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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 47 73
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +26
Permanent jobs citing QA 65 87 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.79% 4.88% 3.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.57% 50.00% 42.47%
Number of salaries quoted 57 57 43
Average salary £37,500 £31,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.79% -
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
173 174 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.09% 9.77% 7.96%
Number of salaries quoted 137 113 102
Average salary £47,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.61% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £52,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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 -8 17 £34,500 +6.15% 5
Chester +15 10 £40,000 +18.51% 5
Crewe - 6 £61,250 -
Wilmslow -17 2 £42,500 +41.66% 3
Nantwich +10 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Macclesfield -2 1 £42,500 +49.12%
Knutsford -9 1 £42,500 - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 - - 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 66 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (43.59%) SQL
3 41 (35.04%) .NET
4 39 (33.33%) Windows
5 38 (32.48%) ISEB
6 36 (30.77%) Software Testing
7 35 (29.91%) Test Scripting
7 35 (29.91%) Finance
8 28 (23.93%) Performance Testing
9 27 (23.08%) Microsoft
10 25 (21.37%) QuickTest Pro
11 23 (19.66%) C#
11 23 (19.66%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (17.09%) Manual Testing
12 20 (17.09%) HP Quality Center
13 17 (14.53%) ISTQB
13 17 (14.53%) Release Management
13 17 (14.53%) Scrum
14 16 (13.68%) MSTest
15 15 (12.82%) Selenium
15 15 (12.82%) Automated Testing
16 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
17 12 (10.26%) Mentoring
18 11 (9.40%) Risk Analysis
18 11 (9.40%) Service Delivery
18 11 (9.40%) Risk Management
19 10 (8.55%) Linux
19 10 (8.55%) UNIX
20 9 (7.69%) TDD
20 9 (7.69%) FIX Protocol

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 4 (3.42%) IIS
2 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.13%) MS Office
3 2 (1.71%) Mingle
3 2 (1.71%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.85%) MS Project
4 1 (0.85%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.98%) SaaS
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.71%) Trello
4 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.27%) LAN
2 5 (4.27%) WAN
3 4 (3.42%) Firewall
4 3 (2.56%) Wireless
4 3 (2.56%) Internet
4 3 (2.56%) HTTP
5 1 (0.85%) ATM
5 1 (0.85%) DNS
5 1 (0.85%) DHCP
5 1 (0.85%) FTP
5 1 (0.85%) VoIP
5 1 (0.85%) MPLS
5 1 (0.85%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.42%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.71%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (21.37%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (19.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (13.68%) MSTest
4 15 (12.82%) Selenium
5 7 (5.98%) WebDriver
6 6 (5.13%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.27%) TeamCity
7 5 (4.27%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.42%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (3.42%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.71%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.71%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (1.71%) JIRA
9 2 (1.71%) WATIR
9 2 (1.71%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.71%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.71%) Subversion
9 2 (1.71%) Calabash
10 1 (0.85%) Ant
General
1 35 (29.91%) Finance
2 8 (6.84%) Retail
3 5 (4.27%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.42%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.71%) Marketing
5 2 (1.71%) Automotive
5 2 (1.71%) Publishing
6 1 (0.85%) Back Office
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (52.99%) Analyst
2 35 (29.91%) Test Analyst
3 31 (26.50%) Tester
4 20 (17.09%) QA Tester
5 17 (14.53%) Software Tester
6 14 (11.97%) Business Analyst
7 13 (11.11%) QA Analyst
8 12 (10.26%) Test Engineer
9 11 (9.40%) Developer
9 11 (9.40%) QA Engineer
10 10 (8.55%) Test Consultant
10 10 (8.55%) Software Consultant
10 10 (8.55%) QA Consultant
10 10 (8.55%) Consultant
11 8 (6.84%) Risk Analyst
12 7 (5.98%) Architect
13 6 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
14 5 (4.27%) Automated Test Analyst
14 5 (4.27%) Software Engineer
14 5 (4.27%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (35.04%) .NET
2 9 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 9 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 7 (5.98%) Middleware
3 7 (5.98%) HTML
3 7 (5.98%) Web Services
4 5 (4.27%) SOAP
5 4 (3.42%) CSS
6 3 (2.56%) XML
6 3 (2.56%) RESTful
6 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.56%) Entity Framework
6 3 (2.56%) REST
6 3 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (2.56%) SignalR
6 3 (2.56%) JSON
6 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.71%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.13%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.27%) Fixed Income
3 5 (4.27%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.42%) Robotics
5 3 (2.56%) CMDB
5 3 (2.56%) User Experience
5 3 (2.56%) Open Source
5 3 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.56%) BYOD
6 2 (1.71%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.71%) New Media
6 2 (1.71%) Equities
7 1 (0.85%) Statistics
7 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.85%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (8.55%) Linux
2 10 (8.55%) UNIX
3 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 35 (29.91%) Test Scripting
4 28 (23.93%) Performance Testing
5 20 (17.09%) Manual Testing
6 17 (14.53%) Release Management
6 17 (14.53%) Scrum
7 15 (12.82%) Automated Testing
8 12 (10.26%) Mentoring
9 11 (9.40%) Risk Management
9 11 (9.40%) Service Delivery
9 11 (9.40%) Risk Analysis
10 9 (7.69%) BDD
10 9 (7.69%) Business Analysis
10 9 (7.69%) TDD
10 9 (7.69%) Test Planning
11 8 (6.84%) Automation Testing
11 8 (6.84%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (6.84%) Information Security
11 8 (6.84%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (43.59%) SQL
2 23 (19.66%) C#
3 6 (5.13%) Java
3 6 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.27%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.56%) C++
5 3 (2.56%) Ruby
5 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.85%) C
7 1 (0.85%) PHP
7 1 (0.85%) VBScript
7 1 (0.85%) VB
7 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (32.48%) ISEB
2 17 (14.53%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.27%) Degree
4 2 (1.71%) MCP
5 1 (0.85%) PhD
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.85%) MCITP
5 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.71%) XenApp
3 2 (1.71%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.85%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 20 (17.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.71%) XenMobile
2 2 (1.71%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 27 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.13%) Oracle
3 4 (3.42%) Autodesk
3 4 (3.42%) VMware
4 3 (2.56%) Teradata
4 3 (2.56%) Telerik
4 3 (2.56%) Sun
4 3 (2.56%) Citrix
5 1 (0.85%) Juniper
5 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.85%) Tableau
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Wilmslow
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £30k - 36k per year + Excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 19 days ago
Knutsford
First Recruitment Group
Posted: 20 days ago