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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 81 70
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 363 195 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.83% 2.89% 3.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.21% 40.54% 43.11%
Number of salaries quoted 315 127 220
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,450 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +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
723 481 631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.62% 7.14% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 603 365 536
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +45 192 £40,000 +6.66% 27
Cheshire -13 84 £37,500 +8.69% 16
Merseyside +39 40 £39,500 +12.85% 5
Lancashire +22 30 £37,500 +29.31% 6
Cumbria -6 1 £42,000 +29.23% 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 300 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (38.91%) SQL
3 128 (20.00%) Windows
4 122 (19.06%) C#
5 118 (18.44%) Finance
6 116 (18.13%) Java
7 113 (17.66%) .NET
8 109 (17.03%) Automated Testing
9 106 (16.56%) Project Management
10 103 (16.09%) SQL Server
10 103 (16.09%) Software Testing
11 95 (14.84%) Selenium
12 93 (14.53%) Degree
13 88 (13.75%) ISEB
14 84 (13.13%) Scrum
15 78 (12.19%) HTML
15 78 (12.19%) Linux
16 72 (11.25%) Manual Testing
17 67 (10.47%) QuickTest Pro
18 64 (10.00%) Microsoft
18 64 (10.00%) Oracle
19 63 (9.84%) ASP.NET
20 62 (9.69%) JavaScript
21 60 (9.38%) T-SQL
22 59 (9.22%) E-Commerce
23 58 (9.06%) Test Scripting
24 47 (7.34%) Computer Science
25 46 (7.19%) C++
26 45 (7.03%) ITIL
27 44 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 27 (4.22%) Tomcat
2 14 (2.19%) IIS
2 14 (2.19%) Apache
3 12 (1.88%) SAS
4 11 (1.72%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.72%) Node.js
5 10 (1.56%) Confluence
6 9 (1.41%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.25%) JBoss
7 8 (1.25%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (0.78%) TIBCO EMS
8 5 (0.78%) Jetty
8 5 (0.78%) CMS
8 5 (0.78%) Oracle Spatial
8 5 (0.78%) Lync
8 5 (0.78%) nginx
9 2 (0.31%) Site Server
9 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.66%) MS Office
3 5 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.63%) MS Project
4 4 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Mingle
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (0.78%) SAP CRM
1 5 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (0.47%) CA Clarity
4 2 (0.31%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (1.56%) SaaS
4 9 (1.41%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.25%) Office 365
6 5 (0.78%) Google App Engine
6 5 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.31%) Trello
9 1 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.50%) LAN
2 15 (2.34%) WAN
2 15 (2.34%) HTTP
3 11 (1.72%) Internet
4 9 (1.41%) AMQP
5 8 (1.25%) SAN
5 8 (1.25%) VPN
6 7 (1.09%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.78%) DNS
7 5 (0.78%) DHCP
7 5 (0.78%) FTP
7 5 (0.78%) LDAP
7 5 (0.78%) IPsec
8 4 (0.63%) SSL
9 3 (0.47%) Firewall
10 2 (0.31%) Intranet
10 2 (0.31%) Extranet
10 2 (0.31%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.16%) DMZ
11 1 (0.16%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.44%) BusinessObjects
3 19 (2.97%) MS Access
4 18 (2.81%) Big Data
4 18 (2.81%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.34%) Oracle Database
5 15 (2.34%) SAP Data Services
6 11 (1.72%) DB2
7 9 (1.41%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.41%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (1.25%) QlikView
9 7 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.09%) MySQL
10 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.47%) RavenDB
12 3 (0.47%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 95 (14.84%) Selenium
2 67 (10.47%) QuickTest Pro
3 33 (5.16%) JIRA
4 30 (4.69%) Cucumber
5 21 (3.28%) WebDriver
6 19 (2.97%) JUnit
7 18 (2.81%) Hudson
8 17 (2.66%) Selenium IDE
9 15 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (2.19%) Visual Studio
10 14 (2.19%) Eclipse
10 14 (2.19%) LSMW
11 13 (2.03%) SoapUI
11 13 (2.03%) Jenkins
12 10 (1.56%) Mercurial
12 10 (1.56%) FitNesse
13 9 (1.41%) LoadRunner
13 9 (1.41%) Gradle
14 8 (1.25%) TestPartner
14 8 (1.25%) jMock
General
1 118 (18.44%) Finance
2 15 (2.34%) Telecoms
2 15 (2.34%) Banking
3 14 (2.19%) Retail
4 13 (2.03%) Marketing
5 8 (1.25%) French Language
5 8 (1.25%) Spanish Language
6 7 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.09%) Games
7 6 (0.94%) Legal
8 5 (0.78%) Advertising
8 5 (0.78%) Turkish Language
8 5 (0.78%) German Language
8 5 (0.78%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.63%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.63%) Electronics
10 3 (0.47%) Law
10 3 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 152 (23.75%) Analyst
2 98 (15.31%) Developer
3 74 (11.56%) Tester
4 62 (9.69%) Test Analyst
5 55 (8.59%) Software Tester
6 48 (7.50%) Project Manager
7 43 (6.72%) Team Leader
8 38 (5.94%) Software Engineer
8 38 (5.94%) QA Analyst
9 37 (5.78%) Consultant
10 33 (5.16%) QA Engineer
11 32 (5.00%) DBA
11 32 (5.00%) Test Manager
12 30 (4.69%) Business Analyst
13 28 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
14 24 (3.75%) QA Tester
15 23 (3.59%) Test Engineer
16 19 (2.97%) Java Developer
16 19 (2.97%) Software Test Engineer
16 19 (2.97%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (17.66%) .NET
2 78 (12.19%) HTML
3 63 (9.84%) ASP.NET
4 40 (6.25%) XML
5 37 (5.78%) CSS
6 32 (5.00%) Web Services
7 31 (4.84%) SOAP
7 31 (4.84%) HTML5
8 25 (3.91%) .NET Framework
9 20 (3.13%) Java EE
10 19 (2.97%) JSON
10 19 (2.97%) AngularJS
11 16 (2.50%) JMS
12 14 (2.19%) J2EE
12 14 (2.19%) Spring
12 14 (2.19%) Hibernate
12 14 (2.19%) Backbone.js
13 13 (2.03%) REST
14 11 (1.72%) Ajax
14 11 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.34%) Computer Science
2 41 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
3 36 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.44%) Open Source
5 16 (2.50%) iSeries
5 16 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 16 (2.50%) Algorithms
6 14 (2.19%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.41%) Data Integration
8 8 (1.25%) FMCG
8 8 (1.25%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.09%) PDA
9 7 (1.09%) Animation
10 6 (0.94%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.78%) Blog
11 5 (0.78%) GIS
12 4 (0.63%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.63%) Wiki
13 3 (0.47%) DTV
13 3 (0.47%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 128 (20.00%) Windows
2 78 (12.19%) Linux
3 33 (5.16%) UNIX
4 19 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (2.97%) Android
4 19 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (2.81%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.25%) Windows Phone
7 8 (1.25%) Solaris
8 4 (0.63%) AIX
8 4 (0.63%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (17.03%) Automated Testing
3 106 (16.56%) Project Management
4 103 (16.09%) Software Testing
5 84 (13.13%) Scrum
6 72 (11.25%) Manual Testing
7 59 (9.22%) E-Commerce
8 58 (9.06%) Test Scripting
9 45 (7.03%) ITIL
10 44 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 43 (6.72%) Waterfall
11 43 (6.72%) Automation Testing
12 42 (6.56%) Unit Testing
13 41 (6.41%) Performance Tuning
14 40 (6.25%) Regression Testing
15 39 (6.09%) Mentoring
16 37 (5.78%) Software Engineering
17 36 (5.63%) Test Automation
18 34 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
19 31 (4.84%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 249 (38.91%) SQL
2 122 (19.06%) C#
3 116 (18.13%) Java
4 62 (9.69%) JavaScript
5 60 (9.38%) T-SQL
6 46 (7.19%) C++
7 26 (4.06%) Python
8 23 (3.59%) C
9 16 (2.50%) RPG
9 16 (2.50%) Ruby
10 14 (2.19%) ABAP
11 13 (2.03%) Perl
12 11 (1.72%) PHP
12 11 (1.72%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.56%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.56%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.41%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.25%) VB
16 7 (1.09%) VB6
16 7 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 93 (14.53%) Degree
2 88 (13.75%) ISEB
3 38 (5.94%) ISTQB
4 20 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 16 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.19%) HND
7 5 (0.78%) HNC
8 4 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.47%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.16%) PMP
11 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.16%) MCITP
11 1 (0.16%) MCP
11 1 (0.16%) MCSE
11 1 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.41%) SLA
2 5 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.63%) GMP
4 2 (0.31%) GLP
5 1 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.16%) GAMP
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 21 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.81%) XenApp
3 15 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.88%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.56%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.25%) MetaFrame
6 8 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.78%) Xen
9 4 (0.63%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 3 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.47%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.31%) Firmware
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.16%) Varnish
12 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 18 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.25%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.78%) TIBCO Hawk
3 5 (0.78%) Puppet
3 5 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.78%) Ansible
4 4 (0.63%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 4 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 64 (10.00%) Oracle
1 64 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.75%) Citrix
2 24 (3.75%) SAP
3 22 (3.44%) Business Objects
4 21 (3.28%) VMware
5 20 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 13 (2.03%) JD Edwards
6 13 (2.03%) HP
7 10 (1.56%) EMC
7 10 (1.56%) Atlassian
8 9 (1.41%) Twilio
8 9 (1.41%) IBM
9 8 (1.25%) Cognos
9 8 (1.25%) TIBCO
9 8 (1.25%) AppSense
10 5 (0.78%) Google
10 5 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.63%) Telerik
12 3 (0.47%) CA
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