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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 7.95% 1.30% 4.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.38% 16.67% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 18 2 9
Average salary £35,000 £25,250 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.61% -21.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,350 £23,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £27,050 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
32 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 13.39% 7.79% 9.42%
Number of salaries quoted 29 7 18
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £20,000 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £51,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 2015, 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 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) Banking
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) .NET
4 8 (33.33%) BDD
5 6 (25.00%) Hudson
5 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (25.00%) System Testing
5 6 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 6 (25.00%) TDD
5 6 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 6 (25.00%) TeamCity
6 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.67%) V-Model
7 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.67%) MS Project
7 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) ISEB
7 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (12.50%) HP
8 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 3 (12.50%) Scrum
8 3 (12.50%) Selenium
8 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (16.67%) MS Project
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Hudson
1 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 6 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
3 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.17%) LabVIEW
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Product Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) QA Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) QA Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Release Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Hardware Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Support Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) BDD
3 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (25.00%) System Testing
3 6 (25.00%) TDD
3 6 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
5 4 (16.67%) V-Model
5 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Logistics
7 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.33%) OOD
7 2 (8.33%) UML
7 2 (8.33%) OO
8 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C#
2 2 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) HND
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Facebook
3 1 (4.17%) Twitter
3 1 (4.17%) Capita
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