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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 74 64 68
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 194 262 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.55% 4.30% 3.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.38% 42.81% 39.81%
Number of salaries quoted 153 210 183
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
519 612 618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.49% 10.04% 9.08%
Number of salaries quoted 426 475 465
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -2 137 £38,000 +2.70% 26
Cheshire -12 27 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Lancashire +2 15 £30,000 -14.28% 5
Merseyside +6 14 £32,500 -2.98% 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 220 (49.44%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (34.16%) Java
3 116 (26.07%) SQL
4 102 (22.92%) Test Scripting
5 95 (21.35%) C#
6 93 (20.90%) Scrum
7 92 (20.67%) Selenium
8 90 (20.22%) .NET
9 88 (19.78%) Finance
10 84 (18.88%) Degree
11 82 (18.43%) Microsoft
11 82 (18.43%) ISEB
12 79 (17.75%) SQL Server
13 76 (17.08%) Automated Testing
14 74 (16.63%) JIRA
15 65 (14.61%) Windows
16 64 (14.38%) MS Excel
16 64 (14.38%) ISTQB
16 64 (14.38%) TDD
17 59 (13.26%) XML
17 59 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
18 57 (12.81%) Mentoring
19 56 (12.58%) Project Management
20 55 (12.36%) JavaScript
21 54 (12.13%) HTML
22 52 (11.69%) Test Automation
23 51 (11.46%) Web Services
24 46 (10.34%) Software Testing
25 45 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
25 45 (10.11%) SDLC

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 20 (4.49%) WebSphere
2 15 (3.37%) Apache
3 14 (3.15%) Mule
4 9 (2.02%) Node.js
5 8 (1.80%) CICS
5 8 (1.80%) nginx
6 7 (1.57%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (1.57%) WebSphere Portal
7 6 (1.35%) CMS
7 6 (1.35%) JBoss
8 4 (0.90%) Confluence
8 4 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.45%) TWiki
11 1 (0.22%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 64 (14.38%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.37%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.90%) MS Office
6 3 (0.67%) 3ds Max
6 3 (0.67%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.67%) Maya
7 2 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (0.45%) SAP BPC
1 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Magento
2 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 45 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.17%) SaaS
3 22 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (4.49%) PaaS
5 12 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (2.70%) Amazon S3
5 12 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (2.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 8 (1.80%) GitHub
8 2 (0.45%) Google Play
9 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.72%) Network Security
2 15 (3.37%) SSL
3 9 (2.02%) HTTP
4 8 (1.80%) SPDY
5 3 (0.67%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.67%) VPN
6 2 (0.45%) Firewall
6 2 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.45%) SAN
7 1 (0.22%) CTI
7 1 (0.22%) Extranet
7 1 (0.22%) Internet
7 1 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (17.75%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.72%) Apache Cassandra
3 18 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (4.04%) NoSQL
4 14 (3.15%) MySQL
4 14 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.92%) Couchbase
5 13 (2.92%) Hazelcast
5 13 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (2.02%) Redis
9 8 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.35%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.12%) Big Data
13 3 (0.67%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.67%) DB2
13 3 (0.67%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 92 (20.67%) Selenium
2 74 (16.63%) JIRA
3 34 (7.64%) Cucumber
4 33 (7.42%) WebDriver
5 31 (6.97%) Jenkins
6 30 (6.74%) Git (software)
7 28 (6.29%) Maven
7 28 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (6.07%) Visual Studio
9 19 (4.27%) SoapUI
10 13 (2.92%) git-flow
10 13 (2.92%) Hudson
11 12 (2.70%) Appium
12 11 (2.47%) JMeter
12 11 (2.47%) MSTest
13 10 (2.25%) Ant
13 10 (2.25%) HP UFT
14 6 (1.35%) JUnit
14 6 (1.35%) SpecFlow
15 5 (1.12%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 88 (19.78%) Finance
2 28 (6.29%) Banking
3 22 (4.94%) Retail
4 21 (4.72%) Games
5 16 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.80%) Marketing
8 5 (1.12%) Advertising
8 5 (1.12%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.12%) Legal
9 4 (0.90%) Back Office
9 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.45%) Electronics
10 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 105 (23.60%) Tester
2 93 (20.90%) Analyst
3 91 (20.45%) Developer
4 78 (17.53%) Test Analyst
5 59 (13.26%) QA Tester
6 47 (10.56%) QA Engineer
7 42 (9.44%) Automation Tester
8 41 (9.21%) Senior Developer
9 37 (8.31%) Software Developer
10 36 (8.09%) Software Tester
11 35 (7.87%) QA Analyst
12 32 (7.19%) Java Engineer
13 30 (6.74%) Java Developer
13 30 (6.74%) QA Test Analyst
14 28 (6.29%) Senior Tester
15 26 (5.84%) Software Analyst
16 24 (5.39%) Test Engineer
17 23 (5.17%) Software Test Analyst
18 22 (4.94%) Automation Test Analyst
18 22 (4.94%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (20.22%) .NET
2 59 (13.26%) XML
3 54 (12.13%) HTML
4 51 (11.46%) Web Services
5 43 (9.66%) CSS
6 39 (8.76%) JSON
7 35 (7.87%) SOAP
8 33 (7.42%) ASP.NET
9 28 (6.29%) .NET Framework
9 28 (6.29%) jQuery
10 27 (6.07%) Spring
11 22 (4.94%) AngularJS
11 22 (4.94%) JMS
12 21 (4.72%) HTML5
12 21 (4.72%) RESTful
13 20 (4.49%) Middleware
14 18 (4.04%) CSS3
15 15 (3.37%) REST
16 13 (2.92%) Apache Avro
16 13 (2.92%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (9.66%) Computer Science
3 24 (5.39%) Mobile App
4 23 (5.17%) Blog
5 15 (3.37%) Algorithms
6 12 (2.70%) User Experience
7 10 (2.25%) Online Games
8 9 (2.02%) Mainframe
8 9 (2.02%) Replication
9 8 (1.80%) VSAM
10 7 (1.57%) PMI
11 6 (1.35%) Clustering
11 6 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.35%) iPad
12 5 (1.12%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.12%) Life Science
13 4 (0.90%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.90%) NHS
14 3 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.67%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 65 (14.61%) Windows
2 30 (6.74%) Windows Server
3 28 (6.29%) Mac OS X
4 23 (5.17%) Linux
5 22 (4.94%) Apple iOS
5 22 (4.94%) Windows 10
6 21 (4.72%) Unix
7 16 (3.60%) Android
8 7 (1.57%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.12%) Windows 2000
9 5 (1.12%) Windows NT
9 5 (1.12%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (49.44%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (22.92%) Test Scripting
3 93 (20.90%) Scrum
4 76 (17.08%) Automated Testing
5 64 (14.38%) TDD
6 57 (12.81%) Mentoring
7 56 (12.58%) Project Management
8 52 (11.69%) Test Automation
9 46 (10.34%) Software Testing
10 45 (10.11%) BDD
10 45 (10.11%) Defect Management
10 45 (10.11%) SDLC
11 44 (9.89%) Web Development
12 42 (9.44%) Software Engineering
13 35 (7.87%) Functional Testing
14 33 (7.42%) SOA
15 32 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
16 31 (6.97%) Automation Testing
17 30 (6.74%) Workflow
18 29 (6.52%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (34.16%) Java
2 116 (26.07%) SQL
3 95 (21.35%) C#
4 55 (12.36%) JavaScript
5 41 (9.21%) PHP
6 28 (6.29%) C++
7 25 (5.62%) VB.NET
8 24 (5.39%) Ruby
9 22 (4.94%) Objective-C
10 21 (4.72%) C
11 20 (4.49%) Python
11 20 (4.49%) VB
12 18 (4.04%) T-SQL
13 11 (2.47%) Shell Script
14 9 (2.02%) Go
15 8 (1.80%) COBOL
15 8 (1.80%) JCL
16 7 (1.57%) Jython
17 6 (1.35%) VBScript
18 4 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (18.88%) Degree
2 82 (18.43%) ISEB
3 64 (14.38%) ISTQB
4 29 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (5.84%) Security Cleared
6 18 (4.04%) CHECK Team Leader
6 18 (4.04%) CREST Certified
7 9 (2.02%) Cyber Scheme
7 9 (2.02%) Tigerscheme
8 7 (1.57%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.12%) HND
10 5 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.90%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.45%) CCDP
13 2 (0.45%) CCNA
13 2 (0.45%) MCSE
13 2 (0.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.25%) SLA
2 5 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.45%) HL7
4 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.45%) SDET
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.22%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.22%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.22%) RMADS
System Software
1 30 (6.74%) Active Directory
1 30 (6.74%) Docker
2 29 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (1.12%) XenApp
4 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (6.74%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.02%) Puppet
3 5 (1.12%) AppDNA
3 5 (1.12%) SCCM
4 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 82 (18.43%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.74%) VMware
3 23 (5.17%) Oracle
4 14 (3.15%) Google
5 13 (2.92%) HP
5 13 (2.92%) webMethods
5 13 (2.92%) WSO2
6 12 (2.70%) Telerik
7 9 (2.02%) Atlassian
7 9 (2.02%) IBM
8 6 (1.35%) Adobe
8 6 (1.35%) Citrix
8 6 (1.35%) SAP
8 6 (1.35%) SolarWinds
9 5 (1.12%) AppSense
9 5 (1.12%) BMC
10 4 (0.90%) Apple
11 3 (0.67%) Autodesk
11 3 (0.67%) OpenText
11 3 (0.67%) Teradata
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