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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 21 39
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.07% 6.29% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.36% 68.75% 71.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 4
Median salary £29,000 £40,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.50% +18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £34,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,800 £47,000 £41,400
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
11 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 5.70% 9.14% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 6
Median salary £31,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,250 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Chester region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Chester

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) Tableau
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) Vertica
3 1 (25.00%) Talend
3 1 (25.00%) Data Stewardship
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Finance

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 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Sahi
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Toad
2 1 (25.00%) WatiN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Agile .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Agile C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Trainee
2 1 (25.00%) Trainee Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Trainee Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Data Stewardship
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Tableau
1 1 (25.00%) Talend
1 1 (25.00%) Vertica