The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 100 63
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -37
Permanent jobs citing QA 283 207 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.94% 2.81% 3.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.39% 41.65% 46.82%
Number of salaries quoted 221 162 231
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,600 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,250 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
610 497 581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 8.50% 6.74% 8.16%
Number of salaries quoted 463 402 500
Average salary £36,000 £36,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,000 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +27 151 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Cheshire +21 88 £30,000 -14.28% 13
Merseyside +5 31 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Lancashire -3 11 £24,500 -24.61% 1
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England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 188 (34.50%) SQL
2 148 (27.16%) C#
3 146 (26.79%) .NET
4 135 (24.77%) SQL Server
4 135 (24.77%) Windows
5 117 (21.47%) Degree
6 116 (21.28%) Software Testing
7 108 (19.82%) ISEB
8 102 (18.72%) Agile Software Development
9 90 (16.51%) JavaScript
10 89 (16.33%) HTML
10 89 (16.33%) Microsoft
11 80 (14.68%) Java
11 80 (14.68%) Project Management
12 77 (14.13%) Selenium
13 70 (12.84%) C++
14 67 (12.29%) ASP.NET
14 67 (12.29%) Automated Testing
15 66 (12.11%) Finance
16 62 (11.38%) Linux
17 60 (11.01%) XML
18 57 (10.46%) Test Scripting
19 56 (10.28%) Software Engineering
20 55 (10.09%) Computer Science
21 54 (9.91%) MS Excel
22 52 (9.54%) Test Automation
23 49 (8.99%) ISTQB
24 47 (8.62%) CSS
25 45 (8.26%) E-Commerce
26 43 (7.89%) OO

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (2.39%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.83%) IIS
3 7 (1.28%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (0.92%) NetWeaver
4 5 (0.92%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.73%) Lync
6 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.55%) SAS
7 2 (0.37%) Node.js
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.18%) Apache
Applications
1 54 (9.91%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.02%) Photoshop
2 11 (2.02%) MS Office
3 3 (0.55%) RoboHelp
3 3 (0.55%) Mingle
4 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.28%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.73%) Magento
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.67%) Internet
2 7 (1.28%) Firewall
2 7 (1.28%) HTTP
3 5 (0.92%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.92%) VoIP
3 5 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (0.92%) FTP
4 4 (0.73%) WAN
4 4 (0.73%) LAN
4 4 (0.73%) DNS
5 3 (0.55%) VLAN
5 3 (0.55%) iSCSI
5 3 (0.55%) Wireless
6 2 (0.37%) MPLS
6 2 (0.37%) SAN
7 1 (0.18%) CTI
7 1 (0.18%) LDAP
7 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.18%) SSH
7 1 (0.18%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (24.77%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
2 30 (5.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (4.04%) Oracle Database
5 20 (3.67%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.12%) MySQL
7 16 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (2.57%) DB2
10 12 (2.20%) OLTP
11 11 (2.02%) RDBMS
11 11 (2.02%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.10%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 77 (14.13%) Selenium
2 38 (6.97%) Cucumber
3 28 (5.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (4.40%) SoapUI
5 21 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (3.67%) Subversion
7 18 (3.30%) JUnit
8 16 (2.94%) WebDriver
9 14 (2.57%) TestPartner
10 13 (2.39%) LoadRunner
10 13 (2.39%) Hudson
10 13 (2.39%) NUnit
10 13 (2.39%) QALoad
11 12 (2.20%) SilkPerformer
11 12 (2.20%) jMock
11 12 (2.20%) EasyMock
11 12 (2.20%) Xcode
11 12 (2.20%) Selenium IDE
12 11 (2.02%) Jenkins
13 10 (1.83%) Eclipse
General
1 66 (12.11%) Finance
2 19 (3.49%) Marketing
3 16 (2.94%) Retail
4 15 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (2.20%) Games
6 9 (1.65%) Banking
7 8 (1.47%) Billing
7 8 (1.47%) Advertising
7 8 (1.47%) Publishing
8 5 (0.92%) Legal
8 5 (0.92%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.18%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 115 (21.10%) Analyst
2 76 (13.94%) Developer
3 63 (11.56%) Tester
4 61 (11.19%) QA Analyst
5 52 (9.54%) Test Analyst
6 50 (9.17%) Team Leader
7 43 (7.89%) Test Engineer
8 41 (7.52%) QA Engineer
9 33 (6.06%) Software Tester
10 31 (5.69%) Project Manager
11 28 (5.14%) QA Tester
12 24 (4.40%) Automation Engineer
13 22 (4.04%) Consultant
13 22 (4.04%) DBA
14 20 (3.67%) QA Automation Engineer
15 19 (3.49%) Software Engineer
16 17 (3.12%) SQL DBA
17 16 (2.94%) Software Manager
18 15 (2.75%) Development Team Leader
18 15 (2.75%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (26.79%) .NET
2 89 (16.33%) HTML
3 67 (12.29%) ASP.NET
4 60 (11.01%) XML
5 47 (8.62%) CSS
6 41 (7.52%) Web Services
6 41 (7.52%) WCF
7 31 (5.69%) .NET Framework
8 30 (5.50%) jQuery
9 25 (4.59%) WPF
10 19 (3.49%) Gherkin
10 19 (3.49%) SOAP
11 18 (3.30%) XHTML
11 18 (3.30%) WinForms
12 15 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (2.57%) JSP
14 13 (2.39%) HTML5
15 12 (2.20%) Cocoa
15 12 (2.20%) Cocoa Touch
16 11 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.09%) Computer Science
2 30 (5.50%) NHS
3 24 (4.40%) Open Source
4 22 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (3.30%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.94%) Replication
7 14 (2.57%) SystemC
8 11 (2.02%) N-Tier
9 9 (1.65%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.28%) Animation
10 7 (1.28%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.10%) Biometrics
12 5 (0.92%) PMI
12 5 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.92%) HACMP
12 5 (0.92%) E-Learning
12 5 (0.92%) PKI
13 4 (0.73%) Interactive TV
13 4 (0.73%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 135 (24.77%) Windows
2 62 (11.38%) Linux
3 30 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (4.04%) Android
5 20 (3.67%) UNIX
6 19 (3.49%) Apple iOS
7 15 (2.75%) Windows Phone
8 13 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (2.20%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.02%) Mac OS X
11 9 (1.65%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.92%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.92%) AIX
13 4 (0.73%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.55%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.18%) Tru64
15 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (21.28%) Software Testing
2 102 (18.72%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (14.68%) Project Management
4 67 (12.29%) Automated Testing
5 57 (10.46%) Test Scripting
6 56 (10.28%) Software Engineering
7 52 (9.54%) Test Automation
8 45 (8.26%) E-Commerce
9 43 (7.89%) OO
9 43 (7.89%) Manual Testing
10 41 (7.52%) MVC
11 39 (7.16%) TDD
12 36 (6.61%) ITIL
13 34 (6.24%) Product Management
13 34 (6.24%) Test Strategy
14 33 (6.06%) Automation Testing
14 33 (6.06%) Web Testing
15 30 (5.50%) Unit Testing
15 30 (5.50%) Scrum
16 29 (5.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 188 (34.50%) SQL
2 148 (27.16%) C#
3 90 (16.51%) JavaScript
4 80 (14.68%) Java
5 70 (12.84%) C++
6 41 (7.52%) T-SQL
7 33 (6.06%) Python
8 29 (5.32%) C
9 26 (4.77%) VB
10 21 (3.85%) PHP
10 21 (3.85%) Ruby
11 14 (2.57%) Shell Script
12 13 (2.39%) Objective-C
12 13 (2.39%) PowerShell
13 12 (2.20%) XAML
13 12 (2.20%) VB.NET
13 12 (2.20%) Perl
14 5 (0.92%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.73%) ActionScript 2.0
15 4 (0.73%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 117 (21.47%) Degree
2 108 (19.82%) ISEB
3 49 (8.99%) ISTQB
4 16 (2.94%) HND
5 13 (2.39%) Security Cleared
6 12 (2.20%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.20%) HNC
6 12 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.83%) MCP
8 9 (1.65%) MCPD
8 9 (1.65%) MCTS
9 8 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.28%) CISSP
10 7 (1.28%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.73%) CISA
11 4 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.73%) APMP
12 3 (0.55%) CISM
13 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.75%) SLA
2 8 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.92%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.37%) WAI
6 2 (0.37%) GMP
6 2 (0.37%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.18%) GAMP
7 1 (0.18%) HL7
7 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 11 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.83%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.65%) XenApp
3 9 (1.65%) XenDesktop
4 6 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.73%) PowerHA
6 4 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.37%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.18%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.28%) TIBCO Hawk
2 5 (0.92%) Legato
2 5 (0.92%) Data Guard
2 5 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.73%) SAP Afaria
4 3 (0.55%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.37%) SCCM
6 1 (0.18%) WSUS
6 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.18%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 89 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.61%) Oracle
3 18 (3.30%) VMware
4 11 (2.02%) TIBCO
5 10 (1.83%) Citrix
6 8 (1.47%) HP
6 8 (1.47%) McKesson
7 6 (1.10%) SAP
7 6 (1.10%) Teradata
8 5 (0.92%) Informatica
8 5 (0.92%) Cisco
8 5 (0.92%) Perforce
9 4 (0.73%) Adobe
9 4 (0.73%) Dell
9 4 (0.73%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.73%) Apple
10 3 (0.55%) TOWER Software
10 3 (0.55%) Zend
10 3 (0.55%) ProCurve
10 3 (0.55%) Aruba
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Salary Negotiable for the right candidate
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Posted: 14 hours ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Inc Comprehensive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
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Salary: £16,000 - £20,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
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Salary: 40,000 + 5% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 & Bens
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
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