The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wigan region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 15 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 1.37% 6.67% 1.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 100.00% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Average salary £27,500 £23,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.02% -24.19%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
2 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 2.74% 6.67% 11.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 12
Average salary £23,250 £23,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.06% -11.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,850 £19,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £31,450 £31,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Wigan region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Wigan

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Wigan 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 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Back Office
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) SQLite
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Information Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) Android SDK
2 2 (66.67%) Android Development
3 1 (33.33%) VB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wigan by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Wigan 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQLite
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (66.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Android Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) VB Developer
3 1 (33.33%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (66.67%) Android SDK
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
1 2 (66.67%) Information Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree