The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 62 59 85
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +26
Permanent jobs citing QA 25 44 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.55% 3.40% 2.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.77% 31.21% 22.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16 38 38
Median salary £32,500 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £33,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £52,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
97 141 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.91% 10.88% 10.46%
Number of salaries quoted 56 111 160
Median salary £32,750 £38,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.48% -8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,125 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Cheshire

QA
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 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 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
Chester +8 8 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Macclesfield 0 4 - -
Warrington -14 3 £21,500 -46.25%
Crewe -8 2 £32,000 - 3
Nantwich - 1 £55,000 -
Sandbach - 1 - - 2
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 41 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (42.42%) C#
2 28 (42.42%) .NET
3 23 (34.85%) SQL
4 20 (30.30%) SQL Server
4 20 (30.30%) ASP.NET
4 20 (30.30%) Windows
5 19 (28.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 18 (27.27%) Software Testing
7 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
8 15 (22.73%) JavaScript
9 14 (21.21%) Scrum
10 13 (19.70%) Finance
11 12 (18.18%) ISEB
11 12 (18.18%) HTML
12 11 (16.67%) Visual Studio
12 11 (16.67%) XML
12 11 (16.67%) Web Development
12 11 (16.67%) HTML5
13 9 (13.64%) Mobile Development
13 9 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
13 9 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (13.64%) Manual Testing
13 9 (13.64%) HL7
13 9 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (13.64%) JIRA
13 9 (13.64%) VB6
13 9 (13.64%) XSL
13 9 (13.64%) VBScript

QA
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (1.52%) Confluence
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) IaaS
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.03%) Internet
2 2 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.12%) MySQL
3 2 (3.03%) GIS
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (28.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 9 (13.64%) HP UFT
3 9 (13.64%) JIRA
4 7 (10.61%) MSTest
5 4 (6.06%) Selenium
6 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.55%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.52%) Gradle
8 1 (1.52%) Hudson
8 1 (1.52%) Maven
8 1 (1.52%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (19.70%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Law
2 3 (4.55%) Legal
2 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Games
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) Tester
2 19 (28.79%) Software Tester
3 16 (24.24%) Developer
4 14 (21.21%) Analyst
5 13 (19.70%) QA Tester
6 12 (18.18%) Software Developer
6 12 (18.18%) Test Analyst
7 11 (16.67%) .NET Developer
7 11 (16.67%) C# Developer
7 11 (16.67%) QA Analyst
7 11 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
7 11 (16.67%) Software QA Tester
8 10 (15.15%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (13.64%) .NET Software Developer
9 9 (13.64%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (13.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (13.64%) C# Software Developer
9 9 (13.64%) Software Analyst
9 9 (13.64%) Software Test Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (42.42%) .NET
2 20 (30.30%) ASP.NET
3 12 (18.18%) HTML
4 11 (16.67%) HTML5
4 11 (16.67%) XML
5 9 (13.64%) XSL
6 8 (12.12%) .NET Framework
7 6 (9.09%) AngularJS
8 3 (4.55%) Web Services
9 2 (3.03%) CSS
9 2 (3.03%) Ember.js
9 2 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (3.03%) Middleware
9 2 (3.03%) RESTful
9 2 (3.03%) WinForms
9 2 (3.03%) WPF
10 1 (1.52%) Backbone.js
10 1 (1.52%) CSS3
10 1 (1.52%) Entity Framework
10 1 (1.52%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.55%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) Physics
4 1 (1.52%) Replication
4 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.30%) Windows
2 7 (10.61%) Linux
3 5 (7.58%) Unix
4 1 (1.52%) AIX
4 1 (1.52%) CentOS
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (27.27%) Software Testing
2 18 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 14 (21.21%) Scrum
4 11 (16.67%) Web Development
5 9 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
5 9 (13.64%) Manual Testing
5 9 (13.64%) Mobile Development
5 9 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (12.12%) Automated Testing
6 8 (12.12%) Performance Testing
6 8 (12.12%) Regression Testing
7 7 (10.61%) Project Management
7 7 (10.61%) Release Management
8 6 (9.09%) Information Governance
9 5 (7.58%) Automation Testing
9 5 (7.58%) MVC
9 5 (7.58%) OO
9 5 (7.58%) SDLC
10 4 (6.06%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (42.42%) C#
2 23 (34.85%) SQL
3 15 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.64%) VB
4 9 (13.64%) VB.NET
4 9 (13.64%) VB6
4 9 (13.64%) VBScript
5 7 (10.61%) Java
6 3 (4.55%) C
7 2 (3.03%) C++
7 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.03%) Ruby
8 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) ISEB
2 8 (12.12%) Degree
3 1 (1.52%) HND
3 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) HL7
2 1 (1.52%) EMIR
2 1 (1.52%) MiFID
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Docker
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.52%) Ansible
2 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle
3 2 (3.03%) Google
4 1 (1.52%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.52%) RedGate
4 1 (1.52%) Snow
Sandbach, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow
Mobica
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
JM
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis IT
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 25 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + 5% bonus, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Greater Manchester
Mobica
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheshire
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago