The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 48 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.63% 2.25% 2.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 28.95% 26.92%
Number of salaries quoted 30 9 11
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £26,900 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,250 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
62 38 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.27% 7.79% 7.96%
Number of salaries quoted 51 27 47
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -17.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £22,500 £25,086
10% offered a salary of more than £58,052 £66,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
North West

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +9 30 £40,000 +11.11% 4
Birkenhead - 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 38 (62.30%) Linux
2 35 (57.38%) Windows
3 30 (49.18%) Java
4 28 (45.90%) C#
5 27 (44.26%) C++
6 26 (42.62%) SQL Server
7 25 (40.98%) Selenium
8 24 (39.34%) Software Testing
9 21 (34.43%) Test Strategy
10 20 (32.79%) Test Automation
11 19 (31.15%) SoapUI
11 19 (31.15%) Gherkin
11 19 (31.15%) Cucumber
12 18 (29.51%) Open Source
13 16 (26.23%) SQL
14 15 (24.59%) Change Management
15 13 (21.31%) SOA
15 13 (21.31%) ITIL
15 13 (21.31%) Degree
16 12 (19.67%) EAI
17 11 (18.03%) .NET
17 11 (18.03%) DB2
17 11 (18.03%) TIBCO
17 11 (18.03%) Disaster Recovery
17 11 (18.03%) Enterprise Software
18 10 (16.39%) Qt
18 10 (16.39%) PostgreSQL
18 10 (16.39%) Computer Science
19 9 (14.75%) PHP
19 9 (14.75%) Web Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (11.48%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle 10gAS
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 7 (11.48%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (42.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.03%) DB2
3 10 (16.39%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (9.84%) MySQL
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 25 (40.98%) Selenium
2 19 (31.15%) Cucumber
2 19 (31.15%) SoapUI
3 8 (13.11%) Subversion
4 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.64%) JDeveloper
General
1 5 (8.20%) Games
2 2 (3.28%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) QA Engineer
1 20 (32.79%) QA Automation Engineer
1 20 (32.79%) Automation Engineer
2 17 (27.87%) Test Engineer
3 16 (26.23%) Developer
4 10 (16.39%) C++ Developer
5 9 (14.75%) Senior Developer
6 7 (11.48%) Team Leader
6 7 (11.48%) Technical Team Leader
7 6 (9.84%) Software Developer
8 5 (8.20%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Senior C++ Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Programmer
9 4 (6.56%) Software Programmer
9 4 (6.56%) Programmer
9 4 (6.56%) Release Manager
10 3 (4.92%) Test Manager
11 2 (3.28%) Tester
11 2 (3.28%) Analyst
11 2 (3.28%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (31.15%) Gherkin
2 11 (18.03%) .NET
3 10 (16.39%) Qt
4 9 (14.75%) Web Services
5 7 (11.48%) JMS
6 6 (9.84%) WebKit
7 5 (8.20%) Middleware
7 5 (8.20%) HTML
7 5 (8.20%) jQuery
8 4 (6.56%) XML
8 4 (6.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 4 (6.56%) STL
8 4 (6.56%) XML Messaging
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle ADF
9 1 (1.64%) JSF
9 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.64%) WebCenter
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.51%) Open Source
2 11 (18.03%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (16.39%) Computer Science
4 6 (9.84%) Client/Server
5 4 (6.56%) Replication
6 2 (3.28%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 38 (62.30%) Linux
2 35 (57.38%) Windows
3 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.64%) UNIX
4 1 (1.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) Software Testing
2 21 (34.43%) Test Strategy
3 20 (32.79%) Test Automation
4 15 (24.59%) Change Management
5 13 (21.31%) ITIL
5 13 (21.31%) SOA
6 12 (19.67%) EAI
7 11 (18.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (13.11%) Change Control
9 6 (9.84%) Project Management
9 6 (9.84%) Service Delivery
9 6 (9.84%) Automated Testing
10 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
10 5 (8.20%) Scrum
10 5 (8.20%) OO
11 4 (6.56%) UML
11 4 (6.56%) Load Testing
11 4 (6.56%) Use Case
11 4 (6.56%) Multithreading
12 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) Java
2 28 (45.90%) C#
3 27 (44.26%) C++
4 16 (26.23%) SQL
5 9 (14.75%) PHP
6 7 (11.48%) Ruby
6 7 (11.48%) Python
6 7 (11.48%) Shell Script
7 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.56%) Perl
9 3 (4.92%) PowerHouse
9 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) ISEB
2 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) TIBCO Hawk
2 3 (4.92%) Legato
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) TIBCO
2 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.92%) TOWER Software
3 3 (4.92%) Teradata
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle
4 1 (1.64%) webMethods
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