The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Macclesfield region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire / Macclesfield
Rank 21 18 41
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 9.52% 6.56% 1.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 85.71% 57.14% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 2
Median salary £27,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
7 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 11.11% 11.48% 7.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 11
Median salary £27,500 £80,000 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-65.62% +240.42%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

The demand trend of job ads across the Macclesfield region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Macclesfield region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (71.43%) Regression Testing
1 10 (71.43%) Automated Testing
1 10 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
1 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 9 (64.29%) Defect Tracking
2 9 (64.29%) .NET Framework
2 9 (64.29%) Information Governance
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) JIRA
2 9 (64.29%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) MySQL
2 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
4 3 (21.43%) Supplier Management
4 3 (21.43%) Regulatory Compliance
4 3 (21.43%) Law
4 3 (21.43%) Legal
4 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
4 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
4 3 (21.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) XML
5 1 (7.14%) HND
5 1 (7.14%) N-Tier

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) MySQL
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Law
2 3 (21.43%) Legal
2 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
2 3 (21.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Tester
2 9 (64.29%) Software Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Project Director
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Release Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
1 9 (64.29%) .NET Framework
1 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Automated Testing
1 10 (71.43%) Regression Testing
1 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
1 10 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Defect Tracking
2 9 (64.29%) Information Governance
3 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
3 3 (21.43%) Regulatory Compliance
3 3 (21.43%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) QA Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) HND