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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 66 61
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5  
Permanent jobs citing QA 170 134 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.11% 3.88% 4.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.32% 30.11% 33.18%
Number of salaries quoted 131 110 126
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 526 445 443
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 12.72% 12.88% 13.26%
Number of salaries quoted 400 361 375
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 25 June 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 25 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
Wigan - 19 £37,500 -
Stockport -17 12 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Bolton - 5 £40,000 - 1
Oldham +4 3 - -
Altrincham -8 3 £45,000 +29.49% 1
Cheadle - 3 £27,500 -
Salford - 3 £40,000 - 2
QA
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 198 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (36.90%) Test Automation
3 90 (25.35%) .NET
4 89 (25.07%) SQL
5 87 (24.51%) C#
5 87 (24.51%) JavaScript
6 79 (22.25%) Selenium
7 75 (21.13%) Java
7 75 (21.13%) TDD
8 73 (20.56%) Finance
8 73 (20.56%) Scrum
9 72 (20.28%) JIRA
10 63 (17.75%) Test Scripting
11 62 (17.46%) Microsoft
12 60 (16.90%) HTML
13 59 (16.62%) BDD
14 52 (14.65%) jQuery
15 49 (13.80%) SDLC
16 47 (13.24%) ASP.NET
16 47 (13.24%) CSS
16 47 (13.24%) Windows
17 46 (12.96%) E-Commerce
17 46 (12.96%) SQL Server
17 46 (12.96%) MVC
17 46 (12.96%) Degree
17 46 (12.96%) Cucumber
18 45 (12.68%) Linux
19 44 (12.39%) iPad
20 43 (12.11%) Retail
21 42 (11.83%) DevOps

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 7 (1.97%) Confluence
1 7 (1.97%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.69%) CMS
3 4 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.13%) WordPress
4 3 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (0.85%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.85%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (0.56%) Apache
5 2 (0.56%) Drupal
5 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.56%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.28%) IIS
6 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.38%) Magento
2 7 (1.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.85%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.28%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.10%) SaaS
4 5 (1.41%) BrowserStack
5 4 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.56%) Google Play
7 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.28%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.13%) Broadband
1 4 (1.13%) LDAP
1 4 (1.13%) RS-232
1 4 (1.13%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.85%) HTTP
2 3 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (0.85%) SSL
3 2 (0.56%) DHCP
3 2 (0.56%) DNS
3 2 (0.56%) LAN
3 2 (0.56%) WAN
4 1 (0.28%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (0.28%) Firewall
4 1 (0.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.32%) MySQL
3 22 (6.20%) Big Data
4 15 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.13%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.56%) Redis
9 2 (0.56%) Riak
10 1 (0.28%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.28%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 79 (22.25%) Selenium
2 72 (20.28%) JIRA
3 46 (12.96%) Cucumber
4 31 (8.73%) Git (software)
5 25 (7.04%) Visual Studio
6 24 (6.76%) WebDriver
7 13 (3.66%) Jenkins
8 12 (3.38%) GitLab
8 12 (3.38%) NuGet
9 11 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (2.82%) FitNesse
11 9 (2.54%) TeamCity
12 8 (2.25%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.97%) Jasmine
13 7 (1.97%) JMeter
14 6 (1.69%) NUnit
15 5 (1.41%) gulp
16 4 (1.13%) Eclipse
16 4 (1.13%) Grunt
16 4 (1.13%) HP UFT
General
1 73 (20.56%) Finance
2 43 (12.11%) Retail
3 29 (8.17%) Manufacturing
4 19 (5.35%) Games
5 13 (3.66%) Marketing
6 12 (3.38%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.10%) Electronics
8 5 (1.41%) Banking
9 4 (1.13%) Billing
9 4 (1.13%) Legal
10 3 (0.85%) Advertising
10 3 (0.85%) Automotive
11 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.56%) Back Office
12 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 88 (24.79%) Developer
2 72 (20.28%) Analyst
3 59 (16.62%) QA Engineer
4 49 (13.80%) Tester
5 41 (11.55%) QA Tester
6 40 (11.27%) Test Analyst
7 39 (10.99%) QA Analyst
8 32 (9.01%) QA Automation Engineer
9 30 (8.45%) Test Engineer
10 26 (7.32%) Automation Engineer
10 26 (7.32%) QA Test Analyst
11 21 (5.92%) .NET Developer
11 21 (5.92%) Automation Tester
11 21 (5.92%) C# Developer
12 20 (5.63%) Senior Developer
13 19 (5.35%) DevOps Engineer
13 19 (5.35%) Java Engineer
14 17 (4.79%) QA Automation Tester
14 17 (4.79%) QA Test Engineer
15 16 (4.51%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (25.35%) .NET
2 60 (16.90%) HTML
3 52 (14.65%) jQuery
4 47 (13.24%) ASP.NET
4 47 (13.24%) CSS
5 41 (11.55%) HTML5
6 36 (10.14%) AngularJS
7 35 (9.86%) Web Services
8 22 (6.20%) Backbone.js
9 21 (5.92%) .NET Framework
9 21 (5.92%) XML
10 17 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (3.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (3.94%) Gherkin
12 11 (3.10%) Entity Framework
12 11 (3.10%) WCF
13 10 (2.82%) ADO.NET
13 10 (2.82%) CSS3
13 10 (2.82%) Ember.js
14 8 (2.25%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.39%) iPad
2 42 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (8.73%) Mobile App
4 27 (7.61%) Computer Science
5 20 (5.63%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.82%) Replication
6 10 (2.82%) User Experience
7 8 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.41%) Cyber Attack
8 5 (1.41%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.13%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.13%) Web 2.0
10 3 (0.85%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (0.85%) Animation
10 3 (0.85%) Online Games
11 2 (0.56%) EPoS
11 2 (0.56%) FMCG
11 2 (0.56%) NHS
11 2 (0.56%) Smart Energy
11 2 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.24%) Windows
2 45 (12.68%) Linux
3 13 (3.66%) Android
4 12 (3.38%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.38%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.13%) Unix
7 3 (0.85%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.56%) CentOS
8 2 (0.56%) Solaris
8 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (36.90%) Test Automation
3 75 (21.13%) TDD
4 73 (20.56%) Scrum
5 63 (17.75%) Test Scripting
6 59 (16.62%) BDD
7 49 (13.80%) SDLC
8 46 (12.96%) E-Commerce
8 46 (12.96%) MVC
9 42 (11.83%) DevOps
10 39 (10.99%) Software Engineering
11 36 (10.14%) Regression Testing
12 32 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (8.17%) Continuous Delivery
14 27 (7.61%) Project Management
15 26 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
16 25 (7.04%) Defect Management
16 25 (7.04%) QA Automation
17 24 (6.76%) Mentoring
18 23 (6.48%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (25.07%) SQL
2 87 (24.51%) C#
2 87 (24.51%) JavaScript
3 75 (21.13%) Java
4 39 (10.99%) PHP
5 32 (9.01%) Python
6 24 (6.76%) T-SQL
7 23 (6.48%) C++
8 18 (5.07%) Ruby
9 16 (4.51%) C
10 13 (3.66%) TypeScript
11 12 (3.38%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.97%) Embedded C
13 6 (1.69%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.41%) Scala
14 5 (1.41%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.13%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.85%) Perl
17 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.28%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 46 (12.96%) Degree
2 33 (9.30%) ISTQB
3 30 (8.45%) ISEB
4 18 (5.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (2.82%) HND
7 7 (1.97%) HNC
8 2 (0.56%) CISA
8 2 (0.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 1 (0.28%) CBAP
9 1 (0.28%) CCNA
9 1 (0.28%) CCNP
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.28%) MCSA
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.25%) SLA
2 6 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (0.56%) PMO
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 16 (4.51%) Docker
1 16 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.66%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.38%) Firmware
4 11 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (3.10%) VirtualBox
4 11 (3.10%) Xen
5 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (7.61%) Puppet
3 26 (7.32%) Ansible
4 10 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.56%) Nagios
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.28%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 62 (17.46%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.07%) VMware
3 16 (4.51%) SAP
4 8 (2.25%) Atlassian
4 8 (2.25%) Oracle
5 4 (1.13%) Freescale
5 4 (1.13%) Rackspace
5 4 (1.13%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.85%) BMC
6 3 (0.85%) Foundry
6 3 (0.85%) Google
6 3 (0.85%) Remedy
6 3 (0.85%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.85%) Zend
7 2 (0.56%) Juniper
7 2 (0.56%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.28%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.28%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Outstanding + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Yoh
Salary: £21791.77 - £26634.38 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: up to £60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market standards
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bolton
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Qualitest
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Negotiable DOE
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Holidays, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £29367 - £34261 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 24 days ago