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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 35 35
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 8.11% 2.22% 1.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.55% 36.36% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 1
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
22 11 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 14.86% 6.11% 8.30%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 15
Median salary £32,500 £30,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.55% -28.23%
UK excluding London median salary £44,619 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +6.02%

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 7 December 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Chester

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) HTML
3 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 10 (62.50%) .NET
4 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
4 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 9 (56.25%) C#
5 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (50.00%) XML
5 8 (50.00%) Windows
5 8 (50.00%) Scrum
5 8 (50.00%) HTML5
6 7 (43.75%) Mobile Development
6 7 (43.75%) VB6
6 7 (43.75%) Web Development
6 7 (43.75%) HL7
6 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (43.75%) VBScript
6 7 (43.75%) VB
6 7 (43.75%) VB.NET
6 7 (43.75%) XSL
7 5 (31.25%) SQL
8 4 (25.00%) User Experience
9 3 (18.75%) Analytics
9 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
10 2 (12.50%) SSADM
10 2 (12.50%) Flash
10 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 2 (12.50%) Project Management

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 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (43.75%) 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%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) .NET Software Developer
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET Developer
2 7 (43.75%) C# .NET Developer
2 7 (43.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 7 (43.75%) C# Developer
2 7 (43.75%) C# Software Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Designer
3 2 (12.50%) UX Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Product Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Microsoft Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) HTML
2 10 (62.50%) .NET
3 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (50.00%) HTML5
3 8 (50.00%) XML
4 7 (43.75%) XSL
5 2 (12.50%) CSS
5 2 (12.50%) Flash
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (6.25%) RESTful
6 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) CentOS
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) Mobile Development
3 7 (43.75%) Web Development
4 3 (18.75%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) B2B
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (12.50%) Information Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) MVC
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Prototyping
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) SSADM
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) User Stories
5 2 (12.50%) Web Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 9 (56.25%) C#
3 7 (43.75%) VB
3 7 (43.75%) VB.NET
3 7 (43.75%) VB6
3 7 (43.75%) VBScript
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) HL7
2 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
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 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) RedGate
2 1 (6.25%) Tableau
2 1 (6.25%) Talend
2 1 (6.25%) Vertica