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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 48 106
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +58
Permanent jobs citing QA 179 191 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.63% 4.68% 1.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.55% 54.11% 26.97%
Number of salaries quoted 169 171 59
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +29.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,817 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
393 353 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 10.16% 8.64% 7.03%
Number of salaries quoted 339 310 236
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £55,000 £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 September 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 September 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 +24 24 £33,750 +16.37% 9
Salford - 16 £40,000 -
Wigan +4 2 £27,500 - 1
Altrincham -13 2 £40,250 -10.55%
Oldham - 1 £28,500 - 2
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 146 (42.94%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (35.29%) SQL
3 93 (27.35%) Finance
4 89 (26.18%) Test Scripting
5 80 (23.53%) Degree
6 78 (22.94%) Selenium
7 72 (21.18%) Microsoft
8 68 (20.00%) ISEB
8 68 (20.00%) C#
8 68 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 64 (18.82%) .NET
10 59 (17.35%) Java
11 55 (16.18%) Test Automation
12 54 (15.88%) Software Testing
13 53 (15.59%) Analytical Skills
13 53 (15.59%) SDLC
14 52 (15.29%) SQL Server
15 50 (14.71%) Windows
16 48 (14.12%) ISTQB
17 44 (12.94%) JIRA
18 43 (12.65%) Manual Testing
19 42 (12.35%) Project Management
20 40 (11.76%) Mentoring
21 37 (10.88%) Web Services
21 37 (10.88%) Scrum
22 36 (10.59%) User Acceptance Testing
23 35 (10.29%) TDD
24 34 (10.00%) MS Excel
24 34 (10.00%) HP UFT
24 34 (10.00%) Test Strategy

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 12 (3.53%) WebSphere
2 9 (2.65%) Apache
3 7 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.47%) Node.js
5 4 (1.18%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.18%) CMS
5 4 (1.18%) WordPress
6 3 (0.88%) IIS
7 2 (0.59%) SilverStripe
7 2 (0.59%) nginx
7 2 (0.59%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.59%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.59%) Drupal
7 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.29%) SAS
8 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 34 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.35%) MS Office
3 7 (2.06%) MS Project
4 6 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) SPSS
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Magento
2 2 (0.59%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.59%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.59%) SaaS
3 2 (0.59%) Office 365
4 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.29%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.94%) ATM
2 8 (2.35%) Internet
3 4 (1.18%) HTTP
4 3 (0.88%) GSM
4 3 (0.88%) UMTS
4 3 (0.88%) Wireless
4 3 (0.88%) 2G
4 3 (0.88%) WiMAX
4 3 (0.88%) RNC
4 3 (0.88%) LTE
4 3 (0.88%) 4G
4 3 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (0.88%) 3G
4 3 (0.88%) Intranet
5 1 (0.29%) Firewall
5 1 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.29%) VoIP
5 1 (0.29%) SMTP
5 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.88%) MySQL
9 2 (0.59%) DTS
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 78 (22.94%) Selenium
2 44 (12.94%) JIRA
3 34 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 32 (9.41%) Jenkins
5 17 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 16 (4.71%) SoapUI
7 15 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (4.41%) Visual Studio
8 13 (3.82%) TeamCity
8 13 (3.82%) SpecFlow
8 13 (3.82%) WebDriver
9 12 (3.53%) Hudson
10 10 (2.94%) Git (software)
10 10 (2.94%) ClearCase
11 9 (2.65%) Bugzilla
12 8 (2.35%) WatiN
12 8 (2.35%) FitNesse
12 8 (2.35%) Selenium IDE
13 7 (2.06%) LoadRunner
14 6 (1.76%) WebLOAD
General
1 93 (27.35%) Finance
2 31 (9.12%) Banking
3 29 (8.53%) Retail
4 14 (4.12%) Legal
5 13 (3.82%) Games
6 11 (3.24%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.94%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.18%) Law
10 3 (0.88%) Marketing
11 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 108 (31.76%) Analyst
2 84 (24.71%) Tester
3 66 (19.41%) Test Analyst
4 45 (13.24%) Software Tester
5 42 (12.35%) Developer
6 33 (9.71%) QA Tester
7 32 (9.41%) QA Analyst
8 28 (8.24%) Test Manager
9 18 (5.29%) QA Engineer
10 15 (4.41%) Business Analyst
11 14 (4.12%) QA Test Analyst
12 13 (3.82%) Head of Testing
13 12 (3.53%) Automated Tester
13 12 (3.53%) Test Engineer
14 10 (2.94%) Technical Specialist
