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

Quality Assurance (QA)
England / North West
3 months to
22 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 66 61
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5  
Permanent jobs citing QA 245 221 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.80% 3.86% 4.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.35% 33.54% 35.99%
Number of salaries quoted 192 173 236
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,125
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +13.87%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - -2.43%  

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 the North West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 693 659 789
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.76% 11.51% 11.96%
Number of salaries quoted 515 537 619
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,974 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.35% +3.46%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

QA
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for QA in the North West

QA
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the North West over the 3 months to 22 April 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in the North West

QA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 April 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
Manchester -10 174 £37,500 -6.25% 24
Cheshire -16 34 £35,000 -17.64% 8
Merseyside -2 24 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Lancashire -4 12 £35,766 -4.62% 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 North West region with a requirement for QA.

1 306 (59.53%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (23.54%) SQL
3 109 (21.21%) Selenium
4 107 (20.82%) Test Scripting
5 106 (20.62%) .NET
6 105 (20.43%) C#
7 104 (20.23%) JavaScript
7 104 (20.23%) SDLC
8 102 (19.84%) Scrum
9 98 (19.07%) Microsoft
10 88 (17.12%) Finance
11 86 (16.73%) Java
12 85 (16.54%) TDD
13 77 (14.98%) Degree
14 75 (14.59%) Automated Testing
14 75 (14.59%) JIRA
14 75 (14.59%) BDD
15 73 (14.20%) HTML
16 72 (14.01%) SQL Server
17 70 (13.62%) Cucumber
18 62 (12.06%) Regression Testing
18 62 (12.06%) Automation Testing
19 61 (11.87%) Windows
19 61 (11.87%) E-Commerce
20 59 (11.48%) CSS
20 59 (11.48%) iPad
21 57 (11.09%) Continuous Improvement
22 53 (10.31%) ISTQB
23 52 (10.12%) Computer Science
23 52 (10.12%) ISEB

