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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 47 65
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 71 80 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.42% 4.71% 3.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.34% 44.94% 37.04%
Number of salaries quoted 59 52 44
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,100 £45,000 £49,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
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
176 178 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.95% 10.48% 9.11%
Number of salaries quoted 149 115 119
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,000 £48,000
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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +10 22 £39,000 -2.50% 5
Chester +24 11 £40,000 - 4
Wilmslow -7 6 £42,500 +30.76%
Crewe - 4 £61,250 -
Knutsford -7 2 £42,500 -
Ellesmere Port - 2 - -
Macclesfield +9 1 £27,500 -3.50% 2
Runcorn -4 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 69 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (48.65%) SQL
3 35 (31.53%) .NET
4 33 (29.73%) Software Testing
5 32 (28.83%) Test Scripting
5 32 (28.83%) Windows
5 32 (28.83%) ISEB
6 27 (24.32%) Microsoft
6 27 (24.32%) Performance Testing
7 24 (21.62%) Finance
8 22 (19.82%) SQL Server
8 22 (19.82%) C#
9 20 (18.02%) Scrum
10 19 (17.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (15.32%) ISTQB
12 16 (14.41%) Release Management
12 16 (14.41%) Manual Testing
12 16 (14.41%) QuickTest Pro
13 14 (12.61%) MS Excel
13 14 (12.61%) HP Quality Center
13 14 (12.61%) MSTest
14 13 (11.71%) Mentoring
14 13 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (10.81%) Risk Analysis
15 12 (10.81%) .NET Framework
16 11 (9.91%) TDD
16 11 (9.91%) Service Delivery
16 11 (9.91%) Risk Management
16 11 (9.91%) Mobile App
17 10 (9.01%) Test Planning

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 4 (3.60%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (12.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.41%) MS Office
3 2 (1.80%) Mingle
4 1 (0.90%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.90%) MS Project
4 1 (0.90%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Sage ERP X3
1 2 (1.80%) Agresso
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (1.80%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.80%) SaaS
2 2 (1.80%) Trello
3 1 (0.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) GPRS
1 4 (3.60%) UMTS
2 3 (2.70%) Wireless
3 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.90%) DNS
4 1 (0.90%) MPLS
4 1 (0.90%) ATM
4 1 (0.90%) DHCP
4 1 (0.90%) FTP
4 1 (0.90%) HTTP
4 1 (0.90%) VoIP
4 1 (0.90%) WAN
4 1 (0.90%) LAN
4 1 (0.90%) Firewall
4 1 (0.90%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.90%) MySQL
4 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (17.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (14.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (12.61%) MSTest
4 8 (7.21%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.50%) Selenium
6 4 (3.60%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.70%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.80%) Calabash
8 2 (1.80%) JIRA
9 1 (0.90%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.90%) Maven
9 1 (0.90%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.90%) Ant
9 1 (0.90%) Gradle
General
1 24 (21.62%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Retail
3 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.80%) Automotive
5 1 (0.90%) Marketing
5 1 (0.90%) German Language
5 1 (0.90%) Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 55 (49.55%) Analyst
2 32 (28.83%) Test Analyst
3 30 (27.03%) Tester
4 18 (16.22%) QA Tester
4 18 (16.22%) Business Analyst
5 14 (12.61%) Software Tester
6 13 (11.71%) Developer
7 11 (9.91%) Test Engineer
8 10 (9.01%) Test Consultant
8 10 (9.01%) QA Engineer
8 10 (9.01%) Consultant
8 10 (9.01%) Software Consultant
8 10 (9.01%) QA Consultant
9 8 (7.21%) Risk Analyst
10 7 (6.31%) Automated Tester
11 6 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (4.50%) Automated Test Analyst
12 5 (4.50%) Software Manager
12 5 (4.50%) Senior Business Analyst
12 5 (4.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (31.53%) .NET
2 12 (10.81%) .NET Framework
3 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET
4 8 (7.21%) Web Services
5 6 (5.41%) RESTful
6 5 (4.50%) Spring
7 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (3.60%) .NET Compact Framework
7 4 (3.60%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.60%) HTML
7 4 (3.60%) JSON
7 4 (3.60%) JPA
8 3 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (2.70%) Java SE
8 3 (2.70%) Java EE
8 3 (2.70%) CSS
8 3 (2.70%) SignalR
9 2 (1.80%) Middleware
9 2 (1.80%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.80%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.91%) Mobile App
3 10 (9.01%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.50%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.60%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.70%) Robotics
7 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.80%) New Media
7 2 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.90%) NHS
8 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.90%) Replication
8 1 (0.90%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.83%) Windows
2 6 (5.41%) UNIX
3 5 (4.50%) Android
3 5 (4.50%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.60%) Windows CE
4 4 (3.60%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (29.73%) Software Testing
3 32 (28.83%) Test Scripting
4 27 (24.32%) Performance Testing
5 20 (18.02%) Scrum
6 16 (14.41%) Release Management
6 16 (14.41%) Manual Testing
7 13 (11.71%) Mentoring
8 12 (10.81%) Risk Analysis
9 11 (9.91%) TDD
9 11 (9.91%) Service Delivery
9 11 (9.91%) Risk Management
10 10 (9.01%) Test Planning
10 10 (9.01%) BDD
11 9 (8.11%) Line Management
11 9 (8.11%) User Stories
12 8 (7.21%) SDLC
12 8 (7.21%) GAP Analysis
12 8 (7.21%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (7.21%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 54 (48.65%) SQL
2 22 (19.82%) C#
3 8 (7.21%) Java
4 6 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.41%) C++
5 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.70%) Ruby
7 1 (0.90%) Python
7 1 (0.90%) C
7 1 (0.90%) VB
7 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (28.83%) ISEB
2 17 (15.32%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.31%) Degree
4 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.90%) MCITP
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.90%) PhD
4 1 (0.90%) MCP
4 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
Systems Management
1 14 (12.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.70%) Autodesk
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle
3 2 (1.80%) Teradata
3 2 (1.80%) Sage
3 2 (1.80%) Sun
3 2 (1.80%) Infor
4 1 (0.90%) Tableau
4 1 (0.90%) Cisco
4 1 (0.90%) Juniper
4 1 (0.90%) CheckPoint
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Experis IT
Salary: £60k - £68k per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Warrington WA1
6 Talent
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 25 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £28 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago