Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Manchester > Stockport
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 35 41
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 10 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 5.03% 3.82% 6.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.48% 37.04% 36.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 20
Stockport median annual salary £48,750 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.88% -8.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £33,125 £32,500 £32,375
90th Percentile £100,000 £64,000 £63,750
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -3.41% +10.00%

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 33 27 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 10.38% 10.31% 17.69%
Number of salaries quoted 29 20 53
Stockport median annual salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,625 £21,600
90th Percentile £96,000 £49,125 £63,750
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.59%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Stockport

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Stockport

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Salary Trend in Stockport

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

Salary trend for QA in Stockport

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Salary Histogram in Stockport

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Stockport over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Stockport

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 13 (81.25%) Scrum
2 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 10 (62.50%) DevOps
2 10 (62.50%) Coaching
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) MVC
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) Web Services
3 9 (56.25%) AWS
4 7 (43.75%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (43.75%) Computer Science
4 7 (43.75%) Android
4 7 (43.75%) HTML5
4 7 (43.75%) MongoDB
4 7 (43.75%) NoSQL
4 7 (43.75%) Apple iOS
4 7 (43.75%) CSS3
4 7 (43.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (43.75%) Responsive Web Design
4 7 (43.75%) Web Application Development
4 7 (43.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (43.75%) Mobile App
4 7 (43.75%) Mobile Application Development
4 7 (43.75%) Android Development
4 7 (43.75%) iOS Development
4 7 (43.75%) HTML
4 7 (43.75%) Java
4 7 (43.75%) CSS
4 7 (43.75%) RDBMS
4 7 (43.75%) Hibernate

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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 3 (18.75%) Confluence
2 2 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) AWS
2 7 (43.75%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (6.25%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 7 (43.75%) MongoDB
1 7 (43.75%) NoSQL
1 7 (43.75%) RDBMS
1 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Development Director
2 5 (31.25%) Software Development Director
3 4 (25.00%) Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Automation Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Developer
5 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Automation Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) Web Services
2 7 (43.75%) CSS
2 7 (43.75%) CSS3
2 7 (43.75%) Hibernate
2 7 (43.75%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) HTML5
2 7 (43.75%) Spring Boot
3 3 (18.75%) Dojo
4 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Android
1 7 (43.75%) Apple iOS
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Scrum
2 10 (62.50%) Coaching
2 10 (62.50%) DevOps
2 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) MVC
4 7 (43.75%) Android Development
4 7 (43.75%) Computer Science
4 7 (43.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (43.75%) iOS Development
4 7 (43.75%) Mobile Application Development
4 7 (43.75%) Responsive Web Design
4 7 (43.75%) Technical Leadership
4 7 (43.75%) Web Application Development
5 6 (37.50%) Acceptance Criteria
5 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 6 (37.50%) User Stories
6 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (25.00%) Sprint Planning
8 3 (18.75%) Sprint Review
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Kibana
2 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft