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

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 74 44
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -30
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 57 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.05% 3.32% 5.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 35.19% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 29 42 75
Median salary £30,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.23% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £30,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £55,000 £44,000
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
93 162 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.14% 9.43% 11.71%
Number of salaries quoted 79 122 167
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 30 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 30 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 +13 9 £30,500 -23.75% 1
Crewe +20 8 £30,000 +9.09%
Warrington +11 3 £42,500 +11.11% 1
Knutsford +20 2 £75,000 -
Macclesfield -10 2 £27,500 - 1
Congleton - 1 £28,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 43 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (40.85%) SQL
3 28 (39.44%) C#
4 24 (33.80%) .NET
5 21 (29.58%) SQL Server
5 21 (29.58%) ASP.NET
6 19 (26.76%) Finance
7 18 (25.35%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (22.54%) Analytics
9 15 (21.13%) Test Automation
10 14 (19.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (19.72%) Selenium
10 14 (19.72%) Visual Studio
10 14 (19.72%) Java
11 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
11 13 (18.31%) Project Management
12 12 (16.90%) HTML
12 12 (16.90%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (15.49%) CSS
13 11 (15.49%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (15.49%) WebDriver
14 10 (14.08%) .NET Framework
14 10 (14.08%) Scrum
14 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (14.08%) SDLC
15 9 (12.68%) Software Testing
15 9 (12.68%) ISTQB
15 9 (12.68%) TDD
15 9 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (12.68%) Performance Testing

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 (9.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.82%) CMS
3 2 (2.82%) Drupal
3 2 (2.82%) WordPress
4 1 (1.41%) Apache
4 1 (1.41%) Mule
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.82%) MS Office
2 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (7.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (7.04%) Cognos Controller
2 5 (7.04%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.41%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.82%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.82%) Google Play
3 1 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) DHCP
1 1 (1.41%) DNS
1 1 (1.41%) Firewall
1 1 (1.41%) LAN
1 1 (1.41%) MPLS
1 1 (1.41%) Network Security
1 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (29.58%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.90%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.23%) MySQL
4 3 (4.23%) OLAP
4 3 (4.23%) OLAP Cube
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (2.82%) Big Data
5 2 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.41%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.41%) DB2
6 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.41%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.41%) QlikView
6 1 (1.41%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (19.72%) Selenium
1 14 (19.72%) Team Foundation Server
1 14 (19.72%) Visual Studio
2 11 (15.49%) WebDriver
3 8 (11.27%) Cucumber
4 7 (9.86%) MSTest
4 7 (9.86%) SoapUI
5 6 (8.45%) Git (software)
5 6 (8.45%) JIRA
6 5 (7.04%) HP UFT
7 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.63%) Selenium IDE
7 4 (5.63%) Subversion
8 3 (4.23%) JUnit
8 3 (4.23%) NUnit
8 3 (4.23%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (2.82%) Android Studio
9 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.82%) Maven
9 2 (2.82%) Xcode
General
1 19 (26.76%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.82%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Billing
4 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) Developer
2 17 (23.94%) Tester
3 15 (21.13%) Analyst
4 14 (19.72%) Senior Developer
5 9 (12.68%) Software Tester
6 8 (11.27%) Developer in Test
6 8 (11.27%) Test Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) Automation Tester
7 7 (9.86%) Senior Automation Tester
7 7 (9.86%) Senior Test Automation Developer
7 7 (9.86%) Senior Tester
7 7 (9.86%) Test Automation Developer
8 6 (8.45%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (8.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Architect
9 5 (7.04%) Designer
9 5 (7.04%) Junior
9 5 (7.04%) QA Tester
9 5 (7.04%) UX Designer
10 4 (5.63%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) .NET
2 21 (29.58%) ASP.NET
3 12 (16.90%) HTML
4 11 (15.49%) CSS
5 10 (14.08%) .NET Framework
6 7 (9.86%) RESTful
6 7 (9.86%) SOAP
7 6 (8.45%) JSON
7 6 (8.45%) Web Services
8 5 (7.04%) Flash
9 4 (5.63%) iOS SDK
9 4 (5.63%) XML
10 3 (4.23%) Hibernate
10 3 (4.23%) JPA
10 3 (4.23%) jQuery
10 3 (4.23%) Spring
11 2 (2.82%) Android SDK
11 2 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (2.82%) XHTML
12 1 (1.41%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.45%) User Experience
3 4 (5.63%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.63%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.63%) NHS
4 3 (4.23%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.82%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.41%) Blog
6 1 (1.41%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.41%) iPad
6 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.41%) PMI
6 1 (1.41%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.41%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Windows
2 5 (7.04%) Unix
3 4 (5.63%) Android
3 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.63%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.82%) AIX
4 2 (2.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.35%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (22.54%) Analytics
4 15 (21.13%) Test Automation
5 13 (18.31%) Project Management
6 10 (14.08%) Scrum
6 10 (14.08%) SDLC
7 9 (12.68%) Performance Testing
7 9 (12.68%) Software Testing
7 9 (12.68%) TDD
7 9 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (11.27%) Test Management
9 7 (9.86%) Defect Management
9 7 (9.86%) E-Commerce
9 7 (9.86%) Test Scripting
9 7 (9.86%) Validation
10 6 (8.45%) User Stories
10 6 (8.45%) Web Development
11 5 (7.04%) Software Engineering
11 5 (7.04%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.85%) SQL
2 28 (39.44%) C#
3 14 (19.72%) Java
4 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.86%) VB
5 7 (9.86%) VB.NET
6 6 (8.45%) PHP
7 3 (4.23%) C++
8 2 (2.82%) C
8 2 (2.82%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.41%) ABAP
9 1 (1.41%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.41%) Python
9 1 (1.41%) Ruby
9 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) ISTQB
2 8 (11.27%) ISEB
3 7 (9.86%) Degree
4 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.41%) PMP
5 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.41%) COBIT
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
1 8 (11.27%) Oracle
2 5 (7.04%) Cognos
2 5 (7.04%) IBM
3 4 (5.63%) Google
4 3 (4.23%) Cognizant
4 3 (4.23%) Tableau
4 3 (4.23%) Talend
4 3 (4.23%) Vertica
5 2 (2.82%) Apple
6 1 (1.41%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.41%) Adobe
6 1 (1.41%) ATG
6 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.41%) Juniper
6 1 (1.41%) OpenText
6 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.41%) Teradata
6 1 (1.41%) VMware
6 1 (1.41%) webMethods
Northwich
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Salary: £0 - £40,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare etc...
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Harrington Starr
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago