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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 25 39
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 15 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 10.26% 8.38% 5.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 72.73% 68.18% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 8
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,000 £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
22 22 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 14.10% 12.29% 8.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22 22 16
Median salary £40,000 £31,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+28.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,600 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,500 £39,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Stockport

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Stockport region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Stockport

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 22 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (47.73%) Windows
2 21 (47.73%) MS Excel
2 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
3 20 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (38.64%) Windows Server
5 16 (36.36%) ISEB
6 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
7 12 (27.27%) Mac OS X
7 12 (27.27%) JIRA
7 12 (27.27%) Selenium
8 11 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 11 (25.00%) VMware
8 11 (25.00%) C#
8 11 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
9 10 (22.73%) WebDriver
9 10 (22.73%) SoapUI
9 10 (22.73%) Windows 10
9 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (22.73%) Java
9 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
10 9 (20.45%) SOAP
10 9 (20.45%) SDLC
10 9 (20.45%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (20.45%) Case Management
10 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
11 7 (15.91%) Test 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 (47.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) JIRA
1 12 (27.27%) Selenium
2 10 (22.73%) SoapUI
2 10 (22.73%) WebDriver
3 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.55%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Tester
2 15 (34.09%) QA Tester
3 14 (31.82%) QA Engineer
4 11 (25.00%) Analyst
5 10 (22.73%) Automation Test Analyst
5 10 (22.73%) QA Leader
5 10 (22.73%) Test Analyst
6 9 (20.45%) Lead Tester
6 9 (20.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 9 (20.45%) Senior QA Tester
6 9 (20.45%) Senior Tester
7 6 (13.64%) IT Manager
7 6 (13.64%) IT Support
7 6 (13.64%) IT Support Manager
7 6 (13.64%) Support Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Agile Development Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.55%) Mac Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior QA Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) SOAP
2 3 (6.82%) .NET
3 2 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.27%) J2EE
4 1 (2.27%) jQuery
4 1 (2.27%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Windows
2 17 (38.64%) Windows Server
3 12 (27.27%) Mac OS X
4 10 (22.73%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
4 9 (20.45%) Case Management
4 9 (20.45%) Defect Tracking
4 9 (20.45%) SDLC
5 7 (15.91%) Test Management
6 6 (13.64%) ITIL
6 6 (13.64%) Line Management
6 6 (13.64%) Process Improvement
6 6 (13.64%) Product Management
7 5 (11.36%) Performance Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Scrum
8 4 (9.09%) Security Testing
9 2 (4.55%) BDD
9 2 (4.55%) OO
9 2 (4.55%) Stress Testing
9 2 (4.55%) TDD
9 2 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) C#
2 10 (22.73%) Java
3 2 (4.55%) C
3 2 (4.55%) PHP
3 2 (4.55%) Ruby
4 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) ISEB
2 6 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.00%) VMware
3 6 (13.64%) SolarWinds
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
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