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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 80 100
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 170 105 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.06% 2.83% 2.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.93% 43.93% 37.74%
Number of salaries quoted 134 80 91
Average salary £37,750 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £48,000
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
387 239 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 9.23% 6.43% 6.13%
Number of salaries quoted 318 206 235
Average salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.29% +4.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Stockport 0 14 £35,000 +40.00% 2
Salford +5 13 £38,000 -3.18%
Bolton +11 11 £33,000 +3.12% 1
Altrincham -7 5 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Cheadle - 5 - -
Wigan -11 2 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Rochdale - 2 £40,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 156 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (37.50%) SQL
3 116 (32.22%) Finance
4 70 (19.44%) Automated Testing
5 69 (19.17%) Project Management
6 68 (18.89%) Degree
7 61 (16.94%) ISEB
7 61 (16.94%) Software Testing
8 57 (15.83%) .NET
9 51 (14.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 50 (13.89%) T-SQL
11 49 (13.61%) Microsoft
12 48 (13.33%) SQL Server
13 47 (13.06%) Java
14 45 (12.50%) Scrum
15 44 (12.22%) Oracle
15 44 (12.22%) Windows
16 43 (11.94%) ITIL
16 43 (11.94%) ISTQB
17 42 (11.67%) C#
17 42 (11.67%) Test Scripting
18 40 (11.11%) Regression Testing
19 39 (10.83%) Unit Testing
20 38 (10.56%) E-Commerce
21 37 (10.28%) Linux
22 36 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
23 35 (9.72%) Selenium
24 34 (9.44%) HTML
24 34 (9.44%) Manual Testing
25 33 (9.17%) Test Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (2.78%) IIS
1 10 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 9 (2.50%) Node.js
3 8 (2.22%) CMS
4 7 (1.94%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.67%) Apache
5 6 (1.67%) Umbraco
5 6 (1.67%) Confluence
6 5 (1.39%) nginx
6 5 (1.39%) Jetty
7 4 (1.11%) SAS
7 4 (1.11%) WordPress
8 1 (0.28%) Lync
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.39%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.39%) MS Project
3 4 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.56%) MS Office
6 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (3.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 12 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 12 (3.33%) Oracle Payables
1 12 (3.33%) Oracle Receivables
1 12 (3.33%) Oracle Assets
2 10 (2.78%) Oracle Cash Management
3 8 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (1.39%) SAP CRM
5 4 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.50%) Amazon S3
4 8 (2.22%) Office 365
5 5 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.39%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.83%) SaaS
7 2 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.50%) LAN
1 9 (2.50%) WAN
2 8 (2.22%) VPN
2 8 (2.22%) SAN
3 7 (1.94%) HTTP
4 5 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.39%) DHCP
4 5 (1.39%) FTP
4 5 (1.39%) DNS
4 5 (1.39%) Internet
4 5 (1.39%) IPsec
4 5 (1.39%) AMQP
5 4 (1.11%) ATM
6 2 (0.56%) Intranet
6 2 (0.56%) Extranet
7 1 (0.28%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.28%) LDAP
7 1 (0.28%) DMZ
7 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.61%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.50%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.94%) Big Data
7 6 (1.67%) MS Access
8 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.39%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.39%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.11%) MySQL
10 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.28%) DB2
12 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (9.72%) Selenium
2 29 (8.06%) JIRA
3 17 (4.72%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (3.33%) WatiN
6 11 (3.06%) SoapUI
6 11 (3.06%) JUnit
7 10 (2.78%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.94%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.94%) TestDirector
9 6 (1.67%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.67%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.39%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.39%) Gradle
10 5 (1.39%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.39%) LoadRunner
11 4 (1.11%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.11%) Subversion
11 4 (1.11%) TestPartner
11 4 (1.11%) SilkPerformer
General
1 116 (32.22%) Finance
2 21 (5.83%) Banking
3 19 (5.28%) Retail
4 12 (3.33%) Marketing
5 8 (2.22%) Advertising
6 5 (1.39%) Legal
6 5 (1.39%) German Language
6 5 (1.39%) Italian Language
6 5 (1.39%) Turkish Language
7 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.11%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.83%) Games
8 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.83%) Billing
9 2 (0.56%) Electronics
9 2 (0.56%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (21.39%) Analyst
2 45 (12.50%) Developer
3 39 (10.83%) Tester
4 38 (10.56%) Test Analyst
5 37 (10.28%) DBA
6 28 (7.78%) QA Engineer
7 27 (7.50%) Software Engineer
7 27 (7.50%) Project Manager
8 23 (6.39%) Test Engineer
9 21 (5.83%) Team Leader
10 20 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
11 18 (5.00%) SQL DBA
11 18 (5.00%) Test Manager
12 16 (4.44%) Consultant
13 15 (4.17%) Business Analyst
14 14 (3.89%) Applications Developer
14 14 (3.89%) QA Tester
14 14 (3.89%) Software Tester
14 14 (3.89%) Software Manager
14 14 (3.89%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (15.83%) .NET
2 34 (9.44%) HTML
3 32 (8.89%) XML
4 27 (7.50%) HTML5
5 22 (6.11%) CSS
6 19 (5.28%) ASP.NET
7 17 (4.72%) AngularJS
8 16 (4.44%) SOAP
8 16 (4.44%) Web Services
9 11 (3.06%) J2EE
10 9 (2.50%) WSDL
10 9 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (2.50%) Backbone.js
10 9 (2.50%) Underscore.js
11 7 (1.94%) CSS3
11 7 (1.94%) JMS
12 6 (1.67%) Classic ASP
12 6 (1.67%) .NET Framework
12 6 (1.67%) jQuery
13 5 (1.39%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.17%) Animation
5 10 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.67%) User Experience
7 6 (1.67%) Open Source
8 5 (1.39%) FMCG
8 5 (1.39%) Blog
9 4 (1.11%) W3C
10 2 (0.56%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.28%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.28%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.28%) Life Science
11 1 (0.28%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.28%) DTV
11 1 (0.28%) LIMS
11 1 (0.28%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 44 (12.22%) Windows
2 37 (10.28%) Linux
3 15 (4.17%) UNIX
4 14 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.61%) Apple iOS
6 12 (3.33%) Android
7 9 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.22%) Windows Phone
8 8 (2.22%) Solaris
8 8 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (19.44%) Automated Testing
3 69 (19.17%) Project Management
4 61 (16.94%) Software Testing
5 51 (14.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 45 (12.50%) Scrum
7 43 (11.94%) ITIL
8 42 (11.67%) Test Scripting
9 40 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 39 (10.83%) Unit Testing
11 38 (10.56%) E-Commerce
12 36 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
13 34 (9.44%) Manual Testing
14 33 (9.17%) Test Management
15 32 (8.89%) Automation Testing
16 31 (8.61%) Load Testing
17 30 (8.33%) Workflow
18 29 (8.06%) Change Management
19 25 (6.94%) Coaching
19 25 (6.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 135 (37.50%) SQL
2 50 (13.89%) T-SQL
3 47 (13.06%) Java
4 42 (11.67%) C#
5 22 (6.11%) JavaScript
6 21 (5.83%) Python
7 18 (5.00%) C++
8 16 (4.44%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.11%) Perl
9 4 (1.11%) PHP
9 4 (1.11%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.83%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.56%) Ruby
11 2 (0.56%) XPath
11 2 (0.56%) XQuery
11 2 (0.56%) C
12 1 (0.28%) VB
12 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 68 (18.89%) Degree
2 61 (16.94%) ISEB
3 43 (11.94%) ISTQB
4 14 (3.89%) HND
4 14 (3.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.22%) MetaFrame
2 8 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 8 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.22%) XenApp
3 5 (1.39%) Xen
4 3 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.28%) Firmware
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.39%) Puppet
1 5 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.39%) Ansible
2 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 49 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 44 (12.22%) Oracle
3 16 (4.44%) Red Hat
4 15 (4.17%) VMware
5 12 (3.33%) Telerik
6 9 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.50%) Twilio
7 8 (2.22%) AppSense
7 8 (2.22%) HP
7 8 (2.22%) EMC
7 8 (2.22%) Citrix
8 7 (1.94%) SAP
9 6 (1.67%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.67%) IBM
10 5 (1.39%) Google
11 4 (1.11%) EPiServer
11 4 (1.11%) Eloqua
11 4 (1.11%) Adobe
11 4 (1.11%) Actimize
12 2 (0.56%) Siebel
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £26k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £30,755.01 to £35,805.14 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
boohoo.com
Salary: Competitive Salary Plus Package
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago