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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 6.55% 0.74% 1.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.71% 40.00% 20.83%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 2
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £40,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £40,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
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 5 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 10.12% 1.85% 7.25%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 13
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £40,500 £32,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 29 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Chester

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Web Services
3 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
4 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
4 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
4 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (30.77%) SDLC
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 3 (23.08%) TeamCity
6 3 (23.08%) SignalR
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
6 3 (23.08%) TDD
6 3 (23.08%) Pair Programming
6 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
7 2 (15.38%) MVC
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (15.38%) C#

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Multicast
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) VoIP
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) MPLS
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) TeamCity
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) Calabash
2 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) Gradle
3 1 (7.69%) Ant
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Test Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) QA Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Junior
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Junior Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) SignalR
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
3 2 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (7.69%) Spring
4 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
4 1 (7.69%) RESTful
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) NHibernate
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
3 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
4 4 (30.77%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 3 (23.08%) Pair Programming
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) MVC
6 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) Time Management
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Tableau
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Juniper
2 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
Chester
Real Staffing
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago