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

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 44 57
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 262 329 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.19% 5.47% 4.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.34% 46.21% 42.36%
Number of salaries quoted 203 266 286
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
721 712 805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 11.52% 11.84% 10.86%
Number of salaries quoted 560 546 678
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,250 £58,100
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-1.13% +4.76%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -16 166 £41,500 +10.66% 22
Cheshire +2 35 £32,500 -18.75% 8
Merseyside -26 32 £36,000 -7.09% 3
Lancashire -11 30 £37,500 +25.00% 6
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 255 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (24.85%) SQL
3 119 (23.66%) Test Scripting
4 110 (21.87%) C#
5 104 (20.68%) Selenium
6 100 (19.88%) Automated Testing
7 97 (19.28%) Microsoft
8 92 (18.29%) Software Testing
9 91 (18.09%) Windows
10 86 (17.10%) Scrum
11 85 (16.90%) .NET
12 84 (16.70%) JavaScript
13 82 (16.30%) SQL Server
14 80 (15.90%) HTML
15 79 (15.71%) Finance
16 78 (15.51%) ISEB
17 74 (14.71%) SDLC
18 68 (13.52%) JIRA
18 68 (13.52%) Manual Testing
19 66 (13.12%) User Acceptance Testing
20 63 (12.52%) Degree
20 63 (12.52%) CSS
21 61 (12.13%) MS Excel
22 57 (11.33%) Java
23 53 (10.54%) Regression Testing
24 51 (10.14%) ASP.NET
24 51 (10.14%) TDD
25 50 (9.94%) Test Automation
26 49 (9.74%) Automation Testing
27 48 (9.54%) XML

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 11 (2.19%) CMS
2 6 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (1.19%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.19%) Tomcat
2 6 (1.19%) WebSphere
3 5 (0.99%) IIS
4 4 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (0.80%) JBoss
4 4 (0.80%) Jetty
4 4 (0.80%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.60%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (0.60%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (0.40%) Confluence
6 2 (0.40%) Site Server
7 1 (0.20%) CICS
7 1 (0.20%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.20%) nginx
7 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 61 (12.13%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.99%) MS Office
3 7 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.60%) SPSS
5 3 (0.60%) Stata
6 1 (0.20%) Maya
6 1 (0.20%) MODO
6 1 (0.20%) MS Project
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (1.19%) Cognos Controller
2 6 (1.19%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.60%) Magento
3 3 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.40%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.39%) IaaS
3 6 (1.19%) SaaS
4 5 (0.99%) PaaS
5 3 (0.60%) Google Play
6 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.20%) GitHub
7 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.20%) Office 365
7 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.58%) HTTP
2 12 (2.39%) Internet
3 10 (1.99%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.79%) FTP
5 5 (0.99%) Network Security
6 4 (0.80%) DNS
6 4 (0.80%) SSL
7 3 (0.60%) Cisco ICM
8 2 (0.40%) Intranet
8 2 (0.40%) LAN
8 2 (0.40%) VPN
8 2 (0.40%) WAN
8 2 (0.40%) WebEx
9 1 (0.20%) DHCP
9 1 (0.20%) Extranet
9 1 (0.20%) Firewall
9 1 (0.20%) MPLS
9 1 (0.20%) Skype
9 1 (0.20%) VoIP
9 1 (0.20%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (3.98%) MySQL
5 13 (2.58%) Riak
6 11 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (1.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 7 (1.39%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.39%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.99%) Redis
11 4 (0.80%) Couchbase
11 4 (0.80%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.80%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.60%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 104 (20.68%) Selenium
2 68 (13.52%) JIRA
3 43 (8.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (7.95%) Cucumber
5 38 (7.55%) WebDriver
6 34 (6.76%) HP UFT
7 27 (5.37%) SoapUI
8 25 (4.97%) Git (software)
9 22 (4.37%) Jenkins
10 18 (3.58%) MSTest
10 18 (3.58%) SpecFlow
11 17 (3.38%) Visual Studio
12 11 (2.19%) NuGet
13 10 (1.99%) FitNesse
13 10 (1.99%) NUnit
14 8 (1.59%) Grunt
15 7 (1.39%) Ant
15 7 (1.39%) Selenium IDE
16 6 (1.19%) LoadRunner
16 6 (1.19%) Maven
General
1 79 (15.71%) Finance
2 20 (3.98%) Retail
3 16 (3.18%) Marketing
4 13 (2.58%) Games
4 13 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.19%) Banking
6 9 (1.79%) Legal
6 9 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.39%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.60%) Electronics
10 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 121 (24.06%) Tester
2 119 (23.66%) Analyst
3 86 (17.10%) Test Analyst
4 85 (16.90%) Developer
5 82 (16.30%) QA Tester
6 63 (12.52%) Software Tester
7 58 (11.53%) QA Leader
8 43 (8.55%) QA Analyst
9 41 (8.15%) QA Test Analyst
10 39 (7.75%) QA Engineer
11 32 (6.36%) Software Analyst
12 31 (6.16%) Software Test Analyst
13 29 (5.77%) Software QA Tester
14 28 (5.57%) Senior Tester
15 26 (5.17%) Automation Tester
16 25 (4.97%) Senior QA Tester
17 21 (4.17%) .NET Developer
17 21 (4.17%) C# Developer
17 21 (4.17%) Lead Tester
17 21 (4.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (16.90%) .NET
2 80 (15.90%) HTML
3 63 (12.52%) CSS
4 51 (10.14%) ASP.NET
5 48 (9.54%) XML
6 37 (7.36%) Web Services
7 30 (5.96%) jQuery
8 29 (5.77%) .NET Framework
8 29 (5.77%) Gherkin
9 26 (5.17%) HTML5
10 16 (3.18%) D3.js
10 16 (3.18%) Highcharts JS
10 16 (3.18%) Node.js
11 15 (2.98%) AngularJS
12 14 (2.78%) Flash
13 12 (2.39%) Middleware
14 11 (2.19%) XSL
15 9 (1.79%) RESTful
15 9 (1.79%) SOAP
16 8 (1.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.56%) Computer Science
3 32 (6.36%) iPad
4 21 (4.17%) User Experience
5 16 (3.18%) Replication
5 16 (3.18%) Visualisation
6 15 (2.98%) Driving Licence
7 9 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.59%) Fintech
8 8 (1.59%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.59%) Smartphone
8 8 (1.59%) Video on Demand
9 7 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.39%) Statistics
10 6 (1.19%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.19%) PMI
11 4 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.80%) W3C
12 3 (0.60%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.60%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 91 (18.09%) Windows
2 28 (5.57%) Windows Server
3 21 (4.17%) Linux
4 19 (3.78%) Unix
5 17 (3.38%) Windows 10
6 16 (3.18%) Mac OS X
7 14 (2.78%) Android
7 14 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.19%) AIX
9 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.20%) CentOS
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (23.66%) Test Scripting
3 100 (19.88%) Automated Testing
4 92 (18.29%) Software Testing
5 86 (17.10%) Scrum
6 74 (14.71%) SDLC
7 68 (13.52%) Manual Testing
8 66 (13.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 53 (10.54%) Regression Testing
10 51 (10.14%) TDD
11 50 (9.94%) Test Automation
12 49 (9.74%) Automation Testing
13 45 (8.95%) Project Management
14 43 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
14 43 (8.55%) Defect Tracking
15 41 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (7.16%) Analytics
16 36 (7.16%) BDD
16 36 (7.16%) E-Commerce
17 35 (6.96%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (24.85%) SQL
2 110 (21.87%) C#
3 84 (16.70%) JavaScript
4 57 (11.33%) Java
5 27 (5.37%) T-SQL
6 19 (3.78%) PHP
7 17 (3.38%) C++
8 15 (2.98%) VB.NET
9 12 (2.39%) Python
10 10 (1.99%) VBScript
11 9 (1.79%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
11 9 (1.79%) VB
12 8 (1.59%) Perl
12 8 (1.59%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.59%) Ruby
12 8 (1.59%) VB6
13 7 (1.39%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.99%) C
15 4 (0.80%) Scala
16 3 (0.60%) Jython
Qualifications
1 78 (15.51%) ISEB
2 63 (12.52%) Degree
3 38 (7.55%) ISTQB
4 21 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (2.39%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.79%) Siebel Certification
7 8 (1.59%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.80%) CREST Certified
9 4 (0.80%) MCSA
10 3 (0.60%) CCNA
10 3 (0.60%) CCNP
10 3 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.40%) MCITP
11 2 (0.40%) MCSE
11 2 (0.40%) PMP
12 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.19%) SLA
2 9 (1.79%) SDET
3 8 (1.59%) HL7
3 8 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 21 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.80%) Docker
3 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (7.55%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.59%) Puppet
4 6 (1.19%) Ansible
5 3 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 97 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.77%) Oracle
3 21 (4.17%) VMware
4 12 (2.39%) IBM
5 9 (1.79%) Orchard
5 9 (1.79%) Siebel
6 6 (1.19%) Cognos
6 6 (1.19%) Google
6 6 (1.19%) SAP
7 5 (0.99%) Adobe
8 4 (0.80%) Cognizant
8 4 (0.80%) Zend
9 3 (0.60%) Cisco
9 3 (0.60%) Informatica
10 2 (0.40%) Alias
10 2 (0.40%) BMC
10 2 (0.40%) Citrix
10 2 (0.40%) HP
10 2 (0.40%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.40%) Sage
Altrincham, Cheshire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Eclipse I.T. Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £150 - £175 per annum + 37000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable, depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £18.000 - £28.000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 38k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Colne, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare + Life Insurance
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £19000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: Excellent salary & benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Eclipse I.T. Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market Leading Salaries + 10% bonus, 5% pension, car or allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Rutherford Grant
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare + Life Insurance
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Lancashire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £37000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Rossendale
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, 25+ holiday, and more
Posted: 18 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Eclipse I.T. Recruitment
Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday