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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 29 36
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 19 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 5.49% 10.38% 1.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 82.61% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 2
Average salary £40,000 - £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +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 Macclesfield region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Macclesfield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 23 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 8.24% 12.57% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 14 4 9
Average salary £37,500 £24,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.06% -53.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,150 £21,350 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £52,500 £26,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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

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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 21 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Macclesfield

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 13 (81.25%) Automated Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) ISEB
3 7 (43.75%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (43.75%) Web Services
3 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) RAD
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) Degree
3 7 (43.75%) JIRA
3 7 (43.75%) Selenium
3 7 (43.75%) FitNesse
3 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
3 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
4 6 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (37.50%) UML
4 6 (37.50%) XML
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) VBA
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) People Management
5 2 (12.50%) User Stories
6 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (6.25%) .NET
6 1 (6.25%) GMP
6 1 (6.25%) Varnish

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Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (43.75%) JIRA
1 7 (43.75%) Selenium
1 7 (43.75%) FitNesse
1 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Tester
2 7 (43.75%) QA Tester
2 7 (43.75%) Software Tester
3 5 (31.25%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Development Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 6 (37.50%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Automated Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) RAD
3 7 (43.75%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
3 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
4 6 (37.50%) UML
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) People Management
5 2 (12.50%) User Stories
6 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
1 6 (37.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ISEB
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Varnish
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
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