The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 67 45
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -22
Permanent jobs citing QA 91 61 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.94% 3.27% 5.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.17% 42.36% 51.06%
Number of salaries quoted 61 41 86
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
168 144 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.12% 7.71% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 107 99 167
Average salary £32,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.58% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
North West

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

QA
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Cheshire region.

QA Salary Trend in Cheshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cheshire

QA
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 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +4 36 £32,500 +11.11% 6
Wilmslow +11 18 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Macclesfield +9 9 £28,500 -21.37%
Chester +14 5 £33,750 -10.00% 1
Knutsford +13 2 £42,250 +40.83%
Nantwich - 1 £35,000 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 96 (47.76%) SQL
2 70 (34.83%) C#
3 69 (34.33%) Windows
4 65 (32.34%) .NET
5 62 (30.85%) Degree
6 60 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (26.87%) SQL Server
8 50 (24.88%) ISEB
9 45 (22.39%) Microsoft
9 45 (22.39%) JavaScript
10 44 (21.89%) Software Testing
11 43 (21.39%) HTML
11 43 (21.39%) Test Scripting
12 36 (17.91%) MS Excel
12 36 (17.91%) Computer Science
13 35 (17.41%) ASP.NET
14 33 (16.42%) Software Engineering
15 28 (13.93%) Product Management
16 27 (13.43%) NHS
17 26 (12.94%) Windows Server 2003
17 26 (12.94%) XML
17 26 (12.94%) OO
18 25 (12.44%) WCF
19 24 (11.94%) Web Testing
19 24 (11.94%) System Testing
19 24 (11.94%) T-SQL
20 23 (11.44%) Matrix Management
21 22 (10.95%) Finance
22 20 (9.95%) Selenium
23 19 (9.45%) WPF

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.49%) IIS
3 2 (1.00%) Node.js
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.50%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.50%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 36 (17.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.99%) MS Office
3 3 (1.49%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.49%) Internet
2 2 (1.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.00%) LDAP
2 2 (1.00%) LAN
2 2 (1.00%) WAN
3 1 (0.50%) SSL
3 1 (0.50%) DNS
3 1 (0.50%) SAN
3 1 (0.50%) CTI
3 1 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.50%) SSH
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (26.87%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.97%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (6.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (6.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (5.97%) OLTP
5 11 (5.47%) Oracle Database
5 11 (5.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (4.98%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (4.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.99%) MySQL
9 5 (2.49%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.99%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.99%) Big Data
11 2 (1.00%) DB2
12 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.50%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 20 (9.95%) Selenium
2 17 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (5.97%) Xcode
3 12 (5.97%) Selenium IDE
4 8 (3.98%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (2.49%) JIRA
5 5 (2.49%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.99%) NUnit
6 4 (1.99%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.49%) PHPUnit
7 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.50%) Hudson
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.50%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.50%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.50%) MSI
8 1 (0.50%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.50%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.50%) JMeter
General
1 22 (10.95%) Finance
2 12 (5.97%) Marketing
3 9 (4.48%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.49%) Publishing
5 1 (0.50%) Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (26.87%) Analyst
2 39 (19.40%) QA Analyst
3 37 (18.41%) Team Leader
4 30 (14.93%) Tester
5 26 (12.94%) Software Tester
6 18 (8.96%) Test Analyst
7 15 (7.46%) Developer
7 15 (7.46%) Development Team Leader
8 13 (6.47%) Software Team Leader
8 13 (6.47%) Software Manager
9 12 (5.97%) Development Manager
10 10 (4.98%) Software Development Manager
11 9 (4.48%) QA Leader
11 9 (4.48%) QA Engineer
12 8 (3.98%) Web Developer
12 8 (3.98%) QA Tester
13 7 (3.48%) Junior
13 7 (3.48%) DBA
14 6 (2.99%) SQL DBA
14 6 (2.99%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (32.34%) .NET
2 43 (21.39%) HTML
3 35 (17.41%) ASP.NET
4 26 (12.94%) XML
5 25 (12.44%) WCF
6 19 (9.45%) WPF
6 19 (9.45%) .NET Framework
7 18 (8.96%) CSS
7 18 (8.96%) WinForms
8 14 (6.97%) Web Services
9 12 (5.97%) Cocoa
9 12 (5.97%) Cocoa Touch
10 5 (2.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (2.49%) HTML5
11 4 (1.99%) XML-RPC
11 4 (1.99%) Middleware
11 4 (1.99%) SOAP
11 4 (1.99%) Ajax
11 4 (1.99%) jQuery
11 4 (1.99%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.91%) Computer Science
2 27 (13.43%) NHS
3 14 (6.97%) SystemC
3 14 (6.97%) Mobile App
4 11 (5.47%) N-Tier
5 10 (4.98%) Replication
6 6 (2.99%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.99%) Life Science
8 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.00%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.00%) e-Health
8 2 (1.00%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.00%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.00%) FMCG
9 1 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.50%) New Media
9 1 (0.50%) Social Media
9 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 69 (34.33%) Windows
2 26 (12.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (7.96%) Apple iOS
3 16 (7.96%) Android
4 15 (7.46%) Windows Phone
5 12 (5.97%) Windows 8
6 6 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.49%) UNIX
8 4 (1.99%) Linux
9 2 (1.00%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.50%) AIX
10 1 (0.50%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (21.89%) Software Testing
3 43 (21.39%) Test Scripting
4 33 (16.42%) Software Engineering
5 28 (13.93%) Product Management
6 26 (12.94%) OO
7 24 (11.94%) Web Testing
7 24 (11.94%) System Testing
8 23 (11.44%) Matrix Management
9 18 (8.96%) MVC
10 17 (8.46%) Automation Testing
11 15 (7.46%) Manual Testing
11 15 (7.46%) OOP
11 15 (7.46%) Automated Testing
12 14 (6.97%) TDD
13 13 (6.47%) Project Management
14 12 (5.97%) Unit Testing
14 12 (5.97%) Test Automation
14 12 (5.97%) iOS Development
15 11 (5.47%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 96 (47.76%) SQL
2 70 (34.83%) C#
3 45 (22.39%) JavaScript
4 24 (11.94%) T-SQL
5 19 (9.45%) C++
6 17 (8.46%) C
7 14 (6.97%) VB
8 12 (5.97%) XAML
8 12 (5.97%) Objective-C
9 11 (5.47%) VB.NET
10 9 (4.48%) PowerShell
11 7 (3.48%) Java
12 4 (1.99%) PHP
12 4 (1.99%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.49%) PHP5
13 3 (1.49%) Perl
13 3 (1.49%) VBA
13 3 (1.49%) VBScript
13 3 (1.49%) PowerHouse
13 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (30.85%) Degree
2 50 (24.88%) ISEB
3 13 (6.47%) ISTQB
4 8 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.98%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.98%) MCPD
4 8 (3.98%) MCTS
5 7 (3.48%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.48%) MCP
6 5 (2.49%) HND
7 2 (1.00%) PMP
7 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.50%) HNC
8 1 (0.50%) CISSP
8 1 (0.50%) CISA
8 1 (0.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.99%) ISO 9001
1 4 (1.99%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.00%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.00%) WAI
3 1 (0.50%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) HL7
3 1 (0.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.50%) GAMP
3 1 (0.50%) GMP
System Software
1 9 (4.48%) XenApp
1 9 (4.48%) XenDesktop
1 9 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.48%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.50%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (2.49%) Legato
2 2 (1.00%) SCCM
3 1 (0.50%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.50%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.50%) WSUS
3 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 45 (22.39%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.97%) Oracle
3 11 (5.47%) VMware
4 10 (4.98%) Citrix
5 8 (3.98%) McKesson
6 5 (2.49%) Teradata
7 3 (1.49%) Zend
7 3 (1.49%) Cognizant
7 3 (1.49%) TOWER Software
8 2 (1.00%) AppSense
8 2 (1.00%) IBM
8 2 (1.00%) SAP
8 2 (1.00%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.50%) Becrypt
9 1 (0.50%) Lumension
9 1 (0.50%) HP
9 1 (0.50%) Dell
9 1 (0.50%) EMC
9 1 (0.50%) Apple
9 1 (0.50%) CA
Cheshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: 40,000 + 5% Bonus
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 & Bens
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Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Wilmslow
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Training,
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