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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 41 40
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 28 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.14% 4.51% 4.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.12% 44.44% 51.22%
Number of salaries quoted 8 23 17
Average salary £34,250 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.41% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,550 £37,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £52,500 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
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
34 63 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.13% 10.14% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 19 49 35
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% +50.00%
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +7 13 £34,250 -19.41% 6
Wirral - 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (52.38%) SQL
1 22 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 20 (47.62%) JavaScript
2 20 (47.62%) MVC
2 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (40.48%) C#
4 16 (38.10%) .NET
4 16 (38.10%) Unit Testing
5 13 (30.95%) AngularJS
5 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET
6 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
7 10 (23.81%) CSS
7 10 (23.81%) HTML
7 10 (23.81%) Finance
8 9 (21.43%) OOD
8 9 (21.43%) .NET Framework
8 9 (21.43%) MongoDB
9 8 (19.05%) Degree
9 8 (19.05%) MS Office
10 7 (16.67%) ISEB
10 7 (16.67%) Project Management
10 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
10 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 7 (16.67%) Automated Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 6 (14.29%) Scrum
12 5 (11.90%) Web Design
12 5 (11.90%) IVR
12 5 (11.90%) Electronics

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Project
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Magento
2 3 (7.14%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
1 1 (2.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.43%) MongoDB
3 5 (11.90%) MySQL
4 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) NUnit
1 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
1 5 (11.90%) PHPUnit
1 5 (11.90%) Moq
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
2 3 (7.14%) MSTest
3 1 (2.38%) FogBugz
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Electronics
3 4 (9.52%) Back Office
4 2 (4.76%) Games
5 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Test Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 6 (14.29%) Tester
5 6 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Principle Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) PHP Developer
6 5 (11.90%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 5 (11.90%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 4 (9.52%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Applications Support
7 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (9.52%) .NET Developer
7 4 (9.52%) C# Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) QA Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) .NET
2 13 (30.95%) AngularJS
2 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET
3 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (23.81%) CSS
4 10 (23.81%) HTML
5 9 (21.43%) .NET Framework
6 5 (11.90%) VXML
6 5 (11.90%) Symfony
6 5 (11.90%) CodeIgniter
6 5 (11.90%) CakePHP
6 5 (11.90%) jQuery
6 5 (11.90%) Ninject
6 5 (11.90%) Laravel
6 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (11.90%) Backbone.js
7 4 (9.52%) HTML5
7 4 (9.52%) CSS3
7 4 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.90%) IVR
2 5 (11.90%) Thin Client
2 5 (11.90%) Client/Server
2 5 (11.90%) Mathematics
2 5 (11.90%) Fat Client
3 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.38%) Open Source
5 1 (2.38%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) MVC
1 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) Unit Testing
3 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
4 9 (21.43%) OOD
5 7 (16.67%) Project Management
5 7 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 6 (14.29%) Scrum
7 5 (11.90%) Web Design
7 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
7 5 (11.90%) Web Development
7 5 (11.90%) Refactoring
7 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.90%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (11.90%) Performance Engineering
8 4 (9.52%) Multithreading
8 4 (9.52%) OO
8 4 (9.52%) Validation
8 4 (9.52%) TDD
9 3 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) SQL
2 20 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 17 (40.48%) C#
4 5 (11.90%) Java
4 5 (11.90%) PHP
5 4 (9.52%) F#
5 4 (9.52%) C
6 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 7 (16.67%) ISEB
2 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Zend
3 3 (7.14%) HP
3 3 (7.14%) CA
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