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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 34 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 25 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.02% 5.19% 4.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.38% 39.68% 62.50%
Number of salaries quoted 22 25 29
Average salary £35,000 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,300 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
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 63 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.97% 13.07% 7.86%
Number of salaries quoted 34 52 40
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,052 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%

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
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 14 February 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
(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
Liverpool -8 17 £32,500 -20.73% 1
Southport - 13 £37,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 42 (55.26%) Degree
2 40 (52.63%) Java
3 37 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (38.16%) Shell Script
5 26 (34.21%) SQL
5 26 (34.21%) Software Engineering
6 23 (30.26%) Linux
6 23 (30.26%) Software Testing
7 22 (28.95%) HTML
7 22 (28.95%) CSS
7 22 (28.95%) Web Services
8 21 (27.63%) JBoss
8 21 (27.63%) Functional Testing
8 21 (27.63%) Analytics
9 20 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (26.32%) Unix
9 20 (26.32%) Spring
10 19 (25.00%) Automated Testing
10 19 (25.00%) ISEB
10 19 (25.00%) Oracle
10 19 (25.00%) Relational Database
11 18 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 18 (23.68%) Selenium
11 18 (23.68%) Computer Science
12 16 (21.05%) JIRA
13 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
14 14 (18.42%) C#
14 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
14 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
14 14 (18.42%) Test Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 21 (27.63%) JBoss
2 6 (7.89%) TWiki
3 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.84%) MS Office
3 5 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) Firewall
1 6 (7.89%) Remote Desktop
1 6 (7.89%) VPN
2 5 (6.58%) PuTTY
2 5 (6.58%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
3 9 (11.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (7.89%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (6.58%) MySQL
7 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (23.68%) Selenium
2 16 (21.05%) JIRA
3 10 (13.16%) WebDriver
4 9 (11.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (9.21%) Ant
5 7 (9.21%) Cucumber
5 7 (9.21%) Jenkins
5 7 (9.21%) JMeter
6 5 (6.58%) Maven
6 5 (6.58%) TortoiseSVN
6 5 (6.58%) WATIR
7 4 (5.26%) Sahi
7 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (3.95%) Gradle
9 2 (2.63%) Gerrit
9 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.63%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.32%) FogBugz
10 1 (1.32%) Log4j
10 1 (1.32%) Selenium IDE
General
1 2 (2.63%) Finance
1 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (31.58%) Developer
2 22 (28.95%) Software Developer
3 20 (26.32%) Analyst
3 20 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 20 (26.32%) Java Software Developer
4 18 (23.68%) Tester
5 16 (21.05%) QA Analyst
5 16 (21.05%) QA Test Analyst
6 15 (19.74%) QA Engineer
7 14 (18.42%) Test Analyst
8 11 (14.47%) Software Tester
9 9 (11.84%) Java Engineer
9 9 (11.84%) Support Engineer
10 8 (10.53%) Test Engineer
11 7 (9.21%) QA Tester
11 7 (9.21%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (9.21%) Senior QA Analyst
11 7 (9.21%) Senior QA Test Analyst
11 7 (9.21%) Senior Test Analyst
11 7 (9.21%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.95%) CSS
1 22 (28.95%) HTML
1 22 (28.95%) Web Services
2 20 (26.32%) Spring
3 11 (14.47%) .NET
4 3 (3.95%) XML
5 2 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.63%) Ajax
5 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (2.63%) CSS3
5 2 (2.63%) Entity Framework
5 2 (2.63%) JSON
5 2 (2.63%) WCF
6 1 (1.32%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.32%) HornetQ
6 1 (1.32%) J2EE
6 1 (1.32%) JDBC
6 1 (1.32%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (23.68%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.89%) Replication
4 2 (2.63%) Life Science
5 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.26%) Linux
2 20 (26.32%) Unix
3 9 (11.84%) Windows
4 7 (9.21%) Windows Server
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (34.21%) Software Engineering
3 23 (30.26%) Software Testing
4 21 (27.63%) Analytics
4 21 (27.63%) Functional Testing
5 19 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 14 (18.42%) Test Management
6 14 (18.42%) Test Scripting
7 11 (14.47%) Project Management
7 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (11.84%) Defect Management
8 9 (11.84%) QA Automation
8 9 (11.84%) Regression Testing
8 9 (11.84%) Scrum
8 9 (11.84%) Workflow
9 8 (10.53%) Black-Box Testing
10 7 (9.21%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (9.21%) Manual Testing
10 7 (9.21%) Software Delivery
10 7 (9.21%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (52.63%) Java
2 29 (38.16%) Shell Script
3 26 (34.21%) SQL
4 14 (18.42%) C#
5 8 (10.53%) Ruby
6 7 (9.21%) T-SQL
7 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.58%) PHP
9 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.32%) Perl
10 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (55.26%) Degree
2 19 (25.00%) ISEB
3 18 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (10.53%) ISTQB
5 6 (7.89%) CCDP
5 6 (7.89%) CCNA
5 6 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (7.89%) MCP
5 6 (7.89%) MCSE
5 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (6.58%) HND
7 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) Data Quality
1 6 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
1 6 (7.89%) VirtualBox
2 3 (3.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (25.00%) Oracle
2 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 13 (17.11%) HP
4 5 (6.58%) Telerik
5 1 (1.32%) IBM
5 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.32%) SAP
Liverpool, Merseyside
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Salary: Competitive
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