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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 41 51
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 6.18% 1.95% 1.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.71% 83.33% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 1
Average salary £40,000 £33,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +0.65%
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
17 6 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 9.55% 2.33% 6.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 14
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £41,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Chester

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) Web Services
3 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
5 3 (25.00%) SignalR
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Selenium
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Time Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) MPLS
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) Calabash
2 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Concordion
3 1 (8.33%) Gradle
3 1 (8.33%) Ant
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Test Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) SignalR
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) RESTful
4 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Time Management
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (8.33%) Analytics
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper
2 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Tableau
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Pacakge
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 20 days ago