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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 65 50
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 35 46 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.07% 3.28% 4.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.58% 38.66% 34.80%
Number of salaries quoted 30 43 74
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
155 119 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.60% 8.48% 13.20%
Number of salaries quoted 108 105 214
Median salary £32,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £59,650
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-1.13% +4.76%

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +13 13 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Warrington +2 7 £30,500 -23.75% 1
Macclesfield -10 6 £27,500 -26.66% 2
Crewe - 2 £32,000 - 2
Ellesmere Port - 2 £60,000 -
Nantwich - 2 £29,000 -
Knutsford +2 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 52 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (39.29%) C#
3 32 (38.10%) .NET
4 30 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 27 (32.14%) SQL
5 27 (32.14%) ASP.NET
5 27 (32.14%) Software Testing
6 26 (30.95%) Windows
7 25 (29.76%) Test Scripting
8 21 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
9 18 (21.43%) HP UFT
10 17 (20.24%) ISEB
10 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
10 17 (20.24%) Finance
11 14 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 14 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
12 13 (15.48%) HTML
12 13 (15.48%) Project Management
12 13 (15.48%) Manual Testing
12 13 (15.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (14.29%) Performance Testing
13 12 (14.29%) Release Management
13 12 (14.29%) .NET Framework
13 12 (14.29%) JIRA
13 12 (14.29%) MySQL
14 11 (13.10%) Regression Testing
14 11 (13.10%) Scrum
14 11 (13.10%) Automated Testing
14 11 (13.10%) MSTest

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 (2.38%) IIS
1 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.19%) CMS
2 1 (1.19%) Confluence
2 1 (1.19%) Drupal
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS Office
2 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (7.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (7.14%) Cognos Controller
2 6 (7.14%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) IaaS
2 1 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.38%) Internet
2 2 (2.38%) LAN
2 2 (2.38%) VPN
2 2 (2.38%) WAN
3 1 (1.19%) DHCP
3 1 (1.19%) DNS
3 1 (1.19%) Firewall
3 1 (1.19%) MPLS
3 1 (1.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.29%) MySQL
3 3 (3.57%) OLAP
3 3 (3.57%) OLAP Cube
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (2.38%) GIS
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.19%) Big Data
5 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.19%) QlikView
5 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (21.43%) HP UFT
3 12 (14.29%) JIRA
4 11 (13.10%) MSTest
5 10 (11.90%) Visual Studio
6 9 (10.71%) Selenium
7 8 (9.52%) WebDriver
8 7 (8.33%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.19%) Gradle
10 1 (1.19%) Grunt
10 1 (1.19%) Hudson
10 1 (1.19%) Maven
10 1 (1.19%) ReSharper
10 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (20.24%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.19%) Games
4 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
4 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (40.48%) Tester
2 31 (36.90%) Software Tester
3 22 (26.19%) QA Tester
4 21 (25.00%) Analyst
5 19 (22.62%) Software QA Tester
6 16 (19.05%) QA Analyst
6 16 (19.05%) QA Test Analyst
6 16 (19.05%) Test Analyst
7 12 (14.29%) Software Analyst
7 12 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
8 11 (13.10%) Developer
9 10 (11.90%) .NET Developer
10 9 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (10.71%) C# Developer
11 8 (9.52%) .NET Software Developer
11 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (9.52%) C# Software Developer
11 8 (9.52%) Software Developer
12 6 (7.14%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (38.10%) .NET
2 27 (32.14%) ASP.NET
3 13 (15.48%) HTML
4 12 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 9 (10.71%) HTML5
5 9 (10.71%) XML
6 8 (9.52%) XSL
7 7 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.57%) CSS
8 3 (3.57%) RESTful
8 3 (3.57%) Web Services
9 2 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (2.38%) Flash
9 2 (2.38%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.38%) JPA
9 2 (2.38%) jQuery
9 2 (2.38%) JSON
9 2 (2.38%) Middleware
9 2 (2.38%) Spring
9 2 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.76%) Fixed Income
2 4 (4.76%) User Experience
3 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.38%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.38%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) iPad
5 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.19%) Physics
5 1 (1.19%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 26 (30.95%) Windows
2 9 (10.71%) Unix
3 7 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (2.38%) AIX
5 1 (1.19%) CentOS
5 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.14%) Software Testing
3 25 (29.76%) Test Scripting
4 14 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
5 13 (15.48%) Manual Testing
5 13 (15.48%) Project Management
5 13 (15.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 12 (14.29%) Release Management
7 11 (13.10%) Automated Testing
7 11 (13.10%) Regression Testing
7 11 (13.10%) Scrum
8 10 (11.90%) Analytics
8 10 (11.90%) Information Governance
8 10 (11.90%) Web Development
9 8 (9.52%) Mobile Development
9 8 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (7.14%) ITIL
11 6 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.29%) C#
2 27 (32.14%) SQL
3 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.52%) Java
4 8 (9.52%) VB
4 8 (9.52%) VB.NET
4 8 (9.52%) VB6
4 8 (9.52%) VBScript
5 1 (1.19%) C
5 1 (1.19%) PHP
5 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.19%) Ruby
5 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) ISEB
2 5 (5.95%) Degree
3 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.19%) PMP
3 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) HL7
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.19%) Ansible
2 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.52%) Oracle
3 6 (7.14%) Cognos
3 6 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (2.38%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.19%) Adobe
5 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.19%) Google
5 1 (1.19%) Informatica
5 1 (1.19%) Juniper
5 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.19%) RedGate
5 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £150 - £175 per annum + 37000
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Northwich
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 22 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Martin & Conley
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus and benefits
Posted: 23 days ago