Period
to 5 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Stockport 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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Manchester > Stockport
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 49 34
Rank change year-on-year +24 -15 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 8 23
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Stockport 7.14% 2.74% 6.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.94% 32.00% 39.66%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 16
Median annual salary £51,880 £39,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.02% +11.43% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,500 £29,875
90th Percentile £65,771 £47,875 £63,750
Manchester median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +18.04%

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 Stockport with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Stockport
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 17 25 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 13.49% 8.56% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 15 18 38
Median annual salary £51,880 £38,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.63% +9.29% -
10th Percentile £25,700 £25,625 £21,250
90th Percentile £59,000 £47,875 £63,750
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £45,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.50% +6.47% +13.33%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Stockport

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Stockport.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Stockport

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Salary Trend in Stockport

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Stockport.

Salary trend for QA in Stockport

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Salary Histogram in Stockport

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Stockport over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Salary histogram for QA in Stockport

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Stockport region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 5 (55.56%) JIRA
3 5 (55.56%) BDD
3 5 (55.56%) DevOps
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) User Stories
4 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
4 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 4 (44.44%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (44.44%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (44.44%) Confluence
4 4 (44.44%) Kanban
4 4 (44.44%) Banking
4 4 (44.44%) Benchmarking
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 3 (33.33%) AWS
6 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
6 2 (22.22%) Android
6 2 (22.22%) Selenium
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) HTML
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) CSS
6 2 (22.22%) MVC

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Stockport 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 4 (44.44%) Confluence
2 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (11.11%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Fiddler
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) Mocha
3 1 (11.11%) Protractor
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Development Director
2 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Software Development Director
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) Node.js
3 1 (11.11%) React
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) Spring Boot
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
1 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) BDD
3 5 (55.56%) DevOps
3 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (44.44%) Benchmarking
4 4 (44.44%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (44.44%) Kanban
4 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 4 (44.44%) User Stories
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
6 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Kibana