The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Crewe region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Crewe 10.34% 2.29% 3.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 69.23% 50.00% 53.85%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 4
Average salary £32,500 - £31,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,800 - £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 - £33,550
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +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 Crewe region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Crewe
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
13 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Crewe 14.94% 4.57% 7.30%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 10
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £37,200 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,375 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Crewe

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Crewe region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Crewe

QA
Salary Trend in Crewe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Crewe region.

QA Salary Trend in Crewe

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Crewe

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Crewe 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 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) .NET
3 9 (56.25%) C#
4 7 (43.75%) Selenium
5 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
5 6 (37.50%) Selenium IDE
5 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 6 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (31.25%) Middleware
6 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
6 5 (31.25%) UNIX
6 5 (31.25%) Windows
6 5 (31.25%) Linux
6 5 (31.25%) Finance
6 5 (31.25%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 4 (25.00%) Fixed Income
7 4 (25.00%) ISEB
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) SOAP
8 3 (18.75%) MCP
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) IIS
8 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
8 3 (18.75%) OO
8 3 (18.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (18.75%) WCF
8 3 (18.75%) LINQ

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Crewe by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Crewe 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
2 6 (37.50%) Selenium IDE
3 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 6 (37.50%) QA Tester
2 6 (37.50%) QA Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Software Tester
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Delivery Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Junior
6 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Junior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (31.25%) Middleware
3 5 (31.25%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (25.00%) SOAP
5 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
5 3 (18.75%) WCF
5 3 (18.75%) LINQ
5 3 (18.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Fixed Income
2 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) UNIX
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (18.75%) OO
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Market Making
4 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Process Management
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft