Period
to 19 October 2017

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 6 months to 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 49 30
Rank change year-on-year -5 -19 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 39 53 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.98% 4.36% 6.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.63% 37.06% 39.04%
Number of salaries quoted 27 33 37
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £68,000 £50,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -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 Merseyside with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 96 143 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 9.81% 11.77% 15.73%
Number of salaries quoted 64 70 88
Merseyside median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -11.76% -1.16%
10th Percentile £27,261 £25,225 £26,000
90th Percentile £62,250 £67,583 £65,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

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 6 months to 19 October 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 6 months to 19 October 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
Liverpool +3 24 £40,000 +6.67% 6
St Helens -1 10 £35,000 -
Birkenhead +1 1 £32,500 -1.52%
Wirral - 1 £41,500 - 1
QA
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (48.72%) DevOps
3 18 (46.15%) VMware
3 18 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (43.59%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (41.03%) TDD
5 16 (41.03%) Linux
6 15 (38.46%) Puppet
6 15 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (35.90%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 13 (33.33%) Windows
9 12 (30.77%) Git (software)
9 12 (30.77%) Selenium
10 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
11 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
11 10 (25.64%) Ansible
11 10 (25.64%) NuGet
11 10 (25.64%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (20.51%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
12 8 (20.51%) Google
12 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
12 8 (20.51%) Product Management
12 8 (20.51%) Citrix
12 8 (20.51%) Validation
13 7 (17.95%) JIRA
13 7 (17.95%) SDLC
14 6 (15.38%) ISTQB

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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:

Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (20.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (12.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (7.69%) GitHub
6 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Big Data
2 3 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (30.77%) Git (software)
1 12 (30.77%) Selenium
2 10 (25.64%) NuGet
3 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
4 7 (17.95%) JIRA
5 5 (12.82%) JUnit
5 5 (12.82%) SonarQube
6 4 (10.26%) JMeter
7 3 (7.69%) Bitbucket
7 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
7 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
8 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
8 2 (5.13%) Subversion
9 1 (2.56%) Hudson
9 1 (2.56%) NUnit
General
1 3 (7.69%) Games
1 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 3 (7.69%) Russian Language
2 2 (5.13%) Back Office
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Analyst
1 6 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Automation Test Lead
2 5 (12.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Lead DevOps
2 5 (12.82%) QA Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) QA Test Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Test Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Test Leader
3 4 (10.26%) Build and Release Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Build Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) DevOps Systems Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Release Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Wintel Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Senior DevOps
4 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Web Services
2 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 2 (5.13%) .NET
4 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.56%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Life Science
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Blog
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) Online Games
3 1 (2.56%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Linux
2 13 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (48.72%) DevOps
3 17 (43.59%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (41.03%) TDD
5 13 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 10 (25.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (20.51%) Product Management
7 8 (20.51%) Validation
8 7 (17.95%) SDLC
9 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
9 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Security Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (10.26%) System Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
11 4 (10.26%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.82%) Java
3 4 (10.26%) SQL
4 2 (5.13%) C#
4 2 (5.13%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) Ruby
5 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) ISEB
1 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
System Software
1 18 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (38.46%) Puppet
2 10 (25.64%) Ansible
3 3 (7.69%) ZABBIX
4 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) VMware
2 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.51%) Citrix
3 8 (20.51%) Google
4 3 (7.69%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.56%) Capita