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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 32 39
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.98% 0.52% 2.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 4.35% 62.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 4
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -15.58%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
7 23 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 6.86% 11.92% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1 23 7
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +18.05%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) Finance
1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (55.56%) Retail
2 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (55.56%) Games
2 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Maven
3 2 (22.22%) Puppet
3 2 (22.22%) Route 53
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (22.22%) Vagrant
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (22.22%) Amazon S3
3 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) RightScale
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) CentOS
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Auto-Scaling

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon S3
1 2 (22.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) Maven
2 2 (22.22%) Vagrant
3 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 1 (11.11%) Hudson
3 1 (11.11%) NUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Sahi
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) WatiN
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Games
2 5 (55.56%) Retail
2 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) QA Tester
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
3 1 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer in Test
3 1 (11.11%) ETL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL BI Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (11.11%) MDX
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Auto-Scaling
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (22.22%) DevOps
1 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
1 2 (22.22%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
2 1 (11.11%) BDD
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) ETL
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
1 2 (22.22%) RightScale
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