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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 67 63 73
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 35 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.07% 2.68% 3.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.63% 26.32% 27.86%
Number of salaries quoted 14 32 49
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 £23,300 £33,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £54,750 £45,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
107 133 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.54% 10.20% 11.17%
Number of salaries quoted 69 107 180
Median salary £32,750 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,450 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £63,000 £58,300
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 £32,500 - 4
Macclesfield +3 5 £27,500 -
Warrington 0 4 £26,000 -32.90% 1
Crewe - 2 £32,000 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (42.25%) C#
3 29 (40.85%) .NET
4 28 (39.44%) SQL
5 25 (35.21%) Software Testing
6 24 (33.80%) Test Scripting
7 22 (30.99%) ASP.NET
7 22 (30.99%) Windows
8 21 (29.58%) SQL Server
8 21 (29.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (22.54%) ISEB
10 15 (21.13%) Finance
10 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
10 15 (21.13%) HP UFT
10 15 (21.13%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
12 13 (18.31%) Manual Testing
13 12 (16.90%) Release Management
13 12 (16.90%) Performance Testing
13 12 (16.90%) Defect Tracking
13 12 (16.90%) Scrum
14 11 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (15.49%) MSTest
14 11 (15.49%) JIRA
15 10 (14.08%) .NET Framework
15 10 (14.08%) Regression Testing
15 10 (14.08%) Automated Testing
15 10 (14.08%) MySQL
15 10 (14.08%) Visual Studio
15 10 (14.08%) HTML

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 (2.82%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) Confluence
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) MS Office
2 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (2.82%) Cognos Controller
2 2 (2.82%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) IaaS
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.82%) Internet
2 2 (2.82%) VPN
3 1 (1.41%) LAN
3 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (29.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.08%) MySQL
3 2 (2.82%) GIS
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (29.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (21.13%) HP UFT
3 11 (15.49%) JIRA
3 11 (15.49%) MSTest
4 10 (14.08%) Visual Studio
5 7 (9.86%) Selenium
6 5 (7.04%) WebDriver
7 4 (5.63%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.41%) Gradle
10 1 (1.41%) Hudson
10 1 (1.41%) Maven
10 1 (1.41%) ReSharper
10 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Law
2 3 (4.23%) Legal
2 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.82%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.41%) Games
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (43.66%) Tester
2 27 (38.03%) Software Tester
3 20 (28.17%) QA Tester
4 17 (23.94%) Analyst
4 17 (23.94%) Software QA Tester
5 16 (22.54%) QA Analyst
5 16 (22.54%) QA Test Analyst
5 16 (22.54%) Test Analyst
6 13 (18.31%) Software Analyst
6 13 (18.31%) Software Test Analyst
7 12 (16.90%) Developer
8 10 (14.08%) .NET Developer
8 10 (14.08%) Software Developer
9 9 (12.68%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (12.68%) C# Developer
10 8 (11.27%) .NET Software Developer
10 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (11.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (11.27%) C# Software Developer
11 4 (5.63%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (40.85%) .NET
2 22 (30.99%) ASP.NET
3 10 (14.08%) .NET Framework
3 10 (14.08%) HTML
3 10 (14.08%) XML
4 9 (12.68%) HTML5
5 8 (11.27%) XSL
6 6 (8.45%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.23%) Web Services
8 2 (2.82%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (2.82%) Middleware
8 2 (2.82%) WinForms
8 2 (2.82%) WPF
9 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.41%) Backbone.js
9 1 (1.41%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.41%) jQuery
9 1 (1.41%) RESTful
9 1 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.63%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.41%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.99%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Linux
2 6 (8.45%) Unix
3 1 (1.41%) AIX
3 1 (1.41%) CentOS
3 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.21%) Software Testing
3 24 (33.80%) Test Scripting
4 13 (18.31%) Manual Testing
5 12 (16.90%) Defect Tracking
5 12 (16.90%) Performance Testing
5 12 (16.90%) Release Management
5 12 (16.90%) Scrum
6 11 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (14.08%) Automated Testing
7 10 (14.08%) Regression Testing
8 9 (12.68%) Project Management
8 9 (12.68%) Web Development
9 8 (11.27%) Information Governance
9 8 (11.27%) Mobile Development
10 5 (7.04%) MVC
10 5 (7.04%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (7.04%) QA Automation
11 4 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (5.63%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.25%) C#
2 28 (39.44%) SQL
3 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.27%) VB
4 8 (11.27%) VB.NET
4 8 (11.27%) VB6
4 8 (11.27%) VBScript
5 7 (9.86%) Java
6 3 (4.23%) C
7 2 (2.82%) C++
7 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) ISEB
2 7 (9.86%) Degree
3 1 (1.41%) HND
3 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) HL7
2 1 (1.41%) EMIR
2 1 (1.41%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) Ansible
2 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle
3 2 (2.82%) Cognos
3 2 (2.82%) IBM
4 1 (1.41%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.41%) RedGate
4 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + competitive Benefits
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Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + competitive Benefits
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Salary: 32,000 - 40,000
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