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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 107 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.35% 0.22% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.23% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 0
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
1610 1739 1780
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.26% 96.77% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1267 1398
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (95.00%) Windows
3 18 (90.00%) ISEB
4 16 (80.00%) SQL
4 16 (80.00%) Test Scripting
4 16 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (75.00%) Performance Testing
5 15 (75.00%) Release Management
5 15 (75.00%) Software Testing
5 15 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (75.00%) MSTest
5 15 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.00%) UNIX
7 3 (15.00%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Fixed Income
7 3 (15.00%) Middleware
7 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.00%) Linux
8 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (10.00%) Market Making
8 2 (10.00%) Selenium
9 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.00%) JIRA
9 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Test Automation

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (75.00%) MSTest
2 15 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) Concordion
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
1 3 (15.00%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (5.00%) RESTful
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Fixed Income
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 15 (75.00%) Release Management
3 15 (75.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Market Making
7 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.00%) Cash Management
7 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) TDD
7 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.00%) OO
7 1 (5.00%) MVC
7 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft