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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 66 48
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Permanent jobs citing QA 51 62 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.32% 3.74% 4.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.54% 41.33% 40.53%
Number of salaries quoted 44 53 79
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 £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,620 £55,000 £49,200
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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
167 150 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.15% 9.06% 11.55%
Number of salaries quoted 136 120 177
Median salary £34,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,100 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +12 13 £30,500 -18.66% 1
Crewe +11 12 £30,000 +9.09%
Macclesfield -10 8 £27,500 -24.13% 1
Nantwich - 4 £35,000 -
Chester +10 3 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Winsford - 2 £25,250 -
Knutsford +20 1 - -
Wilmslow -8 1 £46,705 +3.78%
Congleton - 1 £28,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 44 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (34.72%) SQL
3 24 (33.33%) C#
3 24 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 22 (30.56%) .NET
5 20 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 19 (26.39%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 18 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 18 (25.00%) Finance
8 17 (23.61%) Windows
8 17 (23.61%) ISEB
8 17 (23.61%) Analytics
9 16 (22.22%) HP UFT
10 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
11 14 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (18.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (18.06%) Performance Testing
13 12 (16.67%) MSTest
14 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (15.28%) Manual Testing
14 11 (15.28%) HTML
14 11 (15.28%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (15.28%) Defect Tracking
15 10 (13.89%) Release Management
15 10 (13.89%) .NET Framework
15 10 (13.89%) JIRA
16 9 (12.50%) Selenium
16 9 (12.50%) Unix
16 9 (12.50%) CSS

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 2 (2.78%) CMS
1 2 (2.78%) Drupal
1 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.78%) WordPress
2 1 (1.39%) Confluence
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.17%) MS Office
2 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (8.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (8.33%) Cognos Controller
2 6 (8.33%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.39%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.78%) LAN
2 2 (2.78%) WAN
3 1 (1.39%) DHCP
3 1 (1.39%) DNS
3 1 (1.39%) Firewall
3 1 (1.39%) MPLS
3 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) MySQL
3 4 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.17%) OLAP
4 3 (4.17%) OLAP Cube
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.39%) Big Data
5 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.39%) QlikView
5 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) HP UFT
2 14 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (16.67%) MSTest
4 10 (13.89%) JIRA
5 9 (12.50%) Selenium
6 8 (11.11%) WebDriver
7 7 (9.72%) Selenium IDE
8 6 (8.33%) Visual Studio
9 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
10 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
10 3 (4.17%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (2.78%) Subversion
12 1 (1.39%) Android Studio
12 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
12 1 (1.39%) Grunt
12 1 (1.39%) JUnit
12 1 (1.39%) ReSharper
12 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (1.39%) Xcode
General
1 18 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Games
3 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (43.06%) Tester
2 25 (34.72%) Software Tester
3 22 (30.56%) Analyst
4 20 (27.78%) QA Tester
5 17 (23.61%) Software QA Tester
6 14 (19.44%) QA Analyst
6 14 (19.44%) QA Test Analyst
6 14 (19.44%) Test Analyst
7 10 (13.89%) Software Analyst
7 10 (13.89%) Software Test Analyst
8 8 (11.11%) Developer
9 6 (8.33%) Automation Tester
9 6 (8.33%) Junior
10 5 (6.94%) Designer
10 5 (6.94%) UX Designer
11 3 (4.17%) Architect
11 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Specialist
11 3 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
11 3 (4.17%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.56%) .NET
2 18 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (15.28%) HTML
4 10 (13.89%) .NET Framework
5 9 (12.50%) CSS
6 5 (6.94%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.94%) Flash
7 4 (5.56%) RESTful
8 3 (4.17%) JSON
9 2 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (2.78%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.78%) iOS SDK
9 2 (2.78%) JPA
9 2 (2.78%) jQuery
9 2 (2.78%) Middleware
9 2 (2.78%) Spring
9 2 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (2.78%) Web Services
9 2 (2.78%) XHTML
9 2 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.33%) User Experience
3 4 (5.56%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.17%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.78%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.78%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.78%) NHS
6 1 (1.39%) Blog
6 1 (1.39%) iPad
6 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.39%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.61%) Windows
2 9 (12.50%) Unix
3 6 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (4.17%) AIX
5 2 (2.78%) Android
5 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 18 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 17 (23.61%) Analytics
5 13 (18.06%) Performance Testing
5 13 (18.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (15.28%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (15.28%) Defect Tracking
6 11 (15.28%) Manual Testing
7 10 (13.89%) Release Management
8 8 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 8 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (9.72%) Information Governance
9 7 (9.72%) Project Management
9 7 (9.72%) Regression Testing
10 6 (8.33%) Data Analytics
10 6 (8.33%) User Stories
11 5 (6.94%) Information Architecture
11 5 (6.94%) Web Analytics
11 5 (6.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.72%) SQL
2 24 (33.33%) C#
3 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.72%) Java
5 4 (5.56%) PHP
5 4 (5.56%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.78%) C
7 1 (1.39%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.39%) C++
7 1 (1.39%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.39%) Ruby
7 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.39%) VB
7 1 (1.39%) VB6
7 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (23.61%) ISEB
2 5 (6.94%) Degree
3 3 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.39%) PMP
4 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.39%) HL7
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (26.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) Oracle
2 6 (8.33%) Cognos
2 6 (8.33%) IBM
3 3 (4.17%) Cognizant
3 3 (4.17%) Google
3 3 (4.17%) Tableau
3 3 (4.17%) Talend
3 3 (4.17%) Vertica
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.39%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.39%) Adobe
5 1 (1.39%) Apple
5 1 (1.39%) ATG
5 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.39%) Informatica
5 1 (1.39%) Juniper
5 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.39%) Siemens
5 1 (1.39%) VMware
Chester, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago