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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 93 99 112
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.44% 0.86% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.88% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 17
Median salary £30,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
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
1105 1364 1810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.93% 97.22% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 906 1204 1569
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 10 December 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
Warrington +19 5 £30,500 -23.75%
QA Tester
North West

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 22 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (95.45%) Software Testing
3 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (81.82%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (81.82%) HP UFT
5 14 (63.64%) SQL
6 12 (54.55%) ISEB
6 12 (54.55%) Manual Testing
7 11 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (50.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (50.00%) MSTest
7 11 (50.00%) Release Management
7 11 (50.00%) Performance Testing
7 11 (50.00%) Windows
8 10 (45.45%) C#
9 8 (36.36%) .NET
10 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
10 7 (31.82%) Selenium
10 7 (31.82%) WebDriver
10 7 (31.82%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (31.82%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
11 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
11 3 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
11 3 (13.64%) QA Automation
11 3 (13.64%) Unix
11 3 (13.64%) Linux
11 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
11 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
11 3 (13.64%) Finance

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 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 18 (81.82%) HP UFT
2 11 (50.00%) MSTest
2 11 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (31.82%) Selenium
3 7 (31.82%) Selenium IDE
3 7 (31.82%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Software Testing
2 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (54.55%) Manual Testing
4 11 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 11 (50.00%) Release Management
4 11 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (31.82%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (13.64%) QA Automation
7 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.55%) Defect Management
7 1 (4.55%) SDLC
7 1 (4.55%) Test Management
7 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (81.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft