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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 41 50
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 31 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.15% 4.68% 2.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.78% 50.00% 28.95%
Number of salaries quoted 20 30 9
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £34,750 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -
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
45 62 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.91% 9.35% 7.90%
Number of salaries quoted 33 51 27
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £28,950 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,500 £58,052
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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 +5 23 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Wirral - 2 £21,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 30 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 26 (54.17%) SQL
3 23 (47.92%) C#
3 23 (47.92%) JavaScript
4 22 (45.83%) MVC
5 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (37.50%) .NET
7 16 (33.33%) Unit Testing
8 15 (31.25%) ASP.NET
8 15 (31.25%) AngularJS
9 14 (29.17%) HTML
10 13 (27.08%) CSS
11 11 (22.92%) Software Engineering
11 11 (22.92%) .NET Framework
11 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
12 10 (20.83%) Finance
12 10 (20.83%) Java
13 9 (18.75%) OOD
13 9 (18.75%) MongoDB
14 7 (14.58%) Project Management
14 7 (14.58%) ISEB
14 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
14 7 (14.58%) PHP
14 7 (14.58%) Degree
14 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
14 7 (14.58%) HTML5
14 7 (14.58%) CSS3
15 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (12.50%) F#

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.08%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Magento
2 3 (6.25%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
1 1 (2.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.75%) MongoDB
3 5 (10.42%) MySQL
4 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) NUnit
1 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.42%) PHPUnit
1 5 (10.42%) Moq
2 4 (8.33%) Selenium
3 3 (6.25%) MSTest
4 1 (2.08%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.08%) FogBugz
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Electronics
3 4 (8.33%) Back Office
4 3 (6.25%) Games
5 2 (4.17%) Marketing
6 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Developer
2 11 (22.92%) Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 8 (16.67%) Tester
5 6 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 6 (12.50%) Principle Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 6 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (10.42%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 5 (10.42%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 5 (10.42%) PHP Developer
7 4 (8.33%) QA Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Applications Support
7 4 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.25%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (37.50%) .NET
2 15 (31.25%) ASP.NET
2 15 (31.25%) AngularJS
3 14 (29.17%) HTML
4 13 (27.08%) CSS
5 11 (22.92%) .NET Framework
5 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (14.58%) CSS3
6 7 (14.58%) HTML5
7 6 (12.50%) Web Services
8 5 (10.42%) Symfony
8 5 (10.42%) CodeIgniter
8 5 (10.42%) CakePHP
8 5 (10.42%) jQuery
8 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (10.42%) Ninject
8 5 (10.42%) VXML
8 5 (10.42%) Laravel
8 5 (10.42%) Backbone.js
9 1 (2.08%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Fat Client
2 5 (10.42%) Client/Server
2 5 (10.42%) Thin Client
2 5 (10.42%) IVR
2 5 (10.42%) Mathematics
3 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.08%) FMCG
5 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Linux
2 5 (10.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) MVC
2 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 11 (22.92%) Software Engineering
5 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
6 9 (18.75%) OOD
7 7 (14.58%) Project Management
8 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 6 (12.50%) TDD
8 6 (12.50%) Scrum
8 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Dependency Injection
9 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.42%) Web Development
9 5 (10.42%) Refactoring
9 5 (10.42%) Web Design
9 5 (10.42%) Performance Engineering
10 4 (8.33%) OO
10 4 (8.33%) Validation
10 4 (8.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) SQL
2 23 (47.92%) JavaScript
2 23 (47.92%) C#
3 10 (20.83%) Java
4 7 (14.58%) PHP
5 6 (12.50%) F#
6 4 (8.33%) C++
7 1 (2.08%) C
7 1 (2.08%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) ISEB
1 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Zend
3 3 (6.25%) HP
3 3 (6.25%) CA
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle
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