The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Cheshire region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
North West / Cheshire
Rank 86 94 114
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.20% 0.31% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.32% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 15
Median salary £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.45% -
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
975 1261 1742
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.06% 96.70% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 784 1099 1461
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Cheshire region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Cheshire

QA Tester
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 1 £27,500 - 2
Warrington - 1 £30,500 -
QA Tester
North West

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (90.00%) Software Testing
3 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (75.00%) HP UFT
5 14 (70.00%) SQL
6 12 (60.00%) ISEB
6 12 (60.00%) Manual Testing
7 11 (55.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (55.00%) Release Management
7 11 (55.00%) Performance Testing
7 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (55.00%) MSTest
7 11 (55.00%) Windows
8 7 (35.00%) C#
9 5 (25.00%) .NET
10 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
10 4 (20.00%) Selenium
10 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
10 4 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
11 3 (15.00%) Defect Tracking
11 3 (15.00%) QA Automation
11 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
11 3 (15.00%) Finance
11 3 (15.00%) Fixed Income
11 3 (15.00%) Unix
11 3 (15.00%) Linux
11 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 15 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 11 (55.00%) MSTest
2 11 (55.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 4 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
3 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Software Testing
2 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (60.00%) Manual Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Performance Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Release Management
4 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (15.00%) QA Automation
7 1 (5.00%) BDD
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.00%) Defect Management
7 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.00%) SDLC
7 1 (5.00%) TDD
7 1 (5.00%) Test Management
7 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) User Stories
7 1 (5.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Performance Related Bonuses
Posted: 20 days ago