The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 163 181
Rank change year-on-year -26 +18  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 23 19 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.55% 0.54% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.55% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 18 18 3
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.07% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  

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 4104 3434 3261
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.95% 98.17% 96.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3513 2953 2725
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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
Cheadle - 3 £27,500 -
Salford - 1 £42,500 -
QA Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 59 (100.00%) QA
2 49 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (79.66%) Test Automation
4 34 (57.63%) Selenium
5 29 (49.15%) BDD
6 26 (44.07%) Test Scripting
6 26 (44.07%) Java
7 24 (40.68%) JIRA
7 24 (40.68%) Cucumber
8 23 (38.98%) TDD
9 22 (37.29%) Scrum
10 19 (32.20%) Finance
10 19 (32.20%) Defect Management
10 19 (32.20%) Defect Tracking
11 18 (30.51%) Regression Testing
12 17 (28.81%) QA Automation
13 16 (27.12%) Exploratory Testing
14 15 (25.42%) WebDriver
15 13 (22.03%) Manual Testing
15 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
16 12 (20.34%) Software Engineering
16 12 (20.34%) iPad
16 12 (20.34%) SDLC
16 12 (20.34%) ATDD
17 10 (16.95%) ISTQB
17 10 (16.95%) Refactoring
17 10 (16.95%) Risk Analysis
17 10 (16.95%) ISEB
17 10 (16.95%) C#
17 10 (16.95%) Windows

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 (5.08%) Confluence
2 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.39%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (57.63%) Selenium
2 24 (40.68%) Cucumber
2 24 (40.68%) JIRA
3 15 (25.42%) WebDriver
4 5 (8.47%) JMeter
4 5 (8.47%) SpecFlow
5 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
6 2 (3.39%) Gatling
6 2 (3.39%) JUnit
6 2 (3.39%) Ranorex
6 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.39%) The Grinder
6 2 (3.39%) Travis CI
6 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.69%) Gradle
7 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.69%) NUnit
7 1 (1.69%) TestNG
General
1 19 (32.20%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Games
3 3 (5.08%) Advertising
4 2 (3.39%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) Gherkin
2 7 (11.86%) .NET
3 3 (5.08%) XML
4 1 (1.69%) CSS
4 1 (1.69%) DOM
4 1 (1.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) iPad
2 7 (11.86%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.47%) Cyber Attack
3 5 (8.47%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.08%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.08%) Animation
5 2 (3.39%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.08%) Android
3 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.08%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (79.66%) Test Automation
3 29 (49.15%) BDD
4 26 (44.07%) Test Scripting
5 23 (38.98%) TDD
6 22 (37.29%) Scrum
7 19 (32.20%) Defect Management
7 19 (32.20%) Defect Tracking
8 18 (30.51%) Regression Testing
9 17 (28.81%) QA Automation
10 16 (27.12%) Exploratory Testing
11 13 (22.03%) Manual Testing
12 12 (20.34%) ATDD
12 12 (20.34%) SDLC
12 12 (20.34%) Software Engineering
13 10 (16.95%) Refactoring
13 10 (16.95%) Risk Analysis
14 9 (15.25%) Data Protection
14 9 (15.25%) Kanban
14 9 (15.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.07%) Java
2 10 (16.95%) C#
3 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.86%) SQL
5 6 (10.17%) Ruby
6 5 (8.47%) Python
7 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.69%) C++
8 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) ISEB
1 10 (16.95%) ISTQB
2 8 (13.56%) Degree
3 7 (11.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Foundry
3 1 (1.69%) ForgeRock
3 1 (1.69%) Sitecore
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