The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 20 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 6.56% 2.53% 4.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 100.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 1
Average salary £40,000 £32,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.70%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
QA
Manchester

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 Salford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Salford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 9.84% 2.53% 7.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 2
Average salary £40,000 £32,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £32,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £41,050 £40,700 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Salford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

QA
Salary Trend in Salford

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

QA Salary Trend in Salford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Salford 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 13 (92.86%) Java
1 13 (92.86%) Degree
2 12 (85.71%) JIRA
2 12 (85.71%) Computer Science
2 12 (85.71%) Selenium
2 12 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 12 (85.71%) WatiN
2 12 (85.71%) Telerik
2 12 (85.71%) PL/SQL
2 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 12 (85.71%) .NET
2 12 (85.71%) XML
2 12 (85.71%) HND
2 12 (85.71%) Regression Testing
2 12 (85.71%) Workflow
2 12 (85.71%) Finance
2 12 (85.71%) C#
2 12 (85.71%) Automated Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) Ant
4 1 (7.14%) BBC
4 1 (7.14%) Docker
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Maven
4 1 (7.14%) Gradle
4 1 (7.14%) Jenkins

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Salford 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 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) JIRA
1 12 (85.71%) Selenium
1 12 (85.71%) WatiN
2 1 (7.14%) Ant
2 1 (7.14%) Maven
2 1 (7.14%) Gradle
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Hudson
General
1 12 (85.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Tester
2 9 (64.29%) QA Tester
2 9 (64.29%) Automated Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) .NET
1 12 (85.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (85.71%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
1 12 (85.71%) Test Scripting
1 12 (85.71%) Regression Testing
1 12 (85.71%) Workflow
1 12 (85.71%) Automated Testing
2 1 (7.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Java
2 12 (85.71%) PL/SQL
2 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 12 (85.71%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) Degree
2 12 (85.71%) HND
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Telerik
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