The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 27 35
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 35 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.72% 8.22% 5.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.84% 58.33% 44.12%
Number of salaries quoted 22 20 22
Median salary £37,500 £29,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.31% -28.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,100 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,900
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.82%
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
73 60 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.77% 14.08% 11.68%
Number of salaries quoted 43 38 50
Median salary £37,000 £41,250 £48,900
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.30% -15.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £33,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Merseyside

QA
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -10 26 £37,500 +29.31% 3
Birkenhead +5 2 £33,000 -35.29%
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for QA.

1 18 (37.50%) SQL
2 15 (31.25%) Software Testing
3 14 (29.17%) SDLC
4 12 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (25.00%) Selenium
5 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
6 10 (20.83%) Oracle
6 10 (20.83%) Web Services
6 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
7 9 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
7 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
7 9 (18.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 9 (18.75%) XML
7 9 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (18.75%) Siebel
7 9 (18.75%) EAI
7 9 (18.75%) FTP
7 9 (18.75%) HTTP
7 9 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (18.75%) Siebel Certification
7 9 (18.75%) Workflow
7 9 (18.75%) Finance
7 9 (18.75%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
8 8 (16.67%) Linux
8 8 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 8 (16.67%) API Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
9 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
9 7 (14.58%) SoapUI

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) FTP
1 9 (18.75%) HTTP
2 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Selenium
2 7 (14.58%) SoapUI
3 6 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.42%) LoadRunner
4 5 (10.42%) NuGet
5 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.17%) MSBuild
6 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Games
3 2 (4.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Tester
2 10 (20.83%) QA Leader
2 10 (20.83%) Test Leader
3 9 (18.75%) QA Tester
4 8 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
5 7 (14.58%) Automation Tester
5 7 (14.58%) Developer
5 7 (14.58%) Siebel Developer
6 5 (10.42%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Tester
7 3 (6.25%) Service Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) QA Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Release Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) Web Services
2 9 (18.75%) XML
3 5 (10.42%) Gherkin
4 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 4 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (8.33%) Middleware
5 2 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Linux
2 6 (12.50%) Windows
3 4 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Software Testing
2 14 (29.17%) SDLC
3 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
4 9 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (18.75%) EAI
4 9 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
4 9 (18.75%) Workflow
5 8 (16.67%) API Testing
5 8 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
6 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
7 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.42%) System Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (8.33%) Market Making
9 4 (8.33%) QA Automation
9 4 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) SQL
2 9 (18.75%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
3 5 (10.42%) C#
3 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.17%) Java
5 2 (4.17%) Perl
5 2 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) Siebel Certification
3 3 (6.25%) ISEB
3 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Ansible
1 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Oracle
2 9 (18.75%) Siebel
3 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.25%) VMware
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