The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 33 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 5 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 1.29% 3.18% 8.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 55.56% 54.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 18
Average salary £29,750 £25,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.00% -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,550 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,950 £25,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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 Stockport region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Stockport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3 9 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 1.94% 5.73% 16.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 36
Average salary £29,500 £25,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.00% -25.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £25,000 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £40,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 16 September 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 11 (61.11%) ISEB
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Project Management
2 8 (44.44%) HND
2 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 8 (44.44%) Selenium
3 7 (38.89%) Line Management
3 7 (38.89%) HNC
4 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Internet
4 5 (27.78%) XML
4 5 (27.78%) Photoshop
4 5 (27.78%) XHTML
4 5 (27.78%) HTML
4 5 (27.78%) CSS
4 5 (27.78%) JSP
4 5 (27.78%) Replication
5 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 4 (22.22%) Hudson
5 4 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 4 (22.22%) System Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Internet
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
2 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 4 (22.22%) Hudson
2 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (11.11%) TestPartner
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.56%) LabVIEW
4 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
1 4 (22.22%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Tester
2 7 (38.89%) Software Tester
3 5 (27.78%) Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Web Developer
4 4 (22.22%) QA Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Hardware Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) XML
1 5 (27.78%) XHTML
1 5 (27.78%) HTML
1 5 (27.78%) CSS
1 5 (27.78%) JSP
2 4 (22.22%) SOAP
2 4 (22.22%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Project Management
2 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Line Management
4 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 4 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 4 (22.22%) System Testing
5 4 (22.22%) TDD
5 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.56%) Scrum
7 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) ISEB
2 8 (44.44%) HND
3 7 (38.89%) HNC
4 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Compuware
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