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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 17 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 16.85% 7.66% 1.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 86.11% 58.62% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 28 16 2
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +38.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,250 £23,450
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,500 £27,050
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £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
36 29 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 19.57% 13.06% 7.14%
Number of salaries quoted 32 26 6
Average salary £40,000 £31,500 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.98% +24.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £19,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £52,500 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 10 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Stockport

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 34 (53.97%) Windows
2 31 (49.21%) ISEB
3 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
3 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 27 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 27 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 26 (41.27%) Windows Server
7 21 (33.33%) Selenium
8 19 (30.16%) SQL Server
9 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 18 (28.57%) VMware
9 18 (28.57%) JIRA
9 18 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (26.98%) Test Scripting
10 17 (26.98%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (26.98%) Windows 10
10 17 (26.98%) Mac OS X
11 16 (25.40%) Defect Tracking
11 16 (25.40%) Case Management
12 14 (22.22%) C#
13 13 (20.63%) Java
13 13 (20.63%) ISTQB
13 13 (20.63%) Test Automation
14 11 (17.46%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (17.46%) BDD
15 10 (15.87%) Project Management
16 9 (14.29%) TDD
16 9 (14.29%) Test Management
17 8 (12.70%) Automation Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (3.17%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 27 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (33.33%) Selenium
2 18 (28.57%) JIRA
3 7 (11.11%) Bugzilla
3 7 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 7 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 7 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 6 (9.52%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (60.32%) Tester
2 23 (36.51%) QA Tester
3 21 (33.33%) Lead Tester
4 16 (25.40%) QA Leader
5 15 (23.81%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 15 (23.81%) Senior QA Tester
5 15 (23.81%) Senior Tester
6 14 (22.22%) QA Engineer
7 13 (20.63%) Analyst
8 12 (19.05%) Test Analyst
9 7 (11.11%) Automated Tester
9 7 (11.11%) Software Analyst
9 7 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
9 7 (11.11%) Software Tester
10 6 (9.52%) Agile Test Analyst
10 6 (9.52%) Agile Tester
10 6 (9.52%) Automation Tester
11 5 (7.94%) Automation Analyst
11 5 (7.94%) Automation Test Analyst
11 5 (7.94%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) Web Services
2 5 (7.94%) .NET
2 5 (7.94%) SOAP
3 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.17%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.17%) HTML
4 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.59%) jQuery
4 1 (1.59%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.98%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 34 (53.97%) Windows
2 26 (41.27%) Windows Server
3 17 (26.98%) Mac OS X
3 17 (26.98%) Windows 10
4 6 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 17 (26.98%) Test Scripting
4 16 (25.40%) Case Management
4 16 (25.40%) Defect Tracking
5 13 (20.63%) Test Automation
6 11 (17.46%) BDD
7 10 (15.87%) Project Management
8 9 (14.29%) TDD
8 9 (14.29%) Test Management
9 8 (12.70%) Automation Testing
9 8 (12.70%) Manual Testing
9 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2
9 8 (12.70%) Product Management
10 7 (11.11%) DSDM
10 7 (11.11%) Functional Testing
10 7 (11.11%) Mentoring
11 6 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (9.52%) QA Automation
11 6 (9.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.22%) C#
2 13 (20.63%) Java
3 4 (6.35%) SQL
4 1 (1.59%) C
4 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.59%) PHP
4 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (49.21%) ISEB
2 13 (20.63%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.59%) Degree
3 1 (1.59%) PhD
System Software
1 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 18 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (17.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 18 (28.57%) VMware
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