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 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 20 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 5.56% 0.86% 0.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.44% 16.67% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 0
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
18 6 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 12.50% 5.17% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 21
Median salary £33,000 £40,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

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 28 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Chester

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) .NET
3 12 (63.16%) C#
3 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
4 11 (57.89%) Windows
5 10 (52.63%) XML
5 10 (52.63%) Visual Studio
5 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET
5 10 (52.63%) HTML
5 10 (52.63%) Scrum
5 10 (52.63%) HTML5
6 9 (47.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (47.37%) Mobile Development
6 9 (47.37%) VB6
6 9 (47.37%) Web Development
6 9 (47.37%) HL7
6 9 (47.37%) VBScript
6 9 (47.37%) VB
6 9 (47.37%) VB.NET
6 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
6 9 (47.37%) XSL
7 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.79%) SQL
8 3 (15.79%) SDLC
8 3 (15.79%) DevOps
9 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
9 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing

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 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Visual Studio
2 9 (47.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) Gradle
4 1 (5.26%) Hudson
4 1 (5.26%) Maven
4 1 (5.26%) ReSharper
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) .NET Developer
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) .NET Software Developer
2 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET Developer
2 9 (47.37%) C# .NET Developer
2 9 (47.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 9 (47.37%) C# Developer
2 9 (47.37%) C# Software Developer
2 9 (47.37%) Software Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Head of QA
3 2 (10.53%) Head of Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Software Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET
2 10 (52.63%) HTML
2 10 (52.63%) HTML5
2 10 (52.63%) XML
3 9 (47.37%) XSL
4 2 (10.53%) RESTful
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.26%) Java EE
5 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) CentOS
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Scrum
3 9 (47.37%) Mobile Development
3 9 (47.37%) Web Development
4 3 (15.79%) DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) SDLC
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
5 2 (10.53%) OO
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) SSADM
5 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.26%) OOD
6 1 (5.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 9 (47.37%) VB
2 9 (47.37%) VB.NET
2 9 (47.37%) VB6
2 9 (47.37%) VBScript
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) HL7
2 1 (5.26%) EMIR
2 1 (5.26%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.26%) RedGate
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