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

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 20 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.66% 4.00% 4.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.91% 58.82% 48.28%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 26
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -16.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,200 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
47 34 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.46% 6.80% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 30 21 46
Median salary £32,500 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-43.47% +27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £31,250 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £54,100 £58,052 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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
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 5 May 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 -1 13 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Southport - 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 31 (63.27%) Java
2 30 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (46.94%) Degree
4 22 (44.90%) SQL
5 19 (38.78%) Selenium
5 19 (38.78%) Automated Testing
6 18 (36.73%) JIRA
6 18 (36.73%) Web Services
6 18 (36.73%) Functional Testing
7 17 (34.69%) HTML
7 17 (34.69%) Linux
8 16 (32.65%) Shell Script
9 14 (28.57%) Unix
9 14 (28.57%) CSS
10 13 (26.53%) Software Engineering
10 13 (26.53%) Test Scripting
10 13 (26.53%) Defect Management
11 11 (22.45%) Analytics
11 11 (22.45%) WebDriver
11 11 (22.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (22.45%) Spring
11 11 (22.45%) HP
11 11 (22.45%) JBoss
12 10 (20.41%) Oracle
12 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
12 10 (20.41%) Cucumber
12 10 (20.41%) Relational Database
13 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
13 9 (18.37%) Computer Science

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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (22.45%) JBoss
2 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.08%) TWiki
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) PuTTY
1 3 (6.12%) WinSCP
2 2 (4.08%) Firewall
2 2 (4.08%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (4.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.16%) MySQL
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (38.78%) Selenium
2 18 (36.73%) JIRA
3 11 (22.45%) WebDriver
4 10 (20.41%) Cucumber
5 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 7 (14.29%) JMeter
6 4 (8.16%) Gerrit
6 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
6 4 (8.16%) Mercurial
6 4 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.12%) Ant
7 3 (6.12%) Gradle
7 3 (6.12%) Maven
7 3 (6.12%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (6.12%) TortoiseSVN
7 3 (6.12%) WATIR
8 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Analyst
1 17 (34.69%) QA Analyst
1 17 (34.69%) QA Test Analyst
2 16 (32.65%) Test Analyst
2 16 (32.65%) Tester
3 14 (28.57%) Developer
4 13 (26.53%) Software Developer
5 11 (22.45%) Java Developer
5 11 (22.45%) Java Software Developer
5 11 (22.45%) QA Engineer
5 11 (22.45%) QA Tester
6 10 (20.41%) Java Engineer
6 10 (20.41%) Selenium Tester
7 8 (16.33%) QA Test Engineer
7 8 (16.33%) Test Engineer
8 7 (14.29%) Automation Tester
8 7 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (14.29%) Senior QA Analyst
8 7 (14.29%) Senior QA Test Analyst
8 7 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.73%) Web Services
2 17 (34.69%) HTML
3 14 (28.57%) CSS
4 11 (22.45%) Spring
5 7 (14.29%) .NET
6 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.08%) Ajax
6 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (4.08%) CSS3
6 2 (4.08%) Entity Framework
6 2 (4.08%) JSON
6 2 (4.08%) WCF
7 1 (2.04%) jQuery
7 1 (2.04%) LAMP
7 1 (2.04%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Computer Science
2 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) Linux
2 14 (28.57%) Unix
3 4 (8.16%) Windows
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.78%) Automated Testing
3 18 (36.73%) Functional Testing
4 13 (26.53%) Defect Management
4 13 (26.53%) Software Engineering
4 13 (26.53%) Test Scripting
5 11 (22.45%) Analytics
5 11 (22.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
7 8 (16.33%) QA Automation
7 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
7 8 (16.33%) Workflow
8 7 (14.29%) BDD
8 7 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (14.29%) Software Delivery
8 7 (14.29%) TDD
8 7 (14.29%) Test Management
9 5 (10.20%) MVC
9 5 (10.20%) Project Management
9 5 (10.20%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 31 (63.27%) Java
2 22 (44.90%) SQL
3 16 (32.65%) Shell Script
4 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.29%) PHP
4 7 (14.29%) Ruby
5 4 (8.16%) C#
6 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (46.94%) Degree
2 9 (18.37%) ISEB
2 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
2 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (8.16%) HND
4 2 (4.08%) CCDP
4 2 (4.08%) CCNA
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.08%) MCP
4 2 (4.08%) MCSE
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Docker
2 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) HP
2 10 (20.41%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Telerik
4 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
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