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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 24 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.48% 3.77% 3.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.06% 55.81% 63.64%
Number of salaries quoted 29 20 21
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £34,750 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
68 43 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.77% 6.76% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 51 29 30
Average salary £40,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.71% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +18 20 £45,000 +28.57% 1
St Helens - 7 £19,000 -
Wirral - 3 £50,000 -
Southport -2 1 £42,500 -26.08%
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 23 (37.10%) Java
2 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
3 20 (32.26%) Linux
4 17 (27.42%) C#
4 17 (27.42%) Project Management
4 17 (27.42%) SQL
5 16 (25.81%) MS Office
6 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (19.35%) HTML
8 11 (17.74%) Selenium
8 11 (17.74%) Finance
8 11 (17.74%) C++
8 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
8 11 (17.74%) Windows
9 8 (12.90%) Analytics
9 8 (12.90%) Manual Testing
9 8 (12.90%) Automated Testing
9 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
9 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
10 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
10 7 (11.29%) Oracle
10 7 (11.29%) Time Management
10 7 (11.29%) Visualisation
10 7 (11.29%) Python
11 6 (9.68%) C
11 6 (9.68%) HTML5
11 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
12 5 (8.06%) TDD
12 5 (8.06%) CA
12 5 (8.06%) AngularJS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (8.06%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.45%) JBoss
2 4 (6.45%) Apache
3 2 (3.23%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (3.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 16 (25.81%) MS Office
2 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) CA Clarity
2 2 (3.23%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) DB2
4 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.61%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.61%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Selenium
2 5 (8.06%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.45%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.23%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.61%) FogBugz
5 1 (1.61%) eggPlant
5 1 (1.61%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.61%) Subversion
5 1 (1.61%) JIRA
5 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Games
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Project Manager
2 15 (24.19%) Analyst
3 12 (19.35%) Senior Manager
3 12 (19.35%) Senior Project Manager
4 8 (12.90%) Test Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Junior
5 7 (11.29%) Junior Data Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Junior Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Data Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) QA Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Tester
7 5 (8.06%) Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Automation Tester
8 3 (4.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) HTML
2 6 (9.68%) HTML5
3 5 (8.06%) .NET
3 5 (8.06%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.45%) CSS
4 4 (6.45%) Web Services
4 4 (6.45%) JMS
4 4 (6.45%) CSS3
5 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.23%) MSMQ
6 2 (3.23%) Middleware
6 2 (3.23%) WebSockets
6 2 (3.23%) Backbone.js
6 2 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (3.23%) jQuery
6 2 (3.23%) Mason
7 1 (1.61%) Qt
7 1 (1.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Visualisation
2 4 (6.45%) FMCG
3 3 (4.84%) User Experience
3 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.61%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.26%) Linux
2 11 (17.74%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) Project Management
2 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (12.90%) Automated Testing
3 8 (12.90%) Manual Testing
3 8 (12.90%) Analytics
4 7 (11.29%) Time Management
5 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
6 5 (8.06%) TDD
7 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.84%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.84%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (4.84%) Change Management
8 3 (4.84%) MVC
8 3 (4.84%) Scrum
8 3 (4.84%) ITIL
8 3 (4.84%) Automation Testing
8 3 (4.84%) Change Control
8 3 (4.84%) Agile Testing
9 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) Java
2 17 (27.42%) C#
2 17 (27.42%) SQL
3 11 (17.74%) C++
3 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.29%) Python
5 6 (9.68%) C
6 5 (8.06%) PHP
7 4 (6.45%) Ruby
8 3 (4.84%) F#
9 2 (3.23%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Degree
2 3 (4.84%) ISEB
2 3 (4.84%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) Oracle
3 5 (8.06%) CA
4 4 (6.45%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.61%) Teradata
5 1 (1.61%) Kalido
5 1 (1.61%) Tableau
5 1 (1.61%) SAP
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