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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 43 77
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +34
Permanent jobs citing QA 83 80 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.27% 5.00% 3.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.35% 54.05% 35.16%
Number of salaries quoted 73 42 50
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -22.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £20,250 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,500 £60,000
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
196 148 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.08% 9.26% 8.58%
Number of salaries quoted 151 93 137
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,100 £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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -4 35 £35,000 +12.00% 4
Wilmslow +1 11 £37,500 +13.63% 2
Nantwich - 6 £30,000 - 1
Macclesfield -2 4 £55,000 +66.66% 4
Knutsford -9 4 £42,500 +65.04% 2
Crewe -17 3 £37,500 +29.87% 2
Chester -14 2 £42,500 +23.18% 5
Northwich +6 1 £35,000 -6.66% 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (57.56%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (51.16%) SQL
3 62 (36.05%) C#
4 60 (34.88%) Windows
5 42 (24.42%) .NET
6 37 (21.51%) SQL Server
7 35 (20.35%) HTML
8 33 (19.19%) Selenium
9 32 (18.60%) Test Scripting
10 31 (18.02%) Automated Testing
11 27 (15.70%) Software Engineering
11 27 (15.70%) C++
11 27 (15.70%) JavaScript
11 27 (15.70%) XML
12 26 (15.12%) ASP.NET
12 26 (15.12%) QuickTest Pro
13 25 (14.53%) ISEB
13 25 (14.53%) Software Testing
13 25 (14.53%) Degree
14 23 (13.37%) Manual Testing
15 21 (12.21%) Computer Science
16 20 (11.63%) Java
16 20 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
17 19 (11.05%) T-SQL
17 19 (11.05%) Citrix
17 19 (11.05%) VMware
18 18 (10.47%) Oracle
18 18 (10.47%) Automation Testing
19 17 (9.88%) XenApp
19 17 (9.88%) XenDesktop

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (6.98%) IIS
2 8 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.49%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.91%) Oracle Spatial
4 5 (2.91%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.91%) SAS
5 4 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.58%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.91%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.16%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.49%) SaaS
2 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.07%) Internet
2 5 (2.91%) LDAP
3 4 (2.33%) SSL
3 4 (2.33%) LAN
3 4 (2.33%) WAN
4 2 (1.16%) Firewall
5 1 (0.58%) SAN
5 1 (0.58%) DNS
5 1 (0.58%) CTI
5 1 (0.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.49%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.91%) Big Data
3 5 (2.91%) QlikView
3 5 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.33%) DB2
5 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.58%) Informix
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (19.19%) Selenium
2 26 (15.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (7.56%) Selenium IDE
4 9 (5.23%) WebDriver
4 9 (5.23%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.07%) MSTest
6 6 (3.49%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (2.33%) Toad
7 4 (2.33%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.33%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.74%) JIRA
9 2 (1.16%) NUnit
10 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.58%) Hudson
10 1 (0.58%) WATIR
10 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.58%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.58%) JMeter
General
1 13 (7.56%) Finance
2 6 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.91%) French Language
3 5 (2.91%) Spanish Language
4 3 (1.74%) Banking
5 2 (1.16%) Games
5 2 (1.16%) Retail
5 2 (1.16%) Marketing
6 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.58%) Electronics
6 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (29.07%) Analyst
2 41 (23.84%) Developer
3 26 (15.12%) Tester
4 25 (14.53%) Software Tester
5 22 (12.79%) Test Analyst
6 17 (9.88%) Automation Engineer
7 15 (8.72%) QA Analyst
8 14 (8.14%) Software Engineer
9 13 (7.56%) Development Engineer
9 13 (7.56%) Senior Development Engineer
10 12 (6.98%) C# Developer
11 10 (5.81%) .NET Developer
12 9 (5.23%) C# Programmer
12 9 (5.23%) C# Software Engineer
12 9 (5.23%) Java Developer
12 9 (5.23%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (5.23%) Analyst Programmer
12 9 (5.23%) Programmer
12 9 (5.23%) Developer Analyst
12 9 (5.23%) C# Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (24.42%) .NET
2 35 (20.35%) HTML
3 27 (15.70%) XML
4 26 (15.12%) ASP.NET
5 17 (9.88%) CSS
6 13 (7.56%) SOAP
7 10 (5.81%) WPF
8 9 (5.23%) REST
8 9 (5.23%) XML-RPC
8 9 (5.23%) JSON
8 9 (5.23%) Ajax
9 8 (4.65%) Java SE
9 8 (4.65%) Java EE
9 8 (4.65%) Spring
9 8 (4.65%) Hibernate
9 8 (4.65%) RESTful
9 8 (4.65%) JPA
10 7 (4.07%) HTML5
11 6 (3.49%) Middleware
11 6 (3.49%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.21%) Computer Science
2 20 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.65%) Open Source
5 7 (4.07%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.91%) Data Integration
6 5 (2.91%) GIS
7 2 (1.16%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.16%) NHS
7 2 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.58%) Kindle
8 1 (0.58%) SystemC
8 1 (0.58%) New Media
8 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.58%) Wiki
8 1 (0.58%) FMCG
8 1 (0.58%) PDA
8 1 (0.58%) CMDB
8 1 (0.58%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 60 (34.88%) Windows
2 15 (8.72%) UNIX
3 10 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (4.65%) Linux
5 4 (2.33%) AIX
6 2 (1.16%) Android
6 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.58%) VMS
7 1 (0.58%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (57.56%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (18.60%) Test Scripting
3 31 (18.02%) Automated Testing
4 27 (15.70%) Software Engineering
5 25 (14.53%) Software Testing
6 23 (13.37%) Manual Testing
7 18 (10.47%) Automation Testing
8 15 (8.72%) Project Management
9 14 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (8.14%) TDD
9 14 (8.14%) Scrum
10 13 (7.56%) Integration Testing
11 12 (6.98%) Test Automation
12 10 (5.81%) Web Testing
12 10 (5.81%) System Testing
13 9 (5.23%) Multithreading
13 9 (5.23%) Product Management
13 9 (5.23%) BDD
13 9 (5.23%) Regression Testing
13 9 (5.23%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 88 (51.16%) SQL
2 62 (36.05%) C#
3 27 (15.70%) C++
3 27 (15.70%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.63%) Java
5 19 (11.05%) T-SQL
6 15 (8.72%) C
7 10 (5.81%) Perl
8 7 (4.07%) VBA
9 6 (3.49%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.49%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.91%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.33%) VBScript
11 4 (2.33%) Korn
11 4 (2.33%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.16%) PHP
12 2 (1.16%) Ruby
13 1 (0.58%) PowerHouse
13 1 (0.58%) VB
13 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (14.53%) ISEB
1 25 (14.53%) Degree
2 13 (7.56%) HND
3 6 (3.49%) HNC
4 5 (2.91%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.58%) PMP
6 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.33%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.58%) GAMP
2 1 (0.58%) GMP
2 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (9.88%) XenApp
1 17 (9.88%) XenDesktop
2 15 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.14%) Hyper-V
3 14 (8.14%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.58%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 13 (7.56%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.65%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 4 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.58%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (11.05%) Citrix
1 19 (11.05%) VMware
2 18 (10.47%) Oracle
3 11 (6.40%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.23%) IBM
5 5 (2.91%) Business Objects
5 5 (2.91%) Cognos
6 2 (1.16%) HP
6 2 (1.16%) EMC
6 2 (1.16%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.16%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.16%) AppSense
7 1 (0.58%) Teradata
7 1 (0.58%) Sage
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.58%) Apple
7 1 (0.58%) CA
7 1 (0.58%) Dell
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco
7 1 (0.58%) Symantec
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum £25,000 to £35,000 + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford
Real Staffing
Salary: £55 - £80 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £7,995 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Port Sunlight, Chester, Liverpool, North West,...
Unilever
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Port Sunlight, Chester, Liverpool, North West,...
Unilever
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Port Sunlight, Chester, Liverpool, North West,...
Unilever
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Port Sunlight, Chester, Liverpool, North West,...
Unilever
Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Crewe
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50 - £60 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago