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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 33 13
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 5 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 1.20% 2.87% 10.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 50.00% 61.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 21
Average salary £29,000 £25,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £25,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
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
5 10 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 3.01% 5.75% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 38
Average salary £28,000 £25,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £25,000 £21,725
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £48,500 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 22 August 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 (50.00%) ISEB
1 11 (50.00%) Project Management
2 10 (45.45%) HNC
2 10 (45.45%) HND
3 9 (40.91%) XML
4 8 (36.36%) Internet
4 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Selenium
4 8 (36.36%) XHTML
4 8 (36.36%) HTML
4 8 (36.36%) Photoshop
4 8 (36.36%) CSS
4 8 (36.36%) JSP
5 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (27.27%) SQL
7 5 (22.73%) Java
7 5 (22.73%) SOAP
7 5 (22.73%) Web Services
7 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) Replication
8 4 (18.18%) Legal
8 4 (18.18%) TDD
8 4 (18.18%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (18.18%) System Testing
8 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (18.18%) HP
8 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce

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Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.55%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
2 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 4 (18.18%) Hudson
2 4 (18.18%) SoapUI
2 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) TestPartner
4 1 (4.55%) Ant
4 1 (4.55%) JUnit
4 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Tester
2 7 (31.82%) Software Tester
3 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Web Developer
4 4 (18.18%) QA Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Author
5 3 (13.64%) Website Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Internet Developer
6 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) XML
2 8 (36.36%) XHTML
2 8 (36.36%) HTML
2 8 (36.36%) CSS
2 8 (36.36%) JSP
3 5 (22.73%) SOAP
3 5 (22.73%) Web Services
4 1 (4.55%) J2EE
4 1 (4.55%) JDBC
4 1 (4.55%) EJB
4 1 (4.55%) JMS
4 1 (4.55%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Replication
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Project Management
2 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
5 4 (18.18%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (18.18%) System Testing
5 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) BDD
5 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.55%) OOP
7 1 (4.55%) OO
7 1 (4.55%) SOA
7 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
3 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) ISEB
2 10 (45.45%) HNC
2 10 (45.45%) HND
3 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Compuware
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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