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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 66 31 97
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +66
Permanent jobs citing QA 51 105 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.83% 6.71% 2.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.57% 61.76% 34.23%
Number of salaries quoted 44 51 42
Average salary £32,500 £42,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.61% +37.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £58,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
185 170 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.27% 10.87% 7.10%
Number of salaries quoted 161 103 117
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
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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 -21 15 £32,500 -27.77% 7
Crewe +20 8 £32,500 - 1
Wilmslow 0 7 £37,500 +66.66%
Nantwich - 3 £35,000 - 1
Knutsford -3 2 £60,000 +71.42% 1
Runcorn -5 2 - -
Chester +8 1 £32,500 -15.58%
Macclesfield -23 1 £40,000 +40.35%
Widnes - 1 £40,000 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 84 (60.43%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (38.13%) Windows
3 42 (30.22%) Finance
4 40 (28.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 39 (28.06%) SQL
5 39 (28.06%) .NET
6 37 (26.62%) Selenium
7 36 (25.90%) Test Scripting
8 34 (24.46%) ISEB
9 33 (23.74%) Software Testing
10 32 (23.02%) Manual Testing
11 29 (20.86%) Linux
12 27 (19.42%) C#
12 27 (19.42%) Automated Testing
13 22 (15.83%) Team Foundation Server
13 22 (15.83%) Java
14 21 (15.11%) Oracle
14 21 (15.11%) Test Automation
14 21 (15.11%) HP Quality Center
14 21 (15.11%) Scrum
15 19 (13.67%) Microsoft
16 17 (12.23%) SQL Server
17 16 (11.51%) Degree
18 15 (10.79%) Computer Science
19 14 (10.07%) Performance Testing
19 14 (10.07%) WebDriver
19 14 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
20 13 (9.35%) SaaS
20 13 (9.35%) MSTest
20 13 (9.35%) UNIX

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (5.76%) WebLogic
1 8 (5.76%) SAS
2 4 (2.88%) IIS
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (5.76%) MS Office
2 4 (2.88%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.16%) Mingle
4 2 (1.44%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.72%) MS Project
5 1 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.35%) SaaS
2 4 (2.88%) Trello
3 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.91%) TCP/IP
2 9 (6.47%) LAN
2 9 (6.47%) WAN
3 5 (3.60%) Internet
3 5 (3.60%) Firewall
4 4 (2.88%) HTTP
5 1 (0.72%) LDAP
5 1 (0.72%) ATM
5 1 (0.72%) SSL
5 1 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.91%) Big Data
3 9 (6.47%) Hadoop
4 8 (5.76%) QlikView
4 8 (5.76%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (4.32%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.88%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (28.78%) QuickTest Pro
2 37 (26.62%) Selenium
3 22 (15.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (10.07%) WebDriver
5 13 (9.35%) MSTest
6 12 (8.63%) JIRA
6 12 (8.63%) Cucumber
7 8 (5.76%) FitNesse
7 8 (5.76%) Selenium IDE
8 7 (5.04%) Visual Studio
9 6 (4.32%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.60%) WATIR
11 4 (2.88%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.88%) CruiseControl
11 4 (2.88%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.88%) Git (software)
12 3 (2.16%) Subversion
13 2 (1.44%) LoadRunner
14 1 (0.72%) Concordion
14 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
General
1 42 (30.22%) Finance
2 8 (5.76%) French Language
2 8 (5.76%) Spanish Language
2 8 (5.76%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.60%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.88%) Retail
5 3 (2.16%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.16%) Electronics
5 3 (2.16%) Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Publishing
7 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Automotive
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (36.69%) Analyst
2 40 (28.78%) Tester
3 32 (23.02%) Software Tester
4 28 (20.14%) Test Analyst
5 26 (18.71%) QA Tester
6 21 (15.11%) QA Analyst
7 14 (10.07%) Consultant
8 10 (7.19%) Business Analyst
9 9 (6.47%) Test Engineer
9 9 (6.47%) QA Engineer
10 8 (5.76%) Business Consultant
10 8 (5.76%) Project Manager
10 8 (5.76%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 8 (5.76%) Developer
11 7 (5.04%) Software Engineer
12 6 (4.32%) Agile Business Analyst
12 6 (4.32%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (4.32%) Software Test Engineer
12 6 (4.32%) QA Test Analyst
13 5 (3.60%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (28.06%) .NET
2 13 (9.35%) .NET Framework
3 12 (8.63%) FIX Protocol
3 12 (8.63%) SOAP
3 12 (8.63%) Web Services
4 11 (7.91%) ASP.NET
4 11 (7.91%) Middleware
5 10 (7.19%) REST
6 9 (6.47%) HTML
7 7 (5.04%) XML
8 4 (2.88%) JSON
8 4 (2.88%) CSS
8 4 (2.88%) XSLT
9 3 (2.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (2.16%) XML-RPC
9 3 (2.16%) LINQ
9 3 (2.16%) WCF
9 3 (2.16%) Ajax
10 2 (1.44%) CSS3
10 2 (1.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.79%) Computer Science
2 14 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.76%) Data Integration
3 8 (5.76%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (5.76%) Algorithms
4 7 (5.04%) Fixed Income
5 5 (3.60%) Open Source
5 5 (3.60%) CMDB
6 4 (2.88%) Robotics
6 4 (2.88%) User Experience
7 2 (1.44%) FMCG
7 2 (1.44%) Equities
7 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.72%) Kindle
8 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.72%) NHS
8 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.72%) Replication
8 1 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 53 (38.13%) Windows
2 29 (20.86%) Linux
3 13 (9.35%) UNIX
4 5 (3.60%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.60%) Android
5 4 (2.88%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (60.43%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.90%) Test Scripting
3 33 (23.74%) Software Testing
4 32 (23.02%) Manual Testing
5 27 (19.42%) Automated Testing
6 21 (15.11%) Test Automation
6 21 (15.11%) Scrum
7 14 (10.07%) Performance Testing
8 13 (9.35%) ERP
8 13 (9.35%) Release Management
8 13 (9.35%) Business Analysis
9 10 (7.19%) Automation Testing
9 10 (7.19%) BDD
10 8 (5.76%) Data Analysis
10 8 (5.76%) RAD
10 8 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (5.76%) Project Management
10 8 (5.76%) Analytics
11 7 (5.04%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.04%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.06%) SQL
2 27 (19.42%) C#
3 22 (15.83%) Java
4 11 (7.91%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.04%) C++
5 7 (5.04%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.88%) Ruby
6 4 (2.88%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.88%) C
6 4 (2.88%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.88%) VBScript
7 2 (1.44%) VB
7 2 (1.44%) PHP
8 1 (0.72%) Perl
8 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (24.46%) ISEB
2 16 (11.51%) Degree
3 8 (5.76%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (2.16%) MCP
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.72%) MCITP
5 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.72%) GMP
System Software
1 7 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.88%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.44%) XenApp
4 2 (1.44%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.72%) Varnish
5 1 (0.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (15.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.44%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 21 (15.11%) Oracle
2 19 (13.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.76%) Business Objects
3 8 (5.76%) Cognos
3 8 (5.76%) VMware
4 6 (4.32%) Citrix
5 4 (2.88%) Teradata
5 4 (2.88%) Autodesk
6 3 (2.16%) Sun
6 3 (2.16%) Telerik
7 2 (1.44%) IBM
7 2 (1.44%) EMC
8 1 (0.72%) SAP
8 1 (0.72%) HP
8 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.72%) Cisco
8 1 (0.72%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.72%) Altera
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
System C Healthcare
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
MPP Global Solutions LTD
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
MPP Global Solutions LTD
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago