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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / North West
Rank 57 43 77
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +34
Permanent jobs citing QA 271 287 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.57% 5.27% 3.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.50% 44.36% 36.05%
Number of salaries quoted 211 241 198
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
686 647 674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 11.58% 11.88% 10.05%
Number of salaries quoted 530 499 571
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -5 187 £42,500 +11.84% 20
Lancashire -10 39 £29,000 -3.33% 5
Merseyside -25 27 £32,500 -10.34% 3
Cheshire -3 24 £32,500 -23.52% 8
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 283 (55.27%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (26.76%) SQL
3 114 (22.27%) Test Scripting
4 106 (20.70%) C#
4 106 (20.70%) Selenium
5 99 (19.34%) Automated Testing
6 93 (18.16%) Microsoft
7 92 (17.97%) .NET
7 92 (17.97%) Scrum
8 89 (17.38%) Software Testing
9 88 (17.19%) JavaScript
10 84 (16.41%) SDLC
11 80 (15.63%) Finance
12 78 (15.23%) SQL Server
13 76 (14.84%) Windows
14 75 (14.65%) ISEB
15 72 (14.06%) HTML
16 68 (13.28%) Manual Testing
17 66 (12.89%) Degree
18 62 (12.11%) JIRA
18 62 (12.11%) MS Excel
19 61 (11.91%) Java
20 60 (11.72%) User Acceptance Testing
21 59 (11.52%) Regression Testing
22 57 (11.13%) CSS
23 55 (10.74%) TDD
24 54 (10.55%) Automation Testing
25 52 (10.16%) Test Automation
26 51 (9.96%) ASP.NET
27 49 (9.57%) Analytical Skills

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 9 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (1.76%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.37%) CMS
3 5 (0.98%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.78%) IIS
4 4 (0.78%) JBoss
4 4 (0.78%) Jetty
4 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.59%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.39%) Confluence
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.39%) Site Server
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.20%) CICS
7 1 (0.20%) Drupal
7 1 (0.20%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 62 (12.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.34%) MS Office
3 9 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Maya
5 1 (0.20%) MODO
5 1 (0.20%) MS Project
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.20%) SPSS
5 1 (0.20%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (2.34%) Magento
2 5 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.78%) Cognos Controller
3 4 (0.78%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.59%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.39%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.20%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.95%) IaaS
3 9 (1.76%) SaaS
4 8 (1.56%) PaaS
5 3 (0.59%) Google Play
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.20%) GitHub
6 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.20%) Office 365
6 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.91%) HTTP
2 11 (2.15%) FTP
3 10 (1.95%) Internet
3 10 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.59%) Cisco ICM
4 3 (0.59%) DNS
4 3 (0.59%) Network Security
5 2 (0.39%) LDAP
5 2 (0.39%) VPN
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.20%) Extranet
6 1 (0.20%) Intranet
6 1 (0.20%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.20%) LAN
6 1 (0.20%) Skype
6 1 (0.20%) VoIP
6 1 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (4.10%) MySQL
5 12 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (2.34%) Riak
6 11 (2.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 8 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.98%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.98%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.78%) Couchbase
10 4 (0.78%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.78%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.78%) Redis
10 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.39%) DB2
11 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 106 (20.70%) Selenium
2 62 (12.11%) JIRA
3 44 (8.59%) Cucumber
4 42 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (6.05%) HP UFT
5 31 (6.05%) WebDriver
6 23 (4.49%) Git (software)
7 21 (4.10%) MSTest
8 17 (3.32%) SoapUI
8 17 (3.32%) SpecFlow
9 16 (3.13%) Visual Studio
10 14 (2.73%) Jenkins
11 13 (2.54%) NUnit
12 11 (2.15%) FitNesse
13 8 (1.56%) Grunt
14 7 (1.37%) JUnit
14 7 (1.37%) NuGet
15 6 (1.17%) MSBuild
16 4 (0.78%) Capybara
16 4 (0.78%) Gradle
General
1 80 (15.63%) Finance
2 26 (5.08%) Retail
3 16 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.93%) Marketing
5 14 (2.73%) Games
6 12 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.15%) Legal
8 10 (1.95%) Multimedia
9 7 (1.37%) Banking
10 4 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.59%) Electronics
11 3 (0.59%) Law
12 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.20%) Advertising
13 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 124 (24.22%) Analyst
2 111 (21.68%) Tester
3 88 (17.19%) Test Analyst
4 87 (16.99%) Developer
5 76 (14.84%) QA Tester
6 56 (10.94%) Software Tester
7 55 (10.74%) QA Analyst
8 50 (9.77%) QA Test Analyst
9 48 (9.38%) QA Leader
10 45 (8.79%) QA Engineer
11 30 (5.86%) Automation Tester
11 30 (5.86%) Software Analyst
11 30 (5.86%) Software Test Analyst
12 28 (5.47%) Development Manager
13 27 (5.27%) Software QA Tester
14 23 (4.49%) .NET Developer
14 23 (4.49%) C# Developer
14 23 (4.49%) QA Automation Tester
14 23 (4.49%) Senior Tester
14 23 (4.49%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (17.97%) .NET
2 72 (14.06%) HTML
3 57 (11.13%) CSS
4 51 (9.96%) ASP.NET
5 44 (8.59%) XML
6 37 (7.23%) Web Services
7 32 (6.25%) jQuery
8 29 (5.66%) Gherkin
9 28 (5.47%) .NET Framework
10 24 (4.69%) HTML5
11 16 (3.13%) D3.js
11 16 (3.13%) Highcharts JS
12 15 (2.93%) AngularJS
13 13 (2.54%) Flash
13 13 (2.54%) WPF
14 12 (2.34%) Node.js
15 9 (1.76%) LINQ
15 9 (1.76%) Middleware
15 9 (1.76%) WCF
15 9 (1.76%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (9.38%) iPad
3 36 (7.03%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.71%) User Experience
5 16 (3.13%) Replication
5 16 (3.13%) Visualisation
6 9 (1.76%) Fintech
6 9 (1.76%) Video on Demand
7 8 (1.56%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.56%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.56%) Smartphone
7 8 (1.56%) Statistics
8 7 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.17%) PMI
10 4 (0.78%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.78%) W3C
11 3 (0.59%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.59%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 76 (14.84%) Windows
2 23 (4.49%) Windows Server
3 19 (3.71%) Linux
4 16 (3.13%) Unix
5 13 (2.54%) Android
5 13 (2.54%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.54%) Windows 10
6 12 (2.34%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.78%) AIX
8 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (55.27%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (22.27%) Test Scripting
3 99 (19.34%) Automated Testing
4 92 (17.97%) Scrum
5 89 (17.38%) Software Testing
6 84 (16.41%) SDLC
7 68 (13.28%) Manual Testing
8 60 (11.72%) User Acceptance Testing
9 59 (11.52%) Regression Testing
10 55 (10.74%) TDD
11 54 (10.55%) Automation Testing
12 52 (10.16%) Test Automation
13 47 (9.18%) E-Commerce
14 44 (8.59%) Continuous Improvement
14 44 (8.59%) Project Management
15 42 (8.20%) BDD
15 42 (8.20%) Defect Tracking
16 40 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
17 37 (7.23%) OO
17 37 (7.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 137 (26.76%) SQL
2 106 (20.70%) C#
3 88 (17.19%) JavaScript
4 61 (11.91%) Java
5 32 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 29 (5.66%) PHP
7 25 (4.88%) C++
8 15 (2.93%) Python
8 15 (2.93%) VB.NET
9 14 (2.73%) Ruby
10 11 (2.15%) C
10 11 (2.15%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.15%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
11 9 (1.76%) Perl
11 9 (1.76%) VB
12 8 (1.56%) VB6
12 8 (1.56%) VBScript
13 4 (0.78%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.39%) Scala
14 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (14.65%) ISEB
2 66 (12.89%) Degree
3 42 (8.20%) ISTQB
4 24 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.15%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.15%) Siebel Certification
6 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.37%) MCSA
8 6 (1.17%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.98%) HND
10 4 (0.78%) HNC
11 3 (0.59%) CCNA
11 3 (0.59%) CCNP
11 3 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.59%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.39%) MCITP
12 2 (0.39%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.54%) SLA
2 12 (2.34%) SDET
3 11 (2.15%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.56%) HL7
5 1 (0.20%) EMIR
5 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.78%) Firmware
4 1 (0.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.59%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) Ansible
4 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 93 (18.16%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.47%) Oracle
3 12 (2.34%) VMware
4 11 (2.15%) Siebel
5 9 (1.76%) Orchard
6 8 (1.56%) IBM
6 8 (1.56%) SAP
7 6 (1.17%) Google
8 4 (0.78%) Cognos
8 4 (0.78%) Zend
9 3 (0.59%) Cisco
9 3 (0.59%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.39%) Adobe
10 2 (0.39%) Citrix
10 2 (0.39%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.39%) Sage
11 1 (0.20%) Epicor
11 1 (0.20%) Informatica
11 1 (0.20%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.20%) Red Hat
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + competitive Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits and bonus!
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Colne, Lancashire
Send
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + great range of benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent training and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 38k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 42k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Plu Extensive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright HR
Salary: £0 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: life assurance, bonus scheme, pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Performance Related Bonuses
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Bonus, Pension and Holidays
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000 - 40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Webrecruit
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago