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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 6 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 23.61% - 1.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 94.44% - 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 17 0 1
Average salary £40,000 - £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
18 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 25.00% 4.65% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 18 0 3
Average salary £40,000 - £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 - £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £39,800 -
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
Salary Histogram in Salford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Salford region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Salford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (86.36%) Java
2 16 (72.73%) Degree
3 15 (68.18%) Computer Science
4 13 (59.09%) Selenium
4 13 (59.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (59.09%) Test Scripting
4 13 (59.09%) JIRA
4 13 (59.09%) Telerik
4 13 (59.09%) Automated Testing
4 13 (59.09%) C#
4 13 (59.09%) PL/SQL
4 13 (59.09%) SQL
4 13 (59.09%) .NET
4 13 (59.09%) XML
4 13 (59.09%) HND
4 13 (59.09%) Regression Testing
4 13 (59.09%) Workflow
4 13 (59.09%) Finance
5 8 (36.36%) WatiN
6 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (22.73%) HP
7 4 (18.18%) Linux
8 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
8 3 (13.64%) PHP
8 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
8 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.64%) Coaching
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.64%) Test Planning

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Development Applications
1 13 (59.09%) JIRA
1 13 (59.09%) Selenium
2 8 (36.36%) WatiN
3 2 (9.09%) Maven
3 2 (9.09%) Gradle
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) Ant
4 1 (4.55%) Hudson
General
1 13 (59.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) QA Tester
1 8 (36.36%) Tester
1 8 (36.36%) Automated Tester
2 5 (22.73%) QA Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) QA Automation Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Quality Manager
3 3 (13.64%) QA Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Release Manager
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) .NET
1 13 (59.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (68.18%) Computer Science
2 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
4 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.55%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Regression Testing
1 13 (59.09%) Workflow
1 13 (59.09%) Automated Testing
1 13 (59.09%) User Acceptance Testing
1 13 (59.09%) Test Scripting
2 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
2 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
2 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
2 3 (13.64%) Coaching
3 2 (9.09%) SDLC
3 2 (9.09%) Project Management
3 2 (9.09%) DevOps
3 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Release Management
3 2 (9.09%) Product Management
4 1 (4.55%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) Java
2 13 (59.09%) PL/SQL
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
3 3 (13.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) Degree
2 13 (59.09%) HND
3 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
1 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Telerik
2 5 (22.73%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft