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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 5.76% 1.60% 4.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.87% 23.08% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 9
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £23,400 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £27,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
23 13 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 9.47% 6.91% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 22 12 18
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £20,300 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £51,500 £54,750
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (52.94%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) .NET
4 6 (35.29%) Banking
4 6 (35.29%) BDD
5 4 (23.53%) ISEB
5 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 4 (23.53%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (23.53%) System Testing
5 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
5 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 4 (23.53%) Hudson
5 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
5 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
5 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
5 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) MS Project
6 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
6 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
6 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) HP
6 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Selenium

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Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (17.65%) MS Project
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
1 4 (23.53%) Hudson
1 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
1 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
1 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (11.76%) JUnit
3 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Legal
4 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Software Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Product Manager
3 3 (17.65%) QA Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Release Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) BDD
3 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Compatibility Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (23.53%) System Testing
3 4 (23.53%) TDD
3 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 3 (17.65%) V-Model
5 2 (11.76%) Logistics
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) HND
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 3 (17.65%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Capita
2 1 (5.88%) Facebook
2 1 (5.88%) Twitter
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