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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 39 61
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +22
Permanent jobs citing QA 71 93 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.03% 5.45% 3.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.76% 47.21% 36.52%
Number of salaries quoted 56 73 47
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £44,500 £46,750
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
170 197 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.66% 11.55% 9.80%
Number of salaries quoted 140 146 126
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £49,700
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 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 3 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
(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 -7 20 £37,500 - 4
Chester +12 13 £40,000 -3.03% 4
Wilmslow -11 8 £42,500 +36.00%
Macclesfield +17 5 £27,500 - 2
Crewe - 4 £60,000 -
Runcorn - 2 £52,500 -
Knutsford -8 1 - -
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Frodsham - 1 £52,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 74 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (42.74%) SQL
3 37 (29.84%) .NET
4 30 (24.19%) Software Testing
5 29 (23.39%) Test Scripting
5 29 (23.39%) Microsoft
6 28 (22.58%) SQL Server
6 28 (22.58%) Windows
7 27 (21.77%) C#
8 25 (20.16%) ISEB
9 23 (18.55%) Scrum
9 23 (18.55%) Performance Testing
10 22 (17.74%) Finance
11 18 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (13.71%) ISTQB
13 16 (12.90%) MS Excel
14 15 (12.10%) ASP.NET
14 15 (12.10%) Service Delivery
14 15 (12.10%) Computer Science
14 15 (12.10%) TDD
14 15 (12.10%) Mobile App
15 14 (11.29%) Risk Analysis
15 14 (11.29%) Manual Testing
16 13 (10.48%) Web Services
16 13 (10.48%) Mentoring
17 12 (9.68%) JavaScript
17 12 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
18 11 (8.87%) Automated Testing
18 11 (8.87%) .NET Framework

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (4.84%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.42%) CMS
3 2 (1.61%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.61%) Jetty
3 2 (1.61%) nginx
3 2 (1.61%) IIS
3 2 (1.61%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.23%) MS Office
3 3 (2.42%) Mingle
4 1 (0.81%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Agresso
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (1.61%) Sage 200
1 2 (1.61%) Sage ERP X3
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.42%) SaaS
2 3 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.42%) Amazon S3
2 3 (2.42%) Route 53
2 3 (2.42%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (2.42%) Trello
3 2 (1.61%) PaaS
4 1 (0.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) GPRS
1 7 (5.65%) UMTS
2 6 (4.84%) HTTP
3 4 (3.23%) DNS
3 4 (3.23%) Firewall
3 4 (3.23%) DHCP
4 3 (2.42%) Wireless
4 3 (2.42%) Network Security
4 3 (2.42%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.81%) MPLS
5 1 (0.81%) VoIP
5 1 (0.81%) WAN
5 1 (0.81%) LAN
5 1 (0.81%) Multicast
5 1 (0.81%) FTP
5 1 (0.81%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.61%) Big Data
3 2 (1.61%) MySQL
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.81%) Redis
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (8.06%) HP UFT
3 8 (6.45%) MSTest
4 7 (5.65%) Cucumber
4 7 (5.65%) Visual Studio
5 6 (4.84%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.23%) Maven
6 4 (3.23%) Selenium
7 3 (2.42%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.42%) JIRA
7 3 (2.42%) Hudson
7 3 (2.42%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.61%) Calabash
8 2 (1.61%) JUnit
9 1 (0.81%) Ant
9 1 (0.81%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.81%) Gradle
General
1 22 (17.74%) Finance
2 8 (6.45%) Retail
3 5 (4.03%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.03%) Banking
4 4 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.42%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.42%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) German Language
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Automotive
6 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (38.71%) Analyst
2 25 (20.16%) Tester
2 25 (20.16%) Test Analyst
3 18 (14.52%) Business Analyst
4 15 (12.10%) Developer
5 13 (10.48%) Test Engineer
5 13 (10.48%) QA Engineer
6 12 (9.68%) QA Tester
7 11 (8.87%) Software Tester
8 8 (6.45%) Test Consultant
8 8 (6.45%) Risk Analyst
8 8 (6.45%) Software Consultant
8 8 (6.45%) Consultant
8 8 (6.45%) QA Consultant
8 8 (6.45%) Automated Tester
9 7 (5.65%) Architect
9 7 (5.65%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (4.84%) Senior Business Analyst
10 6 (4.84%) Development Manager
10 6 (4.84%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (29.84%) .NET
2 15 (12.10%) ASP.NET
3 13 (10.48%) Web Services
4 11 (8.87%) .NET Framework
5 8 (6.45%) HTML
6 7 (5.65%) CSS
7 6 (4.84%) RESTful
7 6 (4.84%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (4.03%) CSS3
8 5 (4.03%) HTML5
8 5 (4.03%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.03%) jQuery
8 5 (4.03%) Spring
9 4 (3.23%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.23%) JPA
9 4 (3.23%) Sass
9 4 (3.23%) LESS
9 4 (3.23%) .NET Compact Framework
9 4 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (3.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (12.10%) Mobile App
2 15 (12.10%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.03%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.23%) New Media
5 4 (3.23%) SCADA
6 3 (2.42%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.42%) User Experience
7 2 (1.61%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.61%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.81%) Robotics
8 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.81%) NHS
8 1 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.58%) Windows
2 8 (6.45%) Android
2 8 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.65%) Windows CE
3 7 (5.65%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (3.23%) UNIX
5 3 (2.42%) CentOS
5 3 (2.42%) Linux
6 1 (0.81%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (24.19%) Software Testing
3 29 (23.39%) Test Scripting
4 23 (18.55%) Performance Testing
4 23 (18.55%) Scrum
5 15 (12.10%) TDD
5 15 (12.10%) Service Delivery
6 14 (11.29%) Risk Analysis
6 14 (11.29%) Manual Testing
7 13 (10.48%) Mentoring
8 12 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (8.87%) ERP
9 11 (8.87%) Automated Testing
9 11 (8.87%) Risk Management
10 10 (8.06%) MVC
10 10 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (8.06%) Release Management
10 10 (8.06%) Test Planning
10 10 (8.06%) BDD
11 9 (7.26%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (42.74%) SQL
2 27 (21.77%) C#
3 12 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.87%) Java
5 6 (4.84%) C++
5 6 (4.84%) Ruby
6 4 (3.23%) C
6 4 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.61%) PHP
8 1 (0.81%) VB
8 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (20.16%) ISEB
2 17 (13.71%) ISTQB
3 11 (8.87%) Degree
4 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.81%) MCITP
4 1 (0.81%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) GAMP
1 4 (3.23%) GMP
2 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.42%) Puppet
2 3 (2.42%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 29 (23.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.23%) Wonderware
3 3 (2.42%) RightScale
3 3 (2.42%) Oracle
3 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.61%) Sage
4 2 (1.61%) Sun
4 2 (1.61%) Infor
4 2 (1.61%) Cognizant
4 2 (1.61%) Teradata
5 1 (0.81%) Tableau
5 1 (0.81%) Juniper
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco
5 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.81%) Autodesk
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Engineering
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Engineering
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Virtual Resources
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago