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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 39 59
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.51% 1.35% 0.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.55% 60.00% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 2
Average salary £32,500 £38,500 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.58% +15.78%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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 5 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 11.17% 2.24% 5.54%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 20
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,600 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £41,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) FMCG
2 1 (33.33%) Concordion
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Concordion
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Project Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting