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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 57 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 40 70 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.43% 4.13% 5.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.50% 37.43% 45.77%
Number of salaries quoted 28 59 59
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
127 187 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.90% 11.03% 11.18%
Number of salaries quoted 95 143 135
Median salary £37,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.77% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £61,215
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Warrington +15 21 £42,500 +17.24%
Chester -13 4 £29,000 -27.50% 1
Crewe +13 2 £45,000 -26.53%
Knutsford +9 2 - - 1
Wilmslow -4 1 £66,500 +61.21% 3
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (44.87%) C#
3 32 (41.03%) .NET
4 31 (39.74%) SQL
5 28 (35.90%) SQL Server
6 27 (34.62%) Visual Studio
7 24 (30.77%) ASP.NET
8 22 (28.21%) Java
9 18 (23.08%) Finance
9 18 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
9 18 (23.08%) SDLC
10 17 (21.79%) .NET Framework
11 16 (20.51%) JavaScript
12 15 (19.23%) Performance Testing
13 14 (17.95%) Selenium
13 14 (17.95%) Software Testing
13 14 (17.95%) TDD
14 13 (16.67%) Validation
14 13 (16.67%) HTML
15 12 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (15.38%) Scrum
15 12 (15.38%) Test Scripting
16 11 (14.10%) Cucumber
16 11 (14.10%) Spring
17 10 (12.82%) Project Management
17 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
17 10 (12.82%) SOAP
17 10 (12.82%) Web Services
17 10 (12.82%) SoapUI

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 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.85%) Mule
3 2 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.28%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.28%) Apache
4 1 (1.28%) CMS
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (35.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.56%) MySQL
4 2 (2.56%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.28%) Big Data
5 1 (1.28%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.28%) DB2
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.28%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 27 (34.62%) Visual Studio
2 18 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (17.95%) Selenium
4 11 (14.10%) Cucumber
5 10 (12.82%) SoapUI
5 10 (12.82%) WebDriver
6 7 (8.97%) JIRA
6 7 (8.97%) MSTest
7 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
8 4 (5.13%) Subversion
9 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.85%) JUnit
9 3 (3.85%) NUnit
10 2 (2.56%) Android Studio
10 2 (2.56%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.56%) Maven
10 2 (2.56%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.56%) Xcode
11 1 (1.28%) HP UFT
11 1 (1.28%) Toad
General
1 18 (23.08%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.28%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (38.46%) Developer
2 19 (24.36%) Analyst
3 16 (20.51%) Test Analyst
4 15 (19.23%) Tester
5 14 (17.95%) Senior Developer
6 12 (15.38%) .NET Developer
7 11 (14.10%) Software Developer
8 10 (12.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (12.82%) C# Developer
8 10 (12.82%) Senior Tester
9 9 (11.54%) .NET Software Developer
9 9 (11.54%) Automation Test Analyst
9 9 (11.54%) C# Software Developer
9 9 (11.54%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 8 (10.26%) Developer in Test
11 7 (8.97%) Automation Tester
11 7 (8.97%) Senior Automation Tester
11 7 (8.97%) Senior Test Automation Developer
11 7 (8.97%) Software Tester
11 7 (8.97%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (41.03%) .NET
2 24 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 17 (21.79%) .NET Framework
4 13 (16.67%) HTML
5 11 (14.10%) Spring
6 10 (12.82%) SOAP
6 10 (12.82%) Web Services
7 7 (8.97%) JSON
8 6 (7.69%) RESTful
8 6 (7.69%) XML
9 4 (5.13%) CSS
9 4 (5.13%) iOS SDK
10 3 (3.85%) SAP Business Workflow
11 2 (2.56%) Android SDK
11 2 (2.56%) Hibernate
11 2 (2.56%) Java EE
11 2 (2.56%) JPA
11 2 (2.56%) REST
11 2 (2.56%) WSDL
12 1 (1.28%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.13%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.13%) NHS
3 3 (3.85%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.85%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.56%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.28%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) PMI
5 1 (1.28%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.13%) Android
1 4 (5.13%) Apple iOS
1 4 (5.13%) Mac OS X
1 4 (5.13%) Windows
2 3 (3.85%) Linux
2 3 (3.85%) Unix
3 1 (1.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.08%) SDLC
2 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 15 (19.23%) Performance Testing
4 14 (17.95%) Software Testing
4 14 (17.95%) TDD
5 13 (16.67%) Validation
6 12 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (15.38%) Scrum
6 12 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 10 (12.82%) Process Improvement
7 10 (12.82%) Project Management
7 10 (12.82%) Test Management
8 9 (11.54%) Unit Testing
9 8 (10.26%) Automation Testing
9 8 (10.26%) Manual Testing
10 7 (8.97%) Automated Testing
10 7 (8.97%) Defect Management
10 7 (8.97%) Workflow
11 6 (7.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 35 (44.87%) C#
2 31 (39.74%) SQL
3 22 (28.21%) Java
4 16 (20.51%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.97%) VB
5 7 (8.97%) VB.NET
6 4 (5.13%) PHP
7 3 (3.85%) ABAP
7 3 (3.85%) C++
8 2 (2.56%) C
8 2 (2.56%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.28%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.28%) Python
9 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) ISTQB
2 8 (10.26%) ISEB
3 6 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle
3 3 (3.85%) OpenText
3 3 (3.85%) SAP
4 2 (2.56%) Apple
4 2 (2.56%) Cognizant
4 2 (2.56%) Google
5 1 (1.28%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.28%) ATG
5 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.28%) Tableau
5 1 (1.28%) Talend
5 1 (1.28%) Teradata
5 1 (1.28%) Vertica
5 1 (1.28%) VMware
5 1 (1.28%) webMethods
5 1 (1.28%) WSO2
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 1 hour ago
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