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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 42 52
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 31 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.63% 4.78% 2.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.57% 54.39% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24 31 9
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £32,500 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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 57 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.46% 8.80% 7.40%
Number of salaries quoted 40 48 24
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £28,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £50,250 £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 1 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 1 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 25 £38,000 -5.00% 7
Wirral - 2 £21,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 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 37 (62.71%) SQL Server
2 30 (50.85%) SQL
3 28 (47.46%) C#
4 23 (38.98%) JavaScript
5 22 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (33.90%) MVC
7 16 (27.12%) HTML
7 16 (27.12%) .NET
8 15 (25.42%) Java
8 15 (25.42%) AngularJS
9 14 (23.73%) Automated Testing
9 14 (23.73%) Unit Testing
10 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET
10 13 (22.03%) CSS
11 12 (20.34%) Finance
12 11 (18.64%) Linux
13 10 (16.95%) C++
13 10 (16.95%) Windows
13 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
13 10 (16.95%) Manual Testing
14 9 (15.25%) Software Engineering
14 9 (15.25%) .NET Framework
14 9 (15.25%) HTML5
14 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (13.56%) PHP
15 8 (13.56%) TDD
15 8 (13.56%) Relational Database
16 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
16 7 (11.86%) OOD
16 7 (11.86%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (3.39%) Node.js
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Magento
2 3 (5.08%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) HTTP
1 1 (1.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (62.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) Relational Database
3 7 (11.86%) MongoDB
4 5 (8.47%) MySQL
5 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Selenium
2 5 (8.47%) PHPUnit
3 3 (5.08%) Moq
3 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.08%) NUnit
3 3 (5.08%) MSTest
4 2 (3.39%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.39%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.69%) FogBugz
5 1 (1.69%) Dreamweaver
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Games
3 3 (5.08%) Electronics
4 2 (3.39%) Back Office
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (32.20%) Analyst
2 14 (23.73%) Developer
3 11 (18.64%) Test Analyst
4 10 (16.95%) Tester
5 9 (15.25%) Junior
6 8 (13.56%) Junior Analyst
7 7 (11.86%) Junior Data Analyst
7 7 (11.86%) Data Analyst
8 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (10.17%) QA Analyst
8 6 (10.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (10.17%) Software Engineer
8 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
8 6 (10.17%) Principle Engineer
8 6 (10.17%) .NET Developer
8 6 (10.17%) C# Developer
8 6 (10.17%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (8.47%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 5 (8.47%) Automation Tester
9 5 (8.47%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.12%) HTML
1 16 (27.12%) .NET
2 15 (25.42%) AngularJS
3 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET
3 13 (22.03%) CSS
4 9 (15.25%) .NET Framework
4 9 (15.25%) HTML5
4 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (11.86%) CSS3
6 6 (10.17%) Web Services
7 5 (8.47%) Symfony
7 5 (8.47%) CodeIgniter
7 5 (8.47%) CakePHP
7 5 (8.47%) jQuery
7 5 (8.47%) Laravel
7 5 (8.47%) Backbone.js
8 3 (5.08%) Ninject
8 3 (5.08%) VXML
8 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.39%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Visualisation
2 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.08%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.08%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.08%) Thin Client
4 3 (5.08%) IVR
4 3 (5.08%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.39%) User Experience
5 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.69%) FMCG
6 1 (1.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Linux
2 10 (16.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.90%) MVC
3 14 (23.73%) Automated Testing
3 14 (23.73%) Unit Testing
4 10 (16.95%) Manual Testing
5 9 (15.25%) Software Engineering
6 8 (13.56%) TDD
7 7 (11.86%) OOD
7 7 (11.86%) Project Management
7 7 (11.86%) Time Management
8 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.17%) Scrum
9 5 (8.47%) Web Design
9 5 (8.47%) Web Development
9 5 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.08%) Dependency Injection
10 3 (5.08%) Portfolio Management
10 3 (5.08%) Refactoring
10 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (5.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.85%) SQL
2 28 (47.46%) C#
3 23 (38.98%) JavaScript
4 15 (25.42%) Java
5 10 (16.95%) C++
6 8 (13.56%) PHP
7 6 (10.17%) F#
8 4 (6.78%) Python
9 2 (3.39%) Ruby
9 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.39%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) ISEB
1 6 (10.17%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.47%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) Zend
3 3 (5.08%) HP
3 3 (5.08%) CA
4 2 (3.39%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle
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