The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Engineer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 159 192
Rank change year-on-year -9 +33  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 37 23 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.95% 0.68% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.69% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 35 20 0
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3797 3322 3666
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 96.99% 97.51% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3184 2764 3007
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Manchester

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Manchester

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Manchester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Manchester

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -9 2 £42,500 +13.33%
Altrincham - 2 £41,500 -
Cheadle - 2 £27,500 -
QA Engineer
North West

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 57 (100.00%) QA
2 51 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (50.88%) BDD
3 29 (50.88%) Selenium
4 26 (45.61%) TDD
4 26 (45.61%) Java
5 25 (43.86%) Test Scripting
6 23 (40.35%) Cucumber
7 22 (38.60%) Regression Testing
7 22 (38.60%) Scrum
8 21 (36.84%) QA Automation
9 20 (35.09%) Automated Testing
9 20 (35.09%) JIRA
10 19 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
11 17 (29.82%) Exploratory Testing
12 16 (28.07%) iPad
13 15 (26.32%) ATDD
13 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
13 15 (26.32%) Finance
13 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
14 14 (24.56%) Defect Management
15 13 (22.81%) Manual Testing
15 13 (22.81%) ISTQB
16 12 (21.05%) Ruby
16 12 (21.05%) MS Excel
16 12 (21.05%) Windows
17 11 (19.30%) Product Management
17 11 (19.30%) HP Quality Center
17 11 (19.30%) Test Management
17 11 (19.30%) ISEB

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Maya
2 1 (1.75%) MODO
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 29 (50.88%) Selenium
2 23 (40.35%) Cucumber
3 20 (35.09%) JIRA
4 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
5 6 (10.53%) JUnit
6 4 (7.02%) HP UFT
7 3 (5.26%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.51%) Gatling
8 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.51%) JMeter
8 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.51%) The Grinder
8 2 (3.51%) Travis CI
8 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.75%) Gradle
9 1 (1.75%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.75%) TestNG
General
1 15 (26.32%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Games
3 3 (5.26%) Advertising
4 2 (3.51%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) Gherkin
2 4 (7.02%) .NET
3 2 (3.51%) XML
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) DirectX
4 1 (1.75%) DOM
4 1 (1.75%) HTML
4 1 (1.75%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) iPad
2 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.77%) Cyber Attack
4 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.26%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (5.26%) Animation
6 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.75%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.88%) BDD
3 26 (45.61%) TDD
4 25 (43.86%) Test Scripting
5 22 (38.60%) Regression Testing
5 22 (38.60%) Scrum
6 21 (36.84%) QA Automation
7 20 (35.09%) Automated Testing
8 19 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
9 17 (29.82%) Exploratory Testing
10 15 (26.32%) ATDD
10 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
11 14 (24.56%) Defect Management
12 13 (22.81%) Manual Testing
13 11 (19.30%) Product Management
13 11 (19.30%) Test Management
14 9 (15.79%) Refactoring
14 9 (15.79%) SDLC
15 8 (14.04%) Risk Analysis
16 7 (12.28%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 26 (45.61%) Java
2 12 (21.05%) Ruby
3 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
3 10 (17.54%) Python
4 8 (14.04%) C#
5 5 (8.77%) C++
6 4 (7.02%) PHP
6 4 (7.02%) SQL
7 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) ISTQB
2 11 (19.30%) ISEB
3 10 (17.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (12.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (12.28%) SDET
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) Foundry
3 1 (1.75%) ForgeRock
3 1 (1.75%) Sitecore
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