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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Manchester / Stockport
Rank 35 10 13
Rank change year-on-year -25 +3  
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 29 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 1.24% 18.71% 13.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.33% 87.88% 78.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1 26 25
Median salary £44,500 £40,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% +26.98%  
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 Stockport with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Stockport
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 15 33 33
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stockport 9.32% 21.29% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14 29 30
Median salary £23,000 £45,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -48.88% +45.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £33,750 £25,350
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Stockport

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stockport 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 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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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 24 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 Stockport region with a requirement for QA.

1 16 (88.89%) ISEB
2 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 12 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (50.00%) Test Management
6 8 (44.44%) Windows 10
7 7 (38.89%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
7 7 (38.89%) VMware
7 7 (38.89%) Mac OS X
7 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
7 7 (38.89%) Case Management
8 6 (33.33%) SDLC
9 5 (27.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 5 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
9 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
9 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
9 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
10 4 (22.22%) JIRA
10 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting

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Top Related 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:

Applications
1 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (5.56%) Automotive
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) QA Tester
1 11 (61.11%) Senior QA Tester
1 11 (61.11%) Senior Tester
1 11 (61.11%) Tester
2 7 (38.89%) Lead Tester
2 7 (38.89%) QA Leader
3 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
4 4 (22.22%) QA Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (5.56%) Automotive Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.56%) COM
1 1 (5.56%) DOM
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) HTML5
1 1 (5.56%) REST
1 1 (5.56%) SAX
1 1 (5.56%) WPF
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
1 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 7 (38.89%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 12 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) Test Management
4 7 (38.89%) Case Management
4 7 (38.89%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (33.33%) SDLC
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
6 5 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Product Management
7 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.56%) Coaching
8 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.56%) QA Automation
8 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C#
1 1 (5.56%) C++
1 1 (5.56%) Ruby
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
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