The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Macclesfield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 22 39
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 0.63% 7.37% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 87.50% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 2
Average salary £40,000 £28,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.35% +32.55%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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 Macclesfield region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Macclesfield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
9 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 5.63% 8.42% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 2
Average salary £20,250 £28,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.94% +32.55%
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

QA
Salary Trend in Macclesfield

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

QA Salary Trend in Macclesfield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Macclesfield 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 8 (66.67%) JIRA
2 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 8 (66.67%) FitNesse
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) RAD
2 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 8 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) User Stories
3 2 (16.67%) People Management
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) Automotive
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Varnish
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (8.33%) GMP
4 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Macclesfield 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) JIRA
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
1 8 (66.67%) FitNesse
1 8 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) QA Tester
1 8 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 8 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (8.33%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Software Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Development Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) RAD
3 2 (16.67%) User Stories
3 2 (16.67%) People Management
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Varnish
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft