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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 8 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 19.70% 7.04% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 55.56% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 0
Average salary £38,000 £39,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.18% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
13 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 19.70% 12.68% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 0
Average salary £38,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (92.31%) Java
2 12 (92.31%) PL/SQL
2 12 (92.31%) XML
2 12 (92.31%) HND
2 12 (92.31%) Regression Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Workflow
2 12 (92.31%) Finance
2 12 (92.31%) Telerik
2 12 (92.31%) Automated Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Degree
2 12 (92.31%) JIRA
2 12 (92.31%) Computer Science
2 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 12 (92.31%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Test Scripting
2 12 (92.31%) WatiN
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) TDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) JIRA
1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
1 12 (92.31%) WatiN
General
1 12 (92.31%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Tester
2 8 (61.54%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (30.77%) QA Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Automated Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (92.31%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (92.31%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Workflow
1 12 (92.31%) Regression Testing
1 12 (92.31%) Automated Testing
1 12 (92.31%) User Acceptance Testing
1 12 (92.31%) Test Scripting
2 1 (7.69%) MVC
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 12 (92.31%) PL/SQL
2 12 (92.31%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) HND
1 12 (92.31%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Telerik