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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 103 109 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 14 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.78% 0.26% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 0
Average salary £27,500 £55,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-3.17% -7.35%
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
1691 1459 2006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.84% 93.29% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1404 1133 1687
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 £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,000 £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
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 30 January 2015. 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
Warrington +12 6 £27,500 -50.00%
Crewe - 3 £32,500 -
Chester - 1 £32,500 -
QA Tester
North West

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (80.77%) QuickTest Pro
2 21 (80.77%) Windows
3 20 (76.92%) ISEB
4 18 (69.23%) Test Scripting
5 14 (53.85%) Selenium
6 13 (50.00%) Software Testing
6 13 (50.00%) Manual Testing
6 13 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (42.31%) Finance
8 10 (38.46%) SQL
8 10 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
9 9 (34.62%) Performance Testing
9 9 (34.62%) MSTest
9 9 (34.62%) JIRA
9 9 (34.62%) Release Management
9 9 (34.62%) Automated Testing
9 9 (34.62%) Scrum
10 8 (30.77%) RAD
10 8 (30.77%) Web Services
10 8 (30.77%) FitNesse
10 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
10 8 (30.77%) Degree
11 5 (19.23%) C#
11 5 (19.23%) .NET
12 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
12 4 (15.38%) SOAP
12 4 (15.38%) SoapUI

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (80.77%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (53.85%) Selenium
3 10 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (34.62%) MSTest
4 9 (34.62%) JIRA
5 8 (30.77%) FitNesse
5 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
6 4 (15.38%) SoapUI
6 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 4 (15.38%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (3.85%) Concordion
7 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Web Services
2 5 (19.23%) .NET
3 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 4 (15.38%) SOAP
4 3 (11.54%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (11.54%) Middleware
5 1 (3.85%) RESTful
5 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Fixed Income
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) UNIX
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Test Scripting
3 13 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 13 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
4 9 (34.62%) Performance Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Release Management
4 9 (34.62%) Automated Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Scrum
5 8 (30.77%) RAD
6 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Market Making
8 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.85%) TDD
8 1 (3.85%) Stress Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Cash Management
8 1 (3.85%) MVC
8 1 (3.85%) OO
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (76.92%) ISEB
2 8 (30.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft