The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 49 40
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9  
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 12 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.47% 2.59% 3.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.33% 30.77% 31.67%
Number of salaries quoted 23 8 7
Median salary £35,000 £33,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -15.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £52,000 £51,000
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 Merseyside with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 45 39 60
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 8.38% 8.41% 11.61%
Number of salaries quoted 31 25 31
Median salary £35,000 £43,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -23.91%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,350 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

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Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for QA in Merseyside

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Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Merseyside over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Merseyside

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Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 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
St Helens -3 13 £35,000 -
Liverpool 0 9 £34,250 +5.38% 2
Birkenhead - 1 £32,500 - 1
Wirral - 1 £41,500 -
QA
North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for QA.

1 25 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (45.65%) Git (software)
2 21 (45.65%) Linux
3 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 18 (39.13%) SDLC
4 17 (36.96%) Test Automation
5 16 (34.78%) SQL
6 15 (32.61%) Windows
6 15 (32.61%) PowerShell
6 15 (32.61%) TDD
6 15 (32.61%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (32.61%) Puppet
7 13 (28.26%) VMware
7 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (28.26%) Selenium
7 13 (28.26%) Cucumber
7 13 (28.26%) NuGet
7 13 (28.26%) Ansible
7 13 (28.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (26.09%) DevOps
8 12 (26.09%) Test Scripting
9 11 (23.91%) API Testing
10 10 (21.74%) Ruby
11 9 (19.57%) Web Services
12 7 (15.22%) Subversion
12 7 (15.22%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
12 7 (15.22%) System Testing
13 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (4.35%) IIS
1 2 (4.35%) nginx
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Sumo Logic
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) FTP
1 2 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (4.35%) QlikView
2 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (45.65%) Git (software)
2 13 (28.26%) Cucumber
2 13 (28.26%) NuGet
2 13 (28.26%) Selenium
3 7 (15.22%) Subversion
4 6 (13.04%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.35%) RSpec
6 1 (2.17%) Hudson
6 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.17%) JIRA
6 1 (2.17%) NUnit
6 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
1 3 (6.52%) Games
1 3 (6.52%) Marketing
2 2 (4.35%) Electronics
2 2 (4.35%) Publishing
3 1 (2.17%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Analyst
2 9 (19.57%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) QA Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) QA Test Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Release Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Build and Release Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Build Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Developer
6 4 (8.70%) DevOps Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Wintel Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Developer in Test
8 2 (4.35%) Portfolio Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) Web Services
2 7 (15.22%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (13.04%) Gherkin
4 5 (10.87%) .NET
5 3 (6.52%) CSS
5 3 (6.52%) HTML
5 3 (6.52%) HTML5
6 2 (4.35%) Ajax
6 2 (4.35%) jQuery
6 2 (4.35%) Phusion Passenger
6 2 (4.35%) RESTful
6 2 (4.35%) SOAP
6 2 (4.35%) XML
7 1 (2.17%) CSS3
7 1 (2.17%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.35%) Clustering
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.17%) PlayStation
5 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Linux
2 15 (32.61%) Windows
3 3 (6.52%) Unix
4 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (39.13%) SDLC
4 17 (36.96%) Test Automation
5 15 (32.61%) TDD
6 13 (28.26%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (26.09%) DevOps
7 12 (26.09%) Test Scripting
8 11 (23.91%) API Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
9 7 (15.22%) System Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (13.04%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.87%) Scrum
11 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (8.70%) Release Management
12 4 (8.70%) Scalability Testing
13 3 (6.52%) MVC
13 3 (6.52%) Software Testing
13 3 (6.52%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) SQL
2 15 (32.61%) PowerShell
3 10 (21.74%) Ruby
4 5 (10.87%) C#
5 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.52%) C++
6 3 (6.52%) Java
7 2 (4.35%) Smalltalk
7 2 (4.35%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
7 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.17%) C
8 1 (2.17%) Perl
8 1 (2.17%) PHP
8 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) ISEB
1 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.52%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) zsh
Systems Management
1 15 (32.61%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (32.61%) Puppet
2 13 (28.26%) Ansible
3 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.26%) VMware
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Siebel
3 2 (4.35%) Splunk
3 2 (4.35%) Tableau
4 1 (2.17%) Perforce
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