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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 7.69% 3.62% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.09% 50.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 0
Average salary £36,500 £28,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.35% -
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
22 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 13.02% 7.24% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 22 13 3
Average salary £31,250 £30,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,800 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £52,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 6 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Stockport

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (46.51%) TDD
3 19 (44.19%) ISEB
4 17 (39.53%) SQL
5 16 (37.21%) Automated Testing
5 16 (37.21%) Manual Testing
6 14 (32.56%) BDD
6 14 (32.56%) Finance
7 12 (27.91%) .NET
7 12 (27.91%) SoapUI
7 12 (27.91%) SpecFlow
7 12 (27.91%) System Testing
7 12 (27.91%) Compatibility Testing
8 10 (23.26%) Selenium
8 10 (23.26%) Automation Testing
8 10 (23.26%) Regression Testing
9 9 (20.93%) Jenkins
9 9 (20.93%) Hudson
9 9 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (20.93%) TeamCity
10 8 (18.60%) Banking
11 7 (16.28%) UML
11 7 (16.28%) OO
11 7 (16.28%) DSDM
11 7 (16.28%) OOD
12 6 (13.95%) HP UFT
12 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
12 6 (13.95%) HP
13 5 (11.63%) V-Model
13 5 (11.63%) Waterfall

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 5 (11.63%) MS Project
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) SoapUI
1 12 (27.91%) SpecFlow
2 10 (23.26%) Selenium
3 9 (20.93%) TeamCity
3 9 (20.93%) Hudson
3 9 (20.93%) Jenkins
4 6 (13.95%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.98%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 32 (74.42%) Analyst
2 19 (44.19%) Test Analyst
3 13 (30.23%) Tester
4 12 (27.91%) Software Tester
5 7 (16.28%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (13.95%) QA Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) UML Business Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Project Manager
7 5 (11.63%) Business Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) Product Manager
9 3 (6.98%) Technical Test Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (4.65%) Agile Test Analyst
11 1 (2.33%) Automated Tester
11 1 (2.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) SOAP
2 3 (6.98%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (46.51%) TDD
3 16 (37.21%) Automated Testing
3 16 (37.21%) Manual Testing
4 14 (32.56%) BDD
5 12 (27.91%) System Testing
5 12 (27.91%) Compatibility Testing
6 10 (23.26%) Regression Testing
6 10 (23.26%) Automation Testing
7 9 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (16.28%) OOD
8 7 (16.28%) UML
8 7 (16.28%) OO
8 7 (16.28%) DSDM
9 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
10 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
10 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
10 5 (11.63%) V-Model
11 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) Ada
2 1 (2.33%) Java
2 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (44.19%) ISEB
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) HP
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
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