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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / North West
Rank 57 54 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 263 246 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.38% 4.40% 3.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.17% 36.12% 30.23%
Number of salaries quoted 206 218 213
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +13.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
689 681 817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 11.47% 12.19% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 524 558 674
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -15 188 £41,500 +3.75% 29
Lancashire -4 32 £27,000 -28.00% 2
Cheshire +1 26 £32,500 -23.52% 8
Merseyside -9 18 £32,500 -7.14% 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 299 (57.06%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (25.00%) SQL
3 109 (20.80%) Selenium
4 108 (20.61%) Scrum
5 106 (20.23%) C#
6 105 (20.04%) JavaScript
6 105 (20.04%) .NET
7 100 (19.08%) Test Scripting
8 97 (18.51%) Microsoft
9 92 (17.56%) SDLC
10 91 (17.37%) Automated Testing
11 85 (16.22%) Finance
12 84 (16.03%) Degree
13 77 (14.69%) SQL Server
14 75 (14.31%) HTML
15 70 (13.36%) Java
16 67 (12.79%) MS Excel
17 66 (12.60%) Windows
17 66 (12.60%) TDD
18 65 (12.40%) Software Testing
18 65 (12.40%) JIRA
19 63 (12.02%) CSS
19 63 (12.02%) E-Commerce
19 63 (12.02%) Regression Testing
20 61 (11.64%) BDD
21 60 (11.45%) User Acceptance Testing
22 59 (11.26%) ISEB
23 58 (11.07%) iPad
23 58 (11.07%) Automation Testing
24 57 (10.88%) Manual Testing

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 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.76%) IIS
4 3 (0.57%) JBoss
4 3 (0.57%) Jetty
4 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.38%) CMS
5 2 (0.38%) Confluence
5 2 (0.38%) Drupal
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.38%) Site Server
6 1 (0.19%) CICS
6 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (12.79%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.29%) MS Office
3 10 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.38%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.19%) Maya
6 1 (0.19%) MODO
Business Applications
1 15 (2.86%) Magento
2 4 (0.76%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.38%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.38%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.91%) IaaS
2 10 (1.91%) SaaS
3 8 (1.53%) PaaS
4 4 (0.76%) Google Play
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.38%) GitHub
6 1 (0.19%) Office 365
6 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.19%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.44%) HTTP
2 13 (2.48%) Internet
3 10 (1.91%) FTP
4 5 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.76%) Cisco ICM
6 3 (0.57%) DNS
6 3 (0.57%) LDAP
7 2 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.38%) VPN
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.19%) Extranet
8 1 (0.19%) Intranet
8 1 (0.19%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.19%) Network Security
8 1 (0.19%) Skype
8 1 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (4.01%) MySQL
5 11 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 8 (1.53%) Riak
8 7 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.15%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.95%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.95%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.76%) Redis
11 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.57%) Big Data
12 3 (0.57%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 109 (20.80%) Selenium
2 65 (12.40%) JIRA
3 51 (9.73%) Cucumber
4 39 (7.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (5.53%) WebDriver
6 24 (4.58%) HP UFT
7 20 (3.82%) Git (software)
7 20 (3.82%) Visual Studio
8 16 (3.05%) Jenkins
8 16 (3.05%) SpecFlow
9 15 (2.86%) MSTest
10 13 (2.48%) FitNesse
11 12 (2.29%) SoapUI
12 11 (2.10%) NUnit
13 7 (1.34%) Gradle
13 7 (1.34%) JUnit
13 7 (1.34%) NuGet
14 6 (1.15%) MSBuild
15 4 (0.76%) Capybara
15 4 (0.76%) Jasmine
General
1 85 (16.22%) Finance
2 31 (5.92%) Retail
3 24 (4.58%) Manufacturing
4 17 (3.24%) Marketing
5 16 (3.05%) Games
6 12 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.10%) Legal
8 10 (1.91%) Multimedia
9 6 (1.15%) Banking
10 4 (0.76%) Electronics
11 3 (0.57%) Advertising
11 3 (0.57%) Law
11 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.57%) Publishing
12 2 (0.38%) Billing
12 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 122 (23.28%) Analyst
2 96 (18.32%) Developer
3 88 (16.79%) Tester
4 80 (15.27%) Test Analyst
5 66 (12.60%) QA Tester
6 60 (11.45%) QA Analyst
7 52 (9.92%) QA Engineer
8 50 (9.54%) QA Test Analyst
9 35 (6.68%) QA Leader
10 34 (6.49%) Test Engineer
11 32 (6.11%) Software Tester
12 31 (5.92%) C# Developer
12 31 (5.92%) Development Manager
13 29 (5.53%) .NET Developer
14 28 (5.34%) QA Automation Engineer
15 27 (5.15%) Automation Tester
16 23 (4.39%) C# .NET Developer
17 22 (4.20%) QA Test Engineer
17 22 (4.20%) Team Leader
18 20 (3.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (20.04%) .NET
2 75 (14.31%) HTML
3 63 (12.02%) CSS
4 52 (9.92%) ASP.NET
5 41 (7.82%) jQuery
6 40 (7.63%) XML
7 38 (7.25%) Web Services
8 27 (5.15%) Gherkin
8 27 (5.15%) HTML5
9 24 (4.58%) .NET Framework
10 17 (3.24%) AngularJS
11 16 (3.05%) D3.js
11 16 (3.05%) Highcharts JS
12 13 (2.48%) Flash
13 12 (2.29%) WPF
14 9 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (1.72%) WCF
14 9 (1.72%) XSL
15 8 (1.53%) LINQ
15 8 (1.53%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (11.07%) iPad
2 49 (9.35%) Computer Science
3 39 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.01%) User Experience
5 18 (3.44%) Replication
6 12 (2.29%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.72%) Fintech
7 9 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.72%) Video on Demand
8 7 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.76%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.76%) PMI
10 3 (0.57%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.57%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.57%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.57%) New Media
10 3 (0.57%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.57%) W3C
10 3 (0.57%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 66 (12.60%) Windows
2 20 (3.82%) Linux
2 20 (3.82%) Windows Server
3 13 (2.48%) Android
4 12 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.10%) Unix
6 9 (1.72%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.53%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.57%) AIX
9 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.19%) CentOS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (57.06%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (20.61%) Scrum
3 100 (19.08%) Test Scripting
4 92 (17.56%) SDLC
5 91 (17.37%) Automated Testing
6 66 (12.60%) TDD
7 65 (12.40%) Software Testing
8 63 (12.02%) E-Commerce
8 63 (12.02%) Regression Testing
9 61 (11.64%) BDD
10 60 (11.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 58 (11.07%) Automation Testing
12 57 (10.88%) Manual Testing
13 53 (10.11%) Test Automation
14 51 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
15 46 (8.78%) OO
16 43 (8.21%) Project Management
17 40 (7.63%) Waterfall
18 35 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
18 35 (6.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 131 (25.00%) SQL
2 106 (20.23%) C#
3 105 (20.04%) JavaScript
4 70 (13.36%) Java
5 36 (6.87%) PHP
6 34 (6.49%) T-SQL
7 27 (5.15%) C++
8 19 (3.63%) VB.NET
9 18 (3.44%) Ruby
10 16 (3.05%) Python
11 14 (2.67%) C
12 10 (1.91%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.91%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
12 10 (1.91%) VB
13 9 (1.72%) Perl
13 9 (1.72%) VB6
13 9 (1.72%) VBScript
14 7 (1.34%) Embedded C
15 6 (1.15%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 84 (16.03%) Degree
2 59 (11.26%) ISEB
3 44 (8.40%) ISTQB
4 21 (4.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (1.91%) HND
5 10 (1.91%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.91%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.91%) Siebel Certification
6 9 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.34%) HNC
7 7 (1.34%) MCSA
8 4 (0.76%) CCNA
8 4 (0.76%) CCNP
8 4 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.76%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.38%) MCITP
9 2 (0.38%) MCSE
10 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.86%) PCI DSS
1 15 (2.86%) SLA
2 12 (2.29%) PMO
2 12 (2.29%) SDET
3 9 (1.72%) HL7
4 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) EMIR
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.34%) Firmware
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.19%) Docker
5 1 (0.19%) zsh
Systems Management
1 14 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.38%) Nagios
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.38%) Puppet
5 1 (0.19%) Ansible
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 97 (18.51%) Microsoft
2 25 (4.77%) Oracle
3 11 (2.10%) SAP
4 10 (1.91%) Siebel
5 9 (1.72%) Orchard
6 8 (1.53%) Google
6 8 (1.53%) VMware
7 4 (0.76%) Cisco
7 4 (0.76%) IBM
7 4 (0.76%) Zend
8 3 (0.57%) Autodesk
8 3 (0.57%) Sage
8 3 (0.57%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.38%) Citrix
9 2 (0.38%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.38%) Juniper
9 2 (0.38%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.38%) Snow
10 1 (0.19%) Epicor
10 1 (0.19%) Informatica
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Colston Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + bonus up to 15%
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Profile 29 Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Flexibe working and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, North West, UK
Graduate Prospects
Salary: £27000 - £30000 plus 29 days holiday + bank holidays, pension and 5% monthly cash bonus, Health Cash plan scheme, 35 hour working week and excellent learning and development opportunities
Posted: 13 days ago
Salford
Bupa
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Tata Consultancy services
Salary: £0 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Burnley
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Sandbach
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Wilmslow
Mobica
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago