The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 107 117 142
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 17 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.90% 0.30% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.31% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 3
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +1.44%
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
1749 1599 2131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.03% 94.62% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1510 1285 1852
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Cheshire

QA Tester
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 6 £40,000 -
Warrington +10 5 £27,500 -31.25%
Crewe - 4 £32,500 -
Chester - 1 £32,500 -
QA Tester
North West

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (81.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (77.27%) ISEB
3 17 (77.27%) Windows
4 15 (68.18%) Test Scripting
5 13 (59.09%) Manual Testing
5 13 (59.09%) Selenium
6 11 (50.00%) Finance
7 10 (45.45%) Software Testing
7 10 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
8 9 (40.91%) JIRA
9 8 (36.36%) Scrum
9 8 (36.36%) Web Services
9 8 (36.36%) RAD
9 8 (36.36%) Degree
9 8 (36.36%) FitNesse
9 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
9 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
10 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
10 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (27.27%) MSTest
10 6 (27.27%) Release Management
10 6 (27.27%) SQL
11 4 (18.18%) .NET
11 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
11 4 (18.18%) SOAP
11 4 (18.18%) C#
11 4 (18.18%) WebDriver

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 18 (81.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (59.09%) Selenium
3 9 (40.91%) JIRA
4 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
4 8 (36.36%) FitNesse
5 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (27.27%) MSTest
6 4 (18.18%) Selenium IDE
6 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
6 4 (18.18%) SoapUI
7 1 (4.55%) Concordion
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) Web Services
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 4 (18.18%) SOAP
3 3 (13.64%) Middleware
3 3 (13.64%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Fixed Income
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) Test Scripting
3 13 (59.09%) Manual Testing
4 10 (45.45%) Software Testing
5 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
6 8 (36.36%) RAD
6 8 (36.36%) Scrum
6 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
7 6 (27.27%) Release Management
7 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Market Making
10 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (77.27%) ISEB
2 8 (36.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
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