The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 5.84% 4.15% 0.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 45.83% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 1
Median salary £30,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-32.22% +5.88%
UK excluding London median salary £41,333 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
20 24 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 14.60% 9.06% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 6
Median salary £30,500 £41,250 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.06% +12.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,750 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £62,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of job ads across the Chester region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Chester region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Analytics
3 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
4 6 (54.55%) SQL
4 6 (54.55%) HTML
4 6 (54.55%) User Experience
5 5 (45.45%) Information Architecture
5 5 (45.45%) Wireframes
5 5 (45.45%) Prototyping
5 5 (45.45%) Feasibility Study
5 5 (45.45%) User Stories
5 5 (45.45%) Flash
5 5 (45.45%) B2B
5 5 (45.45%) B2C
5 5 (45.45%) CSS
5 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
5 5 (45.45%) Web Analytics
5 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
6 3 (27.27%) ETL
6 3 (27.27%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (27.27%) Tableau
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 3 (27.27%) Data Quality
6 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) Vertica

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Maven
3 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (9.09%) Toad
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Designer
1 5 (45.45%) UX Designer
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Trainee
4 1 (9.09%) Trainee Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Trainee Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) CSS
2 5 (45.45%) Flash
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) User Experience
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Analytics
3 5 (45.45%) B2B
3 5 (45.45%) B2C
3 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
3 5 (45.45%) Feasibility Study
3 5 (45.45%) Information Architecture
3 5 (45.45%) Prototyping
3 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) User Stories
3 5 (45.45%) Web Analytics
3 5 (45.45%) Wireframes
4 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
4 3 (27.27%) Data Stewardship
4 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Tableau
1 3 (27.27%) Talend
1 3 (27.27%) Vertica