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

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 36 49 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.08% 9.94% 8.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.17% 53.85% 57.89%
Number of salaries quoted 14 26 38
Median salary £36,500 £38,750 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.80% -3.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,150 £28,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
69 91 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.75% 18.46% 14.53%
Number of salaries quoted 24 43 58
Median salary £32,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £57,500 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +4.87%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -16 31 £40,000 +23.07% 7
Birkenhead +1 2 £33,000 -35.29%
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 21 (33.33%) SQL
2 20 (31.75%) SDLC
3 18 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 18 (28.57%) Selenium
4 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (23.81%) Automation Testing
6 13 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
8 11 (17.46%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (17.46%) API Testing
9 10 (15.87%) Cucumber
9 10 (15.87%) SoapUI
9 10 (15.87%) Oracle
9 10 (15.87%) Workflow
9 10 (15.87%) Automated Testing
10 9 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
10 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 9 (14.29%) Games
10 9 (14.29%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
10 9 (14.29%) Siebel Certification
10 9 (14.29%) Web Services
10 9 (14.29%) XML
10 9 (14.29%) FTP
10 9 (14.29%) HTTP
10 9 (14.29%) EAI
10 9 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (14.29%) Linux
10 9 (14.29%) Siebel
10 9 (14.29%) NuGet

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:

Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.17%) MS Office
4 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) GitHub
1 1 (1.59%) Google Play
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) FTP
1 9 (14.29%) HTTP
2 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 9 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.59%) DB2
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (28.57%) Selenium
2 10 (15.87%) Cucumber
2 10 (15.87%) SoapUI
3 9 (14.29%) NuGet
4 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 7 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (9.52%) LoadRunner
5 6 (9.52%) MSBuild
6 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.76%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.59%) Android Studio
8 1 (1.59%) Gradle
8 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 9 (14.29%) Games
2 8 (12.70%) Finance
3 5 (7.94%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) QA Leader
1 13 (20.63%) Test Leader
2 9 (14.29%) Analyst
2 9 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
2 9 (14.29%) Developer
2 9 (14.29%) Tester
3 8 (12.70%) QA Tester
3 8 (12.70%) Release Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Siebel Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.35%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (4.76%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Portfolio Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Project Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) QA Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Web Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Service Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) Web Services
1 9 (14.29%) XML
2 8 (12.70%) Gherkin
3 4 (6.35%) .NET
3 4 (6.35%) AngularJS
3 4 (6.35%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (6.35%) Middleware
4 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.35%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.17%) iPad
3 2 (3.17%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.59%) iPhone
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) Linux
2 6 (9.52%) Windows
3 4 (6.35%) Unix
4 3 (4.76%) Android
4 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) SDLC
2 18 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (23.81%) Automation Testing
5 12 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (17.46%) API Testing
6 11 (17.46%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (15.87%) Automated Testing
7 10 (15.87%) Workflow
8 9 (14.29%) EAI
8 9 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (12.70%) Test Automation
9 8 (12.70%) Unit Testing
10 7 (11.11%) Configuration Management
10 7 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (11.11%) System Testing
10 7 (11.11%) Test Scripting
11 6 (9.52%) E-Commerce
11 6 (9.52%) Game Development
12 5 (7.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (14.29%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
3 8 (12.70%) Perl
4 7 (11.11%) C#
4 7 (11.11%) Python
5 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.17%) C++
8 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 9 (14.29%) Siebel Certification
3 6 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.35%) Degree
4 4 (6.35%) ISEB
4 4 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Ansible
1 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) Oracle
2 9 (14.29%) Siebel
3 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (1.59%) Google
5 1 (1.59%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.59%) Teradata
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - Please contact for further details
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Training & Progression
Posted: 22 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £61000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 24 days ago