14 10 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (2.94%) Graduate
14 10 (2.94%) FX Test Analyst
14 10 (2.94%) Automation Tester
15 9 (2.65%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (18.82%) .NET
2 37 (10.88%) Web Services
3 30 (8.82%) XML
4 28 (8.24%) ASP.NET
5 26 (7.65%) HTML
6 24 (7.06%) CSS
7 11 (3.24%) jQuery
8 10 (2.94%) Symfony
8 10 (2.94%) .NET Framework
8 10 (2.94%) AngularJS
9 9 (2.65%) SOAP
10 8 (2.35%) HTML5
11 7 (2.06%) RESTful
11 7 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (2.06%) LAMP
11 7 (2.06%) CodeIgniter
12 6 (1.76%) XSLT
12 6 (1.76%) CSS3
13 5 (1.47%) WCF
13 5 (1.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (15.59%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.06%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.53%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.06%) User Experience
7 5 (1.47%) NHS
7 5 (1.47%) Clustering
7 5 (1.47%) Interactive TV
8 4 (1.18%) iPhone
8 4 (1.18%) PMI
9 2 (0.59%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.59%) GIS
9 2 (0.59%) Replication
9 2 (0.59%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.29%) iPad
10 1 (0.29%) New Media
10 1 (0.29%) PKI
10 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.71%) Windows
2 31 (9.12%) Linux
3 13 (3.82%) Android
3 13 (3.82%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.76%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.18%) UNIX
6 3 (0.88%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.59%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.59%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (42.94%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (26.18%) Test Scripting
3 68 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 55 (16.18%) Test Automation
5 54 (15.88%) Software Testing
6 53 (15.59%) SDLC
7 43 (12.65%) Manual Testing
8 42 (12.35%) Project Management
9 40 (11.76%) Mentoring
10 37 (10.88%) Scrum
11 36 (10.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 35 (10.29%) TDD
13 34 (10.00%) Test Strategy
14 33 (9.71%) Regression Testing
15 30 (8.82%) Test Management
16 28 (8.24%) Coaching
17 25 (7.35%) BDD
18 23 (6.76%) ITIL
19 22 (6.47%) Automation Testing
20 21 (6.18%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 120 (35.29%) SQL
2 68 (20.00%) C#
3 59 (17.35%) Java
4 28 (8.24%) JavaScript
5 23 (6.76%) PL/SQL
6 22 (6.47%) PHP
7 20 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 13 (3.82%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.65%) Python
10 5 (1.47%) VBA
10 5 (1.47%) C++
11 4 (1.18%) Scala
12 3 (0.88%) Ruby
12 3 (0.88%) PHP5
12 3 (0.88%) Perl
12 3 (0.88%) C
13 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.59%) ANSI SQL
14 1 (0.29%) Groovy
14 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 80 (23.53%) Degree
2 68 (20.00%) ISEB
3 48 (14.12%) ISTQB
4 18 (5.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (4.71%) HND
6 7 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.18%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.59%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (0.59%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) MCITP
9 1 (0.29%) MOS
9 1 (0.29%) MCSE
9 1 (0.29%) MCSA
9 1 (0.29%) CISSP
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.18%) HL7
2 3 (0.88%) SLA
3 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (9.12%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.47%) Puppet
3 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 72 (21.18%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.82%) Oracle
3 24 (7.06%) HP
4 14 (4.12%) IBM
5 13 (3.82%) Telerik
6 10 (2.94%) Actimize
7 4 (1.18%) SAP
7 4 (1.18%) VMware
8 3 (0.88%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.88%) Zend
8 3 (0.88%) Nortel
8 3 (0.88%) McAfee
8 3 (0.88%) Ericsson
8 3 (0.88%) Nokia
9 2 (0.59%) Capita
9 2 (0.59%) Citrix
10 1 (0.29%) Unisys
10 1 (0.29%) Cisco
10 1 (0.29%) Sybase
10 1 (0.29%) Google
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Holidays
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Market leading career path
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Salary: £38000 - £420000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
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Stockport, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
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Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + substantial benefits
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Salary: £35000 per annum
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
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Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
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