The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 64 61
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 241 276 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.10% 4.20% 4.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.50% 39.88% 42.41%
Number of salaries quoted 200 227 246
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
QA
England

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 North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
595 692 672
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.12% 10.54% 9.44%
Number of salaries quoted 457 541 547
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,350 £55,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,049 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+7.01% +3.82%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

QA
Salary Trend in the North West

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

QA Salary Trend in the North West

QA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in the North West

QA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 149 £39,250 -1.87% 19
Cheshire +11 30 £30,500 -28.23% 5
Merseyside -2 25 £37,500 +4.16% 1
Lancashire +11 17 £33,750 -10.00% 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for QA.

1 210 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (24.55%) Java
3 104 (23.21%) SQL
4 92 (20.54%) Selenium
4 92 (20.54%) Test Scripting
5 89 (19.87%) Finance
6 83 (18.53%) Scrum
7 82 (18.30%) C#
8 81 (18.08%) Microsoft
9 75 (16.74%) JIRA
10 74 (16.52%) Degree
10 74 (16.52%) .NET
10 74 (16.52%) Windows
11 72 (16.07%) ISEB
12 70 (15.63%) SQL Server
13 67 (14.96%) Automated Testing
14 62 (13.84%) Project Management
15 61 (13.62%) TDD
16 55 (12.28%) ISTQB
16 55 (12.28%) HTML
16 55 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
17 54 (12.05%) MS Excel
18 53 (11.83%) Test Automation
19 50 (11.16%) JavaScript
20 47 (10.49%) CSS
21 46 (10.27%) Software Testing
21 46 (10.27%) Defect Management
22 45 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
22 45 (10.04%) PHP
23 44 (9.82%) Web Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (3.79%) WebSphere
2 12 (2.68%) CMS
2 12 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
2 12 (2.68%) WebSphere Portal
3 11 (2.46%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.01%) nginx
5 5 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.89%) JBoss
7 3 (0.67%) Apache
7 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.45%) Drupal
8 2 (0.45%) IIS
8 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.45%) WordPress
9 1 (0.22%) CICS
9 1 (0.22%) Confluence
9 1 (0.22%) Mule
9 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 54 (12.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.23%) MS Office
3 9 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.01%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.67%) 3ds Max
5 3 (0.67%) Adobe After Effects
5 3 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.67%) Maya
5 3 (0.67%) MS Project
5 3 (0.67%) SPSS
5 3 (0.67%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.12%) Cognos Controller
2 5 (1.12%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) Magento
5 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 45 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.67%) SaaS
4 2 (0.45%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.45%) Google Play
4 2 (0.45%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.69%) Network Security
1 21 (4.69%) SSL
2 10 (2.23%) HTTP
3 8 (1.79%) Internet
4 4 (0.89%) WebEx
5 2 (0.45%) Intranet
5 2 (0.45%) SAN
6 1 (0.22%) CTI
6 1 (0.22%) DHCP
6 1 (0.22%) DNS
6 1 (0.22%) DSL
6 1 (0.22%) Extranet
6 1 (0.22%) Firewall
6 1 (0.22%) LAN
6 1 (0.22%) MPLS
6 1 (0.22%) VPN
6 1 (0.22%) WAN
6 1 (0.22%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (4.24%) MySQL
4 15 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.46%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.23%) Redis
6 10 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.56%) Big Data
7 7 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.67%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.67%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.67%) OLAP Cube
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.67%) Riak
9 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 92 (20.54%) Selenium
2 75 (16.74%) JIRA
3 42 (9.38%) WebDriver
4 33 (7.37%) Cucumber
5 29 (6.47%) Jenkins
6 27 (6.03%) SoapUI
7 24 (5.36%) Git (software)
7 24 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (4.46%) Visual Studio
9 17 (3.79%) Ant
10 11 (2.46%) JMeter
11 10 (2.23%) HP UFT
12 9 (2.01%) Appium
13 8 (1.79%) MSTest
14 7 (1.56%) Maven
14 7 (1.56%) SpecFlow
15 6 (1.34%) JUnit
15 6 (1.34%) LoadRunner
15 6 (1.34%) Selenium IDE
16 5 (1.12%) MSI
General
1 89 (19.87%) Finance
2 28 (6.25%) Retail
3 27 (6.03%) Banking
4 21 (4.69%) Games
5 18 (4.02%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.90%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.34%) Marketing
8 5 (1.12%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.12%) Legal
9 4 (0.89%) Back Office
9 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.67%) Law
10 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.45%) Electronics
11 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
12 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (24.78%) Tester
2 99 (22.10%) Analyst
3 70 (15.63%) Test Analyst
4 61 (13.62%) Developer
5 58 (12.95%) QA Tester
6 42 (9.38%) Software Tester
7 41 (9.15%) QA Engineer
7 41 (9.15%) QA Leader
8 37 (8.26%) Automation Tester
9 33 (7.37%) Senior Tester
10 27 (6.03%) QA Analyst
11 26 (5.80%) Consultant
12 25 (5.58%) Software Analyst
13 24 (5.36%) Senior Developer
14 23 (5.13%) Lead Tester
15 21 (4.69%) QA Test Analyst
16 20 (4.46%) Senior QA Tester
16 20 (4.46%) Software Test Analyst
17 19 (4.24%) Senior Manager
18 17 (3.79%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (16.52%) .NET
2 55 (12.28%) HTML
3 47 (10.49%) CSS
4 44 (9.82%) Web Services
5 41 (9.15%) XML
6 31 (6.92%) ASP.NET
7 27 (6.03%) SOAP
8 26 (5.80%) RESTful
9 23 (5.13%) .NET Framework
10 21 (4.69%) jQuery
10 21 (4.69%) Spring
11 20 (4.46%) JSON
12 19 (4.24%) AngularJS
12 19 (4.24%) HTML5
12 19 (4.24%) Node.js
13 16 (3.57%) J2EE
14 15 (3.35%) REST
15 14 (3.13%) XSL
16 13 (2.90%) Middleware
17 12 (2.68%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (7.81%) Computer Science
3 26 (5.80%) Mobile App
4 21 (4.69%) Blog
5 13 (2.90%) Driving Licence
5 13 (2.90%) User Experience
6 11 (2.46%) iPad
7 10 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.56%) Online Games
8 7 (1.56%) Replication
9 6 (1.34%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.12%) Life Science
10 5 (1.12%) NHS
11 4 (0.89%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.89%) Clustering
11 4 (0.89%) Statistics
11 4 (0.89%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.89%) W3C
12 3 (0.67%) Augmented Reality
12 3 (0.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 74 (16.52%) Windows
2 31 (6.92%) Windows Server
3 28 (6.25%) Linux
4 27 (6.03%) Mac OS X
4 27 (6.03%) Unix
5 23 (5.13%) Apple iOS
6 22 (4.91%) Android
7 21 (4.69%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.56%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.12%) Windows 2000
9 5 (1.12%) Windows NT
9 5 (1.12%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.89%) AIX
11 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (20.54%) Test Scripting
3 83 (18.53%) Scrum
4 67 (14.96%) Automated Testing
5 62 (13.84%) Project Management
6 61 (13.62%) TDD
7 53 (11.83%) Test Automation
8 46 (10.27%) Defect Management
8 46 (10.27%) Software Testing
9 44 (9.82%) SDLC
10 40 (8.93%) Mentoring
11 39 (8.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 37 (8.26%) Test Management
13 35 (7.81%) BDD
14 34 (7.59%) Software Engineering
15 29 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
18 26 (5.80%) Analytics
19 25 (5.58%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (24.55%) Java
2 104 (23.21%) SQL
3 82 (18.30%) C#
4 50 (11.16%) JavaScript
5 45 (10.04%) PHP
6 24 (5.36%) VB.NET
7 23 (5.13%) C++
8 21 (4.69%) Ruby
9 20 (4.46%) Objective-C
10 19 (4.24%) Python
11 18 (4.02%) C
12 14 (3.13%) VB
13 13 (2.90%) T-SQL
14 12 (2.68%) Jython
15 10 (2.23%) Go
15 10 (2.23%) VBScript
16 8 (1.79%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.89%) Scala
18 3 (0.67%) R
18 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (16.52%) Degree
2 72 (16.07%) ISEB
3 55 (12.28%) ISTQB
4 26 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (5.80%) Security Cleared
5 17 (3.79%) CHECK Team Leader
5 17 (3.79%) CREST Certified
6 12 (2.68%) Cyber Scheme
6 12 (2.68%) Tigerscheme
7 6 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.12%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.89%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.45%) PMP
10 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.01%) SLA
2 8 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.67%) SDET
4 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (6.47%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.90%) Docker
4 5 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.12%) XenApp
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (8.71%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (3.57%) Puppet
3 5 (1.12%) Ansible
3 5 (1.12%) AppDNA
3 5 (1.12%) SCCM
4 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 81 (18.08%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.37%) VMware
3 26 (5.80%) Oracle
4 10 (2.23%) IBM
5 9 (2.01%) Adobe
5 9 (2.01%) BMC
6 8 (1.79%) HP
7 7 (1.56%) Telerik
8 6 (1.34%) Citrix
8 6 (1.34%) SolarWinds
9 5 (1.12%) AppSense
9 5 (1.12%) Cognos
9 5 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.12%) SAP
10 4 (0.89%) Alias
10 4 (0.89%) Cognizant
10 4 (0.89%) Google
10 4 (0.89%) Remedy
11 3 (0.67%) Apple
11 3 (0.67%) Autodesk
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