The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Macclesfield region.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 4.17% 5.43% 4.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% 100.00% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 5
Average salary - £36,750 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +70.93%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Macclesfield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
10 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 6.94% 5.43% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 6
Average salary £26,750 £36,750 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.21% +70.93%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Cheshire

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 10 July 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 10 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 9 (56.25%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) VBA
2 9 (56.25%) XML
2 9 (56.25%) UML
2 9 (56.25%) Automated Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
3 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
3 7 (43.75%) Web Testing
3 7 (43.75%) System Testing
3 7 (43.75%) OLTP
3 7 (43.75%) ISEB
3 7 (43.75%) .NET
3 7 (43.75%) VB.NET
3 7 (43.75%) C#
3 7 (43.75%) HTML
3 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle
4 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) OLTP
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Tester
2 7 (43.75%) Test Manager
2 7 (43.75%) Software Tester
3 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 6 (37.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) XML
2 7 (43.75%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 9 (56.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Automated Testing
1 9 (56.25%) UML
2 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Web Testing
2 7 (43.75%) System Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
1 9 (56.25%) VBA
2 7 (43.75%) VB.NET
2 7 (43.75%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 7 (43.75%) ISEB
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle