The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 2.16% 0.72% 5.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 16.67% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 9
Average salary £58,750 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+135.00% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £25,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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 Knutsford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Knutsford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 6 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 12.97% 4.32% 10.17%
Number of salaries quoted 18 6 18
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,950 £48,500 £42,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

QA
Salary Trend in Knutsford

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

QA Salary Trend in Knutsford

QA
Salary Histogram in Knutsford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Knutsford region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Knutsford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Knutsford 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 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
2 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) LDAP
2 2 (33.33%) SSL
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Teradata
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Banking

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Knutsford 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LDAP
1 2 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Compliance Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Database Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Manager
2 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Teradata
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco