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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.26% 5.41% 1.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.65% 50.00% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 1
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +5.88%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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 32 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 12.78% 10.81% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 17 22 9
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £51,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Analytics
3 7 (63.64%) HTML
3 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
4 6 (54.55%) User Experience
5 5 (45.45%) User Stories
5 5 (45.45%) Web Analytics
5 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Information Architecture
5 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 5 (45.45%) CSS
5 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
5 5 (45.45%) Flash
5 5 (45.45%) B2B
5 5 (45.45%) B2C
5 5 (45.45%) Wireframes
5 5 (45.45%) Prototyping
5 5 (45.45%) Feasibility Study
6 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
6 3 (27.27%) ETL
6 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (27.27%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (27.27%) Tableau
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) Data Quality
6 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) Vertica
6 3 (27.27%) Talend

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 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) ReSharper
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Designer
1 5 (45.45%) UX Designer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) CSS
2 5 (45.45%) Flash
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) User Experience
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Analytics
3 5 (45.45%) B2B
3 5 (45.45%) B2C
3 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
3 5 (45.45%) Feasibility Study
3 5 (45.45%) Information Architecture
3 5 (45.45%) Prototyping
3 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) User Stories
3 5 (45.45%) Web Analytics
3 5 (45.45%) Wireframes
4 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
4 3 (27.27%) Data Stewardship
4 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) VB
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) VB6
4 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (9.09%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Tableau
1 3 (27.27%) Talend
1 3 (27.27%) Vertica
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) RedGate
Chester, Cheshire
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