The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oldham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Manchester / Oldham
Rank 22 4 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oldham 9.57% 19.51% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 81.82% 100.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 0
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 Oldham region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oldham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oldham 11.70% 19.51% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 3
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £18,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +102.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £37,500 £16,550
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £18,750 £39,800
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oldham

The demand trend of job ads across the Oldham region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Oldham

QA
Salary Trend in Oldham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Oldham region.

QA Salary Trend in Oldham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oldham

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Oldham region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
2 4 (44.44%) HNC
2 4 (44.44%) HND
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) C
2 4 (44.44%) C++
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) PHP
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 4 (44.44%) Firmware
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
2 4 (44.44%) Manufacturing
2 4 (44.44%) Validation
2 4 (44.44%) Games
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) jQuery
2 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (44.44%) Embedded C

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oldham 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 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Extranet
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) Intranet
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
General
1 4 (44.44%) Games
1 4 (44.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) QA Leader
1 4 (44.44%) QA Team Leader
1 4 (44.44%) Team Leader
1 4 (44.44%) Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
1 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (44.44%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Automation Testing
1 4 (44.44%) MVC
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
1 4 (44.44%) TDD
1 4 (44.44%) Test Management
1 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C
1 4 (44.44%) C++
1 4 (44.44%) Embedded C
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
1 4 (44.44%) PHP
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
1 4 (44.44%) HNC
1 4 (44.44%) HND
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Firmware
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft