The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oldham 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)
Manchester / Oldham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 12 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oldham 8.82% 8.57% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 75.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Median salary - £25,000 -
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 Oldham with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Oldham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 7 4 0
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oldham 20.59% 11.43% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 0
Median salary £27,500 £25,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Oldham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oldham 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 Oldham

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Salary Trend in Oldham

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

Salary trend for QA in Oldham

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 Oldham region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (71.43%) C++
1 10 (71.43%) PHP
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
1 10 (71.43%) HND
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
1 10 (71.43%) Validation
1 10 (71.43%) Degree
1 10 (71.43%) JIRA
1 10 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 8 (57.14%) Firmware
3 7 (50.00%) MVC
3 7 (50.00%) Embedded C
3 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (50.00%) .NET
3 7 (50.00%) MySQL
3 7 (50.00%) C
3 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (50.00%) jQuery
3 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 7 (50.00%) HNC
3 7 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (21.43%) Web Development
5 3 (21.43%) Jenkins

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oldham 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 7 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Lead Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Services Delivery Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics Developer
5 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
5 1 (7.14%) QA Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
1 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (50.00%) jQuery
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Validation
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) MVC
2 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (50.00%) TDD
2 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Process Management
4 3 (21.43%) Web Development
5 2 (14.29%) Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Component Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) High Availability
6 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.14%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C++
1 10 (71.43%) PHP
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) C
2 7 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) Perl
3 3 (21.43%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Degree
1 10 (71.43%) HND
2 7 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (50.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Firmware
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (7.14%) VMware