Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 69 50
Rank change year-on-year +2 -19 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 360 303 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.55% 4.06% 5.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.55% 33.41% 37.52%
Number of salaries quoted 288 248 355
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £59,125 £68,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%

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 985 907 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.46% 12.16% 14.10%
Number of salaries quoted 735 732 883
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,375 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +6.58% -5.00%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -15 23 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Bolton +15 15 £42,500 +31.78%
Wigan +8 14 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Bury +6 7 £50,000 +24.22%
Cheadle -9 4 £20,000 -69.23%
Altrincham -16 4 £42,000 +1.20% 3
Rochdale - 4 £36,250 -
Salford -1 2 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Sale - 2 £36,500 -
QA
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 169 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (32.78%) Test Automation
3 105 (29.17%) JavaScript
4 98 (27.22%) C#
5 93 (25.83%) Finance
6 87 (24.17%) .NET
7 85 (23.61%) Java
8 83 (23.06%) HTML
9 82 (22.78%) Selenium
10 75 (20.83%) CSS
10 75 (20.83%) TDD
11 71 (19.72%) Scrum
12 66 (18.33%) ASP.NET
12 66 (18.33%) Degree
12 66 (18.33%) AngularJS
13 65 (18.06%) Web Services
14 64 (17.78%) jQuery
15 61 (16.94%) Retail
16 60 (16.67%) MVC
16 60 (16.67%) HTML5
17 59 (16.39%) SQL
17 59 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
18 57 (15.83%) JIRA
19 55 (15.28%) SQL Server
20 45 (12.50%) MySQL
20 45 (12.50%) Project Management
21 42 (11.67%) BDD
22 41 (11.39%) Software Engineering
23 40 (11.11%) DevOps
23 40 (11.11%) SDLC

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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 6 (1.67%) CMS
1 6 (1.67%) Confluence
2 5 (1.39%) EPiServer
2 5 (1.39%) ExpressionEngine
2 5 (1.39%) WordPress
3 4 (1.11%) nginx
4 3 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.56%) IIS
5 2 (0.56%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Apache
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.28%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.06%) Magento
2 8 (2.22%) SAP MM
2 8 (2.22%) SAP VC
3 3 (0.83%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.83%) SAP MII
4 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.28%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.89%) SaaS
4 9 (2.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 8 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.83%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (0.83%) npm
8 3 (0.83%) Slack
9 2 (0.56%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.28%) Force.com
10 1 (0.28%) Responsys
10 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) Silverpop
10 1 (0.28%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.44%) HTTP
2 5 (1.39%) SSL
3 4 (1.11%) SAN
4 2 (0.56%) AMQP
4 2 (0.56%) DHCP
4 2 (0.56%) DNS
4 2 (0.56%) LAN
4 2 (0.56%) LDAP
4 2 (0.56%) RTSP
4 2 (0.56%) WAN
5 1 (0.28%) Intranet
5 1 (0.28%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.28%) SMS
5 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 45 (12.50%) MySQL
3 24 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 19 (5.28%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.61%) Big Data
6 12 (3.33%) Redis
7 8 (2.22%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.94%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.94%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.39%) Pentaho
9 5 (1.39%) SAP Data Services
9 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.11%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.83%) DB2
12 2 (0.56%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (0.56%) DataStage
12 2 (0.56%) DecisionStream
12 2 (0.56%) Riak
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 82 (22.78%) Selenium
2 57 (15.83%) JIRA
3 38 (10.56%) Cucumber
4 29 (8.06%) Git (software)
5 28 (7.78%) Jenkins
6 24 (6.67%) Visual Studio
6 24 (6.67%) WebDriver
7 19 (5.28%) TeamCity
8 12 (3.33%) Eclipse
9 11 (3.06%) Bugzilla
10 10 (2.78%) JMeter
10 10 (2.78%) SoapUI
10 10 (2.78%) SpecFlow
10 10 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.94%) JUnit
11 7 (1.94%) TestRail
12 6 (1.67%) Grunt
12 6 (1.67%) NUnit
12 6 (1.67%) Robot Framework
12 6 (1.67%) Toad
General
1 93 (25.83%) Finance
2 61 (16.94%) Retail
3 17 (4.72%) Games
4 13 (3.61%) German Language
5 12 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.22%) Marketing
7 7 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.67%) Automotive
9 5 (1.39%) Electronics
9 5 (1.39%) French Language
9 5 (1.39%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.56%) Advertising
11 2 (0.56%) Back Office
11 2 (0.56%) Law
11 2 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 110 (30.56%) Developer
2 72 (20.00%) Analyst
3 37 (10.28%) QA Engineer
4 36 (10.00%) Tester
5 30 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 28 (7.78%) .NET Developer
6 28 (7.78%) Business Analyst
7 27 (7.50%) C# Developer
8 25 (6.94%) QA Tester
9 24 (6.67%) Java Engineer
10 23 (6.39%) QA Automation Engineer
11 21 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
12 19 (5.28%) Test Analyst
12 19 (5.28%) Test Engineer
13 15 (4.17%) QA Leader
13 15 (4.17%) QA Test Engineer
13 15 (4.17%) Test Leader
14 12 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 12 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
15 11 (3.06%) SAP PI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (24.17%) .NET
2 83 (23.06%) HTML
3 75 (20.83%) CSS
4 66 (18.33%) AngularJS
4 66 (18.33%) ASP.NET
5 65 (18.06%) Web Services
6 64 (17.78%) jQuery
7 60 (16.67%) HTML5
8 35 (9.72%) XML
9 33 (9.17%) Backbone.js
10 31 (8.61%) .NET Framework
11 30 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (8.33%) CSS3
11 30 (8.33%) RESTful
12 29 (8.06%) Node.js
13 23 (6.39%) Entity Framework
14 19 (5.28%) SOAP
15 18 (5.00%) ADO.NET
15 18 (5.00%) Ember.js
15 18 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 59 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 31 (8.61%) Management Information System
4 22 (6.11%) Fintech
4 22 (6.11%) iPad
5 21 (5.83%) Mobile App
6 17 (4.72%) User Experience
7 10 (2.78%) PMI
8 9 (2.50%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.11%) Clustering
10 4 (1.11%) Smart Energy
10 4 (1.11%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.83%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.83%) EPoS
11 3 (0.83%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.83%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.56%) FMCG
12 2 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.56%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.56%) Windows
2 15 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (3.61%) Linux
4 8 (2.22%) Android
4 8 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.28%) Unix
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (32.78%) Test Automation
3 75 (20.83%) TDD
4 71 (19.72%) Scrum
5 60 (16.67%) MVC
6 45 (12.50%) Project Management
7 42 (11.67%) BDD
8 41 (11.39%) Software Engineering
9 40 (11.11%) DevOps
9 40 (11.11%) SDLC
10 36 (10.00%) Software Testing
11 35 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (9.44%) Regression Testing
13 33 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
14 32 (8.89%) Test Scripting
15 31 (8.61%) E-Commerce
15 31 (8.61%) Logistics
16 28 (7.78%) Mentoring
17 27 (7.50%) ITIL
18 26 (7.22%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 105 (29.17%) JavaScript
2 98 (27.22%) C#
3 85 (23.61%) Java
4 59 (16.39%) SQL
5 37 (10.28%) PHP
6 35 (9.72%) Python
7 26 (7.22%) Ruby
8 16 (4.44%) TypeScript
9 9 (2.50%) Go
10 8 (2.22%) C
10 8 (2.22%) C++
11 7 (1.94%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.67%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.83%) ES6
13 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.56%) Clojure
14 2 (0.56%) Erlang
14 2 (0.56%) F#
14 2 (0.56%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 66 (18.33%) Degree
2 29 (8.06%) ISEB
3 23 (6.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (6.11%) ISTQB
5 14 (3.89%) PMI Certification
6 13 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (2.22%) SAP Certification
8 5 (1.39%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.11%) CISA
9 4 (1.11%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 4 (1.11%) PMP
10 3 (0.83%) CCNA
10 3 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.83%) MCSE
10 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.28%) CBAP
11 1 (0.28%) HND
11 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.94%) SLA
2 5 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.39%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) TickIT
System Software
1 17 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.17%) Docker
3 10 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.56%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.56%) Xen
6 1 (0.28%) Firmware
6 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (3.33%) Puppet
2 11 (3.06%) Ansible
3 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.56%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.56%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.28%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 38 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.44%) SAP
3 20 (5.56%) VMware
4 13 (3.61%) Oracle
5 11 (3.06%) Google
6 9 (2.50%) Capita
7 8 (2.22%) Citrix
8 7 (1.94%) HP
9 5 (1.39%) IBM
10 4 (1.11%) Cognizant
10 4 (1.11%) Cognos
10 4 (1.11%) Rackspace
10 4 (1.11%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.11%) Zend
11 3 (0.83%) Apple
11 3 (0.83%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.83%) Cisco
11 3 (0.83%) Rockwell
11 3 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.56%) Facebook