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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 107 42
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -65
Permanent jobs citing QA 193 73 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.69% 1.89% 5.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.27% 26.55% 47.73%
Number of salaries quoted 173 61 124
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,817 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £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
337 275 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 8.19% 7.13% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 296 244 311
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,900 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
Altrincham +11 22 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Bolton +11 16 £28,000 -6.66% 2
Cheadle +5 2 £31,000 -4.61% 1
Stockport -1 2 £29,000 +16.00% 3
Wigan -6 1 £27,500 +17.02%
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 79 (24.69%) Project Management
2 78 (24.38%) SQL
3 67 (20.94%) Windows
4 59 (18.44%) Automated Testing
5 54 (16.88%) Finance
6 51 (15.94%) ISEB
6 51 (15.94%) Software Testing
7 49 (15.31%) E-Commerce
7 49 (15.31%) HTML
7 49 (15.31%) Java
8 45 (14.06%) JavaScript
9 44 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (13.44%) Microsoft
11 42 (13.13%) Scrum
12 40 (12.50%) .NET
13 38 (11.88%) Selenium
14 37 (11.56%) Linux
15 32 (10.00%) Degree
16 30 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (9.38%) QuickTest Pro
17 29 (9.06%) CSS
17 29 (9.06%) User Acceptance Testing
18 28 (8.75%) C#
19 27 (8.44%) Oracle
19 27 (8.44%) Load Testing
20 26 (8.13%) Automation Testing
20 26 (8.13%) Web Services
21 24 (7.50%) MVC
21 24 (7.50%) HTML5
21 24 (7.50%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 10 (3.13%) Tomcat
1 10 (3.13%) Confluence
2 9 (2.81%) Node.js
2 9 (2.81%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.88%) Lync
3 6 (1.88%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.56%) IIS
4 5 (1.56%) Apache
5 4 (1.25%) SAS
5 4 (1.25%) Jetty
5 4 (1.25%) nginx
6 2 (0.63%) Site Server
6 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.31%) CMS
7 1 (0.31%) GlassFish
Applications
1 12 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.19%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.56%) MS Office
4 3 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.31%) MS Project
5 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.25%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.25%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (1.25%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.31%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.06%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.81%) Amazon S3
4 8 (2.50%) Office 365
5 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.25%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.81%) LAN
1 9 (2.81%) WAN
1 9 (2.81%) AMQP
2 8 (2.50%) VPN
2 8 (2.50%) SAN
2 8 (2.50%) Internet
3 7 (2.19%) HTTP
3 7 (2.19%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.25%) FTP
4 4 (1.25%) DHCP
4 4 (1.25%) DNS
4 4 (1.25%) IPsec
5 3 (0.94%) VLAN
5 3 (0.94%) Wireless
5 3 (0.94%) VoIP
6 2 (0.63%) LDAP
6 2 (0.63%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.63%) SSL
7 1 (0.31%) Extranet
7 1 (0.31%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.31%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (2.81%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.88%) MySQL
5 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.56%) Big Data
7 4 (1.25%) SQLite
8 3 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.94%) RavenDB
9 2 (0.63%) DB2
10 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (11.88%) Selenium
2 30 (9.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 23 (7.19%) JUnit
4 19 (5.94%) Eclipse
5 17 (5.31%) Jenkins
6 16 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 16 (5.00%) JIRA
7 15 (4.69%) Mercurial
7 15 (4.69%) WebDriver
8 14 (4.38%) TestPartner
9 13 (4.06%) LoadRunner
9 13 (4.06%) Hudson
10 12 (3.75%) jMock
10 12 (3.75%) EasyMock
10 12 (3.75%) SilkPerformer
10 12 (3.75%) QALoad
11 11 (3.44%) Subversion
11 11 (3.44%) Git (software)
12 10 (3.13%) TeamCity
13 9 (2.81%) Gradle
General
1 54 (16.88%) Finance
2 9 (2.81%) Retail
3 7 (2.19%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.19%) Banking
3 7 (2.19%) Marketing
4 5 (1.56%) Legal
5 4 (1.25%) Law
5 4 (1.25%) Back Office
5 4 (1.25%) German Language
5 4 (1.25%) Italian Language
5 4 (1.25%) Turkish Language
5 4 (1.25%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.63%) Advertising
6 2 (0.63%) Games
7 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.31%) Electronics
7 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (25.00%) Analyst
2 59 (18.44%) Developer
3 28 (8.75%) Test Analyst
4 27 (8.44%) Project Manager
4 27 (8.44%) Tester
5 21 (6.56%) Business Analyst
6 19 (5.94%) Software Tester
7 17 (5.31%) Software Engineer
7 17 (5.31%) Consultant
7 17 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
8 16 (5.00%) Test Engineer
9 15 (4.69%) Test Manager
10 14 (4.38%) Java Developer
10 14 (4.38%) Implementation Consultant
10 14 (4.38%) Implementation Analyst
11 12 (3.75%) QA Analyst
11 12 (3.75%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 12 (3.75%) Mobile Developer
12 11 (3.44%) Test Leader
12 11 (3.44%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.31%) HTML
2 40 (12.50%) .NET
3 29 (9.06%) CSS
4 26 (8.13%) Web Services
5 24 (7.50%) HTML5
6 21 (6.56%) ASP.NET
7 19 (5.94%) J2EE
8 17 (5.31%) XML
8 17 (5.31%) AngularJS
9 15 (4.69%) SOAP
10 14 (4.38%) jQuery
11 13 (4.06%) JSP
12 12 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (3.75%) JSON
12 12 (3.75%) Backbone.js
13 11 (3.44%) Java EE
14 10 (3.13%) EJB
14 10 (3.13%) XHTML
14 10 (3.13%) JMS
14 10 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.06%) Mobile App
2 11 (3.44%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.81%) Client/Server
4 8 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.50%) Open Source
5 5 (1.56%) Replication
6 4 (1.25%) PMI
6 4 (1.25%) HACMP
6 4 (1.25%) Wiki
6 4 (1.25%) Blog
7 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.63%) AS400
8 2 (0.63%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (0.63%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.31%) Social Media
9 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.31%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.31%) DTV
9 1 (0.31%) Firmware
9 1 (0.31%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 67 (20.94%) Windows
2 37 (11.56%) Linux
3 18 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (4.06%) Android
6 12 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 10 (3.13%) Mac OS X
8 9 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.81%) Windows 7
9 8 (2.50%) Windows Phone
9 8 (2.50%) UNIX
9 8 (2.50%) Solaris
10 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (24.69%) Project Management
2 59 (18.44%) Automated Testing
3 51 (15.94%) Software Testing
4 49 (15.31%) E-Commerce
5 44 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (13.13%) Scrum
7 30 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (9.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (8.44%) Load Testing
10 26 (8.13%) Automation Testing
11 24 (7.50%) Manual Testing
11 24 (7.50%) MVC
12 22 (6.88%) Unit Testing
13 21 (6.56%) Test Automation
14 20 (6.25%) Service Delivery
15 19 (5.94%) PRINCE2
15 19 (5.94%) PRINCE
15 19 (5.94%) TDD
15 19 (5.94%) Waterfall
16 18 (5.63%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 78 (24.38%) SQL
2 49 (15.31%) Java
3 45 (14.06%) JavaScript
4 28 (8.75%) C#
5 14 (4.38%) Python
6 12 (3.75%) T-SQL
7 11 (3.44%) C++
7 11 (3.44%) Ruby
8 6 (1.88%) PHP
9 5 (1.56%) C
10 4 (1.25%) Perl
11 1 (0.31%) VB
11 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.31%) VB6
11 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 51 (15.94%) ISEB
2 32 (10.00%) Degree
3 22 (6.88%) ISTQB
4 16 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.81%) HNC
5 9 (2.81%) HND
6 6 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.25%) APMP
7 4 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.94%) MCP
9 1 (0.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.31%) MCSE
9 1 (0.31%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.94%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.94%) SLA
3 2 (0.63%) GMP
3 2 (0.63%) GLP
System Software
1 13 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 8 (2.50%) MetaFrame
3 8 (2.50%) XenApp
4 6 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (1.25%) Xen
6 4 (1.25%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.25%) Data Guard
1 4 (1.25%) Puppet
1 4 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.25%) Ansible
2 3 (0.94%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (13.44%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.44%) Oracle
3 18 (5.63%) Red Hat
4 13 (4.06%) HP
5 10 (3.13%) Citrix
5 10 (3.13%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.81%) Twilio
7 8 (2.50%) AppSense
7 8 (2.50%) EMC
8 6 (1.88%) VMware
9 5 (1.56%) Perforce
9 5 (1.56%) Google
10 3 (0.94%) Apple
10 3 (0.94%) Compuware
10 3 (0.94%) Meru Networks
10 3 (0.94%) ProCurve
10 3 (0.94%) Aruba
11 2 (0.63%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.63%) IBM
11 2 (0.63%) SAP
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £52500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000+ per annum depending on experien
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: c£50,000 inc bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Microsoft Cousres Provided
Posted: 10 days ago
Altrincham
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + OAckage
Posted: 10 days ago