The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 40 72
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +32
Permanent jobs citing QA 89 81 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.66% 4.98% 2.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.95% 50.31% 36.93%
Number of salaries quoted 77 44 54
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £20,250 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
198 161 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.37% 9.90% 7.98%
Number of salaries quoted 154 97 140
Average salary £34,000 £34,500 £44,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.44% -22.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,250 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Warrington -1 39 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Wilmslow +2 12 £30,000 -9.09%
Nantwich - 8 £30,000 - 1
Macclesfield -1 5 - -
Northwich +8 3 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Knutsford -9 3 £38,750 +31.91% 1
Crewe -12 2 £46,250 +128.39%
Chester -19 1 £42,500 +23.18%
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 99 (55.93%) SQL
2 82 (46.33%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (39.55%) C#
4 64 (36.16%) Windows
5 44 (24.86%) .NET
6 41 (23.16%) HTML
7 38 (21.47%) SQL Server
8 35 (19.77%) XML
8 35 (19.77%) Selenium
8 35 (19.77%) Test Scripting
9 33 (18.64%) Automated Testing
9 33 (18.64%) JavaScript
10 32 (18.08%) Software Engineering
11 31 (17.51%) ASP.NET
12 29 (16.38%) ISEB
13 28 (15.82%) Degree
14 27 (15.25%) Software Testing
14 27 (15.25%) C++
14 27 (15.25%) Manual Testing
15 26 (14.69%) T-SQL
15 26 (14.69%) QuickTest Pro
16 22 (12.43%) Computer Science
16 22 (12.43%) Enterprise Software
17 21 (11.86%) Automation Testing
18 20 (11.30%) CSS
19 19 (10.73%) Citrix
19 19 (10.73%) VMware
20 18 (10.17%) Java
21 17 (9.60%) C
21 17 (9.60%) XenApp

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 12 (6.78%) IIS
2 8 (4.52%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.82%) Oracle Spatial
3 5 (2.82%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.26%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.69%) SAS
6 1 (0.56%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.39%) Photoshop
3 4 (2.26%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.69%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.39%) Internet
2 5 (2.82%) LDAP
3 4 (2.26%) SSL
4 3 (1.69%) LAN
4 3 (1.69%) WAN
5 1 (0.56%) HTTP
5 1 (0.56%) DNS
5 1 (0.56%) SAN
5 1 (0.56%) CTI
5 1 (0.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (21.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.26%) DB2
3 3 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.69%) QlikView
3 3 (1.69%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.69%) Big Data
4 2 (1.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.56%) Informix
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.56%) OLTP
5 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 35 (19.77%) Selenium
2 26 (14.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (7.91%) Selenium IDE
4 12 (6.78%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.52%) WebDriver
6 7 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.39%) MSTest
7 6 (3.39%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (2.82%) JIRA
8 5 (2.82%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.26%) Toad
10 3 (1.69%) NUnit
10 3 (1.69%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.56%) Hudson
11 1 (0.56%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.56%) WATIR
11 1 (0.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (7.91%) Finance
2 4 (2.26%) Marketing
2 4 (2.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.69%) French Language
3 3 (1.69%) Spanish Language
3 3 (1.69%) Publishing
3 3 (1.69%) Banking
4 2 (1.13%) Retail
4 2 (1.13%) Games
5 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 51 (28.81%) Analyst
2 44 (24.86%) Developer
3 28 (15.82%) Tester
4 27 (15.25%) Software Tester
5 24 (13.56%) Test Analyst
6 17 (9.60%) QA Analyst
6 17 (9.60%) Automation Engineer
7 15 (8.47%) C# Developer
8 14 (7.91%) Software Engineer
9 13 (7.34%) Development Engineer
9 13 (7.34%) Senior Development Engineer
10 10 (5.65%) Author
10 10 (5.65%) .NET Developer
11 9 (5.08%) Java Developer
11 9 (5.08%) Analyst Programmer
11 9 (5.08%) Programmer
11 9 (5.08%) Developer Analyst
11 9 (5.08%) C# Analyst Programmer
11 9 (5.08%) C# Software Engineer
11 9 (5.08%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (24.86%) .NET
2 41 (23.16%) HTML
3 35 (19.77%) XML
4 31 (17.51%) ASP.NET
5 20 (11.30%) CSS
6 15 (8.47%) SOAP
7 12 (6.78%) XML-RPC
7 12 (6.78%) Ajax
7 12 (6.78%) WPF
7 12 (6.78%) REST
8 10 (5.65%) HTML5
9 9 (5.08%) JSON
10 8 (4.52%) Java SE
10 8 (4.52%) Java EE
10 8 (4.52%) Spring
10 8 (4.52%) JPA
10 8 (4.52%) RESTful
10 8 (4.52%) Hibernate
11 6 (3.39%) XHTML
11 6 (3.39%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.43%) Computer Science
1 22 (12.43%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (4.52%) Open Source
3 7 (3.95%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.82%) NHS
4 5 (2.82%) GIS
5 4 (2.26%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.69%) SystemC
6 3 (1.69%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.13%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.56%) New Media
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.56%) Kindle
8 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.56%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.56%) PDA
8 1 (0.56%) Wiki
8 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 64 (36.16%) Windows
2 15 (8.47%) UNIX
3 13 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.39%) Linux
5 4 (2.26%) AIX
6 2 (1.13%) Android
6 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (46.33%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.77%) Test Scripting
3 33 (18.64%) Automated Testing
4 32 (18.08%) Software Engineering
5 27 (15.25%) Software Testing
5 27 (15.25%) Manual Testing
6 21 (11.86%) Automation Testing
7 16 (9.04%) TDD
8 14 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (7.34%) Integration Testing
9 13 (7.34%) Web Testing
9 13 (7.34%) System Testing
9 13 (7.34%) Test Automation
9 13 (7.34%) Project Management
10 12 (6.78%) Product Management
10 12 (6.78%) Multithreading
11 11 (6.21%) Scrum
12 10 (5.65%) Regression Testing
12 10 (5.65%) Unit Testing
13 9 (5.08%) UML
Programming Languages
1 99 (55.93%) SQL
2 70 (39.55%) C#
3 33 (18.64%) JavaScript
4 27 (15.25%) C++
5 26 (14.69%) T-SQL
6 18 (10.17%) Java
7 17 (9.60%) C
8 10 (5.65%) Perl
9 9 (5.08%) VBA
10 6 (3.39%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.39%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.82%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.26%) Korn
12 4 (2.26%) VBScript
12 4 (2.26%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.13%) PHP
13 2 (1.13%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.13%) Ruby
14 1 (0.56%) Python
14 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (16.38%) ISEB
2 28 (15.82%) Degree
3 13 (7.34%) HND
4 7 (3.95%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.39%) HNC
6 5 (2.82%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.56%) PMP
7 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.56%) GAMP
2 1 (0.56%) GMP
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (9.60%) XenApp
1 17 (9.60%) XenDesktop
2 15 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.91%) Hyper-V
3 14 (7.91%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.26%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.56%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (6.21%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.52%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 4 (2.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 19 (10.73%) Citrix
1 19 (10.73%) VMware
2 16 (9.04%) Oracle
3 11 (6.21%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.08%) IBM
5 3 (1.69%) Cognos
5 3 (1.69%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.13%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.13%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.13%) AppSense
7 1 (0.56%) CA
7 1 (0.56%) Apple
7 1 (0.56%) Sage
7 1 (0.56%) Symantec
7 1 (0.56%) SAP
7 1 (0.56%) Sybase
7 1 (0.56%) HP
7 1 (0.56%) Dell
7 1 (0.56%) EMC
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum £25,000 to £35,000 + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Ascent People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
In View Technology
Salary: From £17,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago