Period
to 22 April 2021

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 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 54 64 62
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 164 197 297
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 4.43% 4.22% 4.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.61% 38.10% 33.41%
Number of salaries quoted 145 165 187
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £56,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £85,000 £65,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

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 414 517 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.18% 11.08% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 350 395 681
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £39,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.96% +13.33% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £71,443 £78,250 £70,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% -

QA
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 22 April 2021.

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 6 months to 22 April 2021. 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 +12 11 £35,000 -36.36% 2
Salford +20 3 £80,000 +207.69% 2
Wigan - 2 £55,000 - 1
Cheadle - 2 £60,000 -
Oldham - 2 £45,000 -
Bury -1 1 £37,500 -13.29% 1
Altrincham -11 1 £26,500 -49.52% 2
QA
North West

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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 84 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (38.41%) Test Automation
3 41 (25.00%) SQL
4 36 (21.95%) SQL Server
5 35 (21.34%) JavaScript
6 30 (18.29%) C#
6 30 (18.29%) .NET
7 28 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (15.85%) Selenium
8 26 (15.85%) AWS
9 25 (15.24%) DevOps
10 24 (14.63%) TDD
11 22 (13.41%) Finance
12 21 (12.80%) HTML
12 21 (12.80%) Software Engineering
12 21 (12.80%) Software Testing
12 21 (12.80%) Azure
13 19 (11.59%) CSS
13 19 (11.59%) E-Commerce
14 18 (10.98%) Java
14 18 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (10.37%) User Experience
16 16 (9.76%) SDLC
16 16 (9.76%) Scrum
16 16 (9.76%) Microsoft
17 15 (9.15%) Git (software)
17 15 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (9.15%) Waterfall
18 13 (7.93%) Test Scripting

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 3 (1.83%) CMS
2 2 (1.22%) Apache
2 2 (1.22%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.22%) Confluence
2 2 (1.22%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.61%) Headless CMS
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.61%) SAP CS
1 1 (0.61%) SAP MDG
1 1 (0.61%) SAP R/3
1 1 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (0.61%) SAP SD
1 1 (0.61%) SAP SM
1 1 (0.61%) SessionCam
1 1 (0.61%) Visualfiles
1 1 (0.61%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.85%) AWS
2 21 (12.80%) Azure
3 10 (6.10%) Serverless
4 7 (4.27%) Power Platform
5 5 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (3.05%) GCP
6 4 (2.44%) BrowserStack
6 4 (2.44%) SaaS
7 3 (1.83%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.83%) GitHub
7 3 (1.83%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.61%) Apigee
9 1 (0.61%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.61%) IaaS
9 1 (0.61%) Kong
9 1 (0.61%) PaaS
9 1 (0.61%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.61%) 4G
1 1 (0.61%) DNS
1 1 (0.61%) DSL
1 1 (0.61%) Firewall
1 1 (0.61%) POP3
1 1 (0.61%) SMTP
1 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.61%) VoIP
1 1 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.66%) Power BI
3 5 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.83%) Data Lake
5 3 (1.83%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2017
5 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.22%) MySQL
7 1 (0.61%) Big Data
7 1 (0.61%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (15.85%) Selenium
2 15 (9.15%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.10%) JIRA
4 9 (5.49%) JMeter
5 8 (4.88%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.88%) Postman
5 8 (4.88%) Protractor
6 7 (4.27%) Jenkins
7 6 (3.66%) Jasmine
7 6 (3.66%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.05%) GitLab
8 5 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.44%) Cypress.io
9 4 (2.44%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.83%) Maven
10 3 (1.83%) Robot Framework
10 3 (1.83%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.83%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.22%) Appium
11 2 (1.22%) MSTest
General
1 22 (13.41%) Finance
2 11 (6.71%) Marketing
3 10 (6.10%) Retail
4 7 (4.27%) Banking
5 6 (3.66%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.05%) Games
7 4 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.44%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.83%) Electronics
8 3 (1.83%) Legal
9 2 (1.22%) Back Office
9 2 (1.22%) Law
10 1 (0.61%) Billing
10 1 (0.61%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (23.78%) Developer
2 27 (16.46%) QA Engineer
3 23 (14.02%) Analyst
4 14 (8.54%) QA Analyst
5 13 (7.93%) Tester
6 11 (6.71%) Test Analyst
7 9 (5.49%) .NET Developer
8 8 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (4.88%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.88%) Test Engineer
9 7 (4.27%) QA Automation Engineer
9 7 (4.27%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (4.27%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.66%) Backend Developer
10 6 (3.66%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.66%) DBA
10 6 (3.66%) Senior QA Engineer
10 6 (3.66%) Senior Tester
11 5 (3.05%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.05%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.29%) .NET
2 21 (12.80%) HTML
3 19 (11.59%) CSS
4 12 (7.32%) Node.js
4 12 (7.32%) XML
5 11 (6.71%) JSON
5 11 (6.71%) Web Services
6 10 (6.10%) .NET Core
7 9 (5.49%) .NET Framework
7 9 (5.49%) jQuery
7 9 (5.49%) React
8 8 (4.88%) AngularJS
9 7 (4.27%) ASP.NET
10 6 (3.66%) Dropwizard
11 5 (3.05%) ASP.NET Core
11 5 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (3.05%) Laravel
11 5 (3.05%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (3.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.37%) User Experience
2 15 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.05%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.05%) Organisational Skills
3 5 (3.05%) Replication
4 4 (2.44%) Clustering
4 4 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.83%) iPhone
5 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.22%) Blog
6 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.22%) Motion Graphics
6 2 (1.22%) NHS
6 2 (1.22%) Photography
7 1 (0.61%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.61%) iPad
7 1 (0.61%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.61%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.10%) Windows
2 6 (3.66%) Android
2 6 (3.66%) Linux
3 4 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.22%) Unix
5 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (38.41%) Test Automation
3 28 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (15.24%) DevOps
5 24 (14.63%) TDD
6 21 (12.80%) Software Engineering
6 21 (12.80%) Software Testing
7 19 (11.59%) E-Commerce
8 18 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (9.76%) Scrum
10 16 (9.76%) SDLC
11 15 (9.15%) Waterfall
12 13 (7.93%) Test Scripting
13 12 (7.32%) BDD
13 12 (7.32%) Performance Testing
14 11 (6.71%) Mathematics
14 11 (6.71%) Microservices
15 10 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (6.10%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.00%) SQL
2 35 (21.34%) JavaScript
3 30 (18.29%) C#
4 18 (10.98%) Java
5 13 (7.93%) T-SQL
6 11 (6.71%) PHP
7 10 (6.10%) C
8 9 (5.49%) Python
9 5 (3.05%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.83%) ANSI SQL
10 3 (1.83%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.22%) Go
11 2 (1.22%) VB
11 2 (1.22%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.61%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.61%) ES6
12 1 (0.61%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 6 (3.66%) Degree
2 4 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.83%) ISEB
4 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.05%) GDPR
2 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.61%) GxP
2 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (6.71%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.66%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.05%) Ansible
2 5 (3.05%) HP Fortify
2 5 (3.05%) Puppet
3 4 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.66%) Oracle
3 5 (3.05%) HP
4 4 (2.44%) Google
4 4 (2.44%) SAP
5 3 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.22%) IBM
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe
7 1 (0.61%) Apple
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco
7 1 (0.61%) Hotjar
7 1 (0.61%) Meraki
7 1 (0.61%) Pega
7 1 (0.61%) Progress
7 1 (0.61%) Sage
7 1 (0.61%) SonicWALL
7 1 (0.61%) Spiceworks
7 1 (0.61%) Tealeaf
7 1 (0.61%) Tealium
7 1 (0.61%) Xamarin