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 12 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.17%) Confluence
4 3 (0.58%) IIS
5 2 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.39%) CMS
5 2 (0.39%) Drupal
5 2 (0.39%) nginx
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.19%) Apache
6 1 (0.19%) Kinematics
6 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.39%) Autodesk Inventor
4 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) Maya
5 1 (0.19%) MODO
Business Applications
1 15 (2.92%) Magento
2 4 (0.78%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.39%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.33%) SaaS
3 10 (1.95%) IaaS
4 8 (1.56%) PaaS
5 5 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.58%) Google Play
7 2 (0.39%) GitHub
7 2 (0.39%) Sumo Logic
8 1 (0.19%) Office 365
8 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.14%) Internet
2 10 (1.95%) HTTP
3 4 (0.78%) Broadband
3 4 (0.78%) LDAP
3 4 (0.78%) RS-232
3 4 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.58%) Cisco ICM
4 3 (0.58%) DNS
5 2 (0.39%) FTP
5 2 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.19%) Extranet
6 1 (0.19%) Intranet
6 1 (0.19%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.19%) Skype
6 1 (0.19%) SSL
6 1 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (14.01%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (4.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (4.47%) MySQL
5 10 (1.95%) Big Data
5 10 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.78%) Riak
10 3 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.58%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.39%) GIS
11 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.39%) QlikView
11 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 109 (21.21%) Selenium
2 75 (14.59%) JIRA
3 70 (13.62%) Cucumber
4 38 (7.39%) Git (software)
5 29 (5.64%) Visual Studio
6 25 (4.86%) WebDriver
7 24 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (2.53%) FitNesse
9 12 (2.33%) NuGet
9 12 (2.33%) SoapUI
10 11 (2.14%) HP UFT
11 10 (1.95%) Jenkins
12 9 (1.75%) SpecFlow
13 8 (1.56%) Jasmine
13 8 (1.56%) NUnit
14 7 (1.36%) JUnit
14 7 (1.36%) MSTest
14 7 (1.36%) Subversion
15 5 (0.97%) GitLab
15 5 (0.97%) Gradle
General
1 88 (17.12%) Finance
2 34 (6.61%) Manufacturing
2 34 (6.61%) Retail
3 25 (4.86%) Marketing
4 21 (4.09%) Games
5 14 (2.72%) Legal
6 13 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.95%) Banking
7 10 (1.95%) Electronics
7 10 (1.95%) Multimedia
8 9 (1.75%) Advertising
9 6 (1.17%) Billing
9 6 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.78%) Law
11 3 (0.58%) Automotive
11 3 (0.58%) Publishing
12 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.39%) Back Office
12 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 122 (23.74%) Analyst
2 99 (19.26%) Developer
3 80 (15.56%) Test Analyst
4 76 (14.79%) Tester
5 71 (13.81%) QA Analyst
6 66 (12.84%) QA Engineer
7 61 (11.87%) QA Tester
8 53 (10.31%) QA Test Analyst
9 39 (7.59%) Test Engineer
10 36 (7.00%) C# Developer
11 31 (6.03%) QA Automation Engineer
12 29 (5.64%) .NET Developer
13 28 (5.45%) Development Manager
14 25 (4.86%) Automation Tester
15 24 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
16 23 (4.47%) QA Test Engineer
17 22 (4.28%) Automation Engineer
18 21 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
18 21 (4.09%) Software Developer
18 21 (4.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (20.62%) .NET
2 73 (14.20%) HTML
3 59 (11.48%) CSS
4 48 (9.34%) jQuery
5 47 (9.14%) ASP.NET
6 39 (7.59%) HTML5
7 37 (7.20%) Web Services
8 30 (5.84%) Gherkin
9 28 (5.45%) XML
10 26 (5.06%) AngularJS
11 17 (3.31%) .NET Framework
12 13 (2.53%) Backbone.js
13 12 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (2.14%) WPF
15 9 (1.75%) CSS3
15 9 (1.75%) D3.js
15 9 (1.75%) Highcharts JS
15 9 (1.75%) WCF
16 7 (1.36%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 59 (11.48%) iPad
2 52 (10.12%) Computer Science
3 38 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.67%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.70%) Replication
6 18 (3.50%) User Experience
7 10 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.36%) N-Tier
9 5 (0.97%) Cyber Attack
9 5 (0.97%) Fintech
10 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.78%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.78%) Web 2.0
11 3 (0.58%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (0.58%) Animation
11 3 (0.58%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.58%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 61 (11.87%) Windows
2 49 (9.53%) Linux
3 21 (4.09%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.92%) Android
5 14 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.36%) Unix
7 5 (0.97%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.78%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.39%) CentOS
10 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.39%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (59.53%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (20.82%) Test Scripting
3 104 (20.23%) SDLC
4 102 (19.84%) Scrum
5 85 (16.54%) TDD
6 75 (14.59%) Automated Testing
6 75 (14.59%) BDD
7 62 (12.06%) Automation Testing
7 62 (12.06%) Regression Testing
8 61 (11.87%) E-Commerce
9 57 (11.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 50 (9.73%) Test Automation
10 50 (9.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 46 (8.95%) Manual Testing
12 45 (8.75%) OO
13 41 (7.98%) Test Strategy
14 38 (7.39%) DevOps
15 37 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (7.20%) Software Engineering
15 37 (7.20%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (23.54%) SQL
2 105 (20.43%) C#
3 104 (20.23%) JavaScript
4 86 (16.73%) Java
5 46 (8.95%) PHP
6 34 (6.61%) C++
7 33 (6.42%) T-SQL
8 29 (5.64%) Ruby
9 25 (4.86%) Python
10 19 (3.70%) C
11 15 (2.92%) VB.NET
12 14 (2.72%) TypeScript
13 12 (2.33%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.95%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.75%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.56%) Embedded C
17 6 (1.17%) Perl
17 6 (1.17%) VB
17 6 (1.17%) VB6
17 6 (1.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 77 (14.98%) Degree
2 53 (10.31%) ISTQB
3 52 (10.12%) ISEB
4 24 (4.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (2.33%) HND
6 8 (1.56%) HNC
7 7 (1.36%) MCSA
7 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.58%) CCNA
8 3 (0.58%) CCNP
8 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.39%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.39%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.39%) Siebel Certification
10 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.92%) SLA
2 13 (2.53%) PCI DSS
2 13 (2.53%) SDET
3 9 (1.75%) PMO
4 6 (1.17%) HL7
5 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) EMIR
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.33%) Firmware
3 6 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.17%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.17%) VirtualBox
3 6 (1.17%) Xen
4 5 (0.97%) Docker
5 4 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.19%) zsh
Systems Management
1 20 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (3.50%) Puppet
3 15 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (2.72%) Ansible
5 4 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.39%) Nagios
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 98 (19.07%) Microsoft
2 20 (3.89%) Oracle
3 15 (2.92%) SAP
3 15 (2.92%) VMware
4 8 (1.56%) Google
5 6 (1.17%) Zend
6 4 (0.78%) Freescale
6 4 (0.78%) IBM
6 4 (0.78%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.58%) Autodesk
7 3 (0.58%) Cisco
7 3 (0.58%) Foundry
7 3 (0.58%) Remedy
8 2 (0.39%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.39%) BMC
8 2 (0.39%) Juniper
8 2 (0.39%) Orchard
8 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.39%) Siebel
8 2 (0.39%) Sitecore
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lancaster, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Additional benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Bonus & 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Digital Gurus
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Outstanding + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Benefits, 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £16500.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday