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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 67 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -33
Permanent jobs citing QA 43 52 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.23% 2.86% 6.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.28% 26.67% 58.14%
Number of salaries quoted 36 44 55
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £27,500 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
142 195 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.68% 10.72% 10.96%
Number of salaries quoted 112 166 115
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £57,700 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +16 22 £40,000 +33.33% 7
Knutsford +8 9 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Macclesfield +24 3 - -
Wilmslow +4 1 £69,500 +85.33%
Chester -1 1 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Crewe -1 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 42 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (36.46%) SQL Server
3 33 (34.38%) .NET
4 28 (29.17%) SQL
5 26 (27.08%) Test Scripting
6 25 (26.04%) Software Testing
7 24 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 23 (23.96%) C#
9 21 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (20.83%) Manual Testing
11 19 (19.79%) Performance Testing
11 19 (19.79%) Finance
12 18 (18.75%) Java
13 17 (17.71%) Microsoft
14 16 (16.67%) JavaScript
15 15 (15.63%) Windows
15 15 (15.63%) Validation
15 15 (15.63%) Test Planning
16 14 (14.58%) HTML
16 14 (14.58%) Unit Testing
17 13 (13.54%) TDD
17 13 (13.54%) SDLC
18 12 (12.50%) Spring
18 12 (12.50%) ASP.NET
19 11 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
19 11 (11.46%) Automation Testing
19 11 (11.46%) Mentoring
20 10 (10.42%) Selenium
20 10 (10.42%) .NET Framework
20 10 (10.42%) Degree

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (3.13%) CMS
1 3 (3.13%) Mule
1 3 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.04%) Alfresco
2 1 (1.04%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (7.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.13%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (3.13%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.08%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) Firewall
1 4 (4.17%) Intranet
2 3 (3.13%) DHCP
2 3 (3.13%) DNS
2 3 (3.13%) LAN
2 3 (3.13%) WAN
3 2 (2.08%) HTTP
3 2 (2.08%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (36.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.08%) Redis
3 2 (2.08%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.04%) MySQL
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 21 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (10.42%) Selenium
4 9 (9.38%) JIRA
5 7 (7.29%) Cucumber
6 6 (6.25%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.21%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.13%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.13%) Maven
8 3 (3.13%) Vagrant
9 2 (2.08%) Hudson
9 2 (2.08%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.08%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.08%) Toad
10 1 (1.04%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.04%) NUnit
10 1 (1.04%) Sahi
10 1 (1.04%) WatiN
General
1 19 (19.79%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Retail
3 8 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.21%) Games
5 4 (4.17%) Banking
5 4 (4.17%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (25.00%) Analyst
2 22 (22.92%) Test Analyst
2 22 (22.92%) Tester
3 19 (19.79%) Developer
4 15 (15.63%) QA Tester
5 14 (14.58%) Software Developer
6 13 (13.54%) .NET Developer
6 13 (13.54%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (13.54%) C# Developer
7 11 (11.46%) .NET Software Developer
7 11 (11.46%) C# Software Developer
7 11 (11.46%) Software Tester
8 10 (10.42%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
9 9 (9.38%) Software QA Tester
10 5 (5.21%) Automation Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) QA Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 4 (4.17%) Java Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (34.38%) .NET
2 14 (14.58%) HTML
3 12 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 12 (12.50%) Spring
4 10 (10.42%) .NET Framework
4 10 (10.42%) Web Services
5 6 (6.25%) JSON
6 5 (5.21%) SOAP
6 5 (5.21%) XML
7 3 (3.13%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.13%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.13%) Java EE
7 3 (3.13%) JPA
7 3 (3.13%) jQuery
7 3 (3.13%) REST
7 3 (3.13%) RESTful
7 3 (3.13%) SAP Business Workflow
7 3 (3.13%) WSDL
8 2 (2.08%) LESS
8 2 (2.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.21%) Visualisation
4 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.13%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.08%) User Experience
7 1 (1.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.63%) Windows
2 6 (6.25%) Linux
3 5 (5.21%) Unix
4 3 (3.13%) CentOS
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.04%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.08%) Test Scripting
3 25 (26.04%) Software Testing
4 20 (20.83%) Manual Testing
5 19 (19.79%) Performance Testing
6 15 (15.63%) Test Planning
6 15 (15.63%) Validation
7 14 (14.58%) Unit Testing
8 13 (13.54%) SDLC
8 13 (13.54%) TDD
9 11 (11.46%) Automation Testing
9 11 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (11.46%) Mentoring
10 10 (10.42%) Scrum
11 9 (9.38%) Process Improvement
12 8 (8.33%) Automated Testing
12 8 (8.33%) Open Source
12 8 (8.33%) Software Engineering
12 8 (8.33%) Workflow
13 7 (7.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.17%) SQL
2 23 (23.96%) C#
3 18 (18.75%) Java
4 16 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.21%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.17%) C
7 3 (3.13%) ABAP
7 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.13%) VBScript
8 2 (2.08%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.08%) Ruby
8 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.04%) C++
9 1 (1.04%) Python
9 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) Degree
2 4 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.08%) ISEB
System Software
1 8 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 8 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.29%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.25%) XenApp
3 6 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.08%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (17.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.42%) Citrix
2 10 (10.42%) VMware
3 3 (3.13%) OpenText
3 3 (3.13%) Oracle
3 3 (3.13%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.13%) RightScale
3 3 (3.13%) SAP
4 2 (2.08%) F5
4 2 (2.08%) Siebel
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
The Resourcing Hub
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum £35,000 - £55,000 + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
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Salary: competitive
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