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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 25 30 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.99% 5.04% 3.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.86% 69.77% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 25 30 18
Average salary £41,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,150 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,500 £45,750
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
57 43 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.38% 7.23% 8.97%
Number of salaries quoted 50 37 33
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,650 £32,150 £21,975
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,750 £58,052
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +4 23 £41,000 +17.14% 4
Wirral - 1 £21,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 33 (48.53%) SQL Server
2 29 (42.65%) SQL
3 25 (36.76%) C#
4 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (30.88%) JavaScript
6 17 (25.00%) HTML
6 17 (25.00%) Java
7 16 (23.53%) MVC
8 15 (22.06%) Linux
9 13 (19.12%) .NET
9 13 (19.12%) Finance
9 13 (19.12%) Automated Testing
10 12 (17.65%) Project Management
10 12 (17.65%) CSS
11 11 (16.18%) MS Office
11 11 (16.18%) C++
11 11 (16.18%) Windows
11 11 (16.18%) Unit Testing
11 11 (16.18%) AngularJS
12 10 (14.71%) Selenium
12 10 (14.71%) PHP
13 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET
13 9 (13.24%) Manual Testing
14 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
14 8 (11.76%) E-Commerce
14 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
14 8 (11.76%) HTML5
15 7 (10.29%) Visualisation
15 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
15 7 (10.29%) ISEB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.94%) Node.js
2 1 (1.47%) JBoss
2 1 (1.47%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (16.18%) MS Office
2 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Magento
2 4 (5.88%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (48.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.82%) MySQL
4 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (14.71%) Selenium
2 5 (7.35%) PHPUnit
2 5 (7.35%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.41%) MSTest
5 2 (2.94%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.47%) FogBugz
6 1 (1.47%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.47%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.47%) Subversion
6 1 (1.47%) JIRA
6 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Games
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Analyst
2 13 (19.12%) Developer
3 11 (16.18%) Test Analyst
3 11 (16.18%) Project Manager
3 11 (16.18%) Tester
4 8 (11.76%) Junior
4 8 (11.76%) Junior Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Data Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Junior Data Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Senior Project Manager
6 6 (8.82%) Senior Manager
6 6 (8.82%) Principle Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) QA Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.35%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.35%) PHP Developer
7 5 (7.35%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.00%) HTML
2 13 (19.12%) .NET
3 12 (17.65%) CSS
4 11 (16.18%) AngularJS
5 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET
6 8 (11.76%) HTML5
7 6 (8.82%) CSS3
7 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (8.82%) Web Services
8 5 (7.35%) .NET Framework
8 5 (7.35%) Symfony
8 5 (7.35%) CodeIgniter
8 5 (7.35%) CakePHP
8 5 (7.35%) Laravel
9 2 (2.94%) Backbone.js
9 2 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (2.94%) WebSockets
9 2 (2.94%) jQuery
9 2 (2.94%) Mason
9 2 (2.94%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Visualisation
2 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.41%) FMCG
3 3 (4.41%) User Experience
4 2 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.06%) Linux
2 11 (16.18%) Windows
3 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.53%) MVC
3 13 (19.12%) Automated Testing
4 12 (17.65%) Project Management
5 11 (16.18%) Unit Testing
6 9 (13.24%) Manual Testing
7 8 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 7 (10.29%) TDD
8 7 (10.29%) Time Management
9 5 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.35%) Web Development
9 5 (7.35%) OOD
9 5 (7.35%) Web Design
10 4 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
10 4 (5.88%) Analytics
10 4 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.41%) Validation
11 3 (4.41%) Scrum
11 3 (4.41%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.65%) SQL
2 25 (36.76%) C#
3 21 (30.88%) JavaScript
4 17 (25.00%) Java
5 11 (16.18%) C++
6 10 (14.71%) PHP
7 5 (7.35%) F#
7 5 (7.35%) C
7 5 (7.35%) Python
8 2 (2.94%) Ruby
8 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.94%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) ISEB
1 7 (10.29%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.41%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) Zend
3 4 (5.88%) Oracle
3 4 (5.88%) CA
4 3 (4.41%) HP
5 2 (2.94%) TIBCO
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
QA Limited
Salary: £190.12 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Aspect Software
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 23 days ago