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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 18 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 8.43% 6.92% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.00% 66.67% -
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 0
Average salary £30,000 £29,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
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
20 27 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 11.24% 10.38% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20 18 1
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 29 May 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 21 (53.85%) TDD
2 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (46.15%) ISEB
4 15 (38.46%) SQL
5 14 (35.90%) Finance
6 12 (30.77%) BDD
7 11 (28.21%) Hudson
7 11 (28.21%) SoapUI
7 11 (28.21%) SpecFlow
7 11 (28.21%) Jenkins
7 11 (28.21%) Compatibility Testing
7 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (28.21%) Manual Testing
7 11 (28.21%) System Testing
7 11 (28.21%) TeamCity
7 11 (28.21%) Automated Testing
7 11 (28.21%) .NET
8 9 (23.08%) Automation Testing
9 8 (20.51%) Banking
10 7 (17.95%) HP
10 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
10 7 (17.95%) UML
10 7 (17.95%) OO
10 7 (17.95%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
10 7 (17.95%) OOD
10 7 (17.95%) Selenium
11 6 (15.38%) DSDM
12 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
12 5 (12.82%) Microsoft

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (12.82%) MS Excel
1 5 (12.82%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Hudson
1 11 (28.21%) SoapUI
1 11 (28.21%) SpecFlow
1 11 (28.21%) Jenkins
1 11 (28.21%) TeamCity
2 7 (17.95%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (17.95%) Selenium
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (76.92%) Analyst
2 16 (41.03%) Test Analyst
3 13 (33.33%) Tester
3 13 (33.33%) Software Tester
4 7 (17.95%) QA Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Project Manager
5 5 (12.82%) Business Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) UML Business Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Product Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) TDD
2 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.77%) BDD
4 11 (28.21%) Compatibility Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (28.21%) Manual Testing
4 11 (28.21%) System Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Automated Testing
5 9 (23.08%) Automation Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
6 7 (17.95%) UML
6 7 (17.95%) OO
6 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
6 7 (17.95%) OOD
7 6 (15.38%) DSDM
8 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
8 5 (12.82%) V-Model
8 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
9 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) Ada
2 1 (2.56%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) ISEB
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) HP
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
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