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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 113 45
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -68
Permanent jobs citing QA 187 73 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.69% 1.92% 5.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.99% 28.19% 48.31%
Number of salaries quoted 167 61 135
Average salary £40,000 £33,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -7.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,500 £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
334 259 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 8.38% 6.79% 10.82%
Number of salaries quoted 294 226 334
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £50,000 £57,500
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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +12 21 £45,000 +38.46%
Bolton +14 14 £31,250 +4.16%
Stockport -5 2 £29,750 +19.00% 5
Cheadle +2 1 £31,000 -21.51%
Wigan -8 1 £27,500 +17.02%
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 136 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (26.73%) SQL
3 76 (23.90%) Project Management
4 63 (19.81%) Finance
5 62 (19.50%) Windows
6 60 (18.87%) Automated Testing
7 55 (17.30%) Software Testing
8 51 (16.04%) ISEB
9 47 (14.78%) E-Commerce
9 47 (14.78%) Scrum
10 45 (14.15%) Java
11 44 (13.84%) Microsoft
12 42 (13.21%) HTML
13 37 (11.64%) Degree
14 36 (11.32%) Selenium
15 35 (11.01%) .NET
15 35 (11.01%) Linux
16 34 (10.69%) JavaScript
17 32 (10.06%) Manual Testing
18 29 (9.12%) QuickTest Pro
18 29 (9.12%) User Acceptance Testing
19 27 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
19 27 (8.49%) Automation Testing
20 26 (8.18%) Load Testing
21 25 (7.86%) Oracle
21 25 (7.86%) CSS
22 24 (7.55%) C#
23 23 (7.23%) Unit Testing
24 22 (6.92%) SQL Server
24 22 (6.92%) Web Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (3.14%) Tomcat
1 10 (3.14%) Confluence
2 9 (2.83%) Node.js
2 9 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.89%) IIS
3 6 (1.89%) Apache
3 6 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.89%) Lync
4 5 (1.57%) Jetty
4 5 (1.57%) nginx
5 4 (1.26%) SAS
6 2 (0.63%) Site Server
6 2 (0.63%) CMS
6 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.57%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.94%) MS Office
5 1 (0.31%) MS Project
5 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.26%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (1.26%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.26%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.26%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (1.26%) 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 CRM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.83%) Amazon S3
4 8 (2.52%) Office 365
5 5 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.57%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.83%) LAN
1 9 (2.83%) WAN
1 9 (2.83%) AMQP
2 8 (2.52%) VPN
2 8 (2.52%) SAN
3 6 (1.89%) Internet
3 6 (1.89%) HTTP
3 6 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.57%) FTP
4 5 (1.57%) DHCP
4 5 (1.57%) DNS
4 5 (1.57%) IPsec
5 2 (0.63%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.63%) SSL
5 2 (0.63%) Extranet
5 2 (0.63%) LDAP
6 1 (0.31%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.31%) VoIP
6 1 (0.31%) Wireless
6 1 (0.31%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.40%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.83%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.83%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.89%) Big Data
6 4 (1.26%) MySQL
7 3 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.94%) RavenDB
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.31%) DB2
9 1 (0.31%) MS Access
9 1 (0.31%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 36 (11.32%) Selenium
2 29 (9.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (6.60%) JUnit
4 16 (5.03%) JIRA
5 15 (4.72%) Cucumber
5 15 (4.72%) Jenkins
6 14 (4.40%) Eclipse
7 13 (4.09%) TestPartner
8 12 (3.77%) LoadRunner
8 12 (3.77%) WebDriver
9 11 (3.46%) Mercurial
9 11 (3.46%) jMock
9 11 (3.46%) EasyMock
9 11 (3.46%) SilkPerformer
9 11 (3.46%) QALoad
10 10 (3.14%) Hudson
11 9 (2.83%) Git (software)
11 9 (2.83%) Gradle
12 8 (2.52%) LabVIEW
12 8 (2.52%) Subversion
General
1 63 (19.81%) Finance
2 8 (2.52%) Retail
2 8 (2.52%) Marketing
3 7 (2.20%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.20%) Banking
4 6 (1.89%) Legal
5 5 (1.57%) German Language
5 5 (1.57%) Italian Language
5 5 (1.57%) Turkish Language
6 4 (1.26%) Law
6 4 (1.26%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.94%) Advertising
