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 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 42 46 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 17 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.57% 3.40% 4.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.46% 34.69% 44.93%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 26
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,500 £51,000 £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 Merseyside region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
41 49 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.61% 9.80% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 26 24 58
Median salary £40,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-30.43% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,300 £29,350
10% offered a salary of more than £67,833 £63,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 28 June 2016.

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 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
Liverpool -2 14 £37,500 -6.25% 5
St Helens - 3 £35,000 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region with a requirement for QA.

1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) SQL
3 15 (40.54%) Automated Testing
4 14 (37.84%) Selenium
5 13 (35.14%) Java
6 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
7 11 (29.73%) JIRA
8 10 (27.03%) TDD
8 10 (27.03%) Linux
9 9 (24.32%) Cucumber
9 9 (24.32%) Defect Management
10 8 (21.62%) Web Services
11 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
11 7 (18.92%) HTML
11 7 (18.92%) Windows
11 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
11 7 (18.92%) BDD
11 7 (18.92%) WebDriver
12 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
12 6 (16.22%) API Testing
12 6 (16.22%) Degree
12 6 (16.22%) Unix
13 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
13 5 (13.51%) .NET
13 5 (13.51%) Oracle
13 5 (13.51%) ISEB
13 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
13 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (10.81%) Jenkins

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 3 (8.11%) JBoss
2 1 (2.70%) TWiki
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
1 1 (2.70%) Intranet
1 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) Selenium
2 11 (29.73%) JIRA
3 9 (24.32%) Cucumber
4 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
4 7 (18.92%) WebDriver
5 4 (10.81%) Gerrit
5 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.81%) JMeter
5 4 (10.81%) Mercurial
6 3 (8.11%) NuGet
6 3 (8.11%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
7 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Games
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Tester
2 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) QA Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) QA Test Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) Test Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Automation Tester
4 7 (18.92%) QA Tester
5 6 (16.22%) Selenium Tester
6 5 (13.51%) QA Engineer
6 5 (13.51%) QA Test Engineer
6 5 (13.51%) Test Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Java Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (8.11%) QA Manager
8 3 (8.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 3 (8.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Senior Tester
8 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) Web Services
2 7 (18.92%) HTML
3 5 (13.51%) .NET
4 4 (10.81%) CSS
5 3 (8.11%) Spring
6 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.70%) jQuery
7 1 (2.70%) LAMP
7 1 (2.70%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) EPoS
2 1 (2.70%) Replication
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 7 (18.92%) Windows
3 6 (16.22%) Unix
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) Automated Testing
3 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
4 10 (27.03%) TDD
5 9 (24.32%) Defect Management
6 7 (18.92%) BDD
6 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (16.22%) API Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.81%) OWASP
8 4 (10.81%) Project Management
8 4 (10.81%) QA Automation
8 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
8 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.81%) Workflow
9 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
9 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
9 3 (8.11%) MVC
9 3 (8.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) SQL
2 13 (35.14%) Java
3 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.81%) PHP
4 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
4 4 (10.81%) Ruby
4 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) ISEB
2 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.70%) CCDP
3 1 (2.70%) CCNA
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) MCSE
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.70%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Ansible
1 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (8.11%) Puppet
2 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) VMware
3 2 (5.41%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) SAP
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Salary: £32.5k - 45k per year
Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 per year
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Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
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