The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 34 37 34
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 15 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 4.71% 3.84% 5.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.00% 27.78% 44.90%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 22
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £37,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Liverpool with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Liverpool
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 50 54 49
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 12.41% 13.81% 11.61%
Number of salaries quoted 35 34 46
Median salary £33,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.28% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,600 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

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Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

Salary trend for QA in Liverpool

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Salary Histogram in Liverpool

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Liverpool over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Liverpool

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for QA.

1 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) SDLC
3 15 (33.33%) SQL
4 14 (31.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (26.67%) Automation Testing
6 11 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (24.44%) Waterfall
6 11 (24.44%) Selenium
7 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
8 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
8 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
8 8 (17.78%) API Testing
8 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
8 8 (17.78%) Linux
8 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
8 8 (17.78%) Games
8 8 (17.78%) Scrum
9 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (15.56%) Ruby
9 7 (15.56%) .NET
9 7 (15.56%) Perl
9 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
9 7 (15.56%) PMO
10 6 (13.33%) Gherkin
10 6 (13.33%) SoapUI
10 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
10 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
10 6 (13.33%) System Testing
10 6 (13.33%) ISEB

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Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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 2 (4.44%) IIS
1 2 (4.44%) nginx
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.11%) MS Office
3 4 (8.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Sumo Logic
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) GitHub
2 1 (2.22%) Google Play
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) FTP
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) DB2
4 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
4 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Selenium
2 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 6 (13.33%) SoapUI
4 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (8.89%) MSBuild
5 4 (8.89%) NuGet
5 4 (8.89%) Subversion
6 2 (4.44%) RSpec
7 1 (2.22%) Android Studio
7 1 (2.22%) Gradle
7 1 (2.22%) JIRA
7 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (17.78%) Games
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Electronics
3 2 (4.44%) Publishing
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Back Office
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Analyst
2 11 (24.44%) Test Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Portfolio Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Project Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Release Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Web Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Developer
4 5 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.67%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Compliance Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Siebel Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Siebel Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) Gherkin
2 6 (13.33%) Web Services
3 4 (8.89%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (6.67%) CSS
4 3 (6.67%) HTML
4 3 (6.67%) HTML5
5 2 (4.44%) Ajax
5 2 (4.44%) jQuery
5 2 (4.44%) Phusion Passenger
5 2 (4.44%) RESTful
5 2 (4.44%) SOAP
5 2 (4.44%) XML
6 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.22%) CSS3
6 1 (2.22%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.89%) N-Tier
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.44%) Clustering
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.44%) iPad
4 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) User Experience
4 2 (4.44%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.22%) iPhone
5 1 (2.22%) PlayStation
5 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Windows
3 3 (6.67%) Android
3 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.67%) Unix
4 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) SDLC
3 14 (31.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (26.67%) Automation Testing
5 11 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (24.44%) Waterfall
6 8 (17.78%) API Testing
6 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
6 8 (17.78%) Scrum
6 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
6 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
7 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Release Management
8 6 (13.33%) System Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 5 (11.11%) DevOps
9 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) Perl
2 7 (15.56%) Ruby
3 6 (13.33%) Python
4 4 (8.89%) C#
4 4 (8.89%) C++
4 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.67%) Java
5 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.44%) Smalltalk
6 2 (4.44%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
6 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.22%) C
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 6 (13.33%) ISEB
3 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Siebel
3 2 (4.44%) Splunk
4 1 (2.22%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.22%) Perforce
4 1 (2.22%) Teradata