81%) GSM
2 6 (1.81%) UMTS
2 6 (1.81%) Internet
2 6 (1.81%) 3G
2 6 (1.81%) Wireless
2 6 (1.81%) 2G
2 6 (1.81%) WiMAX
2 6 (1.81%) RNC
2 6 (1.81%) LTE
2 6 (1.81%) 4G
3 5 (1.51%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (1.20%) HTTP
5 3 (0.90%) Intranet
6 1 (0.30%) SSL
6 1 (0.30%) Firewall
6 1 (0.30%) VoIP
6 1 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.01%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.90%) MySQL
9 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.60%) DTS
9 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.30%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 68 (20.48%) Selenium
2 37 (11.14%) Jenkins
3 31 (9.34%) JIRA
4 22 (6.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (6.33%) HP UFT
6 20 (6.02%) Hudson
6 20 (6.02%) TeamCity
7 16 (4.82%) SoapUI
8 15 (4.52%) SpecFlow
9 14 (4.22%) Git (software)
10 11 (3.31%) Visual Studio
11 10 (3.01%) ClearCase
12 9 (2.71%) WatiN
13 8 (2.41%) WebDriver
13 8 (2.41%) Cucumber
14 7 (2.11%) LoadRunner
15 6 (1.81%) Bugzilla
15 6 (1.81%) WebLOAD
15 6 (1.81%) Grunt
16 5 (1.51%) Selenium IDE
General
1 101 (30.42%) Finance
2 30 (9.04%) Retail
3 29 (8.73%) Banking
4 14 (4.22%) Legal
4 14 (4.22%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.31%) Games
6 5 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.20%) Law
7 4 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.90%) Marketing
9 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 104 (31.33%) Analyst
2 67 (20.18%) Tester
3 61 (18.37%) Test Analyst
4 49 (14.76%) Developer
5 45 (13.55%) Software Tester
6 27 (8.13%) Test Manager
7 22 (6.63%) QA Analyst
8 21 (6.33%) QA Tester
9 16 (4.82%) Business Analyst
10 14 (4.22%) Test Engineer
11 13 (3.92%) Project Manager
12 12 (3.61%) Graduate
13 11 (3.31%) Software Developer
13 11 (3.31%) PHP Developer
13 11 (3.31%) Automated Tester
14 10 (3.01%) Head of Testing
14 10 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (3.01%) Technical Specialist
15 8 (2.41%) QA Engineer
15 8 (2.41%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (19.58%) .NET
2 33 (9.94%) XML
3 31 (9.34%) HTML
4 30 (9.04%) ASP.NET
5 28 (8.43%) CSS
6 23 (6.93%) Web Services
7 15 (4.52%) Symfony
7 15 (4.52%) jQuery
8 14 (4.22%) AngularJS
9 12 (3.61%) CodeIgniter
9 12 (3.61%) RESTful
9 12 (3.61%) LAMP
10 11 (3.31%) .NET Framework
11 10 (3.01%) HTML5
12 9 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (2.71%) XSLT
12 9 (2.71%) SOAP
13 8 (2.41%) CSS3
14 7 (2.11%) WCF
14 7 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 54 (16.27%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.72%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.12%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.01%) User Experience
6 8 (2.41%) NHS
7 6 (1.81%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.51%) Interactive TV
9 4 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.90%) Informatics
10 3 (0.90%) Clustering
11 2 (0.60%) GIS
11 2 (0.60%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.30%) PMI
12 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.30%) BBC
12 1 (0.30%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.30%) Biotechnology
12 1 (0.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.94%) Windows
2 31 (9.34%) Linux
3 16 (4.82%) Android
3 16 (4.82%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.20%) UNIX
4 4 (1.20%) Mac OS X
4 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.90%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.60%) CentOS
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (43.98%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (22.29%) Test Scripting
3 62 (18.67%) SDLC
4 60 (18.07%) Automated Testing
5 52 (15.66%) Software Testing
6 45 (13.55%) Project Management
7 43 (12.95%) TDD
8 40 (12.05%) Manual Testing
9 38 (11.45%) Test Automation
9 38 (11.45%) Mentoring
10 34 (10.24%) Scrum
11 30 (9.04%) MVC
12 29 (8.73%) Coaching
12 29 (8.73%) Test Management
12 29 (8.73%) Test Strategy
13 28 (8.43%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (7.83%) Regression Testing
14 26 (7.83%) System Testing
15 25 (7.53%) E-Commerce
16 24 (7.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 111 (33.43%) SQL
2 58 (17.47%) C#
3 48 (14.46%) Java
4 33 (9.94%) JavaScript
5 24 (7.23%) PHP
6 21 (6.33%) PL/SQL
7 19 (5.72%) T-SQL
8 12 (3.61%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.81%) Python
10 5 (1.51%) VBA
11 4 (1.20%) Ruby
11 4 (1.20%) C++
12 3 (0.90%) Perl
12 3 (0.90%) PHP5
12 3 (0.90%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.60%) C
14 1 (0.30%) Ada
14 1 (0.30%) Groovy
14 1 (0.30%) VBScript
14 1 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 77 (23.19%) Degree
2 67 (20.18%) ISEB
3 51 (15.36%) ISTQB
4 23 (6.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (4.22%) HND
6 6 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.60%) MCSE
7 2 (0.60%) CISSP
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.60%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.60%) MCITP
8 1 (0.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.30%) MCSA
8 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.30%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.11%) SLA
2 4 (1.20%) HL7
2 4 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) GMP
3 1 (0.30%) GLP
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (5.12%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.51%) Puppet
3 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 61 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.04%) Oracle
3 13 (3.92%) HP
4 12 (3.61%) IBM
5 11 (3.31%) Telerik
6 10 (3.01%) Actimize
7 6 (1.81%) Nortel
7 6 (1.81%) Ericsson
7 6 (1.81%) Nokia
8 3 (0.90%) Citrix
8 3 (0.90%) McAfee
8 3 (0.90%) VMware
8 3 (0.90%) Zend
8 3 (0.90%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.60%) Capita
10 1 (0.30%) Google
10 1 (0.30%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.30%) hybris
10 1 (0.30%) Alterian
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: From £19,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: Salary dependent on Experance
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, 25 days hols, healthcare2
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, healthcare, 25 days hols
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The F10 Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 26,000 to 33,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Pension, Holidays
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago