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

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 75 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 193 270 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.45% 4.20% 3.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.70% 40.79% 40.19%
Number of salaries quoted 158 220 209
Median salary £38,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £52,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
512 662 642
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.16% 10.30% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 407 519 501
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,164 £25,125 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -3 136 £39,500 +5.33% 26
Cheshire -5 20 £30,500 -23.75% 6
Merseyside 0 16 £35,000 -12.50% 9
Lancashire -1 14 £36,750 -2.00% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 202 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (29.29%) Java
3 102 (24.29%) SQL
4 88 (20.95%) Selenium
5 83 (19.76%) Finance
5 83 (19.76%) C#
6 82 (19.52%) Scrum
7 78 (18.57%) Test Scripting
8 77 (18.33%) .NET
9 75 (17.86%) Microsoft
10 73 (17.38%) Degree
11 70 (16.67%) ISEB
12 67 (15.95%) Windows
12 67 (15.95%) JIRA
13 64 (15.24%) Automated Testing
13 64 (15.24%) SQL Server
14 57 (13.57%) Project Management
14 57 (13.57%) HTML
14 57 (13.57%) ISTQB
15 56 (13.33%) TDD
16 54 (12.86%) JavaScript
16 54 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
17 52 (12.38%) MS Excel
18 50 (11.90%) Test Automation
19 47 (11.19%) CSS
20 46 (10.95%) Mentoring
21 44 (10.48%) Web Services
22 43 (10.24%) XML
23 40 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
23 40 (9.52%) PHP

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 21 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 12 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
2 12 (2.86%) WebSphere Portal
3 11 (2.62%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.90%) nginx
5 7 (1.67%) Apache
5 7 (1.67%) CMS
6 5 (1.19%) JBoss
6 5 (1.19%) Mule
7 4 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.95%) CICS
8 2 (0.48%) Confluence
8 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.24%) Drupal
9 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (12.38%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.86%) Photoshop
3 9 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.90%) MS Office
5 4 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.71%) 3ds Max
6 3 (0.71%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.71%) Maya
7 2 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.48%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.62%) SaaS
3 10 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 8 (1.90%) PaaS
6 4 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.95%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.95%) GitHub
6 4 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.48%) Google Play
7 2 (0.48%) IaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.00%) Network Security
2 20 (4.76%) SSL
3 9 (2.14%) HTTP
4 6 (1.43%) Internet
5 4 (0.95%) SPDY
5 4 (0.95%) WebEx
6 2 (0.48%) Intranet
6 2 (0.48%) SAN
7 1 (0.24%) CTI
7 1 (0.24%) DHCP
7 1 (0.24%) DNS
7 1 (0.24%) DSL
7 1 (0.24%) Extranet
7 1 (0.24%) Firewall
7 1 (0.24%) LAN
7 1 (0.24%) MPLS
7 1 (0.24%) VPN
7 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (15.24%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.10%) MySQL
3 13 (3.10%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (2.14%) Redis
6 7 (1.67%) Big Data
6 7 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.19%) Couchbase
8 5 (1.19%) Hazelcast
9 4 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.71%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.71%) DB2
10 3 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 88 (20.95%) Selenium
2 67 (15.95%) JIRA
3 36 (8.57%) WebDriver
4 33 (7.86%) Cucumber
5 30 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 26 (6.19%) Git (software)
7 23 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (5.48%) Visual Studio
8 18 (4.29%) SoapUI
9 16 (3.81%) Ant
10 14 (3.33%) Maven
11 10 (2.38%) Appium
11 10 (2.38%) JMeter
11 10 (2.38%) MSTest
12 9 (2.14%) HP UFT
13 6 (1.43%) JUnit
13 6 (1.43%) Ranorex
14 5 (1.19%) git-flow
14 5 (1.19%) Hudson
14 5 (1.19%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 83 (19.76%) Finance
2 27 (6.43%) Banking
3 25 (5.95%) Retail
4 20 (4.76%) Games
5 17 (4.05%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.43%) Legal
8 5 (1.19%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.95%) Back Office
9 4 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.95%) Marketing
10 3 (0.71%) Law
11 2 (0.48%) Electronics
11 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) Billing
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (23.10%) Tester
2 88 (20.95%) Analyst
3 76 (18.10%) Developer
4 63 (15.00%) Test Analyst
5 50 (11.90%) QA Tester
6 41 (9.76%) QA Engineer
7 38 (9.05%) Automation Tester
8 35 (8.33%) Software Tester
9 31 (7.38%) Senior Developer
10 29 (6.90%) Senior Tester
11 26 (6.19%) QA Leader
12 25 (5.95%) Consultant
12 25 (5.95%) QA Analyst
12 25 (5.95%) Software Analyst
13 20 (4.76%) Software Developer
13 20 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
13 20 (4.76%) Test Engineer
14 19 (4.52%) Java Developer
14 19 (4.52%) QA Test Analyst
14 19 (4.52%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (18.33%) .NET
2 57 (13.57%) HTML
3 47 (11.19%) CSS
4 44 (10.48%) Web Services
5 43 (10.24%) XML
6 31 (7.38%) SOAP
7 28 (6.67%) ASP.NET
8 25 (5.95%) JSON
9 23 (5.48%) jQuery
10 22 (5.24%) .NET Framework
10 22 (5.24%) RESTful
11 21 (5.00%) Spring
12 20 (4.76%) HTML5
13 19 (4.52%) AngularJS
14 17 (4.05%) Middleware
15 15 (3.57%) J2EE
16 14 (3.33%) JMS
16 14 (3.33%) REST
17 13 (3.10%) CSS3
17 13 (3.10%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.86%) Computer Science
3 26 (6.19%) Mobile App
4 21 (5.00%) Blog
5 16 (3.81%) User Experience
6 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.67%) iPad
7 7 (1.67%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.67%) Online Games
7 7 (1.67%) Replication
8 6 (1.43%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.43%) Clustering
9 5 (1.19%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.19%) Life Science
10 4 (0.95%) NHS
10 4 (0.95%) PMI
10 4 (0.95%) SWIFT
10 4 (0.95%) VSAM
11 3 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 67 (15.95%) Windows
2 27 (6.43%) Windows Server
3 26 (6.19%) Linux
4 25 (5.95%) Mac OS X
4 25 (5.95%) Unix
5 23 (5.48%) Apple iOS
6 20 (4.76%) Android
7 19 (4.52%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.67%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.19%) Windows 2000
9 5 (1.19%) Windows NT
9 5 (1.19%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (19.52%) Scrum
3 78 (18.57%) Test Scripting
4 64 (15.24%) Automated Testing
5 57 (13.57%) Project Management
6 56 (13.33%) TDD
7 50 (11.90%) Test Automation
8 46 (10.95%) Mentoring
9 40 (9.52%) Defect Management
9 40 (9.52%) SDLC
10 39 (9.29%) Software Testing
11 36 (8.57%) BDD
12 34 (8.10%) Web Development
13 32 (7.62%) Software Engineering
13 32 (7.62%) User Acceptance Testing
14 29 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (6.43%) Automation Testing
15 27 (6.43%) OO
15 27 (6.43%) Test Management
16 26 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 123 (29.29%) Java
2 102 (24.29%) SQL
3 83 (19.76%) C#
4 54 (12.86%) JavaScript
5 40 (9.52%) PHP
6 24 (5.71%) VB.NET
7 23 (5.48%) C++
8 21 (5.00%) Objective-C
8 21 (5.00%) Ruby
9 19 (4.52%) Python
10 17 (4.05%) C
11 16 (3.81%) VB
12 14 (3.33%) T-SQL
13 12 (2.86%) Jython
14 10 (2.38%) VBScript
15 9 (2.14%) Go
16 8 (1.90%) PowerShell
17 5 (1.19%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.95%) COBOL
18 4 (0.95%) JCL
Qualifications
1 73 (17.38%) Degree
2 70 (16.67%) ISEB
3 57 (13.57%) ISTQB
4 25 (5.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 25 (5.95%) Security Cleared
5 17 (4.05%) CHECK Team Leader
5 17 (4.05%) CREST Certified
6 12 (2.86%) Cyber Scheme
6 12 (2.86%) Tigerscheme
7 6 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.43%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.95%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.48%) HND
10 2 (0.48%) PhD
10 2 (0.48%) PMP
10 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.24%) MCT
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.14%) SLA
2 8 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.71%) SDET
4 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) ISO13485
System Software
1 29 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (5.95%) Active Directory
3 21 (5.00%) Docker
4 5 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.19%) XenApp
5 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (3.57%) Puppet
3 5 (1.19%) AppDNA
3 5 (1.19%) SCCM
4 3 (0.71%) Ansible
5 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 75 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.14%) VMware
3 21 (5.00%) Oracle
4 10 (2.38%) Telerik
5 9 (2.14%) BMC
5 9 (2.14%) IBM
6 7 (1.67%) Adobe
6 7 (1.67%) Google
6 7 (1.67%) HP
7 6 (1.43%) Citrix
7 6 (1.43%) SAP
7 6 (1.43%) SolarWinds
8 5 (1.19%) AppSense
8 5 (1.19%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.19%) webMethods
8 5 (1.19%) WSO2
9 4 (0.95%) Alias
9 4 (0.95%) Apple
9 4 (0.95%) Remedy
9 4 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Computer People
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Via Resource
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000 - £310000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Travel, Pension, Bonus and more
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum + Travel, Pension, Bonus and more
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cognizant
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe
OCC Computer Personnel
Salary: £25k - 32k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Oho Group
Salary: £32.5k - 45k per year
Posted: 16 days ago
Hyde, Cheshire
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago