The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 45 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 26 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.36% 5.01% 5.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.19% 38.81% 42.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9 21 27
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -14.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £40,000 £47,200
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Merseyside region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
54 67 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.54% 12.91% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 35 39 55
Median salary £41,792 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.97% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

QA
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

QA Salary Trend in Merseyside

QA
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Merseyside

QA
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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
Liverpool +9 19 £32,500 - 3
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for QA.

1 22 (37.93%) SQL
1 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.21%) SDLC
3 16 (27.59%) Software Testing
4 14 (24.14%) Automation Testing
5 13 (22.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (22.41%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (20.69%) Workflow
6 12 (20.69%) Oracle
6 12 (20.69%) Selenium
6 12 (20.69%) Waterfall
7 11 (18.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
7 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
7 11 (18.97%) Systems Analysis
7 11 (18.97%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
7 11 (18.97%) Web Services
7 11 (18.97%) XML
7 11 (18.97%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
7 11 (18.97%) Siebel
7 11 (18.97%) EAI
7 11 (18.97%) FTP
7 11 (18.97%) HTTP
7 11 (18.97%) Siebel Certification
8 10 (17.24%) E-Commerce
8 10 (17.24%) Games
8 10 (17.24%) Unit Testing
9 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.62%) MS Office
2 5 (8.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.72%) GitHub
1 1 (1.72%) Google Play
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
1 1 (1.72%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) FTP
1 11 (18.97%) HTTP
2 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 11 (18.97%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.72%) DB2
5 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) Selenium
2 7 (12.07%) Jenkins
2 7 (12.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (10.34%) MSBuild
3 6 (10.34%) NuGet
4 5 (8.62%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.62%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.45%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.72%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.72%) Gradle
6 1 (1.72%) JIRA
6 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (17.24%) Games
2 7 (12.07%) Finance
3 5 (8.62%) Marketing
4 2 (3.45%) Publishing
5 1 (1.72%) Advertising
5 1 (1.72%) Electronics
5 1 (1.72%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Analyst
2 11 (18.97%) Developer
2 11 (18.97%) Test Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Release Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Siebel Developer
4 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Portfolio Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Project Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Web Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Tester
6 5 (8.62%) QA Tester
6 5 (8.62%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) QA Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.17%) QA Leader
8 3 (5.17%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.45%) Administrator
9 2 (3.45%) Siebel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) Web Services
1 11 (18.97%) XML
2 5 (8.62%) .NET
3 4 (6.90%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (3.45%) Middleware
5 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.45%) Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.45%) iPad
3 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.45%) User Experience
3 2 (3.45%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.72%) iPhone
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.72%) PlayStation
4 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) Unix
3 4 (6.90%) Windows
4 3 (5.17%) Android
4 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.21%) SDLC
3 16 (27.59%) Software Testing
4 14 (24.14%) Automation Testing
5 13 (22.41%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (22.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (20.69%) Waterfall
6 12 (20.69%) Workflow
7 11 (18.97%) EAI
7 11 (18.97%) Systems Analysis
8 10 (17.24%) E-Commerce
8 10 (17.24%) Unit Testing
9 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (12.07%) Configuration Management
12 6 (10.34%) Game Development
13 5 (8.62%) Change Management
13 5 (8.62%) Manual Testing
13 5 (8.62%) Release Management
13 5 (8.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.93%) SQL
2 11 (18.97%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
3 9 (15.52%) Perl
4 8 (13.79%) Python
5 5 (8.62%) C#
6 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.17%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.45%) C++
7 2 (3.45%) Ruby
8 1 (1.72%) C
8 1 (1.72%) Java
8 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
1 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
1 11 (18.97%) Siebel Certification
2 8 (13.79%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.34%) ISEB
4 5 (8.62%) Degree
5 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Oracle
2 11 (18.97%) Siebel
3 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.72%) Google
4 1 (1.72%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.72%) Perforce
4 1 (1.72%) Splunk
4 1 (1.72%) Teradata
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