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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 42 20 29
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 42 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.70% 8.33% 5.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 48.28% 46.55%
Number of salaries quoted 14 24 25
Median salary £32,500 £36,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.34% -14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £30,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £44,050 £40,000 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
56 87 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.40% 17.26% 12.75%
Number of salaries quoted 32 43 46
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,600 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -8 25 £32,500 -7.14% 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 24 (42.11%) SQL
2 20 (35.09%) SDLC
3 19 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (29.82%) Automation Testing
5 15 (26.32%) Selenium
6 13 (22.81%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (21.05%) Oracle
7 12 (21.05%) Workflow
8 11 (19.30%) Siebel Certification
8 11 (19.30%) Web Services
8 11 (19.30%) XML
8 11 (19.30%) FTP
8 11 (19.30%) HTTP
8 11 (19.30%) EAI
8 11 (19.30%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (19.30%) Siebel
8 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
8 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
8 11 (19.30%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
8 11 (19.30%) Systems Analysis
8 11 (19.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 10 (17.54%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
10 9 (15.79%) Perl
10 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (15.79%) Waterfall
11 8 (14.04%) Finance
11 8 (14.04%) Games

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
2 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) GitHub
1 1 (1.75%) Google Play
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) FTP
1 11 (19.30%) HTTP
2 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.75%) DB2
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Selenium
2 7 (12.28%) Cucumber
2 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
2 7 (12.28%) SoapUI
2 7 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (10.53%) MSBuild
3 6 (10.53%) NuGet
4 3 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.51%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.75%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.75%) Gradle
6 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
1 8 (14.04%) Games
2 4 (7.02%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Advertising
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Analyst
2 11 (19.30%) Developer
3 10 (17.54%) Test Analyst
4 9 (15.79%) Release Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Siebel Developer
5 8 (14.04%) Tester
6 7 (12.28%) QA Tester
6 7 (12.28%) Test Leader
7 6 (10.53%) QA Leader
8 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Portfolio Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Project Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Web Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Automation Tester
9 4 (7.02%) QA Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) QA Automation Tester
9 4 (7.02%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) Web Services
1 11 (19.30%) XML
2 5 (8.77%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) Gherkin
3 4 (7.02%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.02%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (7.02%) Middleware
4 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Fixed Income
3 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.51%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) iPad
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.75%) iPhone
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Linux
2 6 (10.53%) Unix
3 3 (5.26%) Android
3 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) SDLC
2 19 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (29.82%) Automation Testing
4 13 (22.81%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (21.05%) Workflow
6 11 (19.30%) EAI
6 11 (19.30%) Systems Analysis
7 10 (17.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
8 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 8 (14.04%) E-Commerce
10 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
11 6 (10.53%) API Testing
11 6 (10.53%) Game Development
11 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (8.77%) Defect Tracking
12 5 (8.77%) Test Automation
12 5 (8.77%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.11%) SQL
2 11 (19.30%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
3 9 (15.79%) Perl
4 8 (14.04%) Python
5 7 (12.28%) C#
6 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.51%) C++
7 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.75%) C
8 1 (1.75%) Java
8 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
1 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
1 11 (19.30%) Siebel Certification
2 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.77%) ISEB
4 3 (5.26%) Degree
4 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Oracle
2 11 (19.30%) Siebel
3 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) Google
4 1 (1.75%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.75%) Perforce
4 1 (1.75%) Teradata
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