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

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 4.41% 2.78% 1.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 40.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Median salary £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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 Wigan region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wigan
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 8.82% 6.94% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 2
Median salary £30,000 £24,000 £23,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +3.22%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

The demand trend of job ads across the Wigan region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

QA
Salary Trend in Wigan

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Wigan region.

QA Salary Trend in Wigan

QA
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Wigan

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 Wigan region with a requirement for QA.

1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) WebSockets
2 2 (66.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Umbraco

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wigan 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) PHP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 2 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (66.67%) WebSockets
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) OOP
1 2 (66.67%) Responsive Web Design
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree