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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 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 24 31 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.26% 5.34% 4.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.38% 65.96% 59.09%
Number of salaries quoted 24 28 23
Average salary £41,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.14% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £32,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
58 47 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.72% 8.10% 7.64%
Number of salaries quoted 48 35 33
Average salary £40,500 £35,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.71% -9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £22,425
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £58,052
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +8 21 £41,000 +17.14% 8
Wirral - 2 £48,500 - 1
Southport 0 1 £42,500 -26.08%
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 28 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 23 (33.82%) C#
2 23 (33.82%) SQL
2 23 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (26.47%) Java
3 18 (26.47%) JavaScript
4 17 (25.00%) Project Management
5 16 (23.53%) MS Office
5 16 (23.53%) Linux
6 15 (22.06%) HTML
7 12 (17.65%) MVC
7 12 (17.65%) Finance
8 11 (16.18%) Automated Testing
8 11 (16.18%) C++
8 11 (16.18%) .NET
8 11 (16.18%) Windows
9 10 (14.71%) Selenium
10 9 (13.24%) CSS
10 9 (13.24%) AngularJS
11 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
11 8 (11.76%) Manual Testing
11 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
11 8 (11.76%) PHP
11 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
11 8 (11.76%) Unit Testing
12 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
12 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET
12 7 (10.29%) C
12 7 (10.29%) E-Commerce
12 7 (10.29%) Time Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.94%) Node.js
2 2 (2.94%) JBoss
2 2 (2.94%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (23.53%) MS Office
2 8 (11.76%) 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%) CA Clarity
2 3 (4.41%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.88%) MySQL
4 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.47%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 10 (14.71%) Selenium
2 5 (7.35%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.41%) PHPUnit
5 2 (2.94%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.47%) JIRA
6 1 (1.47%) Subversion
6 1 (1.47%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.47%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.47%) FogBugz
6 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (17.65%) 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 16 (23.53%) Analyst
1 16 (23.53%) Project Manager
2 12 (17.65%) Senior Manager
2 12 (17.65%) Senior Project Manager
3 10 (14.71%) Developer
4 9 (13.24%) Test Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Junior Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Junior Data Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Data Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Tester
5 7 (10.29%) Junior
6 6 (8.82%) QA Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Software Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Principle Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Automation Tester
8 4 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.88%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.06%) HTML
2 11 (16.18%) .NET
3 9 (13.24%) CSS
3 9 (13.24%) AngularJS
4 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET
4 7 (10.29%) HTML5
5 5 (7.35%) Web Services
5 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (7.35%) CSS3
6 4 (5.88%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.41%) Symfony
7 3 (4.41%) CodeIgniter
7 3 (4.41%) CakePHP
7 3 (4.41%) Laravel
8 2 (2.94%) WebSockets
8 2 (2.94%) Mason
8 2 (2.94%) Backbone.js
8 2 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (2.94%) JMS
8 2 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Visualisation
2 4 (5.88%) FMCG
2 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
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 16 (23.53%) Linux
2 11 (16.18%) Windows
3 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.00%) Project Management
3 12 (17.65%) MVC
4 11 (16.18%) Automated Testing
5 8 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 8 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
6 7 (10.29%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.29%) Time Management
7 6 (8.82%) Analytics
7 6 (8.82%) TDD
8 5 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.41%) Web Development
9 3 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.41%) Scrum
9 3 (4.41%) Web Design
9 3 (4.41%) ITIL
9 3 (4.41%) OOD
9 3 (4.41%) Agile Testing
9 3 (4.41%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.82%) C#
1 23 (33.82%) SQL
2 18 (26.47%) Java
2 18 (26.47%) JavaScript
3 11 (16.18%) C++
4 8 (11.76%) PHP
5 7 (10.29%) C
6 5 (7.35%) Python
7 4 (5.88%) F#
8 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.94%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.94%) Ruby
9 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) ISEB
1 6 (8.82%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.41%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) CA
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle
3 3 (4.41%) Zend
3 3 (4.41%) HP
4 2 (2.94%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.47%) Teradata
5 1 (1.47%) Kalido
5 1 (1.47%) SAP
5 1 (1.47%) Tableau
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