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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 34 80
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +46
Permanent jobs citing QA 82 124 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.26% 7.28% 3.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.96% 62.63% 36.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71 53 61
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £58,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
228 198 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.84% 11.63% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 198 110 167
Average salary £40,750 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.11% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,650 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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
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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 -14 23 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Crewe +15 13 £32,500 +71.05%
Wilmslow -4 12 £37,500 +82.92% 1
Macclesfield -8 10 £40,000 +40.35%
Runcorn -4 3 £35,000 -
Chester +12 2 £32,500 -
Nantwich - 2 £35,000 - 1
Knutsford +2 1 - - 1
Widnes - 1 £40,000 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 97 (57.40%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (37.87%) SQL
3 60 (35.50%) Windows
4 49 (28.99%) .NET
5 42 (24.85%) C#
6 41 (24.26%) Selenium
7 40 (23.67%) QuickTest Pro
8 39 (23.08%) Finance
9 38 (22.49%) Test Scripting
10 36 (21.30%) Automated Testing
10 36 (21.30%) Software Testing
11 34 (20.12%) ISEB
12 33 (19.53%) Manual Testing
13 30 (17.75%) Linux
14 29 (17.16%) Java
15 27 (15.98%) Oracle
16 26 (15.38%) Degree
17 25 (14.79%) Computer Science
18 23 (13.61%) SQL Server
19 22 (13.02%) UNIX
19 22 (13.02%) Scrum
20 21 (12.43%) Test Automation
20 21 (12.43%) HP Quality Center
21 19 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
22 18 (10.65%) HTML
23 17 (10.06%) SOAP
24 16 (9.47%) JavaScript
24 16 (9.47%) ASP.NET
24 16 (9.47%) WebDriver
25 15 (8.88%) C++

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 9 (5.33%) WebLogic
2 8 (4.73%) SAS
3 6 (3.55%) IIS
4 5 (2.96%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.37%) Oracle Spatial
5 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.96%) MS Office
2 3 (1.78%) Mingle
3 1 (0.59%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.69%) SaaS
2 4 (2.37%) Trello
3 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.51%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.92%) LAN
2 10 (5.92%) WAN
3 6 (3.55%) Firewall
4 5 (2.96%) Internet
5 4 (2.37%) HTTP
6 2 (1.18%) LDAP
6 2 (1.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.51%) Big Data
3 9 (5.33%) Hadoop
4 8 (4.73%) QlikView
4 8 (4.73%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.96%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.37%) DB2
6 4 (2.37%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.59%) Informix
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (24.26%) Selenium
2 40 (23.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (9.47%) WebDriver
5 13 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 11 (6.51%) MSTest
6 11 (6.51%) JIRA
7 10 (5.92%) Visual Studio
8 9 (5.33%) Selenium IDE
9 8 (4.73%) FitNesse
10 7 (4.14%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.96%) WATIR
11 5 (2.96%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (2.37%) CruiseControl
12 4 (2.37%) Git (software)
12 4 (2.37%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.37%) Jenkins
13 3 (1.78%) Subversion
14 2 (1.18%) Toad
14 2 (1.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 39 (23.08%) Finance
2 8 (4.73%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.73%) French Language
2 8 (4.73%) Spanish Language
3 3 (1.78%) Electronics
3 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.78%) Banking
3 3 (1.78%) Retail
4 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.18%) Publishing
5 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.59%) Advertising
5 1 (0.59%) Automotive
5 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (31.36%) Analyst
2 36 (21.30%) Tester
3 29 (17.16%) Software Tester
4 27 (15.98%) Test Analyst
5 23 (13.61%) Developer
6 22 (13.02%) QA Analyst
7 19 (11.24%) QA Tester
8 12 (7.10%) QA Engineer
8 12 (7.10%) Software Engineer
9 10 (5.92%) .NET Developer
9 10 (5.92%) Business Analyst
9 10 (5.92%) Consultant
10 9 (5.33%) Test Engineer
11 8 (4.73%) Business Consultant
11 8 (4.73%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 7 (4.14%) Project Manager
12 7 (4.14%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (3.55%) Software Test Engineer
13 6 (3.55%) Agile Business Analyst
14 5 (2.96%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (28.99%) .NET
2 18 (10.65%) HTML
3 17 (10.06%) SOAP
4 16 (9.47%) ASP.NET
5 15 (8.88%) XML
6 14 (8.28%) REST
7 13 (7.69%) Web Services
7 13 (7.69%) .NET Framework
8 12 (7.10%) FIX Protocol
8 12 (7.10%) Middleware
9 9 (5.33%) CSS
10 8 (4.73%) JSON
11 7 (4.14%) HTML5
11 7 (4.14%) Ajax
11 7 (4.14%) XML-RPC
12 4 (2.37%) WPF
12 4 (2.37%) Java SE
12 4 (2.37%) Java EE
12 4 (2.37%) Spring
12 4 (2.37%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.79%) Computer Science
2 15 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.28%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (7.10%) Algorithms
5 9 (5.33%) Open Source
6 8 (4.73%) Data Integration
7 7 (4.14%) Fixed Income
8 5 (2.96%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.96%) CMDB
9 4 (2.37%) GIS
9 4 (2.37%) User Experience
9 4 (2.37%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.18%) Robotics
10 2 (1.18%) Equities
10 2 (1.18%) FMCG
10 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.59%) Kindle
11 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 60 (35.50%) Windows
2 30 (17.75%) Linux
3 22 (13.02%) UNIX
4 5 (2.96%) Android
4 5 (2.96%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.37%) AIX
5 4 (2.37%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (57.40%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (22.49%) Test Scripting
3 36 (21.30%) Automated Testing
3 36 (21.30%) Software Testing
4 33 (19.53%) Manual Testing
5 22 (13.02%) Scrum
6 21 (12.43%) Test Automation
7 15 (8.88%) Software Engineering
8 14 (8.28%) ERP
9 12 (7.10%) Business Analysis
9 12 (7.10%) BDD
9 12 (7.10%) Performance Testing
10 11 (6.51%) Multithreading
10 11 (6.51%) Release Management
11 10 (5.92%) TDD
11 10 (5.92%) Project Management
11 10 (5.92%) Automation Testing
12 9 (5.33%) Integration Testing
13 8 (4.73%) Data Analysis
13 8 (4.73%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 64 (37.87%) SQL
2 42 (24.85%) C#
3 29 (17.16%) Java
4 16 (9.47%) JavaScript
5 15 (8.88%) C++
6 8 (4.73%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.14%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.14%) C
7 7 (4.14%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.96%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.37%) Korn
9 4 (2.37%) Ruby
9 4 (2.37%) VBScript
10 3 (1.78%) VBA
10 3 (1.78%) Perl
10 3 (1.78%) PHP
11 2 (1.18%) VB
12 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (20.12%) ISEB
2 26 (15.38%) Degree
3 8 (4.73%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (1.78%) MCP
5 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.59%) PMP
6 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.37%) SLA
2 3 (1.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.59%) GMP
System Software
1 11 (6.51%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (3.55%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.96%) XenApp
4 5 (2.96%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.37%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.59%) Varnish
7 1 (0.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (12.43%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.55%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (1.18%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 27 (15.98%) Oracle
2 14 (8.28%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.10%) VMware
4 10 (5.92%) Citrix
5 8 (4.73%) Business Objects
5 8 (4.73%) Cognos
6 7 (4.14%) IBM
7 3 (1.78%) Telerik
8 2 (1.18%) Teradata
8 2 (1.18%) SAP
8 2 (1.18%) Autodesk
8 2 (1.18%) EMC
8 2 (1.18%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.59%) Altera
9 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.59%) HP
9 1 (0.59%) Cisco
9 1 (0.59%) Sun
9 1 (0.59%) Sybase
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire, Manchester (SK9)
Guru Careers
Salary: £25 - 30k
Posted: 16 days ago
Knutsford
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago