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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 22 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 6.06% - 0.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.06% - 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 1
Median salary £32,500 - £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%

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
17 7 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 12.88% 5.79% 11.73%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 22
Median salary £32,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

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
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Chester region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Chester

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 10 (62.50%) C#
3 10 (62.50%) HTML
4 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
4 9 (56.25%) Visual Studio
4 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
4 9 (56.25%) XML
4 9 (56.25%) Windows
4 9 (56.25%) Scrum
4 9 (56.25%) HTML5
5 8 (50.00%) Mobile Development
5 8 (50.00%) VB6
5 8 (50.00%) Web Development
5 8 (50.00%) HL7
5 8 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (50.00%) VBScript
5 8 (50.00%) VB
5 8 (50.00%) VB.NET
5 8 (50.00%) XSL
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (12.50%) SSADM
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) MVC
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering

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:

Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Visual Studio
2 8 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) Gradle
4 1 (6.25%) Hudson
4 1 (6.25%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) .NET Developer
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) .NET Software Developer
2 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 8 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 8 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 8 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 8 (50.00%) C# Software Developer
2 8 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) HTML
3 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
3 9 (56.25%) HTML5
3 9 (56.25%) XML
4 8 (50.00%) XSL
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (6.25%) RESTful
5 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) CentOS
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Scrum
3 8 (50.00%) Mobile Development
3 8 (50.00%) Web Development
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) SSADM
5 1 (6.25%) Business Development
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) OOD
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 8 (50.00%) VB
3 8 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 8 (50.00%) VB6
3 8 (50.00%) VBScript
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) HL7
2 1 (6.25%) EMIR
2 1 (6.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) RedGate
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