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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 73 93
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 161 140 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.55% 3.55% 2.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.20% 38.78% 41.58%
Number of salaries quoted 134 111 103
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,350 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
334 361 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 9.44% 9.16% 6.73%
Number of salaries quoted 273 284 249
Average salary £39,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.72% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £23,550 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
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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 +11 24 £30,500 +5.17% 2
Wigan +8 5 £40,000 +53.84% 2
Salford +5 3 £35,250 +10.15% 2
Cheadle - 2 - -
Oldham +3 1 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Altrincham -14 1 £27,500 -50.00%
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 124 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (38.89%) Finance
3 111 (36.27%) SQL
4 79 (25.82%) Degree
5 69 (22.55%) Test Scripting
6 64 (20.92%) ISEB
7 62 (20.26%) .NET
8 56 (18.30%) Selenium
9 55 (17.97%) Analytical Skills
10 53 (17.32%) ISTQB
11 51 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 50 (16.34%) SQL Server
12 50 (16.34%) Automated Testing
13 49 (16.01%) Oracle
14 48 (15.69%) User Acceptance Testing
15 47 (15.36%) C#
16 46 (15.03%) Software Testing
17 45 (14.71%) TDD
18 40 (13.07%) Java
19 38 (12.42%) Jenkins
20 36 (11.76%) Manual Testing
20 36 (11.76%) Project Management
21 35 (11.44%) Mentoring
22 34 (11.11%) XML
23 33 (10.78%) Linux
24 32 (10.46%) Automation Testing
24 32 (10.46%) Test Automation
25 31 (10.13%) Regression Testing
25 31 (10.13%) MVC
26 30 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 17 (5.56%) Apache
2 12 (3.92%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.96%) CMS
4 5 (1.63%) WordPress
5 4 (1.31%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.98%) nginx
6 3 (0.98%) Drupal
6 3 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.98%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.65%) IIS
7 2 (0.65%) Node.js
7 2 (0.65%) Moodle
8 1 (0.33%) Confluence
8 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.33%) SilverStripe
8 1 (0.33%) Site Server
8 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.90%) MS Office
3 8 (2.61%) MS Project
4 4 (1.31%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 15 (4.90%) Oracle Cash Management
2 13 (4.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (4.25%) Oracle General Ledger
2 13 (4.25%) Oracle Assets
2 13 (4.25%) Oracle Payables
2 13 (4.25%) Oracle Receivables
2 13 (4.25%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (4.25%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.98%) Magento
4 1 (0.33%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.65%) GitHub
1 2 (0.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.59%) ATM
2 7 (2.29%) LTE
2 7 (2.29%) 3G
2 7 (2.29%) GSM
2 7 (2.29%) UMTS
2 7 (2.29%) RNC
2 7 (2.29%) WiMAX
2 7 (2.29%) Wireless
2 7 (2.29%) 2G
3 6 (1.96%) Internet
3 6 (1.96%) 4G
3 6 (1.96%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (0.98%) Intranet
4 3 (0.98%) HTTP
4 3 (0.98%) SAN
5 1 (0.33%) Broadband
5 1 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (16.34%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.58%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.63%) MySQL
8 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.31%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.33%) Big Data
11 1 (0.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 56 (18.30%) Selenium
2 38 (12.42%) Jenkins
3 30 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (8.82%) TeamCity
4 27 (8.82%) Hudson
5 20 (6.54%) JIRA
6 16 (5.23%) SoapUI
6 16 (5.23%) SpecFlow
6 16 (5.23%) Git (software)
7 11 (3.59%) QuickTest Pro
7 11 (3.59%) ClearCase
8 10 (3.27%) Visual Studio
8 10 (3.27%) WatiN
9 7 (2.29%) TestDirector
10 5 (1.63%) Subversion
11 4 (1.31%) Grunt
11 4 (1.31%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.98%) Maven
12 3 (0.98%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.98%) Ant
General
1 119 (38.89%) Finance
2 28 (9.15%) Banking
3 22 (7.19%) Retail
4 11 (3.59%) Legal
5 7 (2.29%) Games
5 7 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.31%) Advertising
7 3 (0.98%) Marketing
7 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.65%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 95 (31.05%) Analyst
2 65 (21.24%) Test Analyst
3 63 (20.59%) Tester
4 41 (13.40%) Developer
5 39 (12.75%) Software Tester
6 19 (6.21%) Defect Manager
7 16 (5.23%) Software Engineer
7 16 (5.23%) Test Manager
8 15 (4.90%) Software Developer
9 14 (4.58%) Test Engineer
9 14 (4.58%) QA Tester
10 13 (4.25%) Oracle Analyst
10 13 (4.25%) QA Analyst
10 13 (4.25%) Administrator
11 11 (3.59%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.59%) DBA
11 11 (3.59%) Technical Specialist
12 9 (2.94%) Business Analyst
12 9 (2.94%) Graduate
12 9 (2.94%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (20.26%) .NET
2 34 (11.11%) XML
3 28 (9.15%) ASP.NET
3 28 (9.15%) HTML
4 25 (8.17%) CSS
5 16 (5.23%) Symfony
6 14 (4.58%) LAMP
6 14 (4.58%) CodeIgniter
6 14 (4.58%) jQuery
6 14 (4.58%) RESTful
7 13 (4.25%) AngularJS
7 13 (4.25%) XSLT
8 12 (3.92%) Web Services
8 12 (3.92%) .NET Framework
9 10 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 7 (2.29%) WCF
11 7 (2.29%) HTML5
11 7 (2.29%) CSS3
12 6 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (17.97%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.50%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.25%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.27%) NHS
5 9 (2.94%) User Experience
6 8 (2.61%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (1.96%) Animation
8 4 (1.31%) Interactive TV
8 4 (1.31%) Open Source
8 4 (1.31%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.31%) Informatics
9 3 (0.98%) Replication
9 3 (0.98%) Clustering
10 2 (0.65%) W3C
10 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.33%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.33%) Biotechnology
11 1 (0.33%) PKI
11 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.78%) Linux
2 21 (6.86%) Windows
3 19 (6.21%) Android
3 19 (6.21%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.65%) UNIX
5 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.33%) CentOS
5 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (22.55%) Test Scripting
3 50 (16.34%) Automated Testing
4 48 (15.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 46 (15.03%) Software Testing
6 45 (14.71%) TDD
7 36 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 36 (11.76%) Project Management
8 35 (11.44%) Mentoring
9 32 (10.46%) Automation Testing
9 32 (10.46%) Test Automation
10 31 (10.13%) Regression Testing
10 31 (10.13%) MVC
11 29 (9.48%) Unit Testing
12 28 (9.15%) Test Management
12 28 (9.15%) Workflow
13 27 (8.82%) Scrum
13 27 (8.82%) Coaching
14 26 (8.50%) Test Strategy
14 26 (8.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (36.27%) SQL
2 47 (15.36%) C#
3 40 (13.07%) Java
4 23 (7.52%) JavaScript
4 23 (7.52%) PHP
5 21 (6.86%) PL/SQL
6 16 (5.23%) T-SQL
7 12 (3.92%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.59%) Python
9 8 (2.61%) C++
10 5 (1.63%) VBA
11 3 (0.98%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.98%) Perl
11 3 (0.98%) Ruby
12 2 (0.65%) C
12 2 (0.65%) XQuery
12 2 (0.65%) XPath
13 1 (0.33%) PHP5
13 1 (0.33%) VBScript
13 1 (0.33%) Ada
Qualifications
1 79 (25.82%) Degree
2 64 (20.92%) ISEB
3 53 (17.32%) ISTQB
4 26 (8.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (3.92%) HND
6 4 (1.31%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.65%) CISSP
8 1 (0.33%) MCITP
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.33%) MCSE
8 1 (0.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.27%) SLA
2 3 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.65%) HL7
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) GMP
4 1 (0.33%) GLP
System Software
1 5 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 49 (16.01%) Oracle
3 12 (3.92%) IBM
4 11 (3.59%) Actimize
4 11 (3.59%) VMware
5 10 (3.27%) Telerik
6 8 (2.61%) HP
7 7 (2.29%) Nortel
7 7 (2.29%) Nokia
7 7 (2.29%) Ericsson
8 3 (0.98%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.98%) Capita
8 3 (0.98%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.65%) Teradata
9 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.65%) Adobe
9 2 (0.65%) Sun
9 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.65%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.65%) Zend
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AKH Resourcing
Salary: £27k - 30k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Experis Ltd
Salary: Up to £37k
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GMC
Salary: £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits + bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Oldham
Erin Associates
Salary: £32000 - £33000 per annum + Excellent benefits + Flexitime
Posted: 17 days ago