The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Salford 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Manchester / Salford
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8  
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Salford 14.08% 13.33% 5.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.82% 80.00% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 3
Median salary £37,747 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.65% -1.31%  
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 Salford with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Salford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 17 5 7
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 23.94% 16.67% 10.29%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 5
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% -1.31%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Salford 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 Salford

QA
Salary Trend in Salford

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

Salary trend for QA in Salford

For the 6 months to 30 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 Salford region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
3 5 (45.45%) Workflow
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) Automated Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Web 2.0
4 4 (36.36%) JIRA
4 4 (36.36%) Release Management
4 4 (36.36%) Identity Management
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) LDAP
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL V3
4 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
4 4 (36.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (36.36%) ServiceNow
4 4 (36.36%) DevOps
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) Issue Tracking
5 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 3 (27.27%) Database Theory
5 3 (27.27%) T-SQL

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford 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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) Confluence
3 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (9.09%) CMS
3 1 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) LDAP
2 3 (27.27%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) Bitbucket
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Billing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Games
3 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) ServiceNow Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Database Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Junior
3 3 (27.27%) Junior Database Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Junior Developer
4 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) CMS Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Java Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
5 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
2 4 (36.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Web 2.0
2 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 3 (27.27%) Replication
3 2 (18.18%) iPad
3 2 (18.18%) Online Games
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) Social Media
4 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Automated Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) Workflow
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (36.36%) DevOps
3 4 (36.36%) Identity Management
3 4 (36.36%) Issue Tracking
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL V3
3 4 (36.36%) Release Management
4 3 (27.27%) Database Theory
4 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 2 (18.18%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) ServiceNow
2 2 (18.18%) BMC
2 2 (18.18%) Remedy
2 2 (18.18%) Sitecore
3 1 (9.09%) ForgeRock
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