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

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 63 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 243 279 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.99% 4.17% 4.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.15% 39.91% 45.92%
Number of salaries quoted 203 235 283
Median salary £36,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £27,500 £28,854
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,333 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
637 699 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.45% 10.46% 9.65%
Number of salaries quoted 485 558 568
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -11 142 £40,000 - 29
Cheshire +15 45 £30,500 -32.22% 13
Merseyside -9 24 £37,500 +4.16% 3
Lancashire +6 13 £35,000 -6.66% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 211 (48.06%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (23.92%) SQL
3 98 (22.32%) Test Scripting
4 94 (21.41%) Java
5 83 (18.91%) Finance
6 82 (18.68%) Scrum
6 82 (18.68%) C#
7 81 (18.45%) Microsoft
8 80 (18.22%) Selenium
9 75 (17.08%) Windows
10 74 (16.86%) .NET
11 73 (16.63%) ISEB
12 70 (15.95%) JIRA
13 69 (15.72%) SQL Server
14 68 (15.49%) Degree
15 66 (15.03%) Automated Testing
16 57 (12.98%) Project Management
16 57 (12.98%) HTML
17 55 (12.53%) Software Testing
18 54 (12.30%) TDD
18 54 (12.30%) JavaScript
19 51 (11.62%) ISTQB
20 50 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
21 48 (10.93%) CSS
21 48 (10.93%) MS Excel
22 45 (10.25%) Test Automation
23 43 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
24 42 (9.57%) SDLC
25 41 (9.34%) Defect Management
25 41 (9.34%) 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 17 (3.87%) WebSphere
2 15 (3.42%) CMS
3 12 (2.73%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (2.73%) WebSphere Portal
4 11 (2.51%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.05%) nginx
6 6 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.46%) Apache
8 2 (0.46%) Drupal
8 2 (0.46%) IIS
8 2 (0.46%) JBoss
8 2 (0.46%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.46%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.46%) WordPress
9 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.23%) Jetty
9 1 (0.23%) Mule
9 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (10.93%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.73%) MS Office
3 9 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.59%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.68%) 3ds Max
6 3 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.68%) Maya
6 3 (0.68%) MS Project
6 3 (0.68%) SPSS
6 3 (0.68%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (1.37%) Cognos Controller
2 6 (1.37%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.46%) Magento
4 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 43 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.68%) SaaS
4 2 (0.46%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.46%) Google Play
4 2 (0.46%) IaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.78%) SSL
2 20 (4.56%) Network Security
3 11 (2.51%) HTTP
4 8 (1.82%) Internet
5 4 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.91%) WebEx
6 2 (0.46%) Intranet
6 2 (0.46%) LAN
6 2 (0.46%) SAN
6 2 (0.46%) WAN
7 1 (0.23%) CTI
7 1 (0.23%) DHCP
7 1 (0.23%) DNS
7 1 (0.23%) DSL
7 1 (0.23%) Extranet
7 1 (0.23%) Firewall
7 1 (0.23%) MPLS
7 1 (0.23%) VPN
7 1 (0.23%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (15.72%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (4.56%) MySQL
4 16 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (2.96%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.51%) Redis
7 8 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.59%) Riak
9 6 (1.37%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.14%) Big Data
11 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.68%) OLAP
12 3 (0.68%) OLAP Cube
12 3 (0.68%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.46%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 80 (18.22%) Selenium
2 70 (15.95%) JIRA
3 33 (7.52%) WebDriver
4 29 (6.61%) Jenkins
4 29 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (5.92%) Git (software)
6 23 (5.24%) Cucumber
7 21 (4.78%) SoapUI
7 21 (4.78%) Visual Studio
8 18 (4.10%) Ant
9 15 (3.42%) HP UFT
10 12 (2.73%) MSTest
11 9 (2.05%) Appium
12 8 (1.82%) JMeter
12 8 (1.82%) Maven
13 7 (1.59%) Selenium IDE
14 5 (1.14%) Grunt
14 5 (1.14%) MSI
14 5 (1.14%) Subversion
14 5 (1.14%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 83 (18.91%) Finance
2 29 (6.61%) Retail
3 23 (5.24%) Banking
4 20 (4.56%) Games
5 16 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.19%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.37%) Marketing
8 5 (1.14%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.14%) Legal
9 4 (0.91%) Back Office
9 4 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.68%) Law
11 2 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Electronics
11 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Billing
12 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (27.11%) Tester
2 97 (22.10%) Analyst
3 69 (15.72%) QA Tester
4 68 (15.49%) Test Analyst
5 62 (14.12%) Developer
6 52 (11.85%) Software Tester
7 40 (9.11%) QA Leader
8 36 (8.20%) QA Engineer
9 35 (7.97%) Automation Tester
10 33 (7.52%) Senior Tester
11 31 (7.06%) Software Analyst
12 29 (6.61%) QA Analyst
13 27 (6.15%) Consultant
14 26 (5.92%) Software Test Analyst
15 24 (5.47%) Lead Tester
16 23 (5.24%) QA Test Analyst
16 23 (5.24%) Software QA Tester
17 22 (5.01%) Senior Developer
17 22 (5.01%) Senior QA Tester
18 17 (3.87%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (16.86%) .NET
2 57 (12.98%) HTML
3 48 (10.93%) CSS
4 41 (9.34%) XML
5 36 (8.20%) Web Services
6 35 (7.97%) ASP.NET
7 26 (5.92%) HTML5
8 24 (5.47%) RESTful
9 23 (5.24%) .NET Framework
9 23 (5.24%) AngularJS
9 23 (5.24%) Node.js
9 23 (5.24%) SOAP
10 21 (4.78%) jQuery
11 18 (4.10%) JSON
11 18 (4.10%) Spring
12 15 (3.42%) J2EE
12 15 (3.42%) Middleware
12 15 (3.42%) REST
13 14 (3.19%) CSS3
13 14 (3.19%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.06%) Computer Science
3 26 (5.92%) Mobile App
4 20 (4.56%) Blog
5 15 (3.42%) Driving Licence
6 14 (3.19%) User Experience
7 12 (2.73%) iPad
8 8 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.82%) Replication
9 7 (1.59%) Online Games
10 5 (1.14%) Life Science
10 5 (1.14%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.14%) PMI
11 4 (0.91%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.91%) NHS
11 4 (0.91%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.91%) Statistics
11 4 (0.91%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.91%) W3C
12 3 (0.68%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 75 (17.08%) Windows
2 32 (7.29%) Windows Server
3 27 (6.15%) Linux
4 26 (5.92%) Unix
5 23 (5.24%) Mac OS X
6 22 (5.01%) Android
6 22 (5.01%) Apple iOS
7 19 (4.33%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.59%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.14%) Windows 2000
9 5 (1.14%) Windows NT
9 5 (1.14%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.91%) AIX
11 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (48.06%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (22.32%) Test Scripting
3 82 (18.68%) Scrum
4 66 (15.03%) Automated Testing
5 57 (12.98%) Project Management
6 55 (12.53%) Software Testing
7 54 (12.30%) TDD
8 45 (10.25%) Test Automation
9 42 (9.57%) SDLC
10 41 (9.34%) Defect Management
11 39 (8.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 38 (8.66%) Mentoring
13 35 (7.97%) Test Management
14 32 (7.29%) Manual Testing
15 31 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (7.06%) Software Engineering
16 29 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
17 27 (6.15%) Defect Tracking
18 26 (5.92%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 105 (23.92%) SQL
2 94 (21.41%) Java
3 82 (18.68%) C#
4 54 (12.30%) JavaScript
5 40 (9.11%) PHP
6 22 (5.01%) VB.NET
7 21 (4.78%) C++
8 18 (4.10%) Python
9 17 (3.87%) Objective-C
10 15 (3.42%) C
10 15 (3.42%) Ruby
11 12 (2.73%) Jython
11 12 (2.73%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.73%) VB
12 10 (2.28%) Go
12 10 (2.28%) VBScript
13 8 (1.82%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.91%) Scala
15 3 (0.68%) R
16 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 73 (16.63%) ISEB
2 68 (15.49%) Degree
3 51 (11.62%) ISTQB
4 24 (5.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 24 (5.47%) Security Cleared
5 17 (3.87%) CREST Certified
6 16 (3.64%) CHECK Team Leader
7 12 (2.73%) Cyber Scheme
7 12 (2.73%) Tigerscheme
8 7 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.59%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.91%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.46%) PMP
11 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.05%) SLA
2 7 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.68%) SDET
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (6.38%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.96%) Docker
4 5 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.14%) XenApp
5 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (9.11%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (3.64%) Puppet
3 5 (1.14%) Ansible
3 5 (1.14%) AppDNA
3 5 (1.14%) SCCM
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 81 (18.45%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.06%) VMware
3 23 (5.24%) Oracle
4 10 (2.28%) Adobe
4 10 (2.28%) IBM
5 9 (2.05%) BMC
6 6 (1.37%) Citrix
6 6 (1.37%) Cognos
6 6 (1.37%) HP
6 6 (1.37%) SolarWinds
7 5 (1.14%) AppSense
7 5 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.14%) Telerik
8 4 (0.91%) Alias
8 4 (0.91%) Google
8 4 (0.91%) Remedy
8 4 (0.91%) SAP
9 3 (0.68%) Autodesk
9 3 (0.68%) Cognizant
9 3 (0.68%) Tableau
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000.00 per annum + Flexible benefits package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: circa £40,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Searchability
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £41514 - £51895 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits, Pension & Training
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Competitive Package!
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Harrington Starr
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Premier IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 7 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Via Resource
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pershing Limited
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford
Cognizant
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago