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

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 69 50 56
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 249 330 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.92% 4.90% 4.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.40% 45.64% 46.18%
Number of salaries quoted 202 278 306
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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
684 723 760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.75% 10.73% 10.40%
Number of salaries quoted 536 586 619
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 September 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 September 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 -25 143 £40,000 +6.66% 29
Cheshire +18 48 £30,500 -26.06% 4
Merseyside -19 31 £37,500 +29.31% 4
Lancashire -7 10 £35,000 +16.66% 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 208 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (25.34%) SQL
3 96 (21.52%) Test Scripting
4 87 (19.51%) C#
5 82 (18.39%) Windows
5 82 (18.39%) Microsoft
5 82 (18.39%) Selenium
6 77 (17.26%) Finance
6 77 (17.26%) Software Testing
7 76 (17.04%) Automated Testing
8 75 (16.82%) ISEB
8 75 (16.82%) Java
9 71 (15.92%) Scrum
10 69 (15.47%) .NET
11 66 (14.80%) SQL Server
12 65 (14.57%) JIRA
13 62 (13.90%) Degree
14 59 (13.23%) HTML
15 58 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
16 56 (12.56%) JavaScript
17 54 (12.11%) MS Excel
18 50 (11.21%) Project Management
18 50 (11.21%) SDLC
19 48 (10.76%) CSS
20 47 (10.54%) TDD
21 44 (9.87%) ISTQB
21 44 (9.87%) Test Automation
21 44 (9.87%) XML
22 43 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
23 42 (9.42%) Manual Testing

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 16 (3.59%) CMS
1 16 (3.59%) WebSphere
2 12 (2.69%) WebSphere Application Server
2 12 (2.69%) WebSphere Portal
3 6 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (1.12%) nginx
4 5 (1.12%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.90%) JBoss
5 4 (0.90%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.67%) Jetty
6 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.45%) Confluence
7 2 (0.45%) Drupal
7 2 (0.45%) IIS
7 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.45%) WordPress
8 1 (0.22%) Apache
8 1 (0.22%) CICS
8 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 54 (12.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.69%) MS Office
3 10 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.57%) Photoshop
5 6 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.67%) 3ds Max
6 3 (0.67%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.67%) Maya
6 3 (0.67%) MS Project
6 3 (0.67%) SPSS
6 3 (0.67%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (1.35%) Cognos Controller
2 6 (1.35%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.67%) Magento
4 3 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (0.67%) Google Play
4 2 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.45%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.45%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.81%) SSL
2 16 (3.59%) HTTP
2 16 (3.59%) Network Security
3 9 (2.02%) FTP
4 8 (1.79%) Internet
4 8 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.90%) WebEx
6 2 (0.45%) LAN
6 2 (0.45%) WAN
7 1 (0.22%) CTI
7 1 (0.22%) DHCP
7 1 (0.22%) DNS
7 1 (0.22%) DSL
7 1 (0.22%) Firewall
7 1 (0.22%) Intranet
7 1 (0.22%) MPLS
7 1 (0.22%) SAN
7 1 (0.22%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (14.80%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.36%) MySQL
3 14 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.24%) NoSQL
5 10 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (2.24%) Riak
6 9 (2.02%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 8 (1.79%) Redis
8 6 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.90%) Big Data
10 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.67%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.67%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.67%) OLAP
11 3 (0.67%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (0.67%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 82 (18.39%) Selenium
2 65 (14.57%) JIRA
3 34 (7.62%) WebDriver
4 31 (6.95%) Jenkins
5 27 (6.05%) Git (software)
5 27 (6.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (5.16%) HP UFT
7 22 (4.93%) SoapUI
8 18 (4.04%) Ant
9 17 (3.81%) Cucumber
10 14 (3.14%) MSTest
11 13 (2.91%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.24%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.57%) Grunt
13 7 (1.57%) Maven
13 7 (1.57%) Selenium IDE
14 6 (1.35%) NuGet
14 6 (1.35%) Subversion
15 5 (1.12%) LoadRunner
15 5 (1.12%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 77 (17.26%) Finance
2 36 (8.07%) Retail
3 20 (4.48%) Banking
4 19 (4.26%) Games
5 15 (3.36%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.57%) Legal
6 7 (1.57%) Marketing
7 6 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.12%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.67%) Back Office
9 3 (0.67%) Electronics
9 3 (0.67%) Law
10 2 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (28.48%) Tester
2 108 (24.22%) Analyst
3 79 (17.71%) QA Tester
4 74 (16.59%) Test Analyst
5 66 (14.80%) Developer
6 60 (13.45%) Software Tester
7 43 (9.64%) QA Leader
8 37 (8.30%) QA Engineer
9 36 (8.07%) Software Analyst
10 34 (7.62%) QA Analyst
11 32 (7.17%) Automation Tester
11 32 (7.17%) Software Test Analyst
12 30 (6.73%) Senior Tester
13 28 (6.28%) QA Test Analyst
13 28 (6.28%) Software QA Tester
14 26 (5.83%) Consultant
15 24 (5.38%) Lead Tester
16 23 (5.16%) Senior QA Tester
17 20 (4.48%) QA Automation Tester
18 14 (3.14%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (15.47%) .NET
2 59 (13.23%) HTML
3 48 (10.76%) CSS
4 44 (9.87%) XML
5 36 (8.07%) Web Services
6 34 (7.62%) ASP.NET
7 23 (5.16%) .NET Framework
7 23 (5.16%) HTML5
8 21 (4.71%) AngularJS
9 19 (4.26%) jQuery
9 19 (4.26%) Node.js
10 18 (4.04%) Middleware
11 16 (3.59%) RESTful
12 15 (3.36%) SOAP
13 14 (3.14%) Gherkin
14 13 (2.91%) Spring
15 11 (2.47%) JSON
15 11 (2.47%) REST
16 10 (2.24%) CSS3
16 10 (2.24%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.83%) Computer Science
3 22 (4.93%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.59%) Blog
5 15 (3.36%) iPad
5 15 (3.36%) User Experience
6 14 (3.14%) Driving Licence
7 11 (2.47%) Replication
8 8 (1.79%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.79%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.79%) PMI
9 7 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.57%) Online Games
9 7 (1.57%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.12%) Life Science
11 4 (0.90%) NHS
11 4 (0.90%) Statistics
11 4 (0.90%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.90%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.90%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 82 (18.39%) Windows
2 30 (6.73%) Windows Server
3 28 (6.28%) Linux
4 27 (6.05%) Unix
5 23 (5.16%) Mac OS X
6 22 (4.93%) Android
6 22 (4.93%) Apple iOS
7 20 (4.48%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.35%) AIX
9 5 (1.12%) Windows 2000
9 5 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.12%) Windows NT
9 5 (1.12%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (21.52%) Test Scripting
3 77 (17.26%) Software Testing
4 76 (17.04%) Automated Testing
5 71 (15.92%) Scrum
6 50 (11.21%) Project Management
6 50 (11.21%) SDLC
7 47 (10.54%) TDD
8 44 (9.87%) Test Automation
9 43 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 42 (9.42%) Manual Testing
11 36 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (8.07%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (8.07%) Defect Management
12 32 (7.17%) Defect Tracking
13 30 (6.73%) Mentoring
13 30 (6.73%) Test Management
14 29 (6.50%) Automation Testing
15 28 (6.28%) E-Commerce
15 28 (6.28%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 113 (25.34%) SQL
2 87 (19.51%) C#
3 75 (16.82%) Java
4 56 (12.56%) JavaScript
5 29 (6.50%) PHP
6 20 (4.48%) VB.NET
7 18 (4.04%) C++
8 17 (3.81%) T-SQL
9 15 (3.36%) Python
10 13 (2.91%) Objective-C
11 12 (2.69%) Jython
12 10 (2.24%) VBScript
13 9 (2.02%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
14 8 (1.79%) C
14 8 (1.79%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.57%) Ruby
16 6 (1.35%) VB
17 5 (1.12%) Go
17 5 (1.12%) Scala
18 3 (0.67%) R
Qualifications
1 75 (16.82%) ISEB
2 62 (13.90%) Degree
3 44 (9.87%) ISTQB
4 27 (6.05%) Security Cleared
5 23 (5.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (3.36%) CREST Certified
7 13 (2.91%) SC Cleared
8 12 (2.69%) CHECK Team Leader
8 12 (2.69%) Cyber Scheme
8 12 (2.69%) Tigerscheme
9 10 (2.24%) PMI Certification
10 9 (2.02%) Siebel Certification
11 8 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.45%) PMP
13 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.57%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.67%) SDET
3 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) HL7
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (5.61%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.69%) 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 41 (9.19%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (3.59%) Puppet
3 5 (1.12%) Ansible
3 5 (1.12%) AppDNA
3 5 (1.12%) SCCM
4 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 82 (18.39%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.95%) VMware
3 29 (6.50%) Oracle
4 11 (2.47%) IBM
5 10 (2.24%) Adobe
6 9 (2.02%) BMC
6 9 (2.02%) Siebel
7 6 (1.35%) Cognos
8 5 (1.12%) AppSense
8 5 (1.12%) Citrix
8 5 (1.12%) Cognizant
8 5 (1.12%) Google
8 5 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.12%) Telerik
9 4 (0.90%) Alias
9 4 (0.90%) Orchard
9 4 (0.90%) Remedy
9 4 (0.90%) SAP
10 3 (0.67%) Autodesk
10 3 (0.67%) Informatica
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