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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 66 38 60
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +22
Permanent jobs citing QA 166 205 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.40% 5.75% 4.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.07% 47.56% 44.84%
Number of salaries quoted 135 177 155
Median salary £41,500 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
436 431 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 11.55% 12.10% 9.98%
Number of salaries quoted 364 346 357
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +7.31%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -3 16 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Altrincham +1 5 £42,500 +37.09% 2
Cheadle +17 3 £65,000 -
Oldham -8 3 £35,000 -7.89% 1
Bolton -4 2 £21,500 -49.41%
Bury - 2 £30,000 -
Salford -8 1 £35,000 -3.44%
Wigan -8 1 £27,500 -8.33%
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 152 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (24.18%) Scrum
3 73 (23.86%) Microsoft
4 71 (23.20%) Automated Testing
5 68 (22.22%) Selenium
6 65 (21.24%) SQL
7 64 (20.92%) C#
8 62 (20.26%) HTML
9 60 (19.61%) Test Scripting
10 59 (19.28%) Windows
11 57 (18.63%) ISEB
12 56 (18.30%) JavaScript
13 54 (17.65%) CSS
14 49 (16.01%) MS Excel
15 48 (15.69%) SQL Server
15 48 (15.69%) Degree
16 46 (15.03%) Java
17 45 (14.71%) .NET
18 43 (14.05%) Finance
18 43 (14.05%) SDLC
19 42 (13.73%) Manual Testing
20 40 (13.07%) TDD
21 37 (12.09%) User Acceptance Testing
21 37 (12.09%) JIRA
21 37 (12.09%) Software Testing
22 36 (11.76%) Test Automation
23 35 (11.44%) Regression Testing
24 33 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
25 32 (10.46%) Test Management
26 30 (9.80%) Continuous Integration

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 11 (3.59%) CMS
2 7 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.29%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.31%) JBoss
4 4 (1.31%) Jetty
4 4 (1.31%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.31%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (1.31%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (0.98%) IIS
5 3 (0.98%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.65%) Site Server
7 1 (0.33%) CICS
7 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.33%) nginx
7 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 49 (16.01%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.63%) MS Office
3 4 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.98%) SPSS
4 3 (0.98%) Stata
5 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) Maya
6 1 (0.33%) MODO
6 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Magento
1 3 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.65%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.33%) SAP hybris
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.63%) IaaS
3 4 (1.31%) PaaS
3 4 (1.31%) SaaS
4 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.65%) Google Play
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.33%) Office 365
5 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.59%) Internet
2 9 (2.94%) HTTP
3 5 (1.63%) Network Security
3 5 (1.63%) SSL
4 3 (0.98%) Cisco ICM
4 3 (0.98%) DNS
4 3 (0.98%) WebEx
5 1 (0.33%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.33%) Extranet
5 1 (0.33%) Intranet
5 1 (0.33%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.33%) Skype
5 1 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (4.25%) Riak
4 8 (2.61%) MySQL
5 7 (2.29%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.63%) Redis
6 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.31%) Couchbase
7 4 (1.31%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.31%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.33%) DataStage
10 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 68 (22.22%) Selenium
2 37 (12.09%) JIRA
3 26 (8.50%) WebDriver
4 22 (7.19%) Cucumber
5 21 (6.86%) Git (software)
6 18 (5.88%) SpecFlow
7 15 (4.90%) HP UFT
7 15 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (3.92%) Jenkins
9 10 (3.27%) FitNesse
10 9 (2.94%) Ant
10 9 (2.94%) NUnit
11 8 (2.61%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.29%) Grunt
12 7 (2.29%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.96%) Maven
13 6 (1.96%) MSTest
14 4 (1.31%) Subversion
14 4 (1.31%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.98%) Appium
General
1 43 (14.05%) Finance
2 14 (4.58%) Retail
3 9 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.61%) Legal
4 8 (2.61%) Marketing
5 7 (2.29%) Multimedia
6 6 (1.96%) Banking
7 5 (1.63%) Games
8 2 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Law
8 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (25.49%) Tester
2 62 (20.26%) Analyst
3 61 (19.93%) Developer
4 49 (16.01%) QA Tester
5 41 (13.40%) Test Analyst
6 39 (12.75%) QA Leader
7 33 (10.78%) Software Tester
8 32 (10.46%) QA Engineer
9 27 (8.82%) Senior Tester
10 24 (7.84%) Senior QA Tester
11 20 (6.54%) Lead Tester
12 18 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
13 17 (5.56%) Automation Tester
13 17 (5.56%) Team Leader
14 15 (4.90%) QA Automation Engineer
14 15 (4.90%) Software Analyst
15 14 (4.58%) QA Analyst
15 14 (4.58%) Software Test Analyst
16 13 (4.25%) Designer
16 13 (4.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (20.26%) HTML
2 54 (17.65%) CSS
3 45 (14.71%) .NET
4 28 (9.15%) jQuery
5 26 (8.50%) Web Services
6 21 (6.86%) XML
7 20 (6.54%) Gherkin
8 19 (6.21%) ASP.NET
9 17 (5.56%) HTML5
10 16 (5.23%) D3.js
10 16 (5.23%) Highcharts JS
11 15 (4.90%) .NET Framework
12 11 (3.59%) Flash
13 10 (3.27%) SOAP
14 8 (2.61%) Node.js
15 7 (2.29%) CSS3
15 7 (2.29%) Middleware
15 7 (2.29%) RESTful
15 7 (2.29%) WPF
16 6 (1.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.82%) Computer Science
1 27 (8.82%) iPad
2 24 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.23%) Visualisation
4 15 (4.90%) Replication
5 14 (4.58%) User Experience
6 8 (2.61%) Fintech
6 8 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.61%) Smartphone
6 8 (2.61%) Video on Demand
7 7 (2.29%) Statistics
8 6 (1.96%) PMI
9 5 (1.63%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.31%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.98%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.98%) New Media
11 3 (0.98%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.98%) W3C
12 2 (0.65%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 59 (19.28%) Windows
2 30 (9.80%) Windows Server
3 17 (5.56%) Mac OS X
3 17 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 13 (4.25%) Android
4 13 (4.25%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.96%) Linux
6 5 (1.63%) Unix
7 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.33%) AIX
8 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (24.18%) Scrum
3 71 (23.20%) Automated Testing
4 60 (19.61%) Test Scripting
5 43 (14.05%) SDLC
6 42 (13.73%) Manual Testing
7 40 (13.07%) TDD
8 37 (12.09%) Software Testing
8 37 (12.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 36 (11.76%) Test Automation
10 35 (11.44%) Regression Testing
11 32 (10.46%) Test Management
12 30 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (8.50%) E-Commerce
13 26 (8.50%) Project Management
14 25 (8.17%) BDD
15 24 (7.84%) Analytics
15 24 (7.84%) Automation Testing
16 23 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
17 22 (7.19%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 65 (21.24%) SQL
2 64 (20.92%) C#
3 56 (18.30%) JavaScript
4 46 (15.03%) Java
5 26 (8.50%) T-SQL
6 18 (5.88%) PHP
7 14 (4.58%) C++
8 8 (2.61%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.96%) Ruby
10 5 (1.63%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.31%) C
11 4 (1.31%) Jython
11 4 (1.31%) Python
12 3 (0.98%) R
12 3 (0.98%) VBScript
13 2 (0.65%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.65%) Scala
14 1 (0.33%) ABAP
14 1 (0.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 57 (18.63%) ISEB
2 48 (15.69%) Degree
3 28 (9.15%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.29%) PMI Certification
5 7 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.63%) CREST Certified
8 4 (1.31%) MCSA
9 3 (0.98%) CCNA
9 3 (0.98%) CCNP
9 3 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.65%) CHECK Team Leader
10 2 (0.65%) Cyber Scheme
10 2 (0.65%) MCITP
10 2 (0.65%) MCSE
10 2 (0.65%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.65%) Tigerscheme
11 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.61%) PCI DSS
1 8 (2.61%) SDET
1 8 (2.61%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.31%) Docker
4 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (4.58%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.63%) Puppet
3 3 (0.98%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.65%) Ansible
5 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 73 (23.86%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.21%) VMware
3 9 (2.94%) Orchard
4 7 (2.29%) IBM
5 5 (1.63%) Adobe
5 5 (1.63%) Oracle
6 4 (1.31%) Google
6 4 (1.31%) Zend
7 3 (0.98%) Alias
7 3 (0.98%) BMC
7 3 (0.98%) Cisco
7 3 (0.98%) Remedy
7 3 (0.98%) SAP
8 2 (0.65%) Citrix
8 2 (0.65%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.65%) HP
8 2 (0.65%) Informatica
8 2 (0.65%) Sage
9 1 (0.33%) Apple
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: Excellent salary + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £28k - 30k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market Leading Salaries + 10% bonus, 5% pension, car or allowance
Posted: 15 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: BONUS AND BENEFITS
Posted: 15 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
The Little Black Book Agency
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £28 - £29 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago