The table below looks at the statistics for QALoad skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QALoad over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compuware QALoad
Rank 185 167 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Permanent jobs citing QALoad 4 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.096% 0.16% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.58% 1.16% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 0
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £36,750 -
% change year-on-year
+63.26% -
QALoad
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
685 517 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.52% 13.98% 18.22%
Number of salaries quoted 589 458 609
Average salary £37,608 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.45% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

QALoad
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QALoad across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

QALoad Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

QALoad
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QALoad across the Manchester region.

QALoad Salary Trend in Manchester

QALoad
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing QALoad 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 QALoad.

1 5 (100.00%) JUnit
1 5 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 5 (100.00%) TestPartner
1 5 (100.00%) SilkPerformer
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) jMock
1 5 (100.00%) QMS
1 5 (100.00%) EasyMock
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) CMMI
3 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching

QALoad
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing QALoad 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 QALoad. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) JUnit
1 5 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 5 (100.00%) TestPartner
1 5 (100.00%) SilkPerformer
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) jMock
1 5 (100.00%) EasyMock
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Head of Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) QMS
2 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) CMMI
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle