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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 5.13% 1.15% 3.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.43% 27.27% 37.04%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 9
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,850 £40,250 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £42,250 £36,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
14 11 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 7.18% 4.23% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 14
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £33,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £29,500 £20,925
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £37,050 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Chester region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Chester

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) Web Services
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (26.67%) SDLC
6 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) .NET
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) TDD
7 3 (20.00%) Pair Programming
7 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (20.00%) SignalR
7 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Time Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.67%) Jetty
1 1 (6.67%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Route 53
2 1 (6.67%) GitHub
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) Multicast
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) Maven
3 2 (13.33%) Calabash
4 1 (6.67%) Selenium
4 1 (6.67%) Ant
4 1 (6.67%) JUnit
4 1 (6.67%) Hudson
4 1 (6.67%) Gradle
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Test Engineer
1 7 (46.67%) QA Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Junior
5 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Web Services
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) SignalR
2 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) Servlets
4 1 (6.67%) Spring
4 1 (6.67%) NHibernate
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) RESTful
4 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) CentOS
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Pair Programming
5 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (13.33%) MVC
6 2 (13.33%) Time Management
7 1 (6.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Juniper
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.67%) RightScale
2 1 (6.67%) Tableau
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
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