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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 10.56% 1.60% 2.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 68.00% 33.33% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 4
Average salary £32,500 £28,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.07% +12.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
25 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 15.53% 4.79% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 25 9 8
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £21,300 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £50,750 £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 4 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Stockport

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) ISEB
3 18 (43.90%) TDD
3 18 (43.90%) Automated Testing
4 16 (39.02%) Manual Testing
5 15 (36.59%) SQL
6 12 (29.27%) BDD
7 11 (26.83%) Finance
8 10 (24.39%) Selenium
9 9 (21.95%) Compatibility Testing
9 9 (21.95%) System Testing
9 9 (21.95%) SoapUI
9 9 (21.95%) SpecFlow
9 9 (21.95%) Regression Testing
9 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
9 9 (21.95%) .NET
10 8 (19.51%) DSDM
11 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
11 7 (17.07%) Automation Testing
12 6 (14.63%) Hudson
12 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
12 6 (14.63%) TeamCity
12 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (14.63%) MS Project
12 6 (14.63%) HP UFT
13 5 (12.20%) HP
13 5 (12.20%) Banking
13 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
13 5 (12.20%) OOD
13 5 (12.20%) UML

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Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.63%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Selenium
2 9 (21.95%) SoapUI
2 9 (21.95%) SpecFlow
3 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
3 6 (14.63%) Hudson
3 6 (14.63%) TeamCity
3 6 (14.63%) HP UFT
4 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.88%) JIRA
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (68.29%) Analyst
2 18 (43.90%) Test Analyst
3 17 (41.46%) Tester
4 12 (29.27%) Software Tester
5 6 (14.63%) QA Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) Project Manager
6 5 (12.20%) Business Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) UML Business Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Business Systems Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) QA Tester
8 3 (7.32%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Technical Test Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Automated Tester
9 2 (4.88%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Technical Manager
9 2 (4.88%) Product Manager
9 2 (4.88%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) .NET
2 3 (7.32%) SOAP
2 3 (7.32%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (43.90%) TDD
2 18 (43.90%) Automated Testing
3 16 (39.02%) Manual Testing
4 12 (29.27%) BDD
5 9 (21.95%) System Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Compatibility Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Regression Testing
6 8 (19.51%) DSDM
7 7 (17.07%) Automation Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
9 5 (12.20%) OOD
9 5 (12.20%) UML
9 5 (12.20%) OO
10 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
10 4 (9.76%) Project Management
10 4 (9.76%) V-Model
10 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
11 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) Ada
2 1 (2.44%) Java
2 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (53.66%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) VMware
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
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