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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 12 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 9.38% 3.42% 7.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 83.33% 76.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 1
Average salary £38,750 - £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
14 6 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 21.88% 4.11% 10.06%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 5
Average salary £38,750 £25,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.00% +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £25,000 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £30,800 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in Macclesfield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Macclesfield region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Macclesfield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (42.86%) ERP
1 3 (42.86%) GAMP
1 3 (42.86%) GMP
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (42.86%) Wonderware
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) SCADA
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Cognizant
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 3 (42.86%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Software Tester
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Junior Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Junior
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) MDX
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) SCADA
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) GAMP
1 3 (42.86%) GMP
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Wonderware
2 2 (28.57%) Cognizant