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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 0 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 7.87% - 8.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.05% - 61.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 10
Average salary £29,000 - £18,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Stockport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
37 8 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 14.57% 4.06% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 19
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +52.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £21,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £45,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (56.52%) Project Management
2 12 (52.17%) HNC
2 12 (52.17%) HND
3 11 (47.83%) CSS
3 11 (47.83%) XML
3 11 (47.83%) HTML
4 10 (43.48%) Internet
4 10 (43.48%) Photoshop
4 10 (43.48%) XHTML
4 10 (43.48%) JSP
5 9 (39.13%) ISEB
5 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
6 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (30.43%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) SOAP
8 6 (26.09%) Selenium
9 5 (21.74%) Replication
9 5 (21.74%) TDD
9 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Web Services
9 5 (21.74%) BDD
9 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
10 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
10 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
10 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
10 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
10 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (17.39%) System Testing
10 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
10 4 (17.39%) Hudson

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Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.35%) GlassFish
Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Selenium
2 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
3 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
3 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
3 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
3 4 (17.39%) Hudson
4 2 (8.70%) TestPartner
5 1 (4.35%) Ant
5 1 (4.35%) JUnit
5 1 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Web Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Internet Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Website Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Author
4 4 (17.39%) Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.35%) Java Applications Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) CSS
1 11 (47.83%) XML
1 11 (47.83%) HTML
2 10 (43.48%) XHTML
2 10 (43.48%) JSP
3 6 (26.09%) SOAP
4 5 (21.74%) Web Services
5 2 (8.70%) .NET
6 1 (4.35%) EJB
6 1 (4.35%) J2EE
6 1 (4.35%) JMS
6 1 (4.35%) JDBC
6 1 (4.35%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Project Management
2 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
4 5 (21.74%) BDD
5 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (17.39%) System Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.35%) SOA
7 1 (4.35%) OOP
7 1 (4.35%) OO
7 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Document Management
7 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) HNC
1 12 (52.17%) HND
2 9 (39.13%) ISEB
3 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Compuware
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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