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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 5.63% 0.54% 3.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 68.42% 11.11% 29.17%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 7
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
19 9 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 8.23% 4.84% 10.96%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 23
Average salary £34,250 £51,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.49% +58.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,050 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Stockport

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Stockport region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Stockport

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 9 (60.00%) Finance
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (26.67%) ISEB
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
5 3 (20.00%) MS Project
5 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Selenium
5 3 (20.00%) V-Model
6 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
6 2 (13.33%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) Legal
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) Logistics
6 2 (13.33%) Internet

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 3 (20.00%) MS Project
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (13.33%) JUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) Hudson
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) LabVIEW
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Legal
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Product Manager
2 3 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Release Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) QA Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Support Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
2 4 (26.67%) BDD
3 3 (20.00%) V-Model
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Logistics
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) HND
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Capita
2 1 (6.67%) Facebook
2 1 (6.67%) Twitter