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 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 13 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 9.80% 2.30% 5.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.43% 50.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 4
Average salary £38,750 £26,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.03% +10.63%
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 Wigan region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wigan
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
7 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 13.73% 4.60% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 4
Average salary £40,000 £23,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.21% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £19,600 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £23,500 £26,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Salary Histogram in Wigan

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Wigan region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Wigan

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wigan

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) C#
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
1 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (60.00%) XML
1 6 (60.00%) XSLT
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (60.00%) E-business
1 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (60.00%) Time Management
1 6 (60.00%) Entity Framework
2 5 (50.00%) Line Management
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (10.00%) Selenium
5 1 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) CruiseControl
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wigan by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) CruiseControl
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
1 5 (50.00%) Junior
2 4 (40.00%) Graduate
2 4 (40.00%) Junior Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Graduate Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (60.00%) XML
1 6 (60.00%) XSLT
1 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (60.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) E-business
1 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (60.00%) Time Management
2 5 (50.00%) Line Management
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
Wigan
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday