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

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 28 39
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 29 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.23% 6.37% 4.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.81% 48.33% 39.39%
Number of salaries quoted 23 12 21
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £28,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,500 £49,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
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
67 60 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.89% 13.19% 10.98%
Number of salaries quoted 46 31 54
Median salary £37,500 £41,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £30,350
10% offered a salary of more than £67,100 £56,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -6 19 £37,500 +4.16% 1
St Helens - 3 £35,000 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 13 (33.33%) SQL
1 13 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 13 (33.33%) Selenium
2 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
3 9 (23.08%) API Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Finance
4 8 (20.51%) Linux
4 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
5 7 (17.95%) SoapUI
5 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
6 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Windows
6 6 (15.38%) SDLC
7 5 (12.82%) TDD
7 5 (12.82%) Java
7 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
7 5 (12.82%) LoadRunner
7 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
7 5 (12.82%) System Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
8 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
8 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
8 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.26%) JIRA
8 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
8 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
8 4 (10.26%) ISEB

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 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) FTP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Selenium
2 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
3 7 (17.95%) SoapUI
4 5 (12.82%) LoadRunner
5 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
5 4 (10.26%) JIRA
5 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
6 3 (7.69%) NuGet
7 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.56%) Gerrit
8 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.56%) JMeter
8 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.56%) Selenium IDE
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Games
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Tester
2 10 (25.64%) QA Leader
2 10 (25.64%) Test Leader
3 9 (23.08%) QA Tester
4 8 (20.51%) Automation Test Lead
4 8 (20.51%) Automation Tester
5 5 (12.82%) QA Automation Tester
6 4 (10.26%) Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) QA Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) QA Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) QA Manager
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Tester
7 3 (7.69%) Service Manager
8 2 (5.13%) QA Test Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (5.13%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
3 3 (7.69%) .NET
3 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (2.56%) HTML
4 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) Windows
3 4 (10.26%) Unix
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
3 9 (23.08%) API Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.38%) SDLC
5 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 5 (12.82%) System Testing
6 5 (12.82%) TDD
7 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.26%) QA Automation
7 4 (10.26%) Service Management
8 3 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.69%) Market Making
8 3 (7.69%) Project Management
8 3 (7.69%) Release Management
9 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) Java
2 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.26%) C#
4 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) Ruby
5 1 (2.56%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) ISEB
1 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
1 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Ansible
1 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) VMware
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) SAP
4 1 (2.56%) Siebel
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