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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 51 46
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 75 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.65% 4.51% 4.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.67% 39.06% 41.71%
Number of salaries quoted 20 62 57
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
105 192 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.92% 11.55% 11.98%
Number of salaries quoted 85 154 142
Median salary £36,750 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.52% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £30,600 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Warrington +5 11 £42,500 +8.97% 2
Chester -16 5 £29,000 -27.50% 1
Crewe +17 2 £45,000 -26.53%
Knutsford +11 1 - -
Wilmslow -6 1 £66,500 +56.47% 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 43 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (49.28%) C#
3 29 (42.03%) SQL
3 29 (42.03%) .NET
4 24 (34.78%) SQL Server
4 24 (34.78%) Visual Studio
5 23 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 21 (30.43%) Java
7 18 (26.09%) Test Automation
7 18 (26.09%) SDLC
8 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
8 16 (23.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (23.19%) .NET Framework
9 15 (21.74%) Finance
10 14 (20.29%) Selenium
11 13 (18.84%) HTML
11 13 (18.84%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (17.39%) Performance Testing
13 11 (15.94%) Cucumber
14 10 (14.49%) TDD
14 10 (14.49%) Spring
14 10 (14.49%) Validation
14 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
14 10 (14.49%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (14.49%) SOAP
14 10 (14.49%) SoapUI
14 10 (14.49%) WebDriver
15 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (13.04%) Test Management
15 9 (13.04%) Test Scripting

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 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) Mule
2 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.45%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.45%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) Google Play
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.49%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.90%) MySQL
4 2 (2.90%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.45%) Big Data
5 1 (1.45%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.45%) DB2
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.45%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 24 (34.78%) Visual Studio
2 16 (23.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (20.29%) Selenium
4 11 (15.94%) Cucumber
5 10 (14.49%) SoapUI
5 10 (14.49%) WebDriver
6 7 (10.14%) MSTest
7 5 (7.25%) Git (software)
8 4 (5.80%) Subversion
9 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
9 3 (4.35%) JIRA
9 3 (4.35%) JUnit
9 3 (4.35%) NUnit
10 2 (2.90%) Android Studio
10 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.90%) Maven
10 2 (2.90%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.90%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (2.90%) Xcode
11 1 (1.45%) Toad
General
1 15 (21.74%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Billing
3 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (42.03%) Developer
2 17 (24.64%) Analyst
3 14 (20.29%) Senior Developer
4 13 (18.84%) Test Analyst
5 12 (17.39%) Tester
6 11 (15.94%) .NET Developer
7 10 (14.49%) Software Developer
8 9 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
8 9 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (13.04%) C# Developer
8 9 (13.04%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 8 (11.59%) .NET Software Developer
9 8 (11.59%) C# Software Developer
9 8 (11.59%) Developer in Test
10 7 (10.14%) Automation Tester
10 7 (10.14%) Senior Automation Tester
10 7 (10.14%) Senior Test Automation Developer
10 7 (10.14%) Senior Tester
10 7 (10.14%) Test Automation Developer
11 5 (7.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (42.03%) .NET
2 23 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 16 (23.19%) .NET Framework
4 13 (18.84%) HTML
5 10 (14.49%) SOAP
5 10 (14.49%) Spring
6 9 (13.04%) Web Services
7 6 (8.70%) JSON
7 6 (8.70%) RESTful
8 5 (7.25%) CSS
8 5 (7.25%) XML
9 4 (5.80%) iOS SDK
10 3 (4.35%) SAP Business Workflow
11 2 (2.90%) Android SDK
11 2 (2.90%) Hibernate
11 2 (2.90%) Java EE
11 2 (2.90%) JPA
12 1 (1.45%) COM
12 1 (1.45%) Middleware
12 1 (1.45%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.80%) NHS
3 3 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.35%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.90%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.45%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) PMI
5 1 (1.45%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Android
1 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
1 4 (5.80%) Mac OS X
1 4 (5.80%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Linux
2 3 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (1.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.09%) SDLC
2 18 (26.09%) Test Automation
3 13 (18.84%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (17.39%) Performance Testing
5 10 (14.49%) TDD
5 10 (14.49%) Validation
6 9 (13.04%) Process Improvement
6 9 (13.04%) Project Management
6 9 (13.04%) Scrum
6 9 (13.04%) Test Management
6 9 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 8 (11.59%) Unit Testing
8 7 (10.14%) Defect Management
8 7 (10.14%) Software Testing
9 6 (8.70%) Workflow
10 5 (7.25%) OO
10 5 (7.25%) Open Source
11 4 (5.80%) Android Development
11 4 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 34 (49.28%) C#
2 29 (42.03%) SQL
3 21 (30.43%) Java
4 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.14%) VB
5 7 (10.14%) VB.NET
6 4 (5.80%) PHP
7 3 (4.35%) ABAP
7 3 (4.35%) C++
8 2 (2.90%) C
8 2 (2.90%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.45%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.45%) Python
9 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 8 (11.59%) ISEB
3 5 (7.25%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle
3 3 (4.35%) OpenText
3 3 (4.35%) SAP
4 2 (2.90%) Apple
4 2 (2.90%) Cognizant
4 2 (2.90%) Google
4 2 (2.90%) Tableau
4 2 (2.90%) Talend
4 2 (2.90%) Vertica
5 1 (1.45%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.45%) ATG
5 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) Teradata
5 1 (1.45%) VMware
5 1 (1.45%) webMethods
5 1 (1.45%) WSO2
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: package
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Oho Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 17 days ago