The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 13 27 30
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 18 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 13.49% 9.28% 7.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 77.27% 75.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 11
Median salary £45,000 £31,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+45.16% +6.89%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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 24 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 17.46% 12.37% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 22 24 20
Median salary £42,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £22,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,500 £36,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

The demand trend of job ads across the Stockport region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Stockport

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Stockport region with a requirement for QA.

1 25 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (43.75%) Windows
2 21 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 20 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (39.58%) ISEB
5 17 (35.42%) Windows Server
6 16 (33.33%) Automated Testing
7 15 (31.25%) Selenium
8 14 (29.17%) JIRA
8 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
9 13 (27.08%) Mac OS X
9 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
10 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (25.00%) VMware
11 11 (22.92%) C#
11 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
11 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
11 11 (22.92%) SoapUI
11 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (22.92%) Windows 10
12 10 (20.83%) Defect Tracking
12 10 (20.83%) Case Management
12 10 (20.83%) WebDriver
12 10 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (20.83%) Java
13 9 (18.75%) SOAP
13 9 (18.75%) Cucumber
13 9 (18.75%) SDLC
14 6 (12.50%) Line Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 21 (43.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (31.25%) Selenium
2 14 (29.17%) JIRA
3 11 (22.92%) SoapUI
4 10 (20.83%) WebDriver
5 9 (18.75%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.33%) Bugzilla
6 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.25%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Tester
2 15 (31.25%) QA Tester
3 14 (29.17%) Analyst
4 13 (27.08%) Automation Test Analyst
4 13 (27.08%) QA Engineer
4 13 (27.08%) Test Analyst
5 11 (22.92%) QA Leader
6 10 (20.83%) Lead Tester
6 10 (20.83%) Senior QA Tester
6 10 (20.83%) Senior Tester
7 9 (18.75%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 6 (12.50%) IT Manager
8 6 (12.50%) IT Support
8 6 (12.50%) IT Support Manager
8 6 (12.50%) Support Manager
9 5 (10.42%) Automation Tester
10 4 (8.33%) Software Analyst
10 4 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (8.33%) Software Tester
11 3 (6.25%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) SOAP
2 4 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.08%) J2EE
4 1 (2.08%) jQuery
4 1 (2.08%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Windows
2 17 (35.42%) Windows Server
3 13 (27.08%) Mac OS X
4 11 (22.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
4 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
5 10 (20.83%) Case Management
5 10 (20.83%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (18.75%) SDLC
7 6 (12.50%) BDD
7 6 (12.50%) ITIL
7 6 (12.50%) Line Management
7 6 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 6 (12.50%) TDD
7 6 (12.50%) Test Management
8 5 (10.42%) Manual Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Performance Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Product Management
9 4 (8.33%) DSDM
9 4 (8.33%) Functional Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Scrum
9 4 (8.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) C#
2 10 (20.83%) Java
3 2 (4.17%) C
3 2 (4.17%) PHP
3 2 (4.17%) Ruby
3 2 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) ISEB
2 6 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.00%) VMware
3 6 (12.50%) SolarWinds
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