The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 45 42
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 26 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.52% 4.07% 4.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 38.81% 42.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9 23 27
Average salary £36,000 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.29% +41.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
55 67 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.29% 10.49% 10.37%
Number of salaries quoted 26 59 59
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,050 £32,600 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £45,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Merseyside

QA
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Southport -1 11 - - 3
Liverpool +7 10 £36,000 -20.00% 4
Wirral - 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 20 (47.62%) JavaScript
2 19 (45.24%) C#
2 19 (45.24%) .NET
3 17 (40.48%) Java
3 17 (40.48%) Degree
4 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
4 16 (38.10%) SQL
5 15 (35.71%) HTML
6 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 14 (33.33%) CSS
7 13 (30.95%) Web Services
7 13 (30.95%) MVC
7 13 (30.95%) Software Engineering
7 13 (30.95%) MongoDB
8 12 (28.57%) Open Source
8 12 (28.57%) Automated Testing
8 12 (28.57%) TDD
8 12 (28.57%) Scrum
8 12 (28.57%) Unit Testing
8 12 (28.57%) XML
8 12 (28.57%) Windows
9 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET
9 11 (26.19%) JBoss
9 11 (26.19%) Ant
9 11 (26.19%) Maven
9 11 (26.19%) AngularJS
9 11 (26.19%) Analytics
9 11 (26.19%) Jenkins
10 10 (23.81%) Computer Science

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 11 (26.19%) JBoss
2 7 (16.67%) IIS
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Magento
2 1 (2.38%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 13 (30.95%) MongoDB
3 7 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Ant
1 11 (26.19%) Maven
1 11 (26.19%) Jenkins
2 7 (16.67%) Selenium
3 5 (11.90%) NUnit
3 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.90%) Moq
4 4 (9.52%) Selenium IDE
4 4 (9.52%) Log4j
4 4 (9.52%) JUnit
5 3 (7.14%) MSTest
6 2 (4.76%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.38%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (2.38%) SilkTest
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Back Office
2 5 (11.90%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Games
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Software Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Tester
4 5 (11.90%) C# Developer
4 5 (11.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (9.52%) QA Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Applications Support
5 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.52%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) QA Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (4.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 2 (4.76%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (45.24%) .NET
2 15 (35.71%) HTML
3 14 (33.33%) CSS
4 13 (30.95%) Web Services
5 12 (28.57%) XML
6 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET
6 11 (26.19%) AngularJS
7 10 (23.81%) .NET Framework
8 8 (19.05%) SOAP
9 7 (16.67%) Hibernate
9 7 (16.67%) Spring
9 7 (16.67%) JDBC
9 7 (16.67%) WSDL
9 7 (16.67%) XHTML
9 7 (16.67%) HornetQ
10 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (11.90%) Backbone.js
11 5 (11.90%) jQuery
11 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (11.90%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.90%) Fat Client
3 5 (11.90%) Client/Server
3 5 (11.90%) Thin Client
3 5 (11.90%) IVR
3 5 (11.90%) Mathematics
4 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Linux
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (11.90%) UNIX
5 4 (9.52%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.95%) MVC
2 13 (30.95%) Software Engineering
3 12 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 12 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 12 (28.57%) TDD
3 12 (28.57%) Scrum
3 12 (28.57%) Open Source
4 11 (26.19%) Analytics
5 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (16.67%) OWASP
6 7 (16.67%) BDD
7 6 (14.29%) OOD
8 5 (11.90%) Refactoring
8 5 (11.90%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (11.90%) Software Architecture
8 5 (11.90%) Performance Engineering
9 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
9 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
9 4 (9.52%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) JavaScript
2 19 (45.24%) C#
3 17 (40.48%) Java
4 16 (38.10%) SQL
5 4 (9.52%) Perl
5 4 (9.52%) Python
5 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
5 4 (9.52%) Ruby
6 3 (7.14%) C
7 2 (4.76%) PHP
7 2 (4.76%) F#
8 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) ISEB
2 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.76%) Zend
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) CA
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 5 days ago
Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Southport
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Southport
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 11 days ago