The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 23 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 North West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 98 64
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -34
Permanent jobs citing QA 284 207 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.92% 2.80% 3.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.59% 41.07% 45.94%
Number of salaries quoted 218 164 226
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,750 £43,950
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +4.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
623 504 579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 8.61% 6.81% 8.14%
Number of salaries quoted 467 409 497
Average salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
England

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 April 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +22 149 £37,250 +6.42% 14
Cheshire +33 92 £30,000 -17.24% 5
Merseyside +2 30 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Lancashire +1 11 £24,500 -31.46%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 185 (34.07%) SQL
2 142 (26.15%) C#
3 141 (25.97%) .NET
4 132 (24.31%) Windows
5 131 (24.13%) SQL Server
6 115 (21.18%) Degree
7 110 (20.26%) Software Testing
8 104 (19.15%) ISEB
9 99 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
10 90 (16.57%) JavaScript
11 89 (16.39%) HTML
12 88 (16.21%) Microsoft
13 84 (15.47%) Project Management
14 78 (14.36%) Java
15 75 (13.81%) Selenium
16 70 (12.89%) Finance
17 68 (12.52%) C++
18 67 (12.34%) ASP.NET
19 65 (11.97%) Automated Testing
20 61 (11.23%) XML
20 61 (11.23%) Linux
21 55 (10.13%) Test Scripting
22 54 (9.94%) Computer Science
22 54 (9.94%) Software Engineering
23 52 (9.58%) MS Excel
23 52 (9.58%) Test Automation
24 49 (9.02%) CSS
25 47 (8.66%) E-Commerce
25 47 (8.66%) ISTQB
26 42 (7.73%) OO

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 14 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.84%) IIS
3 7 (1.29%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (0.92%) Lync
4 5 (0.92%) NetWeaver
4 5 (0.92%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.55%) SAS
6 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.37%) Node.js
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.18%) Apache
8 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 52 (9.58%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.39%) Photoshop
3 11 (2.03%) MS Office
4 3 (0.55%) RoboHelp
4 3 (0.55%) Mingle
5 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.29%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.74%) Magento
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.05%) Internet
2 7 (1.29%) Firewall
2 7 (1.29%) HTTP
3 5 (0.92%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.92%) VoIP
3 5 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (0.92%) FTP
4 4 (0.74%) WAN
4 4 (0.74%) LDAP
4 4 (0.74%) LAN
4 4 (0.74%) DNS
5 3 (0.55%) VLAN
5 3 (0.55%) iSCSI
5 3 (0.55%) Wireless
6 2 (0.37%) MPLS
6 2 (0.37%) SSL
6 2 (0.37%) SAN
7 1 (0.18%) CTI
7 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (24.13%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 29 (5.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (5.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (3.87%) Oracle Database
5 20 (3.68%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.31%) MySQL
7 15 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (2.58%) DB2
9 11 (2.03%) OLTP
9 11 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.84%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.10%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 75 (13.81%) Selenium
2 36 (6.63%) Cucumber
3 28 (5.16%) QuickTest Pro
4 23 (4.24%) SoapUI
5 21 (3.87%) Subversion
6 20 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (3.13%) JUnit
8 15 (2.76%) WebDriver
9 14 (2.58%) Hudson
10 13 (2.39%) NUnit
10 13 (2.39%) TestPartner
11 12 (2.21%) LoadRunner
11 12 (2.21%) QALoad
11 12 (2.21%) Jenkins
11 12 (2.21%) Selenium IDE
12 11 (2.03%) SilkPerformer
12 11 (2.03%) jMock
12 11 (2.03%) EasyMock
12 11 (2.03%) Eclipse
12 11 (2.03%) Xcode
General
1 70 (12.89%) Finance
2 20 (3.68%) Marketing
3 16 (2.95%) Retail
4 15 (2.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (2.21%) Games
6 9 (1.66%) Banking
7 8 (1.47%) Billing
7 8 (1.47%) Publishing
8 7 (1.29%) Advertising
9 6 (1.10%) Legal
10 5 (0.92%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.55%) Back Office
12 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.18%) Law
13 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 110 (20.26%) Analyst
2 78 (14.36%) Developer
3 65 (11.97%) Tester
4 59 (10.87%) QA Analyst
5 50 (9.21%) Team Leader
6 48 (8.84%) Test Analyst
7 40 (7.37%) Test Engineer
7 40 (7.37%) QA Engineer
8 35 (6.45%) Software Tester
9 32 (5.89%) Project Manager
10 29 (5.34%) QA Tester
11 24 (4.42%) Automation Engineer
12 22 (4.05%) Consultant
13 21 (3.87%) DBA
14 19 (3.50%) Software Engineer
14 19 (3.50%) QA Automation Engineer
15 16 (2.95%) SQL DBA
16 15 (2.76%) Test Manager
16 15 (2.76%) Web Developer
16 15 (2.76%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (25.97%) .NET
2 89 (16.39%) HTML
3 67 (12.34%) ASP.NET
4 61 (11.23%) XML
5 49 (9.02%) CSS
6 40 (7.37%) Web Services
7 39 (7.18%) WCF
8 30 (5.52%) jQuery
8 30 (5.52%) .NET Framework
9 24 (4.42%) WPF
10 20 (3.68%) SOAP
10 20 (3.68%) XHTML
11 18 (3.31%) Gherkin
12 17 (3.13%) WinForms
12 17 (3.13%) JSP
13 15 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (2.39%) HTML5
15 11 (2.03%) J2EE
15 11 (2.03%) Cocoa
15 11 (2.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.94%) Computer Science
2 29 (5.34%) NHS
3 24 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (4.24%) Open Source
5 17 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.76%) Replication
7 14 (2.58%) SystemC
8 10 (1.84%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.29%) Animation
10 7 (1.29%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.10%) Biometrics
12 5 (0.92%) PMI
12 5 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.92%) HACMP
12 5 (0.92%) E-Learning
12 5 (0.92%) PKI
13 4 (0.74%) Clustering
13 4 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 132 (24.31%) Windows
2 61 (11.23%) Linux
3 30 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (3.87%) Android
5 19 (3.50%) UNIX
6 18 (3.31%) Apple iOS
7 14 (2.58%) Windows Phone
8 13 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (2.03%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.03%) Mac OS X
10 9 (1.66%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.74%) Windows NT
11 4 (0.74%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.74%) AIX
11 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.55%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.18%) Tru64
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (20.26%) Software Testing
2 99 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (15.47%) Project Management
4 65 (11.97%) Automated Testing
5 55 (10.13%) Test Scripting
6 54 (9.94%) Software Engineering
7 52 (9.58%) Test Automation
8 47 (8.66%) E-Commerce
9 42 (7.73%) OO
10 41 (7.55%) MVC
10 41 (7.55%) Manual Testing
11 38 (7.00%) TDD
12 35 (6.45%) ITIL
13 34 (6.26%) Product Management
14 33 (6.08%) Test Strategy
14 33 (6.08%) Automation Testing
15 32 (5.89%) Web Testing
16 30 (5.52%) Unit Testing
16 30 (5.52%) Scrum
17 29 (5.34%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 185 (34.07%) SQL
2 142 (26.15%) C#
3 90 (16.57%) JavaScript
4 78 (14.36%) Java
5 68 (12.52%) C++
6 41 (7.55%) T-SQL
7 32 (5.89%) Python
8 28 (5.16%) C
9 23 (4.24%) VB
10 21 (3.87%) PHP
11 19 (3.50%) Ruby
12 14 (2.58%) PowerShell
12 14 (2.58%) Perl
12 14 (2.58%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.21%) VB.NET
13 12 (2.21%) Objective-C
14 11 (2.03%) XAML
15 6 (1.10%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.74%) ActionScript 2.0
16 4 (0.74%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 115 (21.18%) Degree
2 104 (19.15%) ISEB
3 47 (8.66%) ISTQB
4 19 (3.50%) HND
5 14 (2.58%) HNC
6 13 (2.39%) Security Cleared
7 12 (2.21%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.84%) MCP
9 9 (1.66%) MCPD
9 9 (1.66%) MCTS
10 8 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (1.29%) CISSP
11 7 (1.29%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.74%) CISA
12 4 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.74%) APMP
13 3 (0.55%) CISM
14 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.76%) SLA
2 8 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.92%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.37%) WAI
6 2 (0.37%) GMP
6 2 (0.37%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.18%) GAMP
7 1 (0.18%) HL7
7 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 11 (2.03%) Active Directory
1 11 (2.03%) Hyper-V
2 10 (1.84%) XenApp
2 10 (1.84%) XenDesktop
2 10 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (0.74%) PowerHA
5 4 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.37%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.18%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.29%) TIBCO Hawk
2 5 (0.92%) Legato
2 5 (0.92%) Data Guard
2 5 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.74%) SAP Afaria
4 3 (0.55%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.37%) SCCM
6 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.18%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.18%) WSUS
6 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 88 (16.21%) Microsoft
2 34 (6.26%) Oracle
3 19 (3.50%) VMware
4 11 (2.03%) TIBCO
4 11 (2.03%) Citrix
5 9 (1.66%) HP
6 8 (1.47%) McKesson
7 6 (1.10%) SAP
7 6 (1.10%) Teradata
8 5 (0.92%) Cisco
8 5 (0.92%) Perforce
9 4 (0.74%) Adobe
9 4 (0.74%) Dell
9 4 (0.74%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.74%) Apple
10 3 (0.55%) Informatica
10 3 (0.55%) TOWER Software
10 3 (0.55%) Zend
10 3 (0.55%) ProCurve
10 3 (0.55%) Aruba
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Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Inc Comprehensive Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Net Talent
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Reason Digital
Salary: From £32,000 to £38,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 14 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £16,000 - £20,000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Virtual Resources
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Salary Negotiable for the right candidate
Posted: 6 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
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Salary: £42,000 per annum - depending upon experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Ltd
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Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Net-Tec Resourcing
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