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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 31 65
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +34
Permanent jobs citing QA 93 121 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.89% 6.98% 3.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.91% 61.73% 37.62%
Number of salaries quoted 80 49 65
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £58,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
233 196 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.24% 11.30% 9.86%
Number of salaries quoted 201 105 177
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £51,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 25 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Wilmslow - 17 £37,500 - 2
Crewe +7 11 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Macclesfield 0 11 £40,000 -
Knutsford -4 3 £58,750 +76.69% 1
Chester - 3 £32,500 -
Runcorn 0 2 £35,000 -
Widnes - 1 £40,000 -
Nantwich - 1 £35,000 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

1 105 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (40.66%) SQL
3 66 (36.26%) Windows
4 49 (26.92%) .NET
5 48 (26.37%) C#
5 48 (26.37%) Selenium
6 47 (25.82%) Automated Testing
7 44 (24.18%) QuickTest Pro
8 40 (21.98%) Test Scripting
9 37 (20.33%) Manual Testing
10 36 (19.78%) Software Testing
10 36 (19.78%) Finance
11 33 (18.13%) ISEB
12 31 (17.03%) Java
13 29 (15.93%) Degree
14 28 (15.38%) Oracle
14 28 (15.38%) Linux
15 26 (14.29%) Computer Science
16 25 (13.74%) SQL Server
17 22 (12.09%) HTML
18 21 (11.54%) UNIX
18 21 (11.54%) Scrum
18 21 (11.54%) Test Automation
19 20 (10.99%) HP Quality Center
19 20 (10.99%) XML
20 19 (10.44%) C++
20 19 (10.44%) JavaScript
20 19 (10.44%) ASP.NET
20 19 (10.44%) SOAP
20 19 (10.44%) Software Engineering

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 9 (4.95%) WebLogic
2 8 (4.40%) SAS
3 7 (3.85%) IIS
4 5 (2.75%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.75%) Oracle Spatial
4 5 (2.75%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.20%) MS Office
2 3 (1.65%) Mingle
3 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.55%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.04%) SaaS
2 4 (2.20%) Trello
3 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.49%) LAN
1 10 (5.49%) WAN
2 9 (4.95%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.30%) Firewall
4 5 (2.75%) Internet
5 4 (2.20%) HTTP
6 2 (1.10%) SSL
6 2 (1.10%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.04%) Big Data
3 9 (4.95%) Hadoop
4 8 (4.40%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (4.40%) QlikView
5 5 (2.75%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.20%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.20%) DB2
7 2 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.55%) Informix
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 48 (26.37%) Selenium
2 44 (24.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (9.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (9.34%) WebDriver
4 14 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 11 (6.04%) JIRA
5 11 (6.04%) Visual Studio
6 10 (5.49%) MSTest
6 10 (5.49%) Selenium IDE
7 8 (4.40%) FitNesse
8 7 (3.85%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.30%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (2.75%) WATIR
11 4 (2.20%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.20%) Git (software)
11 4 (2.20%) CruiseControl
11 4 (2.20%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.65%) Subversion
12 3 (1.65%) Toad
13 2 (1.10%) LoadRunner
General
1 36 (19.78%) Finance
2 8 (4.40%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.40%) French Language
2 8 (4.40%) Spanish Language
3 4 (2.20%) Banking
4 3 (1.65%) Retail
4 3 (1.65%) Electronics
5 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Publishing
6 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (31.87%) Analyst
2 36 (19.78%) Tester
3 31 (17.03%) Software Tester
4 30 (16.48%) Test Analyst
5 26 (14.29%) Developer
6 23 (12.64%) QA Analyst
7 17 (9.34%) QA Tester
8 15 (8.24%) Software Engineer
9 13 (7.14%) QA Engineer
10 11 (6.04%) .NET Developer
11 10 (5.49%) Consultant
12 9 (4.95%) Test Manager
12 9 (4.95%) Business Analyst
12 9 (4.95%) Test Engineer
13 8 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (4.40%) Business Consultant
13 8 (4.40%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 8 (4.40%) Automation Engineer
14 7 (3.85%) Project Manager
15 6 (3.30%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (26.92%) .NET
2 22 (12.09%) HTML
3 20 (10.99%) XML
4 19 (10.44%) SOAP
4 19 (10.44%) ASP.NET
5 16 (8.79%) REST
6 13 (7.14%) Web Services
7 11 (6.04%) CSS
7 11 (6.04%) .NET Framework
8 10 (5.49%) Middleware
8 10 (5.49%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (4.95%) Ajax
9 9 (4.95%) JSON
9 9 (4.95%) XML-RPC
10 8 (4.40%) HTML5
11 6 (3.30%) WPF
12 5 (2.75%) JPA
12 5 (2.75%) RESTful
12 5 (2.75%) Hibernate
12 5 (2.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 19 (10.44%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.14%) Algorithms
5 10 (5.49%) Open Source
6 8 (4.40%) Data Integration
7 6 (3.30%) Client/Server
7 6 (3.30%) Fixed Income
8 5 (2.75%) GIS
8 5 (2.75%) CMDB
8 5 (2.75%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.65%) User Experience
10 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.10%) FMCG
10 2 (1.10%) Equities
11 1 (0.55%) Interactive TV
11 1 (0.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.55%) PDA
11 1 (0.55%) Statistics
11 1 (0.55%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 66 (36.26%) Windows
2 28 (15.38%) Linux
3 21 (11.54%) UNIX
4 6 (3.30%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.30%) Android
5 4 (2.20%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.20%) AIX
6 1 (0.55%) VMS
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (25.82%) Automated Testing
3 40 (21.98%) Test Scripting
4 37 (20.33%) Manual Testing
5 36 (19.78%) Software Testing
6 21 (11.54%) Test Automation
6 21 (11.54%) Scrum
7 19 (10.44%) Software Engineering
8 13 (7.14%) ERP
8 13 (7.14%) Multithreading
9 12 (6.59%) BDD
9 12 (6.59%) TDD
10 11 (6.04%) Project Management
10 11 (6.04%) Business Analysis
10 11 (6.04%) Performance Testing
11 10 (5.49%) Release Management
11 10 (5.49%) Integration Testing
11 10 (5.49%) Automation Testing
12 9 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 74 (40.66%) SQL
2 48 (26.37%) C#
3 31 (17.03%) Java
4 19 (10.44%) JavaScript
4 19 (10.44%) C++
5 10 (5.49%) T-SQL
6 9 (4.95%) C
7 8 (4.40%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.30%) VBA
8 6 (3.30%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.30%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.20%) Ruby
9 4 (2.20%) Korn
9 4 (2.20%) VBScript
10 3 (1.65%) Perl
10 3 (1.65%) PHP
11 2 (1.10%) VB
12 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (18.13%) ISEB
2 29 (15.93%) Degree
3 7 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.10%) MCP
6 1 (0.55%) PMP
6 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.20%) SLA
2 2 (1.10%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.55%) GMP
System Software
1 12 (6.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.30%) XenApp
4 6 (3.30%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.20%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.10%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.55%) Varnish
8 1 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (10.99%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.30%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.10%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.55%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 28 (15.38%) Oracle
2 13 (7.14%) VMware
3 11 (6.04%) Citrix
3 11 (6.04%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.40%) Cognos
4 8 (4.40%) Business Objects
5 7 (3.85%) IBM
6 3 (1.65%) Telerik
7 2 (1.10%) EMC
7 2 (1.10%) Teradata
7 2 (1.10%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.10%) SAP
8 1 (0.55%) Sybase
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco
8 1 (0.55%) Sun
8 1 (0.55%) HP
8 1 (0.55%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.55%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.55%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.55%) Altera
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25 - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Bouns + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe
360 Resourcing
Salary: £28k - 32k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Knutsford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 23 days ago