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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 79 100
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 146 116 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.72% 3.12% 2.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.60% 39.06% 34.52%
Number of salaries quoted 122 92 80
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
351 297 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 8.95% 7.98% 6.97%
Number of salaries quoted 290 252 242
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
(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
Stockport +14 22 £31,500 +24.75% 9
Salford +5 8 £38,000 +1.33% 3
Wigan - 5 £40,000 - 4
Cheadle - 5 - - 3
Bolton -6 4 £33,000 +3.93%
Altrincham -4 2 £34,750 -36.81% 2
Oldham +7 1 £27,500 -15.38% 2
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 148 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (40.42%) SQL
3 131 (39.22%) Finance
4 70 (20.96%) .NET
5 69 (20.66%) Degree
6 66 (19.76%) Test Scripting
7 62 (18.56%) ISEB
8 60 (17.96%) SQL Server
9 56 (16.77%) Automated Testing
10 54 (16.17%) T-SQL
10 54 (16.17%) C#
10 54 (16.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 53 (15.87%) Software Testing
12 47 (14.07%) ISTQB
12 47 (14.07%) Selenium
12 47 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
12 47 (14.07%) Microsoft
13 46 (13.77%) Project Management
14 45 (13.47%) ITIL
14 45 (13.47%) Regression Testing
15 44 (13.17%) XML
16 42 (12.57%) Oracle
17 41 (12.28%) Java
18 40 (11.98%) Performance Tuning
19 38 (11.38%) Test Management
19 38 (11.38%) Manual Testing
19 38 (11.38%) Workflow
20 37 (11.08%) Unit Testing
21 36 (10.78%) Change Management
22 35 (10.48%) Automation Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (2.69%) Apache
1 9 (2.69%) CMS
2 7 (2.10%) Umbraco
3 6 (1.80%) WordPress
4 5 (1.50%) IIS
4 5 (1.50%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.90%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.90%) nginx
6 2 (0.60%) Moodle
6 2 (0.60%) Drupal
7 1 (0.30%) Jetty
7 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.30%) Site Server
Applications
1 18 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.69%) MS Project
3 7 (2.10%) MS Office
4 5 (1.50%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 16 (4.79%) Oracle Cash Management
2 14 (4.19%) Oracle Assets
2 14 (4.19%) Oracle Payables
2 14 (4.19%) Oracle Receivables
2 14 (4.19%) Oracle Financials
2 14 (4.19%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (4.19%) Oracle General Ledger
2 14 (4.19%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.50%) SAP CRM
4 4 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.30%) Magento
5 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.60%) SaaS
1 2 (0.60%) GitHub
2 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.30%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.80%) Internet
2 4 (1.20%) 2G
2 4 (1.20%) WiMAX
2 4 (1.20%) RNC
2 4 (1.20%) LTE
2 4 (1.20%) GSM
2 4 (1.20%) UMTS
2 4 (1.20%) ATM
2 4 (1.20%) 3G
2 4 (1.20%) Wireless
3 3 (0.90%) HTTP
3 3 (0.90%) 4G
3 3 (0.90%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (0.90%) SAN
4 2 (0.60%) Intranet
5 1 (0.30%) Extranet
5 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.30%) DNS
5 1 (0.30%) Broadband
5 1 (0.30%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (17.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.40%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.80%) MySQL
4 6 (1.80%) MS Access
5 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.50%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.60%) Big Data
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.30%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (14.07%) Selenium
2 27 (8.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (6.59%) JIRA
4 17 (5.09%) SoapUI
4 17 (5.09%) Jenkins
5 16 (4.79%) TeamCity
6 15 (4.49%) WatiN
6 15 (4.49%) Hudson
7 13 (3.89%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (3.29%) SpecFlow
9 8 (2.40%) TestDirector
10 7 (2.10%) Git (software)
10 7 (2.10%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.50%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.20%) ClearCase
12 4 (1.20%) Subversion
12 4 (1.20%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.20%) FitNesse
13 3 (0.90%) JUnit
14 2 (0.60%) Ant
General
1 131 (39.22%) Finance
2 28 (8.38%) Banking
3 18 (5.39%) Retail
4 10 (2.99%) Marketing
5 9 (2.69%) Advertising
6 6 (1.80%) Legal
7 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.90%) Billing
8 3 (0.90%) Games
9 2 (0.60%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) German Language
10 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.30%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 70 (20.96%) Analyst
2 56 (16.77%) Tester
3 54 (16.17%) Test Analyst
4 41 (12.28%) DBA
5 36 (10.78%) Developer
6 25 (7.49%) Software Tester
6 25 (7.49%) QA Engineer
7 24 (7.19%) Team Leader
8 23 (6.89%) SQL DBA
9 22 (6.59%) Test Engineer
9 22 (6.59%) Software Engineer
9 22 (6.59%) Defect Manager
10 20 (5.99%) Administrator
11 17 (5.09%) Project Manager
11 17 (5.09%) QA Tester
12 14 (4.19%) Software Test Engineer
12 14 (4.19%) Test Manager
12 14 (4.19%) Oracle Analyst
13 13 (3.89%) Software Developer
14 10 (2.99%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (20.96%) .NET
2 44 (13.17%) XML
3 29 (8.68%) ASP.NET
4 26 (7.78%) HTML
5 21 (6.29%) CSS
6 16 (4.79%) SOAP
7 14 (4.19%) jQuery
8 11 (3.29%) HTML5
8 11 (3.29%) Web Services
9 9 (2.69%) XSLT
9 9 (2.69%) WSDL
9 9 (2.69%) CSS3
9 9 (2.69%) .NET Framework
9 9 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.80%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 6 (1.80%) RESTful
10 6 (1.80%) Symfony
10 6 (1.80%) CodeIgniter
10 6 (1.80%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.19%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.79%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.19%) Animation
5 10 (2.99%) User Experience
6 8 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.80%) Open Source
7 6 (1.80%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (1.80%) NHS
8 5 (1.50%) FMCG
9 4 (1.20%) W3C
10 3 (0.90%) Replication
10 3 (0.90%) Clustering
10 3 (0.90%) Informatics
11 2 (0.60%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.30%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.30%) Biotechnology
12 1 (0.30%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.29%) Windows
1 21 (6.29%) Linux
2 12 (3.59%) Android
2 12 (3.59%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.10%) UNIX
4 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (19.76%) Test Scripting
3 56 (16.77%) Automated Testing
4 54 (16.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 53 (15.87%) Software Testing
6 46 (13.77%) Project Management
7 45 (13.47%) ITIL
7 45 (13.47%) Regression Testing
8 40 (11.98%) Performance Tuning
9 38 (11.38%) Manual Testing
9 38 (11.38%) Test Management
9 38 (11.38%) Workflow
10 37 (11.08%) Unit Testing
11 36 (10.78%) Change Management
12 35 (10.48%) Automation Testing
13 33 (9.88%) Scrum
14 30 (8.98%) Mentoring
15 28 (8.38%) Test Strategy
16 26 (7.78%) Coaching
16 26 (7.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 135 (40.42%) SQL
2 54 (16.17%) T-SQL
2 54 (16.17%) C#
3 41 (12.28%) Java
4 19 (5.69%) JavaScript
4 19 (5.69%) Python
4 19 (5.69%) PL/SQL
5 16 (4.79%) C++
6 12 (3.59%) PHP
7 4 (1.20%) Perl
7 4 (1.20%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.90%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.60%) Ruby
9 2 (0.60%) XPath
9 2 (0.60%) XQuery
9 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.30%) C
10 1 (0.30%) Ada
10 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 69 (20.66%) Degree
2 62 (18.56%) ISEB
3 47 (14.07%) ISTQB
4 21 (6.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (5.09%) HND
6 6 (1.80%) VCP4
7 3 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.30%) MCITP
9 1 (0.30%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.30%) MCSE
9 1 (0.30%) CISSP
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.30%) GMP
2 1 (0.30%) GLP
System Software
1 6 (1.80%) Active Directory
1 6 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.30%) Firmware
2 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.30%) Puppet
1 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 47 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 42 (12.57%) Oracle
3 15 (4.49%) Telerik
4 14 (4.19%) VMware
5 9 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.50%) HP
6 5 (1.50%) SAP
6 5 (1.50%) IBM
7 4 (1.20%) EPiServer
7 4 (1.20%) Eloqua
7 4 (1.20%) Adobe
7 4 (1.20%) Ericsson
7 4 (1.20%) Nokia
7 4 (1.20%) Nortel
7 4 (1.20%) Actimize
8 2 (0.60%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.60%) Sun
8 2 (0.60%) Siebel
8 2 (0.60%) Teradata
9 1 (0.30%) Facebook
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £16,000 - £20,000
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £46000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
QA Limited
Salary: £120.00 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
QA Limited
Salary: £187.50 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
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QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
QA Limited
Salary: £120.00 per week
Posted: 4 days ago