The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Altrincham with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Manchester / Altrincham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 16 23
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7  
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Altrincham 3.70% 7.89% 1.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.27% 60.00% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 1
Median salary £45,000 £34,750 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.49% +26.36%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Altrincham with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Altrincham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 11 10 5
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Altrincham 13.58% 13.16% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 3
Median salary £42,500 £28,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +51.78% +1.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,800 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £41,500 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Altrincham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Altrincham citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Altrincham

QA
Salary Trend in Altrincham

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

Salary trend for QA in Altrincham

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Altrincham region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) Gherkin
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) JUnit
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) Refactoring
4 2 (28.57%) ATDD
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) QA Automation
4 2 (28.57%) SDET

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Altrincham 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) JUnit
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) DBA
1 2 (28.57%) QA Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) QA Automation Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) QA Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Automation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior QA Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Database Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Junior
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Database Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Gherkin
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) ATDD
3 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) QA Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Refactoring
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) SDET
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
2 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Altrincham, Cheshire
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