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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 62 67
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.03% 1.72% 1.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.39% 25.00% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 6
Average salary £40,500 £35,000 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.71% +26.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
62 44 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.39% 6.90% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 48 41 20
Average salary £48,900 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.40% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £20,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +15 15 £35,000 - 5
Southport +6 5 £42,500 +21.42%
Wirral - 4 £39,000 - 1
Birkenhead - 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 29 (47.54%) Java
2 23 (37.70%) Linux
3 16 (26.23%) SQL
3 16 (26.23%) Selenium
4 15 (24.59%) Project Management
5 13 (21.31%) MS Office
5 13 (21.31%) EAI
5 13 (21.31%) SOA
6 12 (19.67%) Degree
6 12 (19.67%) Software Testing
6 12 (19.67%) Change Management
7 11 (18.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (18.03%) DB2
7 11 (18.03%) TIBCO
7 11 (18.03%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (16.39%) Oracle
8 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
8 10 (16.39%) Python
8 10 (16.39%) ITIL
8 10 (16.39%) Finance
8 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (16.39%) Ruby
9 9 (14.75%) TIBCO EMS
9 9 (14.75%) Computer Science
9 9 (14.75%) Tomcat
9 9 (14.75%) JMS
9 9 (14.75%) HTML
9 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
9 9 (14.75%) TIBCO Hawk
9 9 (14.75%) BusinessWorks

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 9 (14.75%) TIBCO EMS
1 9 (14.75%) Tomcat
2 8 (13.11%) Apache
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 13 (21.31%) MS Office
2 2 (3.28%) MS Project
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (14.75%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (4.92%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
1 1 (1.64%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) DB2
2 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.64%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.64%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) Selenium
2 6 (9.84%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.92%) WebDriver
3 3 (4.92%) Subversion
4 2 (3.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.28%) JIRA
4 2 (3.28%) TestComplete
4 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.64%) eggPlant
5 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.64%) Hudson
5 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.64%) Bugzilla
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Games
3 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Project Manager
2 10 (16.39%) Senior Manager
2 10 (16.39%) Senior Project Manager
3 8 (13.11%) Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Test Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (9.84%) Consultant
4 6 (9.84%) Technical Leader
5 5 (8.20%) Team Leader
5 5 (8.20%) Technical Team Leader
6 4 (6.56%) Tester
6 4 (6.56%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Software Tester
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) JMS
1 9 (14.75%) HTML
2 5 (8.20%) .NET
3 4 (6.56%) Web Services
4 3 (4.92%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.28%) Middleware
6 1 (1.64%) Qt
6 1 (1.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (1.64%) Java EE
6 1 (1.64%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.64%) XML
6 1 (1.64%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (14.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) FMCG
3 3 (4.92%) Open Source
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.70%) Linux
2 5 (8.20%) Windows
3 2 (3.28%) Android
3 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Project Management
2 13 (21.31%) EAI
2 13 (21.31%) SOA
3 12 (19.67%) Software Testing
3 12 (19.67%) Change Management
4 11 (18.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (16.39%) ITIL
5 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (14.75%) Analytics
7 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
8 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.20%) Test Strategy
9 5 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Load Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Automated Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Automation Testing
11 3 (4.92%) Line Management
11 3 (4.92%) Mentoring
11 3 (4.92%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) Java
2 16 (26.23%) SQL
3 10 (16.39%) Python
3 10 (16.39%) Ruby
4 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.75%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.20%) PowerHouse
5 5 (8.20%) C
5 5 (8.20%) C#
6 3 (4.92%) C++
7 2 (3.28%) PHP
8 1 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Degree
2 8 (13.11%) ISEB
3 6 (9.84%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) TIBCO
2 10 (16.39%) Oracle
3 8 (13.11%) JBoss
4 3 (4.92%) CA
5 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.28%) webMethods
6 1 (1.64%) Twitter
6 1 (1.64%) Tableau
6 1 (1.64%) Teradata
6 1 (1.64%) Kalido
6 1 (1.64%) IBM
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.64%) SAP
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