Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Merseyside > Liverpool
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 45 40
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 52 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 4.34% 4.79% 4.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.08% 36.36% 30.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22 29 39
Liverpool median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -15.29%
10th Percentile £29,225 £25,000 £27,200
90th Percentile £66,250 £75,500 £50,000
Merseyside median annual salary £40,750 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.19% -4.00% -7.41%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Liverpool
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 89 143 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 11.70% 13.17% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 63 58 67
Liverpool median annual salary £40,000 £36,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.84% -8.13% -8.05%
10th Percentile £24,450 £24,850 £26,900
90th Percentile £64,750 £64,000 £70,000
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -1.23%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Liverpool.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Liverpool

QA
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 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) SDLC
3 12 (36.36%) DevOps
3 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (30.30%) Test Automation
5 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
6 8 (24.24%) Google
6 8 (24.24%) Validation
6 8 (24.24%) VMware
6 8 (24.24%) Citrix
6 8 (24.24%) Selenium
6 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
6 8 (24.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (24.24%) Product Management
7 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (21.21%) Java
7 7 (21.21%) JIRA
8 6 (18.18%) Marketing
8 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (18.18%) JMeter
8 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
8 6 (18.18%) Degree
9 5 (15.15%) ISEB
9 5 (15.15%) Games
9 5 (15.15%) Russian Language
10 4 (12.12%) Scrum
10 4 (12.12%) TDD

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Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (24.24%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (6.06%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (6.06%) SaaS
4 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Selenium
2 7 (21.21%) JIRA
3 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 6 (18.18%) JMeter
4 4 (12.12%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.06%) JUnit
5 2 (6.06%) SonarQube
5 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 6 (18.18%) Marketing
2 5 (15.15%) Games
2 5 (15.15%) Russian Language
3 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 4 (12.12%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.06%) Back Office
5 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) QA Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) QA Automation Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.09%) C++ Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Writer
6 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
1 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) STL
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Online Games
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Blog
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) SDLC
3 12 (36.36%) DevOps
4 10 (30.30%) Test Automation
5 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 8 (24.24%) Product Management
6 8 (24.24%) Validation
7 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Scrum
8 4 (12.12%) TDD
8 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (9.09%) Functional Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Smoke Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Test Management
9 3 (9.09%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Java
2 4 (12.12%) C++
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (18.18%) Degree
4 5 (15.15%) ISEB
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
1 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Citrix
1 8 (24.24%) Google
1 8 (24.24%) VMware
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) Capita