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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 69 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 141 203 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.77% 5.18% 4.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.11% 46.24% 49.10%
Number of salaries quoted 115 183 173
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
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
370 439 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 9.90% 11.21% 9.62%
Number of salaries quoted 290 369 337
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -14 12 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Bolton - 4 £32,250 -
Altrincham +13 3 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Wigan -2 3 £30,000 +9.09%
Cheadle +4 1 £65,000 -
Bury - 1 £50,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 127 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (23.64%) Scrum
3 63 (22.91%) Microsoft
4 59 (21.45%) Java
5 58 (21.09%) SQL
6 57 (20.73%) C#
7 56 (20.36%) Selenium
8 55 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 51 (18.55%) Windows
9 51 (18.55%) ISEB
10 50 (18.18%) MS Excel
10 50 (18.18%) Test Scripting
11 47 (17.09%) Degree
12 44 (16.00%) .NET
13 43 (15.64%) SQL Server
14 40 (14.55%) HTML
14 40 (14.55%) JIRA
15 37 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
15 37 (13.45%) Finance
16 36 (13.09%) Project Management
17 35 (12.73%) TDD
18 31 (11.27%) JavaScript
18 31 (11.27%) CSS
19 30 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
19 30 (10.91%) ISTQB
20 29 (10.55%) Software Testing
20 29 (10.55%) SDLC
21 28 (10.18%) Mentoring
21 28 (10.18%) Test Automation
21 28 (10.18%) Windows Server

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 16 (5.82%) WebSphere
2 14 (5.09%) CMS
3 12 (4.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (4.36%) WebSphere Portal
4 6 (2.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.82%) nginx
6 4 (1.45%) JBoss
6 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.09%) Jetty
7 3 (1.09%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.09%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.73%) IIS
8 2 (0.73%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.36%) Apache
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 50 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.55%) MS Office
2 7 (2.55%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.09%) 3ds Max
4 3 (1.09%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.09%) Maya
4 3 (1.09%) MS Project
4 3 (1.09%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.09%) SPSS
4 3 (1.09%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.09%) Magento
2 3 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.73%) SaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Google Play
4 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.18%) SSL
2 15 (5.45%) Network Security
3 8 (2.91%) Internet
4 7 (2.55%) HTTP
5 4 (1.45%) WebEx
6 1 (0.36%) CTI
6 1 (0.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (15.64%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (5.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (3.64%) NoSQL
3 10 (3.64%) Riak
4 9 (3.27%) MySQL
5 8 (2.91%) Redis
6 6 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.82%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.09%) Big Data
8 3 (1.09%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.09%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.09%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.36%) QlikView
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 56 (20.36%) Selenium
2 40 (14.55%) JIRA
3 22 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 20 (7.27%) WebDriver
5 18 (6.55%) Ant
6 16 (5.82%) Git (software)
7 11 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (3.64%) SpecFlow
9 9 (3.27%) Cucumber
10 8 (2.91%) HP UFT
11 7 (2.55%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.18%) Grunt
12 6 (2.18%) Maven
13 5 (1.82%) NUnit
13 5 (1.82%) SoapUI
14 4 (1.45%) Appium
14 4 (1.45%) FitNesse
14 4 (1.45%) TeamCity
15 3 (1.09%) MSTest
15 3 (1.09%) Ranorex
General
1 37 (13.45%) Finance
2 22 (8.00%) Retail
3 12 (4.36%) Games
4 7 (2.55%) Banking
5 6 (2.18%) Legal
5 6 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.09%) Electronics
7 3 (1.09%) Law
7 3 (1.09%) Marketing
8 2 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (29.09%) Tester
2 62 (22.55%) Analyst
3 49 (17.82%) Developer
4 47 (17.09%) QA Tester
5 37 (13.45%) Test Analyst
6 36 (13.09%) Software Tester
7 33 (12.00%) QA Engineer
8 31 (11.27%) QA Leader
9 25 (9.09%) Consultant
10 23 (8.36%) Senior Tester
11 22 (8.00%) Lead Tester
12 21 (7.64%) Senior QA Tester
13 19 (6.91%) Software Analyst
14 15 (5.45%) Automation Tester
14 15 (5.45%) Software Test Analyst
15 14 (5.09%) QA Analyst
15 14 (5.09%) Senior Manager
16 12 (4.36%) Security Consultant
16 12 (4.36%) Senior Consultant
16 12 (4.36%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (16.00%) .NET
2 40 (14.55%) HTML
3 31 (11.27%) CSS
4 22 (8.00%) Web Services
5 20 (7.27%) XML
6 19 (6.91%) HTML5
7 16 (5.82%) jQuery
8 15 (5.45%) ASP.NET
9 13 (4.73%) SOAP
10 12 (4.36%) Middleware
10 12 (4.36%) RESTful
11 11 (4.00%) .NET Framework
11 11 (4.00%) Node.js
11 11 (4.00%) Spring
12 10 (3.64%) CSS3
12 10 (3.64%) J2EE
13 9 (3.27%) AngularJS
13 9 (3.27%) Gherkin
13 9 (3.27%) XSL
14 8 (2.91%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.82%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.82%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.36%) Blog
3 12 (4.36%) iPad
4 10 (3.64%) Replication
5 8 (2.91%) PMI
6 7 (2.55%) Online Games
7 6 (2.18%) Smartphone
7 6 (2.18%) User Experience
8 4 (1.45%) Statistics
8 4 (1.45%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.09%) Animation
9 3 (1.09%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (1.09%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.09%) Handset
9 3 (1.09%) Mobile Games
9 3 (1.09%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 51 (18.55%) Windows
2 28 (10.18%) Windows Server
3 21 (7.64%) Mac OS X
4 19 (6.91%) Android
4 19 (6.91%) Apple iOS
4 19 (6.91%) Windows 10
5 14 (5.09%) Linux
6 11 (4.00%) Unix
7 1 (0.36%) AIX
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (23.64%) Scrum
3 55 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 50 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 36 (13.09%) Project Management
6 35 (12.73%) TDD
7 29 (10.55%) SDLC
7 29 (10.55%) Software Testing
8 28 (10.18%) Mentoring
8 28 (10.18%) Test Automation
9 27 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (9.82%) Manual Testing
10 21 (7.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (7.64%) E-Commerce
10 21 (7.64%) Test Management
11 20 (7.27%) Defect Management
11 20 (7.27%) Software Engineering
11 20 (7.27%) Test Strategy
11 20 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (6.18%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 59 (21.45%) Java
2 58 (21.09%) SQL
3 57 (20.73%) C#
4 31 (11.27%) JavaScript
5 24 (8.73%) PHP
6 17 (6.18%) T-SQL
7 16 (5.82%) C++
7 16 (5.82%) VB.NET
8 12 (4.36%) Jython
8 12 (4.36%) Objective-C
9 10 (3.64%) Python
10 7 (2.55%) C
10 7 (2.55%) Ruby
11 5 (1.82%) Go
11 5 (1.82%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.45%) VBScript
13 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.09%) R
14 1 (0.36%) ANSI SQL
14 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 51 (18.55%) ISEB
2 47 (17.09%) Degree
3 30 (10.91%) ISTQB
4 15 (5.45%) CREST Certified
5 12 (4.36%) CHECK Team Leader
5 12 (4.36%) Cyber Scheme
5 12 (4.36%) Security Cleared
5 12 (4.36%) Tigerscheme
6 11 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (3.27%) PMI Certification
8 7 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.45%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.09%) SDET
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (6.55%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.36%) Docker
4 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (5.82%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (4.73%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (4.73%) Puppet
3 2 (0.73%) Ansible
4 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 63 (22.91%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.00%) VMware
3 9 (3.27%) Adobe
4 4 (1.45%) Alias
4 4 (1.45%) BMC
4 4 (1.45%) IBM
4 4 (1.45%) Oracle
4 4 (1.45%) Remedy
4 4 (1.45%) SAP
5 3 (1.09%) Autodesk
5 3 (1.09%) Orchard
5 3 (1.09%) Telerik
6 2 (0.73%) HP
7 1 (0.36%) Alterian
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco
7 1 (0.36%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.36%) Google
7 1 (0.36%) Informatica
7 1 (0.36%) Progress
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat
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nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Up to 30 days
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Via Resource
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright HR
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-45,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Aquilaheywood Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Prospectus
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: BONUS AND BENEFITS
Posted: 7 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London or Manchester
ORC International
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
ORC International
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Manchester
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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