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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 57 77
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 138 151 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.03% 4.60% 3.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.20% 45.90% 37.43%
Number of salaries quoted 114 122 104
Median salary £38,250 £37,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.68% -6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,150 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
327 329 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 9.56% 10.03% 8.85%
Number of salaries quoted 270 263 274
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,800 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £55,000 £55,000
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +13 17 £45,000 +45.16% 3
Altrincham +13 3 £33,000 +20.00% 3
Oldham - 3 £25,000 - 1
Salford +6 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Bolton +5 2 £40,000 +2.56%
Bury - 2 £45,250 - 1
Sale - 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 155 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (40.00%) Java
3 81 (26.56%) Scrum
4 77 (25.25%) Selenium
5 72 (23.61%) Test Scripting
6 65 (21.31%) C#
7 62 (20.33%) JIRA
8 61 (20.00%) Degree
9 59 (19.34%) SQL
10 56 (18.36%) Finance
11 54 (17.70%) MS Excel
11 54 (17.70%) ISEB
12 53 (17.38%) Microsoft
12 53 (17.38%) Automated Testing
13 52 (17.05%) .NET
14 51 (16.72%) TDD
15 50 (16.39%) XML
16 49 (16.07%) Windows
17 44 (14.43%) Mentoring
18 41 (13.44%) SQL Server
18 41 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
19 39 (12.79%) Project Management
19 39 (12.79%) BDD
20 37 (12.13%) Test Automation
21 35 (11.48%) ISTQB
22 34 (11.15%) SOAP
23 33 (10.82%) PHP
23 33 (10.82%) Web Development
23 33 (10.82%) Microsoft Azure
24 32 (10.49%) JSON

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 19 (6.23%) WebSphere
2 14 (4.59%) Apache
3 12 (3.93%) Mule
4 9 (2.95%) Node.js
5 8 (2.62%) nginx
6 7 (2.30%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (2.30%) WebSphere Portal
7 5 (1.64%) CMS
8 4 (1.31%) Confluence
9 3 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.66%) JBoss
10 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.33%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 54 (17.70%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.61%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.98%) 3ds Max
5 3 (0.98%) Adobe After Effects
5 3 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.98%) Maya
6 2 (0.66%) MS Office
6 2 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (7.54%) SaaS
3 21 (6.89%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (6.56%) PaaS
5 12 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (3.93%) Amazon S3
5 12 (3.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (2.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 8 (2.62%) GitHub
8 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.89%) Network Security
2 15 (4.92%) SSL
3 9 (2.95%) HTTP
4 8 (2.62%) SPDY
5 3 (0.98%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.66%) SAN
7 1 (0.33%) CTI
7 1 (0.33%) Extranet
7 1 (0.33%) Internet
7 1 (0.33%) Intranet
7 1 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 18 (5.90%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.93%) Couchbase
4 12 (3.93%) Hazelcast
5 11 (3.61%) MySQL
6 10 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.95%) Redis
8 6 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.31%) Big Data
9 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.66%) DB2
11 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 77 (25.25%) Selenium
2 62 (20.33%) JIRA
3 29 (9.51%) Cucumber
3 29 (9.51%) WebDriver
4 28 (9.18%) Jenkins
5 26 (8.52%) Maven
6 25 (8.20%) Git (software)
7 18 (5.90%) SoapUI
8 12 (3.93%) Appium
8 12 (3.93%) git-flow
8 12 (3.93%) Hudson
9 11 (3.61%) JMeter
10 10 (3.28%) Ant
11 9 (2.95%) HP UFT
12 8 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (1.64%) Bugzilla
13 5 (1.64%) FitNesse
13 5 (1.64%) Ranorex
14 4 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (1.31%) Mercurial
General
1 56 (18.36%) Finance
2 19 (6.23%) Games
3 12 (3.93%) Retail
4 9 (2.95%) Banking
5 6 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.64%) Legal
7 4 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.98%) Marketing
9 2 (0.66%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 77 (25.25%) Tester
2 61 (20.00%) Analyst
3 49 (16.07%) QA Tester
3 49 (16.07%) Test Analyst
4 47 (15.41%) Developer
5 43 (14.10%) QA Engineer
6 29 (9.51%) Software Tester
7 28 (9.18%) Java Engineer
8 26 (8.52%) Automation Tester
9 24 (7.87%) Java Developer
10 21 (6.89%) Automation Test Analyst
10 21 (6.89%) QA Leader
10 21 (6.89%) Software Developer
10 21 (6.89%) Test Engineer
11 20 (6.56%) Senior Manager
12 19 (6.23%) QA Analyst
13 18 (5.90%) Senior Developer
13 18 (5.90%) Senior Java Developer
14 17 (5.57%) Consultant
14 17 (5.57%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (17.05%) .NET
2 50 (16.39%) XML
3 34 (11.15%) SOAP
4 32 (10.49%) CSS
4 32 (10.49%) HTML
4 32 (10.49%) JSON
4 32 (10.49%) Web Services
5 26 (8.52%) jQuery
6 22 (7.21%) AngularJS
7 21 (6.89%) HTML5
7 21 (6.89%) JMS
8 19 (6.23%) Middleware
9 17 (5.57%) CSS3
10 15 (4.92%) RESTful
11 14 (4.59%) REST
12 13 (4.26%) Spring
13 12 (3.93%) Apache Avro
13 12 (3.93%) EDI
13 12 (3.93%) Protocol Buffers
13 12 (3.93%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (9.18%) Computer Science
3 20 (6.56%) Mobile App
4 18 (5.90%) Blog
5 12 (3.93%) Algorithms
6 11 (3.61%) User Experience
7 10 (3.28%) Online Games
8 7 (2.30%) Replication
9 6 (1.97%) Clustering
9 6 (1.97%) PMI
10 5 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.31%) iPad
12 3 (0.98%) Animation
12 3 (0.98%) Augmented Reality
12 3 (0.98%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.98%) Handset
12 3 (0.98%) Mobile Games
13 2 (0.66%) EMV
13 2 (0.66%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.07%) Windows
2 24 (7.87%) Windows Server
3 23 (7.54%) Mac OS X
4 21 (6.89%) Windows 10
5 18 (5.90%) Apple iOS
6 12 (3.93%) Android
6 12 (3.93%) Linux
7 11 (3.61%) Unix
8 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (26.56%) Scrum
3 72 (23.61%) Test Scripting
4 53 (17.38%) Automated Testing
5 51 (16.72%) TDD
6 44 (14.43%) Mentoring
7 39 (12.79%) BDD
7 39 (12.79%) Project Management
8 37 (12.13%) Test Automation
9 33 (10.82%) Web Development
10 31 (10.16%) SOA
11 30 (9.84%) Software Engineering
12 29 (9.51%) Defect Management
12 29 (9.51%) SDLC
13 25 (8.20%) Automation Testing
14 24 (7.87%) Functional Testing
15 23 (7.54%) QA Automation
16 22 (7.21%) Software Testing
16 22 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
17 21 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 122 (40.00%) Java
2 65 (21.31%) C#
3 59 (19.34%) SQL
4 33 (10.82%) PHP
5 32 (10.49%) JavaScript
6 25 (8.20%) C++
7 23 (7.54%) Ruby
8 20 (6.56%) Objective-C
9 19 (6.23%) C
9 19 (6.23%) Python
10 18 (5.90%) VB.NET
11 16 (5.25%) T-SQL
12 9 (2.95%) Go
13 8 (2.62%) VB
14 7 (2.30%) Jython
15 5 (1.64%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.31%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.98%) VB6
18 2 (0.66%) ANSI SQL
19 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (20.00%) Degree
2 54 (17.70%) ISEB
3 35 (11.48%) ISTQB
4 21 (6.89%) Security Cleared
5 18 (5.90%) CHECK Team Leader
5 18 (5.90%) CREST Certified
6 11 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (2.95%) Cyber Scheme
7 9 (2.95%) Tigerscheme
8 6 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.97%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.98%) HND
10 2 (0.66%) PhD
11 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.33%) MCT
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.62%) SLA
2 2 (0.66%) HL7
2 2 (0.66%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.66%) SDET
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.33%) ISO13485
System Software
1 29 (9.51%) Docker
2 23 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (5.90%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.95%) Puppet
3 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 53 (17.38%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.54%) VMware
3 12 (3.93%) Google
3 12 (3.93%) webMethods
3 12 (3.93%) WSO2
4 9 (2.95%) Atlassian
4 9 (2.95%) Oracle
5 8 (2.62%) Telerik
6 6 (1.97%) Adobe
6 6 (1.97%) HP
6 6 (1.97%) SolarWinds
7 3 (0.98%) Autodesk
7 3 (0.98%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.66%) Apple
8 2 (0.66%) RedGate
8 2 (0.66%) SAP
8 2 (0.66%) Teradata
9 1 (0.33%) Alterian
9 1 (0.33%) ESRI
9 1 (0.33%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Greater Manchester
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Salary: £36000 - £45000 per annum + 22% Reward Package, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £3000 - £34000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham
360 Resourcing
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Expedio Consulting Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury
Nixor
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright HR
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + generous benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Arrow Global
Salary: Market related
Posted: 9 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + bens + flexi-time
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000 + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Benefits, bonus and car allowance
Posted: 15 days ago