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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 82 127 124
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 14 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.27% 0.058% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 0.060% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 13 1 5
Median salary £30,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,850 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £37,500 £36,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.79% -1.42%
QA Tester
North West

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
1080 1673 1834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 97.83% 97.49% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 942 1374 1467
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Crewe - 7 £31,000 -
Warrington +14 5 £30,500 -18.66%
Winsford - 2 £25,250 -
Nantwich - 1 £35,000 -
QA Tester
North West

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (93.33%) Software Testing
3 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (73.33%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (73.33%) HP UFT
5 8 (53.33%) SQL
5 8 (53.33%) C#
6 7 (46.67%) .NET
6 7 (46.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (40.00%) Selenium IDE
7 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
7 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (40.00%) ISEB
7 6 (40.00%) Selenium
8 5 (33.33%) Release Management
8 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
8 5 (33.33%) Windows
8 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
8 5 (33.33%) MSTest
8 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (13.33%) QA Automation
9 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
9 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Linux
9 2 (13.33%) Java
9 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (13.33%) Unix
9 2 (13.33%) 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 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) HP UFT
2 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 6 (40.00%) Selenium IDE
2 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (33.33%) MSTest
3 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Software Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Release Management
5 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (13.33%) QA Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
7 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 1 (6.67%) SDLC
7 1 (6.67%) Test Management
7 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (73.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft