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 20 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 54 57
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 40 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.78% 3.03% 2.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.70% 42.55% 68.75%
Number of salaries quoted 34 16 10
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £33,750 £30,750
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
67 47 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.04% 7.13% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 51 36 15
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,500 £25,429
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +26 23 £42,500 +21.42% 2
St Helens - 7 £19,000 -
Southport -4 3 £42,500 +21.42%
Wirral - 3 £44,000 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 29 (42.65%) Java
2 23 (33.82%) SQL Server
2 23 (33.82%) Linux
3 20 (29.41%) SQL
4 18 (26.47%) C#
5 15 (22.06%) Project Management
6 14 (20.59%) MS Office
6 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (20.59%) Selenium
7 12 (17.65%) Finance
7 12 (17.65%) C++
7 12 (17.65%) HTML
7 12 (17.65%) Windows
8 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
8 11 (16.18%) Automated Testing
9 9 (13.24%) Python
9 9 (13.24%) Analytics
9 9 (13.24%) Relational Database
10 8 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
10 8 (11.76%) Oracle
10 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
11 7 (10.29%) E-Commerce
11 7 (10.29%) TDD
11 7 (10.29%) Ruby
11 7 (10.29%) Degree
11 7 (10.29%) Time Management
11 7 (10.29%) Visualisation
11 7 (10.29%) Cucumber
12 6 (8.82%) Automation Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 6 (8.82%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.35%) JBoss
2 5 (7.35%) Apache
3 4 (5.88%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (2.94%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (20.59%) MS Office
2 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.94%) MS Project
4 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (4.41%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (33.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.24%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.88%) DB2
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.47%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.47%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (20.59%) Selenium
2 7 (10.29%) Cucumber
3 5 (7.35%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.94%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.94%) TestComplete
4 2 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.94%) JIRA
5 1 (1.47%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.47%) Subversion
5 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.47%) Hudson
5 1 (1.47%) eggPlant
5 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Games
3 3 (4.41%) Marketing
4 2 (2.94%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Analyst
2 14 (20.59%) Project Manager
3 10 (14.71%) Senior Manager
3 10 (14.71%) Senior Project Manager
4 8 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 8 (11.76%) Tester
5 7 (10.29%) Junior
5 7 (10.29%) Data Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Junior Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Junior Data Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) QA Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (7.35%) Consultant
7 5 (7.35%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Technical Leader
7 5 (7.35%) Automation Tester
8 3 (4.41%) QA Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.65%) HTML
2 6 (8.82%) JMS
3 5 (7.35%) HTML5
4 4 (5.88%) .NET
4 4 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.41%) CSS
5 3 (4.41%) Web Services
5 3 (4.41%) CSS3
6 2 (2.94%) WebSockets
6 2 (2.94%) Backbone.js
6 2 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (2.94%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.94%) jQuery
6 2 (2.94%) Mason
6 2 (2.94%) Middleware
6 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.94%) MSMQ
6 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.47%) Java EE
7 1 (1.47%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Visualisation
2 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.41%) User Experience
3 3 (4.41%) FMCG
4 2 (2.94%) Open Source
4 2 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.82%) Linux
2 12 (17.65%) Windows
3 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) Project Management
2 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.18%) Automated Testing
4 9 (13.24%) Analytics
5 8 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 7 (10.29%) Time Management
6 7 (10.29%) TDD
6 7 (10.29%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.82%) Automation Testing
8 5 (7.35%) EAI
8 5 (7.35%) SOA
8 5 (7.35%) ITIL
8 5 (7.35%) Change Management
8 5 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (7.35%) Software Testing
9 4 (5.88%) Scrum
9 4 (5.88%) Test Scripting
9 4 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.88%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.65%) Java
2 20 (29.41%) SQL
3 18 (26.47%) C#
4 12 (17.65%) C++
5 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
6 9 (13.24%) Python
7 7 (10.29%) Ruby
8 6 (8.82%) C
9 5 (7.35%) PHP
10 4 (5.88%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.94%) F#
11 2 (2.94%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) ISEB
3 2 (2.94%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Oracle
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) TIBCO
3 3 (4.41%) CA
4 1 (1.47%) SAP
4 1 (1.47%) webMethods
4 1 (1.47%) Teradata
4 1 (1.47%) Kalido
4 1 (1.47%) Tableau
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