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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 49 65
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.52% 2.90% 1.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.16% 33.33% 31.03%
Number of salaries quoted 23 18 9
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,250 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £38,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
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
62 54 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.02% 8.71% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 52 49 27
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -14.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £20,000 £20,050
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 +6 19 £45,000 +50.00% 5
Southport +6 4 £42,500 +21.42%
Wirral - 2 £40,000 -
Birkenhead - 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 31 (55.36%) Java
2 26 (46.43%) Linux
3 20 (35.71%) SQL
4 19 (33.93%) EAI
4 19 (33.93%) SOA
5 17 (30.36%) DB2
5 17 (30.36%) TIBCO
5 17 (30.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (30.36%) Change Management
5 17 (30.36%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (28.57%) Degree
7 15 (26.79%) Software Testing
8 14 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 14 (25.00%) Project Management
8 14 (25.00%) ITIL
9 13 (23.21%) Ruby
9 13 (23.21%) Selenium
10 12 (21.43%) TIBCO EMS
10 12 (21.43%) Python
10 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 12 (21.43%) Shell Script
10 12 (21.43%) TIBCO Hawk
10 12 (21.43%) BusinessWorks
10 12 (21.43%) JMS
10 12 (21.43%) SLA
11 9 (16.07%) Finance
12 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
12 8 (14.29%) ISEB
12 8 (14.29%) MS Office
12 8 (14.29%) Web Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 12 (21.43%) TIBCO EMS
2 7 (12.50%) Apache
2 7 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (3.57%) MS Project
2 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (21.43%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (3.57%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.36%) DB2
2 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.79%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.79%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Selenium
2 7 (12.50%) Subversion
3 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.57%) TestComplete
4 2 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.79%) JIRA
5 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.79%) Hudson
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Games
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Advertising
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (14.29%) Team Leader
1 8 (14.29%) Technical Team Leader
1 8 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 7 (12.50%) Analyst
2 7 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Technical Leader
3 6 (10.71%) Senior Project Manager
3 6 (10.71%) Senior Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Consultant
4 5 (8.93%) Test Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (8.93%) Release Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Tester
5 3 (5.36%) Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.36%) QA Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Senior C++ Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Software Tester
6 2 (3.57%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.43%) JMS
2 8 (14.29%) Web Services
3 7 (12.50%) .NET
3 7 (12.50%) HTML
4 5 (8.93%) Middleware
5 2 (3.57%) Qt
5 2 (3.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (3.57%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.57%) XML Messaging
5 2 (3.57%) STL
5 2 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) Open Source
4 1 (1.79%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.79%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 26 (46.43%) Linux
2 6 (10.71%) Windows
3 5 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) EAI
1 19 (33.93%) SOA
2 17 (30.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 17 (30.36%) Change Management
3 15 (26.79%) Software Testing
4 14 (25.00%) Project Management
4 14 (25.00%) ITIL
5 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.50%) Load Testing
6 7 (12.50%) Analytics
7 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.93%) Use Case
7 5 (8.93%) Change Control
8 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 4 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.36%) TDD
9 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 31 (55.36%) Java
2 20 (35.71%) SQL
3 13 (23.21%) Ruby
4 12 (21.43%) Python
4 12 (21.43%) Shell Script
5 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.14%) C#
6 4 (7.14%) C++
7 3 (5.36%) PowerHouse
8 2 (3.57%) C
8 2 (3.57%) Perl
8 2 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (28.57%) Degree
2 8 (14.29%) ISEB
3 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.43%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 12 (21.43%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) TIBCO
2 7 (12.50%) JBoss
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle
3 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.57%) webMethods
4 2 (3.57%) CA
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.79%) Teradata
5 1 (1.79%) Kalido
5 1 (1.79%) Twitter
5 1 (1.79%) Tableau
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