The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 32 47
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.78% 3.57% 1.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 42.11% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 0
Average salary - £34,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12 19 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.67% 8.48% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 2
Average salary £43,250 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.50% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £26,500 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £30,800 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

QA
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Chester region.

QA Salary Trend in Chester

QA
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) FMCG
2 2 (50.00%) PowerHouse
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Hudson
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) PMP
3 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CTI
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Finance

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Hudson
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) PMO Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Testing Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Governance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerHouse
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree