The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Stockport region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 38 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 4 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 1.56% 2.19% 8.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 57.14% 59.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 16
Average salary £28,000 £25,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Stockport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
9 7 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 4.69% 3.83% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 31
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £24,000 £21,950
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £47,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Manchester

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

QA
Salary Trend in Stockport

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

QA Salary Trend in Stockport

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Stockport 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 (54.17%) Project Management
2 12 (50.00%) HNC
2 12 (50.00%) HND
3 11 (45.83%) ISEB
3 11 (45.83%) XML
4 10 (41.67%) Internet
4 10 (41.67%) XHTML
4 10 (41.67%) HTML
4 10 (41.67%) Photoshop
4 10 (41.67%) CSS
4 10 (41.67%) JSP
5 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Selenium
6 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (20.83%) Java
8 5 (20.83%) SOAP
8 5 (20.83%) Web Services
8 5 (20.83%) Finance
8 5 (20.83%) Replication
9 4 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (16.67%) System Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Legal
9 4 (16.67%) TDD
9 4 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (16.67%) HP
9 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 4 (16.67%) Test Automation

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Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Stockport 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 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.17%) GlassFish
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) DB2
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (16.67%) Hudson
2 4 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) TestPartner
4 1 (4.17%) Ant
4 1 (4.17%) JUnit
4 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Software Tester
3 7 (29.17%) Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Author
4 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Web Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Internet Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Website Developer
5 4 (16.67%) QA Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
7 1 (4.17%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) XML
2 10 (41.67%) XHTML
2 10 (41.67%) HTML
2 10 (41.67%) CSS
2 10 (41.67%) JSP
3 5 (20.83%) SOAP
3 5 (20.83%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) J2EE
4 1 (4.17%) JDBC
4 1 (4.17%) EJB
4 1 (4.17%) JMS
4 1 (4.17%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Project Management
2 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.67%) System Testing
4 4 (16.67%) TDD
4 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (16.67%) BDD
4 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.17%) OOP
6 1 (4.17%) OO
6 1 (4.17%) SOA
6 1 (4.17%) Document Management
6 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) PHP
3 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) HNC
1 12 (50.00%) HND
2 11 (45.83%) ISEB
3 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Compuware
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
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Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
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Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 27 days ago