Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 29 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 58 75 54
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 305 180 176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 5.02% 3.98% 4.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.52% 33.71% 39.55%
Number of salaries quoted 152 148 150
10th Percentile £32,525 £31,250 £33,700
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,960 £48,750 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.53% -7.14% +10.53%
75th Percentile £62,813 £59,063 £61,250
90th Percentile £74,750 £72,500 £70,125
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,940
% change year-on-year +11.11% -11.66% +13.20%

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 Manchester with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,150 534 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.92% 11.80% 12.21%
Number of salaries quoted 590 370 347
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,500 £36,250 £40,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £48,250 £51,880
Median % change year-on-year +8.81% -7.00% +11.57%
75th Percentile £68,283 £60,938 £61,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +6.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Manchester

QA
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Manchester.

Salary trend for QA in Manchester

QA
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Manchester over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

Salary histogram for QA in Manchester

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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 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 29 June 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Stockport -5 14 £49,500 +32.00% 3
Oldham -5 11 £45,000 - 2
Cheadle -5 4 - - 4
Bolton - 2 - -
Bury +3 1 - -
QA
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for QA.

1 172 (56.39%) Agile
2 98 (32.13%) DevOps
3 90 (29.51%) AWS
4 89 (29.18%) Microsoft
5 76 (24.92%) Azure
6 72 (23.61%) Java
7 71 (23.28%) Mentoring
8 68 (22.30%) Python
9 67 (21.97%) Analytics
10 61 (20.00%) Test Automation
11 57 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
11 57 (18.69%) Social Skills
12 55 (18.03%) GCP
13 52 (17.05%) Finance
14 51 (16.72%) Games
15 49 (16.07%) JavaScript
15 49 (16.07%) Cybersecurity
16 47 (15.41%) Big Data
17 46 (15.08%) SQL
17 46 (15.08%) Retail
18 45 (14.75%) Spring
18 45 (14.75%) Data Analytics
19 44 (14.43%) Software Testing
19 44 (14.43%) Scrum
20 41 (13.44%) Machine Learning
21 40 (13.11%) Information Security
22 39 (12.79%) Data Engineering
22 39 (12.79%) Data Science
23 38 (12.46%) Project Delivery
23 38 (12.46%) Threat Analysis

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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 12 (3.93%) Confluence
2 8 (2.62%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.33%) CICS
3 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.31%) Maple
4 4 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.30%) SessionCam
1 7 (2.30%) WebTrends
2 6 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.33%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 90 (29.51%) AWS
2 76 (24.92%) Azure
3 55 (18.03%) GCP
4 14 (4.59%) GitHub
5 9 (2.95%) Azure DevOps
5 9 (2.95%) Google Analytics
6 8 (2.62%) Amplience
7 7 (2.30%) Google Ads
7 7 (2.30%) Google Tag Manager
7 7 (2.30%) SaaS
8 5 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.64%) Google Data Studio
8 5 (1.64%) Google Sheets
8 5 (1.64%) npm
8 5 (1.64%) Serverless
9 4 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.31%) NuGet
9 4 (1.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (1.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.66%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.26%) HTTP
2 9 (2.95%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.97%) Intranet
4 4 (1.31%) Network Security
5 1 (0.33%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.33%) Broadband
5 1 (0.33%) FTP
5 1 (0.33%) Internet
5 1 (0.33%) LoRaWAN
5 1 (0.33%) MQTT
5 1 (0.33%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (15.41%) Big Data
2 17 (5.57%) NoSQL
3 14 (4.59%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.30%) MySQL
5 7 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.30%) Tableau
6 5 (1.64%) BigQuery
7 4 (1.31%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.31%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.33%) DB2
10 1 (0.33%) DynamoDB
10 1 (0.33%) LogicBlox
10 1 (0.33%) Redis
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Anywhere
Development Applications
1 25 (8.20%) JIRA
2 24 (7.87%) Selenium
3 22 (7.21%) JMeter
4 16 (5.25%) Zephyr
5 15 (4.92%) Rational Quality Manager
6 13 (4.26%) Cucumber
6 13 (4.26%) Git (software)
7 12 (3.93%) Visual Studio
8 10 (3.28%) Cypress.io
8 10 (3.28%) Jenkins
9 8 (2.62%) Bugzilla
9 8 (2.62%) Redmine
10 7 (2.30%) Postman
10 7 (2.30%) REST Assured
11 6 (1.97%) Appium
12 5 (1.64%) GitLab
12 5 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (1.31%) JUnit
13 4 (1.31%) Maven
13 4 (1.31%) Robot Framework
General
1 57 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
1 57 (18.69%) Social Skills
2 52 (17.05%) Finance
3 51 (16.72%) Games
4 46 (15.08%) Retail
5 26 (8.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 19 (6.23%) Law
7 17 (5.57%) Legal
8 16 (5.25%) Marketing
9 12 (3.93%) Public Sector
10 11 (3.61%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (3.28%) Presentation Skills
12 9 (2.95%) Automotive
12 9 (2.95%) Manufacturing
13 7 (2.30%) Banking
13 7 (2.30%) Telecoms
14 6 (1.97%) Influencing Skills
15 5 (1.64%) Documentation Skills
16 4 (1.31%) Organisational Skills
16 4 (1.31%) Police
Job Titles
1 44 (14.43%) Analyst
2 38 (12.46%) Trainee
3 29 (9.51%) Developer
4 17 (5.57%) QA Engineer
4 17 (5.57%) QA Leader
5 13 (4.26%) Architect
5 13 (4.26%) QA Analyst
5 13 (4.26%) Test Engineer
6 12 (3.93%) Tester
7 10 (3.28%) Senior QA Engineer
8 9 (2.95%) Business Analyst
8 9 (2.95%) Consultant
8 9 (2.95%) Lead Architect
8 9 (2.95%) Principal Engineer
8 9 (2.95%) Product Owner
8 9 (2.95%) Technical Product Owner
9 8 (2.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (2.62%) Salesforce Consultant
10 7 (2.30%) Automation Tester
10 7 (2.30%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.75%) Spring
2 22 (7.21%) RESTful
3 20 (6.56%) HTML
4 19 (6.23%) .NET
5 17 (5.57%) Node.js
6 16 (5.25%) CSS
7 15 (4.92%) JSON
8 11 (3.61%) Web Services
9 10 (3.28%) React
9 10 (3.28%) REST
10 8 (2.62%) EDI
11 7 (2.30%) jQuery
11 7 (2.30%) XML
12 6 (1.97%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.97%) SOAP
13 5 (1.64%) .NET Core
13 5 (1.64%) Qt
13 5 (1.64%) Sass
13 5 (1.64%) Visualforce
13 5 (1.64%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.46%) Algorithms
2 18 (5.90%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (5.25%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (5.25%) Virtual Team
4 14 (4.59%) Cyberattack
4 14 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.61%) Cybercrime
5 11 (3.61%) User Experience
6 9 (2.95%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (2.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.95%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.95%) NHS
7 8 (2.62%) Cyber Defence
8 6 (1.97%) BBC
8 6 (1.97%) IoT
8 6 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.64%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.31%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.56%) Windows
2 17 (5.57%) Linux
3 10 (3.28%) Android
4 6 (1.97%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (56.39%) Agile
2 98 (32.13%) DevOps
3 71 (23.28%) Mentoring
4 67 (21.97%) Analytics
5 61 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 49 (16.07%) Cybersecurity
7 45 (14.75%) Data Analytics
8 44 (14.43%) Scrum
8 44 (14.43%) Software Testing
9 41 (13.44%) Machine Learning
10 40 (13.11%) Information Security
11 39 (12.79%) Data Engineering
11 39 (12.79%) Data Science
12 38 (12.46%) Data Architecture
12 38 (12.46%) Project Delivery
12 38 (12.46%) Security Management
12 38 (12.46%) SFIA
12 38 (12.46%) Threat Analysis
13 35 (11.48%) Software Engineering
14 29 (9.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 72 (23.61%) Java
2 68 (22.30%) Python
3 49 (16.07%) JavaScript
4 46 (15.08%) SQL
5 27 (8.85%) C#
6 23 (7.54%) TypeScript
7 16 (5.25%) Ruby
8 15 (4.92%) C++
9 12 (3.93%) C
10 11 (3.61%) Go
11 6 (1.97%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.64%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.31%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.31%) Perl
13 4 (1.31%) R
14 2 (0.66%) PHP
14 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.33%) REXX
15 1 (0.33%) VB
15 1 (0.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (12.13%) Degree
2 24 (7.87%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.28%) Master's Degree
3 10 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.62%) ISEB
4 8 (2.62%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.66%) APMP
6 2 (0.66%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.66%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.66%) PMP
6 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.33%) APMG
7 1 (0.33%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.57%) GDPR
2 10 (3.28%) SLA
3 6 (1.97%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.31%) GMP
5 3 (0.98%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.66%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.66%) PMO
7 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.33%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (1.64%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 18 (5.90%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (5.25%) HP ALM
3 6 (1.97%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.64%) Terraform
5 4 (1.31%) Grafana
5 4 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.31%) Prometheus
5 4 (1.31%) Puppet
6 1 (0.33%) Bugsnag
6 1 (0.33%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.33%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.33%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.33%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.33%) zSecure
Vendors
1 89 (29.18%) Microsoft
2 34 (11.15%) Google
3 17 (5.57%) IBM
4 16 (5.25%) HP
4 16 (5.25%) Oracle
5 9 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.62%) Adobe
6 8 (2.62%) AppDynamics
6 8 (2.62%) Hitachi
6 8 (2.62%) Hotjar
6 8 (2.62%) Tealium
7 7 (2.30%) DoubleClick
7 7 (2.30%) Facebook
7 7 (2.30%) Tealeaf
8 6 (1.97%) Fujitsu
8 6 (1.97%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.64%) Splunk
10 2 (0.66%) FIS
10 2 (0.66%) WorldPay
11 1 (0.33%) PayPal