8 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (24.53%) Analyst
2 49 (15.41%) Developer
3 29 (9.12%) Tester
4 27 (8.49%) Test Analyst
5 26 (8.18%) Project Manager
6 21 (6.60%) Software Engineer
7 20 (6.29%) Business Analyst
8 19 (5.97%) Test Manager
8 19 (5.97%) Software Tester
9 18 (5.66%) Consultant
10 16 (5.03%) Test Engineer
11 15 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (4.40%) Software Test Engineer
12 14 (4.40%) Implementation Consultant
12 14 (4.40%) Implementation Analyst
12 14 (4.40%) Software Manager
13 13 (4.09%) QA Analyst
14 12 (3.77%) Team Leader
14 12 (3.77%) Java Developer
14 12 (3.77%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.21%) HTML
2 35 (11.01%) .NET
3 25 (7.86%) CSS
4 22 (6.92%) Web Services
5 20 (6.29%) HTML5
6 17 (5.35%) AngularJS
6 17 (5.35%) J2EE
7 14 (4.40%) ASP.NET
8 13 (4.09%) SOAP
9 12 (3.77%) XML
9 12 (3.77%) Backbone.js
10 11 (3.46%) Java EE
11 10 (3.14%) JSP
12 9 (2.83%) EJB
12 9 (2.83%) JMS
12 9 (2.83%) JSON
12 9 (2.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (2.83%) Underscore.js
13 8 (2.52%) Hibernate
13 8 (2.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.14%) Mobile App
2 10 (3.14%) Client/Server
2 10 (3.14%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.52%) Open Source
4 6 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.57%) Blog
5 5 (1.57%) Replication
6 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.26%) PMI
6 4 (1.26%) Wiki
7 3 (0.94%) Animation
8 2 (0.63%) Firmware
8 2 (0.63%) AS400
8 2 (0.63%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.31%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.31%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.31%) HACMP
9 1 (0.31%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 62 (19.50%) Windows
2 35 (11.01%) Linux
3 18 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (3.46%) UNIX
6 10 (3.14%) Android
6 10 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.14%) Apple iOS
7 9 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.52%) Windows Phone
8 8 (2.52%) Solaris
9 5 (1.57%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.57%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (23.90%) Project Management
3 60 (18.87%) Automated Testing
4 55 (17.30%) Software Testing
5 47 (14.78%) Scrum
5 47 (14.78%) E-Commerce
6 32 (10.06%) Manual Testing
7 29 (9.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (8.49%) Automation Testing
9 26 (8.18%) Load Testing
10 23 (7.23%) Unit Testing
11 20 (6.29%) Line Management
12 19 (5.97%) Test Automation
12 19 (5.97%) PRINCE2
13 18 (5.66%) ITIL
13 18 (5.66%) Waterfall
14 17 (5.35%) PRINCE
14 17 (5.35%) Configuration Management
15 16 (5.03%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (26.73%) SQL
2 45 (14.15%) Java
3 34 (10.69%) JavaScript
4 24 (7.55%) C#
5 21 (6.60%) T-SQL
6 13 (4.09%) Python
7 10 (3.14%) C++
8 9 (2.83%) Ruby
9 4 (1.26%) C
9 4 (1.26%) Perl
9 4 (1.26%) PHP
10 1 (0.31%) VB
10 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 51 (16.04%) ISEB
2 37 (11.64%) Degree
3 22 (6.92%) ISTQB
4 16 (5.03%) Security Cleared
4 16 (5.03%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.83%) HND
6 7 (2.20%) HNC
7 4 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.26%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.26%) APMP
7 4 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.94%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.31%) MCITP
10 1 (0.31%) MCP
10 1 (0.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.63%) GMP
3 2 (0.63%) GLP
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.52%) MetaFrame
2 8 (2.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 8 (2.52%) XenApp
3 7 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (1.57%) Xen
4 5 (1.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.31%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (1.57%) Puppet
1 5 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.57%) Ansible
2 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.31%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (13.84%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.86%) Oracle
3 18 (5.66%) Red Hat
4 11 (3.46%) HP
5 10 (3.14%) Citrix
5 10 (3.14%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.83%) Twilio
7 8 (2.52%) EMC
7 8 (2.52%) AppSense
8 7 (2.20%) VMware
9 5 (1.57%) Google
10 3 (0.94%) Perforce
10 3 (0.94%) Compuware
11 2 (0.63%) SAP
11 2 (0.63%) IBM
11 2 (0.63%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.31%) ProCurve
12 1 (0.31%) Aruba
12 1 (0.31%) Meru Networks
12 1 (0.31%) Zend
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