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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 60 90 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.43% 4.64% 4.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.10% 44.78% 50.32%
Number of salaries quoted 48 78 44
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £30,000 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
146 201 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.35% 10.37% 9.87%
Number of salaries quoted 116 156 96
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £25,000 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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
Chester +6 13 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Warrington -22 11 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Macclesfield +17 6 £38,750 -
Crewe -4 5 £27,500 -40.54% 1
Wilmslow -5 2 £46,250 +54.16%
Northwich -10 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Runcorn - 1 £52,500 -
Frodsham - 1 £52,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 70 (53.44%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (38.93%) SQL
3 40 (30.53%) .NET
4 35 (26.72%) SQL Server
5 29 (22.14%) C#
6 26 (19.85%) Microsoft
7 25 (19.08%) Scrum
8 24 (18.32%) Windows
8 24 (18.32%) Test Scripting
9 23 (17.56%) Software Testing
10 19 (14.50%) JavaScript
10 19 (14.50%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (13.74%) TDD
11 18 (13.74%) ASP.NET
11 18 (13.74%) Web Services
11 18 (13.74%) Mobile App
12 17 (12.98%) ISEB
13 16 (12.21%) Finance
13 16 (12.21%) Performance Testing
13 16 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (11.45%) Unit Testing
14 15 (11.45%) Manual Testing
14 15 (11.45%) Software Engineering
14 15 (11.45%) Computer Science
15 14 (10.69%) Risk Analysis
15 14 (10.69%) ISTQB
15 14 (10.69%) Service Delivery
15 14 (10.69%) Visual Studio
15 14 (10.69%) HTML
16 13 (9.92%) OO

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 7 (5.34%) CMS
2 6 (4.58%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.53%) Apache
3 2 (1.53%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.53%) Jetty
3 2 (1.53%) nginx
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.29%) Mingle
3 2 (1.53%) MS Office
4 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Agresso
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (1.53%) Sage 200
1 2 (1.53%) Sage ERP X3
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.34%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (5.34%) Amazon S3
1 7 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.34%) Amazon ELB
2 6 (4.58%) Route 53
2 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.29%) Trello
4 2 (1.53%) SaaS
4 2 (1.53%) PaaS
5 1 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.87%) HTTP
2 8 (6.11%) DNS
2 8 (6.11%) Firewall
2 8 (6.11%) DHCP
3 7 (5.34%) HTTPS
3 7 (5.34%) GPRS
3 7 (5.34%) UMTS
4 6 (4.58%) Network Security
5 2 (1.53%) Wireless
6 1 (0.76%) Multicast
6 1 (0.76%) VoIP
6 1 (0.76%) WAN
6 1 (0.76%) LAN
6 1 (0.76%) Intranet
6 1 (0.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (26.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.29%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.29%) Redis
4 2 (1.53%) Big Data
4 2 (1.53%) MySQL
4 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.76%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.76%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 14 (10.69%) Visual Studio
2 10 (7.63%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.11%) Cucumber
3 8 (6.11%) Maven
4 7 (5.34%) Jasmine
5 6 (4.58%) Hudson
5 6 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.05%) Selenium
7 3 (2.29%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.29%) JIRA
8 2 (1.53%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.53%) JUnit
8 2 (1.53%) Calabash
9 1 (0.76%) Gradle
9 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.76%) MSTest
9 1 (0.76%) Ant
9 1 (0.76%) ProC
General
1 16 (12.21%) Finance
2 10 (7.63%) Banking
3 7 (5.34%) Corporate Banking
4 5 (3.82%) Retail
5 4 (3.05%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.05%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.53%) Billing
7 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 45 (34.35%) Analyst
2 24 (18.32%) Developer
3 22 (16.79%) Test Analyst
4 20 (15.27%) Tester
5 18 (13.74%) Business Analyst
6 12 (9.16%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (9.16%) Test Engineer
6 12 (9.16%) QA Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Risk Analyst
7 8 (6.11%) Automated Tester
8 7 (5.34%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (5.34%) Senior Business Analyst
9 6 (4.58%) Development Manager
9 6 (4.58%) Software Manager
10 5 (3.82%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.82%) Architect
10 5 (3.82%) Software Development Manager
10 5 (3.82%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (3.82%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (30.53%) .NET
2 18 (13.74%) ASP.NET
2 18 (13.74%) Web Services
3 14 (10.69%) HTML
4 10 (7.63%) KnockoutJS
4 10 (7.63%) CSS
5 9 (6.87%) .NET Framework
5 9 (6.87%) AngularJS
5 9 (6.87%) jQuery
5 9 (6.87%) HTML5
5 9 (6.87%) CSS3
6 8 (6.11%) Sass
6 8 (6.11%) LESS
7 7 (5.34%) D3.js
7 7 (5.34%) Backbone.js
7 7 (5.34%) SVG
7 7 (5.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (3.82%) Spring
8 5 (3.82%) RESTful
9 4 (3.05%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.74%) Mobile App
2 16 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (11.45%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.11%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (5.34%) User Experience
5 7 (5.34%) Visualisation
6 5 (3.82%) Data Structures
7 4 (3.05%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.05%) SCADA
8 3 (2.29%) New Media
9 2 (1.53%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.53%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.53%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.76%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.32%) Windows
2 8 (6.11%) Android
2 8 (6.11%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.34%) CentOS
3 7 (5.34%) Windows CE
3 7 (5.34%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (3.82%) Linux
4 5 (3.82%) UNIX
5 1 (0.76%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (53.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (19.08%) Scrum
3 24 (18.32%) Test Scripting
4 23 (17.56%) Software Testing
5 19 (14.50%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (13.74%) TDD
7 16 (12.21%) Performance Testing
8 15 (11.45%) Unit Testing
8 15 (11.45%) Manual Testing
8 15 (11.45%) Software Engineering
9 14 (10.69%) Service Delivery
9 14 (10.69%) Risk Analysis
10 13 (9.92%) OO
10 13 (9.92%) Test Planning
11 12 (9.16%) MVC
11 12 (9.16%) Validation
12 11 (8.40%) Automated Testing
12 11 (8.40%) Open Source
12 11 (8.40%) Mentoring
13 10 (7.63%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (38.93%) SQL
2 29 (22.14%) C#
3 19 (14.50%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.63%) Java
5 7 (5.34%) C
5 7 (5.34%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.34%) Ruby
6 4 (3.05%) C++
7 2 (1.53%) PHP
8 1 (0.76%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.76%) PROC SQL
8 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (12.98%) ISEB
2 14 (10.69%) ISTQB
3 12 (9.16%) Degree
4 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) GAMP
1 4 (3.05%) GMP
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 7 (5.34%) Puppet
1 7 (5.34%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (19.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.34%) Red Hat
2 7 (5.34%) RightScale
3 4 (3.05%) Wonderware
4 2 (1.53%) Infor
4 2 (1.53%) Sage
4 2 (1.53%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco
5 1 (0.76%) Juniper
5 1 (0.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.76%) Tableau
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago