The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 38 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +28
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 28 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.23% 4.61% 1.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.91% 43.08% 24.39%
Number of salaries quoted 23 27 9
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
66 65 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.33% 10.71% 6.13%
Number of salaries quoted 57 59 35
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £25,500 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £48,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
North West

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 -9 17 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Southport - 6 £42,500 -
Birkenhead - 3 - - 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 32 (58.18%) Java
2 31 (56.36%) Linux
3 20 (36.36%) SQL
4 19 (34.55%) EAI
4 19 (34.55%) SOA
5 17 (30.91%) DB2
5 17 (30.91%) TIBCO
5 17 (30.91%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (30.91%) Change Management
5 17 (30.91%) Software Testing
5 17 (30.91%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (29.09%) Degree
7 15 (27.27%) Selenium
7 15 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 14 (25.45%) ITIL
8 14 (25.45%) Computer Science
9 13 (23.64%) Ruby
10 12 (21.82%) TIBCO EMS
10 12 (21.82%) JMS
10 12 (21.82%) Python
10 12 (21.82%) TIBCO Hawk
10 12 (21.82%) BusinessWorks
10 12 (21.82%) SLA
10 12 (21.82%) Shell Script
11 11 (20.00%) Windows
12 10 (18.18%) C++
13 9 (16.36%) C#
13 9 (16.36%) Web Services
14 8 (14.55%) HTML
14 8 (14.55%) JavaScript

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 12 (21.82%) TIBCO EMS
2 6 (10.91%) Apache
2 6 (10.91%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Project
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (21.82%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
1 1 (1.82%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) HTTP
2 2 (3.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.91%) DB2
2 15 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.64%) MySQL
6 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (27.27%) Selenium
2 8 (14.55%) Subversion
3 6 (10.91%) Cucumber
4 5 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.64%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (3.64%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.82%) JIRA
7 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.82%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.82%) Hudson
7 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Games
3 4 (7.27%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (14.55%) Team Leader
1 8 (14.55%) Technical Team Leader
2 6 (10.91%) Developer
2 6 (10.91%) Technical Leader
2 6 (10.91%) QA Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Release Manager
3 5 (9.09%) C++ Developer
3 5 (9.09%) Analyst
3 5 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 5 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) QA Automation Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Tester
4 4 (7.27%) Consultant
4 4 (7.27%) Senior Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (7.27%) Test Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Software Tester
5 3 (5.45%) Senior C++ Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) JMS
2 9 (16.36%) Web Services
3 8 (14.55%) HTML
4 7 (12.73%) .NET
5 5 (9.09%) Qt
5 5 (9.09%) Middleware
5 5 (9.09%) Gherkin
6 3 (5.45%) XML Messaging
6 3 (5.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (5.45%) XML
6 3 (5.45%) STL
7 2 (3.64%) WebKit
7 2 (3.64%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.91%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (25.45%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.09%) Open Source
4 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.64%) Online Gambling
5 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 31 (56.36%) Linux
2 11 (20.00%) Windows
3 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Android
4 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) EAI
1 19 (34.55%) SOA
2 17 (30.91%) Disaster Recovery
2 17 (30.91%) Change Management
2 17 (30.91%) Software Testing
3 14 (25.45%) ITIL
4 8 (14.55%) Project Management
5 7 (12.73%) Load Testing
5 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
5 7 (12.73%) Test Strategy
6 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
7 5 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 5 (9.09%) Use Case
7 5 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 5 (9.09%) Change Control
7 5 (9.09%) Analytics
8 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.45%) TDD
8 3 (5.45%) Multithreading
8 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (58.18%) Java
2 20 (36.36%) SQL
3 13 (23.64%) Ruby
4 12 (21.82%) Python
4 12 (21.82%) Shell Script
5 10 (18.18%) C++
6 9 (16.36%) C#
7 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
8 5 (9.09%) PHP
9 3 (5.45%) Perl
10 1 (1.82%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Degree
2 8 (14.55%) ISEB
3 6 (10.91%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) TIBCO
2 6 (10.91%) Oracle
2 6 (10.91%) JBoss
3 5 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.64%) webMethods
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) Twitter
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