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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 56 41
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 69 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.15% 3.94% 5.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.41% 37.70% 42.34%
Number of salaries quoted 17 55 70
Median salary £30,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £54,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
68 183 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.31% 10.46% 12.65%
Number of salaries quoted 61 148 164
Median salary £35,250 £42,500 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.05% +14.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Chester +2 8 £30,500 -23.75%
Warrington +8 5 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Knutsford +21 3 £75,000 -
Crewe +20 2 £30,000 -50.00% 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 41 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (45.31%) C#
3 26 (40.63%) SQL
4 22 (34.38%) .NET
5 19 (29.69%) ASP.NET
6 18 (28.13%) Test Automation
7 17 (26.56%) Visual Studio
7 17 (26.56%) Java
8 16 (25.00%) SDLC
9 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
9 15 (23.44%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
10 14 (21.88%) Finance
10 14 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (20.31%) Selenium
11 13 (20.31%) HTML
12 12 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (17.19%) .NET Framework
13 11 (17.19%) WebDriver
13 11 (17.19%) Cucumber
14 10 (15.63%) SoapUI
14 10 (15.63%) Analytics
14 10 (15.63%) Project Management
14 10 (15.63%) Scrum
14 10 (15.63%) CSS
14 10 (15.63%) SOAP
15 9 (14.06%) ISTQB
15 9 (14.06%) Performance Testing
15 9 (14.06%) Test Management
15 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills

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 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) Apache
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
2 1 (1.56%) Drupal
2 1 (1.56%) Mule
2 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.13%) Google Play
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) DHCP
1 1 (1.56%) DNS
1 1 (1.56%) Firewall
1 1 (1.56%) LAN
1 1 (1.56%) MPLS
1 1 (1.56%) Network Security
1 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.69%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.13%) Big Data
5 2 (3.13%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.56%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.56%) DB2
6 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.56%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.56%) MySQL
6 1 (1.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (26.56%) Visual Studio
2 14 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (20.31%) Selenium
4 11 (17.19%) Cucumber
4 11 (17.19%) WebDriver
5 10 (15.63%) SoapUI
6 7 (10.94%) MSTest
7 5 (7.81%) Git (software)
8 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
8 4 (6.25%) JIRA
8 4 (6.25%) Subversion
9 3 (4.69%) JUnit
9 3 (4.69%) NUnit
9 3 (4.69%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (3.13%) Android Studio
10 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
10 2 (3.13%) HP UFT
10 2 (3.13%) Maven
10 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
10 2 (3.13%) Xcode
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Billing
4 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Developer
2 14 (21.88%) Analyst
2 14 (21.88%) Senior Developer
3 12 (18.75%) Tester
4 10 (15.63%) Test Analyst
5 9 (14.06%) Automation Test Analyst
5 9 (14.06%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 8 (12.50%) Developer in Test
7 7 (10.94%) Automation Tester
7 7 (10.94%) Senior Automation Tester
7 7 (10.94%) Senior Test Automation Developer
7 7 (10.94%) Senior Tester
7 7 (10.94%) Test Automation Developer
8 6 (9.38%) .NET Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Architect
9 5 (7.81%) Designer
9 5 (7.81%) UX Designer
10 4 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (6.25%) C# Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (34.38%) .NET
2 19 (29.69%) ASP.NET
3 13 (20.31%) HTML
4 11 (17.19%) .NET Framework
5 10 (15.63%) CSS
5 10 (15.63%) SOAP
6 6 (9.38%) Web Services
7 5 (7.81%) Flash
7 5 (7.81%) RESTful
8 4 (6.25%) iOS SDK
8 4 (6.25%) JSON
8 4 (6.25%) Spring
8 4 (6.25%) XML
9 3 (4.69%) SAP Business Workflow
10 2 (3.13%) Android SDK
10 2 (3.13%) jQuery
11 1 (1.56%) Ajax
11 1 (1.56%) Cocoa Touch
11 1 (1.56%) COM
11 1 (1.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) User Experience
3 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.25%) NHS
4 3 (4.69%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.13%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.56%) Blog
6 1 (1.56%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.56%) iPad
6 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.56%) PMI
6 1 (1.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) Android
1 4 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 4 (6.25%) Mac OS X
1 4 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Unix
3 2 (3.13%) AIX
4 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (28.13%) Test Automation
3 16 (25.00%) SDLC
4 15 (23.44%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (15.63%) Analytics
5 10 (15.63%) Project Management
5 10 (15.63%) Scrum
6 9 (14.06%) Performance Testing
6 9 (14.06%) Test Management
7 7 (10.94%) Defect Management
7 7 (10.94%) E-Commerce
7 7 (10.94%) TDD
7 7 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (10.94%) Validation
8 6 (9.38%) Test Scripting
8 6 (9.38%) User Stories
9 5 (7.81%) Business Analysis
9 5 (7.81%) Software Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Web Analytics
9 5 (7.81%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (45.31%) C#
2 26 (40.63%) SQL
3 17 (26.56%) Java
4 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.94%) VB
5 7 (10.94%) VB.NET
6 5 (7.81%) PHP
7 3 (4.69%) ABAP
7 3 (4.69%) C++
8 2 (3.13%) C
8 2 (3.13%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.56%) Python
9 1 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) ISTQB
2 8 (12.50%) ISEB
3 5 (7.81%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.56%) PMP
5 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.56%) COBIT
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle
3 3 (4.69%) Cognizant
3 3 (4.69%) Google
3 3 (4.69%) OpenText
3 3 (4.69%) SAP
3 3 (4.69%) Tableau
3 3 (4.69%) Talend
3 3 (4.69%) Vertica
4 2 (3.13%) Apple
5 1 (1.56%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.56%) ATG
5 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.56%) Informatica
5 1 (1.56%) Juniper
5 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.56%) Siemens
5 1 (1.56%) Twitter
5 1 (1.56%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) webMethods
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