The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Chester region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 14 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.39% 5.43% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.09% 50.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 14 0
Average salary £42,500 £33,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.92% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11 28 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.30% 10.85% 5.21%
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 9
Average salary £42,500 £33,875 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.46% +16.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £20,250 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £30,000 £36,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Cheshire

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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Node.js
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) PMP
3 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) CTI
3 1 (16.67%) Legato
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (16.67%) Teradata
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) Hudson
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Junior Tester
2 2 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Junior
2 2 (33.33%) Web Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Testing Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Governance Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Test Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
1 1 (16.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) PMP
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Legato
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Teradata
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago