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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 65 53
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 45 60 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.07% 3.50% 4.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.29% 36.81% 43.00%
Number of salaries quoted 41 48 77
Median salary £30,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-32.22% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £43,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,333 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
124 163 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.22% 9.52% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 102 124 162
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 £27,500 £22,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £54,000 £59,500
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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Crewe +13 11 £30,500 +10.90% 1
Warrington +12 9 £30,500 -18.66% 2
Chester +12 6 £30,500 -32.22% 2
Macclesfield -8 5 £27,500 -29.03%
Knutsford - 2 £75,000 - 1
Nantwich - 2 £36,250 -
Winsford - 2 £25,250 -
Congleton - 1 £28,500 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 42 (57.53%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (42.47%) SQL
3 26 (35.62%) C#
4 25 (34.25%) .NET
5 22 (30.14%) ASP.NET
5 22 (30.14%) Finance
6 21 (28.77%) SQL Server
7 18 (24.66%) Software Testing
8 17 (23.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (23.29%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (23.29%) Analytics
9 16 (21.92%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (17.81%) Test Scripting
10 13 (17.81%) ISEB
10 13 (17.81%) JavaScript
11 12 (16.44%) Visual Studio
11 12 (16.44%) Project Management
11 12 (16.44%) Performance Testing
12 11 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (15.07%) MSTest
12 11 (15.07%) HP UFT
13 10 (13.70%) Windows
13 10 (13.70%) HTML
13 10 (13.70%) Selenium
13 10 (13.70%) .NET Framework
14 9 (12.33%) Java
14 9 (12.33%) CSS
14 9 (12.33%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (10.96%) Oracle

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 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.74%) CMS
2 2 (2.74%) Drupal
2 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.74%) WordPress
3 1 (1.37%) Apache
3 1 (1.37%) Confluence
3 1 (1.37%) Mule
3 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.11%) MS Office
2 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (8.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (8.22%) Cognos Controller
2 6 (8.22%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.74%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.37%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) LAN
1 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.74%) WAN
2 1 (1.37%) DHCP
2 1 (1.37%) DNS
2 1 (1.37%) Firewall
2 1 (1.37%) MPLS
2 1 (1.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.33%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.48%) MySQL
5 3 (4.11%) OLAP
5 3 (4.11%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.37%) Big Data
6 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.37%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.37%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.37%) QlikView
6 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (23.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (16.44%) Visual Studio
3 11 (15.07%) HP UFT
3 11 (15.07%) MSTest
4 10 (13.70%) Selenium
5 8 (10.96%) JIRA
5 8 (10.96%) WebDriver
6 6 (8.22%) Selenium IDE
7 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
7 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
8 3 (4.11%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.11%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (2.74%) JUnit
9 2 (2.74%) Maven
9 2 (2.74%) Subversion
10 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.37%) NUnit
10 1 (1.37%) Toad
10 1 (1.37%) Xcode
General
1 22 (30.14%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.74%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Billing
4 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (36.99%) Tester
2 19 (26.03%) Analyst
3 18 (24.66%) Software Tester
4 15 (20.55%) Developer
4 15 (20.55%) QA Tester
5 12 (16.44%) Software QA Tester
6 11 (15.07%) Senior Developer
6 11 (15.07%) Test Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) Automation Tester
7 8 (10.96%) QA Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) QA Test Analyst
8 6 (8.22%) Developer in Test
8 6 (8.22%) Junior
8 6 (8.22%) Senior Automation Tester
8 6 (8.22%) Senior Test Automation Developer
8 6 (8.22%) Senior Tester
8 6 (8.22%) Software Analyst
8 6 (8.22%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (8.22%) Test Automation Developer
9 5 (6.85%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (34.25%) .NET
2 22 (30.14%) ASP.NET
3 10 (13.70%) .NET Framework
3 10 (13.70%) HTML
4 9 (12.33%) CSS
5 5 (6.85%) Flash
6 4 (5.48%) JSON
6 4 (5.48%) RESTful
7 3 (4.11%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.11%) jQuery
7 3 (4.11%) SOAP
7 3 (4.11%) Web Services
7 3 (4.11%) XML
8 2 (2.74%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.74%) iOS SDK
8 2 (2.74%) JPA
8 2 (2.74%) Spring
8 2 (2.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.74%) XHTML
9 1 (1.37%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) User Experience
3 3 (4.11%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.74%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.74%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Blog
5 1 (1.37%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.37%) iPad
5 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.37%) PMI
5 1 (1.37%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Windows
2 6 (8.22%) Unix
3 4 (5.48%) Linux
4 2 (2.74%) AIX
4 2 (2.74%) Android
4 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (57.53%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.66%) Software Testing
3 17 (23.29%) Analytics
4 16 (21.92%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (17.81%) Test Scripting
6 12 (16.44%) Performance Testing
6 12 (16.44%) Project Management
7 11 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.96%) Test Management
8 8 (10.96%) Validation
9 7 (9.59%) Defect Management
9 7 (9.59%) Defect Tracking
9 7 (9.59%) Manual Testing
9 7 (9.59%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (9.59%) Scrum
10 6 (8.22%) Automated Testing
10 6 (8.22%) Data Analytics
10 6 (8.22%) Release Management
10 6 (8.22%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 31 (42.47%) SQL
2 26 (35.62%) C#
3 13 (17.81%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.33%) Java
5 6 (8.22%) VB.NET
6 5 (6.85%) VB
7 4 (5.48%) PHP
8 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.37%) C
8 1 (1.37%) C++
8 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (17.81%) ISEB
2 8 (10.96%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.85%) Degree
4 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.37%) PMP
5 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (23.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.22%) Cognos
3 6 (8.22%) IBM
4 3 (4.11%) Google
4 3 (4.11%) Tableau
4 3 (4.11%) Talend
4 3 (4.11%) Vertica
5 2 (2.74%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.37%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.37%) Adobe
6 1 (1.37%) Apple
6 1 (1.37%) ATG
6 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.37%) Informatica
6 1 (1.37%) Juniper
6 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.37%) Siemens
6 1 (1.37%) VMware
6 1 (1.37%) webMethods
Crewe
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £41514 - £51895 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Competitive Package!
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford
Cognizant
Posted: 8 days ago