The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Manchester / Stockport
Rank 31 12 23
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 33 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 2.89% 18.97% 8.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 86.84% 62.07%
Number of salaries quoted 5 30 18
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +20.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £36,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Stockport region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Stockport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
20 38 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 11.56% 21.84% 13.55%
Number of salaries quoted 20 34 27
Median salary £30,250 £40,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-24.37% +31.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £31,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,950 £36,500 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

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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
Salary Histogram in Stockport

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Stockport region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Stockport

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Stockport region with a requirement for QA.

1 17 (94.44%) ISEB
2 13 (72.22%) Automated Testing
3 12 (66.67%) Windows
3 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (50.00%) Test Management
6 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 8 (44.44%) Mac OS X
6 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 8 (44.44%) VMware
6 8 (44.44%) Case Management
6 8 (44.44%) Defect Tracking
6 8 (44.44%) Windows 10
6 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (27.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (27.78%) SDLC
7 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
7 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
7 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
7 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
8 4 (22.22%) JIRA
8 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting

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Top Related IT Skills in Stockport 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:

Applications
1 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) QA Tester
1 12 (66.67%) Senior QA Tester
1 12 (66.67%) Senior Tester
1 12 (66.67%) Tester
2 8 (44.44%) Lead Tester
2 8 (44.44%) QA Leader
3 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
4 4 (22.22%) QA Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
1 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 8 (44.44%) Mac OS X
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Automated Testing
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) Test Management
4 8 (44.44%) Case Management
4 8 (44.44%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
5 5 (27.78%) SDLC
5 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
5 5 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
5 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Product Management
6 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.56%) Coaching
7 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.56%) Scrum
7 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) VMware