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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 43 52
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 57 90 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.31% 4.99% 4.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.04% 46.39% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 42 75 45
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £30,000 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
146 194 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.49% 10.77% 9.43%
Number of salaries quoted 114 151 111
Average salary £40,000 £34,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.94% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,250 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,750 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Warrington -17 11 £38,250 +9.28% 4
Chester +6 9 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Wilmslow -3 6 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Macclesfield +15 5 £27,500 -
Crewe - 3 £27,500 -
Runcorn - 2 £52,500 -
Frodsham - 1 £52,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 78 (61.42%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (40.94%) SQL
3 36 (28.35%) .NET
4 29 (22.83%) C#
4 29 (22.83%) Windows
4 29 (22.83%) Software Testing
5 28 (22.05%) SQL Server
5 28 (22.05%) Microsoft
6 26 (20.47%) Test Scripting
7 24 (18.90%) ISEB
8 23 (18.11%) Scrum
9 21 (16.54%) Performance Testing
10 19 (14.96%) Finance
11 18 (14.17%) Mobile App
12 17 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (13.39%) ASP.NET
12 17 (13.39%) TDD
12 17 (13.39%) ISTQB
13 16 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (12.60%) Web Services
13 16 (12.60%) JavaScript
14 15 (11.81%) MS Excel
14 15 (11.81%) Computer Science
15 14 (11.02%) Risk Analysis
16 13 (10.24%) Software Engineering
16 13 (10.24%) Manual Testing
16 13 (10.24%) Service Delivery
17 12 (9.45%) MVC
17 12 (9.45%) HTML
17 12 (9.45%) Unit Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (4.72%) Tomcat
1 6 (4.72%) CMS
2 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.57%) Apache
3 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.57%) Jetty
3 2 (1.57%) nginx
4 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (11.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.36%) Mingle
2 3 (2.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Agresso
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (1.57%) Sage 200
1 2 (1.57%) Sage ERP X3
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.15%) Amazon S3
2 4 (3.15%) Route 53
2 4 (3.15%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (2.36%) Trello
4 2 (1.57%) SaaS
4 2 (1.57%) PaaS
5 1 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.09%) HTTP
2 7 (5.51%) GPRS
2 7 (5.51%) UMTS
3 6 (4.72%) HTTPS
4 5 (3.94%) Firewall
4 5 (3.94%) DNS
4 5 (3.94%) DHCP
5 4 (3.15%) Network Security
6 3 (2.36%) Wireless
7 1 (0.79%) MPLS
7 1 (0.79%) Multicast
7 1 (0.79%) FTP
7 1 (0.79%) VoIP
7 1 (0.79%) WAN
7 1 (0.79%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.36%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.57%) Redis
3 2 (1.57%) Big Data
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.57%) MySQL
4 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.30%) Visual Studio
3 7 (5.51%) HP UFT
3 7 (5.51%) Cucumber
3 7 (5.51%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.72%) Jasmine
4 6 (4.72%) MSTest
5 5 (3.94%) Maven
6 4 (3.15%) Hudson
7 3 (2.36%) Selenium
7 3 (2.36%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.57%) JIRA
8 2 (1.57%) JUnit
8 2 (1.57%) Calabash
9 1 (0.79%) Gradle
9 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.79%) Ant
9 1 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
General
1 19 (14.96%) Finance
2 9 (7.09%) Banking
3 8 (6.30%) Retail
4 6 (4.72%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (3.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.15%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.36%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) Automotive
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) German Language
7 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (37.01%) Analyst
2 24 (18.90%) Tester
2 24 (18.90%) Test Analyst
3 22 (17.32%) Developer
4 18 (14.17%) Business Analyst
5 13 (10.24%) Test Engineer
5 13 (10.24%) QA Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) QA Tester
6 9 (7.09%) Software Tester
7 8 (6.30%) Risk Analyst
7 8 (6.30%) Automated Tester
8 7 (5.51%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (5.51%) Architect
9 6 (4.72%) Development Manager
9 6 (4.72%) Consultant
9 6 (4.72%) Senior Business Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) Software Consultant
9 6 (4.72%) Test Consultant
9 6 (4.72%) Software Manager
9 6 (4.72%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (28.35%) .NET
2 17 (13.39%) ASP.NET
3 16 (12.60%) Web Services
4 12 (9.45%) HTML
5 10 (7.87%) CSS
5 10 (7.87%) .NET Framework
6 9 (7.09%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (6.30%) CSS3
7 8 (6.30%) HTML5
7 8 (6.30%) AngularJS
7 8 (6.30%) jQuery
8 7 (5.51%) Sass
8 7 (5.51%) LESS
9 6 (4.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (4.72%) Backbone.js
9 6 (4.72%) D3.js
9 6 (4.72%) SVG
10 5 (3.94%) Spring
10 5 (3.94%) RESTful
11 4 (3.15%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.17%) Mobile App
2 17 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (11.81%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.30%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.72%) User Experience
5 6 (4.72%) Visualisation
6 5 (3.94%) Data Structures
7 4 (3.15%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.15%) SCADA
7 4 (3.15%) New Media
8 2 (1.57%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.57%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.83%) Windows
2 8 (6.30%) Android
2 8 (6.30%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.51%) Windows CE
3 7 (5.51%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (3.15%) Linux
4 4 (3.15%) UNIX
4 4 (3.15%) CentOS
5 1 (0.79%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (61.42%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.83%) Software Testing
3 26 (20.47%) Test Scripting
4 23 (18.11%) Scrum
5 21 (16.54%) Performance Testing
6 17 (13.39%) TDD
7 16 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (11.02%) Risk Analysis
9 13 (10.24%) Manual Testing
9 13 (10.24%) Software Engineering
9 13 (10.24%) Service Delivery
10 12 (9.45%) MVC
10 12 (9.45%) Unit Testing
10 12 (9.45%) Mentoring
11 11 (8.66%) Automated Testing
11 11 (8.66%) Risk Management
11 11 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (7.87%) Information Security
12 10 (7.87%) OO
12 10 (7.87%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 52 (40.94%) SQL
2 29 (22.83%) C#
3 16 (12.60%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.66%) Java
5 6 (4.72%) C
5 6 (4.72%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.72%) Ruby
6 5 (3.94%) C++
7 2 (1.57%) PHP
8 1 (0.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (18.90%) ISEB
2 17 (13.39%) ISTQB
3 11 (8.66%) Degree
4 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) GAMP
1 4 (3.15%) GMP
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 6 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.15%) Puppet
2 4 (3.15%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 28 (22.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
2 4 (3.15%) Wonderware
2 4 (3.15%) RightScale
3 2 (1.57%) Cognizant
3 2 (1.57%) Infor
3 2 (1.57%) Sage
4 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.79%) Juniper
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco
4 1 (0.79%) Tableau
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 26 days ago