The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 245 247 240
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 8 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.028% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.029% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 1
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £52,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-1.92% +9.47%
QA Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6214 6785 6878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.31% 94.86% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5075 5508 5887
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Manager in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

QA Manager
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Manager across the North West region.

QA Manager Salary Trend in the North West

QA Manager
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

QA Manager Salary Histogram in the North West

QA Manager
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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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
Manchester - 7 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £39,000 -
QA Manager
England

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited QA Manager in their job title 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 with QA Manager in their job title.

1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) PHP
4 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
4 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
4 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
4 4 (44.44%) Coaching
4 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Test Management
6 2 (22.22%) Line Management
6 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
7 1 (11.11%) Change Control
7 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (11.11%) People Management
7 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
7 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (11.11%) SDLC
7 1 (11.11%) C#
7 1 (11.11%) V-Model
7 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited QA Manager in their job title 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 with QA Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
2 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
2 4 (44.44%) Coaching
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Line Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
5 1 (11.11%) People Management
5 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) V-Model
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP