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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 18 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 25 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 12.98% 12.56% 7.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 85.00% 86.21% 53.85%
Number of salaries quoted 16 24 10
Median salary £45,000 £30,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+47.54% +5.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £28,150 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £36,500 £30,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
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 Stockport region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Stockport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
20 29 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 15.27% 14.57% 14.23%
Number of salaries quoted 19 28 21
Median salary £45,000 £30,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+47.54% -6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £27,400 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £38,500 £36,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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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

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
Salary Histogram in Stockport

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Stockport region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Stockport

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Selenium
3 15 (31.91%) MS Excel
3 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
3 15 (31.91%) Windows
4 14 (29.79%) ISEB
4 14 (29.79%) Automated Testing
4 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (25.53%) JIRA
6 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
6 11 (23.40%) Test Automation
6 11 (23.40%) SoapUI
6 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
6 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
6 11 (23.40%) C#
7 10 (21.28%) Java
7 10 (21.28%) Mac OS X
7 10 (21.28%) WebDriver
8 9 (19.15%) Cucumber
8 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (19.15%) SDLC
8 9 (19.15%) VMware
8 9 (19.15%) SOAP
9 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
9 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (17.02%) Windows 10
10 7 (14.89%) BDD
10 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (14.89%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (14.89%) Case Management

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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 15 (31.91%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Selenium
2 12 (25.53%) JIRA
3 11 (23.40%) SoapUI
4 10 (21.28%) WebDriver
5 9 (19.15%) Cucumber
6 5 (10.64%) Bugzilla
6 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.38%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Tester
2 15 (31.91%) Analyst
3 14 (29.79%) Automation Test Analyst
3 14 (29.79%) Test Analyst
4 10 (21.28%) QA Engineer
5 9 (19.15%) QA Tester
5 9 (19.15%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 8 (17.02%) QA Leader
7 7 (14.89%) Lead Tester
7 7 (14.89%) Senior QA Tester
7 7 (14.89%) Senior Tester
8 6 (12.77%) Automation Tester
8 6 (12.77%) IT Manager
8 6 (12.77%) IT Support
8 6 (12.77%) IT Support Manager
8 6 (12.77%) Support Manager
9 5 (10.64%) Software Analyst
9 5 (10.64%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (10.64%) Software Tester
10 4 (8.51%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) SOAP
2 4 (8.51%) .NET
3 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.26%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.13%) J2EE
4 1 (2.13%) jQuery
4 1 (2.13%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
3 10 (21.28%) Mac OS X
4 8 (17.02%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) Automated Testing
3 11 (23.40%) Test Automation
3 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
4 9 (19.15%) SDLC
5 7 (14.89%) BDD
5 7 (14.89%) Case Management
5 7 (14.89%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (14.89%) TDD
6 6 (12.77%) ITIL
6 6 (12.77%) Line Management
6 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
6 6 (12.77%) Process Improvement
6 6 (12.77%) Project Management
6 6 (12.77%) Scrum
7 5 (10.64%) DSDM
7 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) C#
2 10 (21.28%) Java
3 2 (4.26%) C
3 2 (4.26%) PHP
3 2 (4.26%) Ruby
3 2 (4.26%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) ISEB
2 6 (12.77%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.15%) VMware
3 6 (12.77%) SolarWinds
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