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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 50 61
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11  
Permanent jobs citing QA 189 157 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.80% 4.59% 4.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.57% 37.83% 36.74%
Number of salaries quoted 156 133 139
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,450 £48,000
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 Manchester with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 444 415 460
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 11.28% 12.12% 12.20%
Number of salaries quoted 364 354 380
Median salary £37,700 £45,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.22% +19.20%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

QA
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for QA in Manchester

QA
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Manchester over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Manchester

QA
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 3 months to 30 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 0 10 £37,747 +0.65% 2
Oldham - 9 £42,500 - 1
Cheadle - 5 £27,500 -
Altrincham -10 4 £42,000 +75.00% 1
Bolton -16 4 £26,500 -33.75%
Stockport -24 4 £40,000 - 2
Wigan - 3 £37,500 - 2
QA
North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Manchester region with a requirement for QA.

1 218 (60.06%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (24.79%) Selenium
3 89 (24.52%) JavaScript
4 86 (23.69%) SQL
4 86 (23.69%) Scrum
5 73 (20.11%) .NET
5 73 (20.11%) C#
5 73 (20.11%) Java
6 70 (19.28%) TDD
7 68 (18.73%) Test Scripting
8 67 (18.46%) Microsoft
9 65 (17.91%) BDD
10 64 (17.63%) Finance
11 63 (17.36%) Automated Testing
11 63 (17.36%) JIRA
12 60 (16.53%) HTML
13 59 (16.25%) iPad
14 58 (15.98%) Degree
15 57 (15.70%) SQL Server
16 55 (15.15%) CSS
17 52 (14.33%) Cucumber
18 51 (14.05%) MS Excel
18 51 (14.05%) SDLC
19 50 (13.77%) E-Commerce
20 47 (12.95%) Regression Testing
21 44 (12.12%) jQuery
22 42 (11.57%) PHP
23 41 (11.29%) ISEB
24 40 (11.02%) Windows
24 40 (11.02%) Test Automation

QA
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 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.65%) Confluence
4 3 (0.83%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.55%) CMS
5 2 (0.55%) Drupal
5 2 (0.55%) Site Server
6 1 (0.28%) Apache
6 1 (0.28%) IIS
6 1 (0.28%) JBoss
6 1 (0.28%) Jetty
6 1 (0.28%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 51 (14.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Maya
2 1 (0.28%) MODO
Business Applications
1 15 (4.13%) Magento
2 4 (1.10%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.55%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.28%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.20%) SaaS
3 7 (1.93%) IaaS
3 7 (1.93%) PaaS
4 3 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.55%) Google Play
6 1 (0.28%) Office 365
6 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.20%) HTTP
2 4 (1.10%) Cisco ICM
2 4 (1.10%) Internet
2 4 (1.10%) LDAP
3 3 (0.83%) Broadband
3 3 (0.83%) DNS
4 2 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.28%) Extranet
5 1 (0.28%) Intranet
5 1 (0.28%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.28%) RS-232
5 1 (0.28%) Skype
5 1 (0.28%) SSL
5 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (4.13%) MySQL
5 9 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.65%) Big Data
7 6 (1.65%) Riak
8 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.55%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.55%) Redis
11 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 90 (24.79%) Selenium
2 63 (17.36%) JIRA
3 52 (14.33%) Cucumber
4 27 (7.44%) WebDriver
5 18 (4.96%) Visual Studio
6 17 (4.68%) Git (software)
7 15 (4.13%) FitNesse
8 12 (3.31%) SpecFlow
8 12 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (3.03%) HP UFT
10 8 (2.20%) Jasmine
10 8 (2.20%) NUnit
11 7 (1.93%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.93%) JUnit
11 7 (1.93%) MSTest
12 4 (1.10%) Gradle
12 4 (1.10%) JMeter
12 4 (1.10%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.55%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.55%) Gerrit
General
1 64 (17.63%) Finance
2 27 (7.44%) Retail
3 18 (4.96%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.58%) Marketing
5 12 (3.31%) Games
5 12 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.75%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.38%) Banking
8 4 (1.10%) Legal
9 3 (0.83%) Advertising
9 3 (0.83%) Billing
10 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.55%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (20.11%) Analyst
2 68 (18.73%) Developer
3 65 (17.91%) Tester
4 59 (16.25%) QA Engineer
5 55 (15.15%) QA Tester
6 51 (14.05%) Test Analyst
7 43 (11.85%) QA Analyst
8 33 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
9 31 (8.54%) Test Engineer
10 30 (8.26%) QA Automation Engineer
11 26 (7.16%) Automation Tester
12 25 (6.89%) Development Manager
13 20 (5.51%) Automation Engineer
14 19 (5.23%) C# Developer
14 19 (5.23%) QA Automation Tester
14 19 (5.23%) QA Test Engineer
15 18 (4.96%) Senior Tester
16 17 (4.68%) .NET Developer
16 17 (4.68%) QA Leader
17 16 (4.41%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (20.11%) .NET
2 60 (16.53%) HTML
3 55 (15.15%) CSS
4 44 (12.12%) jQuery
5 28 (7.71%) ASP.NET
6 24 (6.61%) Gherkin
6 24 (6.61%) HTML5
7 22 (6.06%) Web Services
8 19 (5.23%) AngularJS
8 19 (5.23%) XML
9 13 (3.58%) .NET Framework
10 12 (3.31%) D3.js
10 12 (3.31%) Highcharts JS
10 12 (3.31%) WPF
11 11 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (3.03%) Flash
12 10 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (2.75%) Backbone.js
13 8 (2.20%) WCF
14 7 (1.93%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 59 (16.25%) iPad
2 39 (10.74%) Computer Science
3 31 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.96%) User Experience
5 15 (4.13%) Replication
6 14 (3.86%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.48%) Fintech
8 7 (1.93%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.93%) Video on Demand
9 6 (1.65%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.38%) Cyber Attack
11 4 (1.10%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.10%) Web 2.0
12 3 (0.83%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (0.83%) Animation
12 3 (0.83%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.83%) New Media
12 3 (0.83%) W3C
13 2 (0.55%) EPoS
13 2 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.02%) Windows
2 18 (4.96%) Windows Server
3 17 (4.68%) Linux
4 12 (3.31%) Android
5 11 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.20%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.93%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.83%) Unix
8 3 (0.83%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.55%) CentOS
9 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.55%) Solaris
9 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (60.06%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (23.69%) Scrum
3 70 (19.28%) TDD
4 68 (18.73%) Test Scripting
5 65 (17.91%) BDD
6 63 (17.36%) Automated Testing
7 51 (14.05%) SDLC
8 50 (13.77%) E-Commerce
9 47 (12.95%) Regression Testing
10 40 (11.02%) Test Automation
11 36 (9.92%) OO
11 36 (9.92%) User Acceptance Testing
12 34 (9.37%) Test Strategy
13 33 (9.09%) Manual Testing
14 32 (8.82%) Automation Testing
15 30 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
16 29 (7.99%) Test Management
17 28 (7.71%) Defect Tracking
17 28 (7.71%) Software Engineering
18 27 (7.44%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 89 (24.52%) JavaScript
2 86 (23.69%) SQL
3 73 (20.11%) C#
3 73 (20.11%) Java
4 42 (11.57%) PHP
5 34 (9.37%) T-SQL
6 27 (7.44%) C++
7 16 (4.41%) Ruby
8 14 (3.86%) Python
9 13 (3.58%) C
10 10 (2.75%) TypeScript
11 9 (2.48%) PL/SQL
12 8 (2.20%) Embedded C
13 7 (1.93%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.55%) Scala
14 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.28%) ABAP
15 1 (0.28%) Erlang
15 1 (0.28%) Perl
15 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 58 (15.98%) Degree
2 41 (11.29%) ISEB
3 39 (10.74%) ISTQB
4 21 (5.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.48%) HND
5 9 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.20%) HNC
7 7 (1.93%) MCSA
8 4 (1.10%) CCNA
8 4 (1.10%) CCNP
8 4 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.55%) MCITP
9 2 (0.55%) MCSE
10 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.86%) SLA
2 13 (3.58%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.31%) SDET
4 5 (1.38%) PMO
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.48%) Firmware
3 7 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.55%) Docker
4 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.10%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (1.10%) Puppet
4 2 (0.55%) Ansible
4 2 (0.55%) Nagios
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 67 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.03%) Oracle
3 9 (2.48%) VMware
4 7 (1.93%) SAP
5 6 (1.65%) Zend
6 5 (1.38%) Orchard
7 4 (1.10%) Cisco
7 4 (1.10%) Google
7 4 (1.10%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.83%) Foundry
8 3 (0.83%) IBM
9 2 (0.55%) BMC
9 2 (0.55%) Citrix
9 2 (0.55%) Juniper
9 2 (0.55%) Remedy
9 2 (0.55%) Sage
9 2 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.55%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.28%) Autodesk
10 1 (0.28%) BT
Stockport, Cheshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus annual bonus and generous packa
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £0 - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent HR
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Oldham
2M Employment Solutions
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Little Black Book Agency
Posted: 15 days ago
Salford
Bupa
Posted: 14 days ago