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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 42 41 36
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5  
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 20 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.56% 4.11% 5.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.75% 30.30% 42.11%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 24
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £38,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 63 66 57
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 11.21% 13.55% 11.97%
Number of salaries quoted 46 44 52
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,050 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Merseyside over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Merseyside

QA
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 23 March 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
Liverpool +7 18 £32,500 -7.14%
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 17 (34.69%) SDLC
3 14 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (26.53%) Automation Testing
5 12 (24.49%) Waterfall
5 12 (24.49%) Selenium
6 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
6 10 (20.41%) Cucumber
6 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (18.37%) E-Commerce
8 8 (16.33%) .NET
8 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
8 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
8 8 (16.33%) Games
8 8 (16.33%) Scrum
9 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (14.29%) Perl
9 7 (14.29%) Linux
9 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 7 (14.29%) API Testing
9 7 (14.29%) PMO
10 6 (12.24%) Gherkin
10 6 (12.24%) SoapUI
10 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing
10 6 (12.24%) System Testing
10 6 (12.24%) ISEB
10 6 (12.24%) Python
10 6 (12.24%) Ruby

QA
Top Related 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 (4.08%) IIS
1 2 (4.08%) nginx
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) MS Office
3 4 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
5 2 (4.08%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Sumo Logic
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) GitHub
2 1 (2.04%) Google Play
2 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) FTP
1 2 (4.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.08%) QlikView
3 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.04%) DB2
4 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.04%) MySQL
4 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Selenium
2 10 (20.41%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.24%) SoapUI
4 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
4 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (8.16%) MSBuild
5 4 (8.16%) NuGet
6 3 (6.12%) Subversion
7 2 (4.08%) RSpec
8 1 (2.04%) Android Studio
8 1 (2.04%) Gradle
8 1 (2.04%) JIRA
8 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (16.33%) Games
2 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Marketing
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
3 2 (4.08%) Publishing
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Analyst
2 12 (24.49%) Test Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Portfolio Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Project Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Release Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Web Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Developer
4 5 (10.20%) QA Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.12%) QA Leader
6 3 (6.12%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Siebel Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) Gherkin
3 5 (10.20%) Web Services
4 3 (6.12%) CSS
4 3 (6.12%) HTML
4 3 (6.12%) HTML5
4 3 (6.12%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (4.08%) Ajax
5 2 (4.08%) jQuery
5 2 (4.08%) Phusion Passenger
5 2 (4.08%) RESTful
5 2 (4.08%) SOAP
5 2 (4.08%) XML
6 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.04%) CSS3
6 1 (2.04%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) N-Tier
2 3 (6.12%) User Experience
3 2 (4.08%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.08%) iPad
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.04%) iPhone
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) PlayStation
4 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (8.16%) Windows
3 3 (6.12%) Android
3 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.12%) Unix
4 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) SDLC
3 14 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (26.53%) Automation Testing
5 12 (24.49%) Waterfall
6 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (18.37%) E-Commerce
8 8 (16.33%) Scrum
9 7 (14.29%) API Testing
9 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Release Management
10 6 (12.24%) System Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Automated Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
11 5 (10.20%) DevOps
11 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) Perl
3 6 (12.24%) Python
3 6 (12.24%) Ruby
4 5 (10.20%) C#
5 4 (8.16%) C++
5 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.12%) Java
6 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.08%) Smalltalk
7 2 (4.08%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
7 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.04%) C
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 6 (12.24%) ISEB
3 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) Siebel
3 2 (4.08%) Splunk
3 2 (4.08%) Tableau
4 1 (2.04%) Google
4 1 (2.04%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.04%) Perforce
4 1 (2.04%) Teradata
Merseyside
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago