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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 62 75
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 137 146 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.93% 4.40% 3.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.65% 43.32% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 113 125 109
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 £25,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,300 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
337 337 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 9.66% 10.17% 8.31%
Number of salaries quoted 265 275 268
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,850 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +10 16 £40,000 +21.21% 3
Altrincham +7 6 £34,750 +26.36% 2
Oldham - 3 £25,000 -
Bury - 2 £45,250 -
Bolton 0 1 £45,000 +17.64% 2
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 142 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (34.90%) Java
3 75 (25.17%) Selenium
4 71 (23.83%) Scrum
5 61 (20.47%) C#
6 58 (19.46%) Finance
6 58 (19.46%) Degree
7 57 (19.13%) JIRA
7 57 (19.13%) Test Scripting
8 56 (18.79%) SQL
8 56 (18.79%) Microsoft
9 54 (18.12%) MS Excel
10 53 (17.79%) Windows
11 51 (17.11%) ISEB
12 50 (16.78%) Automated Testing
13 47 (15.77%) .NET
14 44 (14.77%) TDD
15 43 (14.43%) SQL Server
16 42 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
17 41 (13.76%) Mentoring
18 40 (13.42%) Project Management
19 36 (12.08%) XML
19 36 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
20 35 (11.74%) Test Automation
21 34 (11.41%) ISTQB
22 33 (11.07%) HTML
23 31 (10.40%) PHP
23 31 (10.40%) SOAP
23 31 (10.40%) Web Services
23 31 (10.40%) WebDriver

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 21 (7.05%) WebSphere
2 12 (4.03%) WebSphere Application Server
2 12 (4.03%) WebSphere Portal
3 8 (2.68%) nginx
4 7 (2.35%) Apache
5 6 (2.01%) CMS
6 5 (1.68%) Mule
7 4 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.34%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.67%) JBoss
8 2 (0.67%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.34%) Confluence
9 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 54 (18.12%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.02%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.35%) Photoshop
4 6 (2.01%) MS Office
5 4 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.01%) 3ds Max
6 3 (1.01%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (1.01%) Maya
7 2 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) Magento
3 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.03%) SaaS
3 10 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 9 (3.02%) PaaS
5 5 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.68%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.34%) GitHub
7 2 (0.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.71%) Network Security
1 20 (6.71%) SSL
2 9 (3.02%) HTTP
3 5 (1.68%) Internet
4 4 (1.34%) SPDY
4 4 (1.34%) WebEx
5 2 (0.67%) SAN
6 1 (0.34%) CTI
6 1 (0.34%) Extranet
6 1 (0.34%) Intranet
6 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.43%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.36%) NoSQL
3 11 (3.69%) MySQL
4 10 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (3.02%) Redis
6 7 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.68%) Big Data
8 5 (1.68%) Couchbase
8 5 (1.68%) Hazelcast
8 5 (1.68%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 75 (25.17%) Selenium
2 57 (19.13%) JIRA
3 31 (10.40%) WebDriver
4 27 (9.06%) Cucumber
4 27 (9.06%) Jenkins
5 16 (5.37%) Ant
5 16 (5.37%) Git (software)
6 15 (5.03%) SoapUI
7 13 (4.36%) Maven
8 11 (3.69%) JMeter
9 10 (3.36%) Appium
10 8 (2.68%) HP UFT
11 7 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (2.01%) Ranorex
13 5 (1.68%) git-flow
13 5 (1.68%) Hudson
13 5 (1.68%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.34%) FitNesse
14 4 (1.34%) Gerrit
14 4 (1.34%) Mercurial
General
1 58 (19.46%) Finance
2 16 (5.37%) Games
3 15 (5.03%) Retail
4 11 (3.69%) Banking
5 7 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.68%) Legal
7 4 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.01%) Law
8 3 (1.01%) Marketing
9 2 (0.67%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (26.17%) Tester
2 66 (22.15%) Analyst
3 49 (16.44%) QA Tester
4 45 (15.10%) Developer
4 45 (15.10%) Test Analyst
5 41 (13.76%) QA Engineer
6 29 (9.73%) Software Tester
7 25 (8.39%) Consultant
7 25 (8.39%) QA Leader
8 23 (7.72%) Automation Tester
9 21 (7.05%) Test Engineer
10 20 (6.71%) Java Engineer
10 20 (6.71%) Lead Tester
10 20 (6.71%) Senior Tester
11 19 (6.38%) Senior Manager
12 18 (6.04%) QA Analyst
13 17 (5.70%) Automation Test Analyst
14 16 (5.37%) Java Developer
14 16 (5.37%) Security Manager
15 15 (5.03%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (15.77%) .NET
2 36 (12.08%) XML
3 33 (11.07%) HTML
4 31 (10.40%) SOAP
4 31 (10.40%) Web Services
5 29 (9.73%) CSS
6 22 (7.38%) JSON
7 20 (6.71%) jQuery
8 17 (5.70%) HTML5
8 17 (5.70%) Middleware
8 17 (5.70%) RESTful
9 16 (5.37%) AngularJS
10 15 (5.03%) J2EE
11 14 (4.70%) JMS
11 14 (4.70%) Spring
12 13 (4.36%) CSS3
12 13 (4.36%) XSL
13 11 (3.69%) REST
14 9 (3.02%) EJB 3.0
14 9 (3.02%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (8.05%) Computer Science
3 19 (6.38%) Mobile App
4 17 (5.70%) Blog
5 8 (2.68%) User Experience
6 7 (2.35%) Online Games
6 7 (2.35%) Replication
7 6 (2.01%) Clustering
8 5 (1.68%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.34%) iPad
9 4 (1.34%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.01%) Animation
10 3 (1.01%) Augmented Reality
10 3 (1.01%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.01%) Handset
10 3 (1.01%) Mobile Games
10 3 (1.01%) PMI
11 2 (0.67%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.79%) Windows
2 26 (8.72%) Windows Server
3 23 (7.72%) Mac OS X
4 21 (7.05%) Windows 10
5 19 (6.38%) Apple iOS
6 16 (5.37%) Android
6 16 (5.37%) Unix
7 15 (5.03%) Linux
8 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (23.83%) Scrum
3 57 (19.13%) Test Scripting
4 50 (16.78%) Automated Testing
5 44 (14.77%) TDD
6 41 (13.76%) Mentoring
7 40 (13.42%) Project Management
8 35 (11.74%) Test Automation
9 31 (10.40%) BDD
10 28 (9.40%) Defect Management
11 27 (9.06%) SDLC
12 25 (8.39%) Web Development
13 24 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
14 23 (7.72%) QA Automation
15 22 (7.38%) Automation Testing
15 22 (7.38%) Software Engineering
15 22 (7.38%) Software Testing
15 22 (7.38%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (7.05%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 104 (34.90%) Java
2 61 (20.47%) C#
3 56 (18.79%) SQL
4 31 (10.40%) PHP
5 30 (10.07%) JavaScript
6 21 (7.05%) Ruby
7 20 (6.71%) C++
8 19 (6.38%) Objective-C
9 17 (5.70%) VB.NET
10 15 (5.03%) C
10 15 (5.03%) Python
11 14 (4.70%) T-SQL
12 12 (4.03%) Jython
13 9 (3.02%) Go
14 5 (1.68%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.68%) VBScript
15 4 (1.34%) VB
16 3 (1.01%) PL/SQL
16 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
16 3 (1.01%) VB6
Qualifications
1 58 (19.46%) Degree
2 51 (17.11%) ISEB
3 34 (11.41%) ISTQB
4 20 (6.71%) Security Cleared
5 17 (5.70%) CHECK Team Leader
5 17 (5.70%) CREST Certified
6 12 (4.03%) Cyber Scheme
6 12 (4.03%) Tigerscheme
7 11 (3.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.34%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.67%) HND
10 2 (0.67%) PhD
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.34%) MCT
11 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.34%) PMP
11 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.68%) SLA
2 4 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.01%) SDET
4 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.34%) ISO13485
System Software
1 23 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (7.05%) Docker
3 20 (6.71%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (6.71%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (4.03%) Puppet
3 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 56 (18.79%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.72%) VMware
3 11 (3.69%) Oracle
4 8 (2.68%) Telerik
5 7 (2.35%) Adobe
6 6 (2.01%) SolarWinds
7 5 (1.68%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.68%) Google
7 5 (1.68%) HP
7 5 (1.68%) webMethods
7 5 (1.68%) WSO2
8 4 (1.34%) Alias
8 4 (1.34%) BMC
8 4 (1.34%) IBM
8 4 (1.34%) Remedy
9 3 (1.01%) Autodesk
9 3 (1.01%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.67%) Apple
10 2 (0.67%) SAP
10 2 (0.67%) Teradata
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