The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 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 Warrington region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 37 21 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 7.14% 6.02% 8.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.06% 55.26% 55.81%
Number of salaries quoted 37 13 41
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Warrington
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
66 38 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 12.74% 10.89% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 66 27 65
Average salary £35,000 £32,350 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.19% -7.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £26,150 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Cheshire

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

QA
Salary Trend in Warrington

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

QA Salary Trend in Warrington

QA
Salary Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Warrington

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 60 (86.96%) SQL
2 36 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (44.93%) C#
4 28 (40.58%) Test Scripting
5 24 (34.78%) Windows
6 22 (31.88%) Software Testing
7 19 (27.54%) Software Engineering
8 18 (26.09%) .NET
9 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
9 17 (24.64%) Degree
10 16 (23.19%) Computer Science
11 15 (21.74%) ISEB
11 15 (21.74%) XML
11 15 (21.74%) C
12 14 (20.29%) T-SQL
12 14 (20.29%) TDD
13 13 (18.84%) HTML
14 12 (17.39%) Citrix
14 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
14 12 (17.39%) VMware
14 12 (17.39%) Unit Testing
14 12 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (17.39%) Hyper-V
15 11 (15.94%) XenApp
15 11 (15.94%) XenDesktop
15 11 (15.94%) Selenium
16 10 (14.49%) Oracle
16 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET
17 9 (13.04%) IIS
17 9 (13.04%) C++

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Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Warrington 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.04%) IIS
2 8 (11.59%) Tomcat
3 5 (7.25%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) LAN
1 3 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (1.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Selenium
2 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio
2 7 (10.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (8.70%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (5.80%) Toad
4 4 (5.80%) NUnit
4 4 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.80%) MSTest
5 3 (4.35%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Analyst
2 16 (23.19%) Developer
3 14 (20.29%) QA Analyst
4 13 (18.84%) Automation Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) Development Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) Senior Development Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) Java Developer
6 8 (11.59%) .NET Developer
7 7 (10.14%) Software Engineer
7 7 (10.14%) QA Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Software Team Leader
8 6 (8.70%) Team Leader
9 5 (7.25%) Test Analyst
10 4 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (5.80%) Development Team Leader
10 4 (5.80%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (5.80%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.80%) Software Development Team Leader
10 4 (5.80%) Software Analyst
11 3 (4.35%) Trainee
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.09%) .NET
2 15 (21.74%) XML
3 13 (18.84%) HTML
4 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET
5 8 (11.59%) Hibernate
5 8 (11.59%) Spring
5 8 (11.59%) Java SE
5 8 (11.59%) Java EE
5 8 (11.59%) JSON
5 8 (11.59%) JPA
5 8 (11.59%) RESTful
6 7 (10.14%) REST
6 7 (10.14%) Ajax
6 7 (10.14%) XML-RPC
6 7 (10.14%) CSS
6 7 (10.14%) SOAP
7 6 (8.70%) WinForms
7 6 (8.70%) WPF
7 6 (8.70%) HTML5
8 4 (5.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Computer Science
2 9 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (11.59%) Open Source
4 7 (10.14%) NHS
5 6 (8.70%) SystemC
6 5 (7.25%) GIS
6 5 (7.25%) Client/Server
7 4 (5.80%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (34.78%) Windows
2 8 (11.59%) UNIX
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.58%) Test Scripting
3 22 (31.88%) Software Testing
4 19 (27.54%) Software Engineering
5 14 (20.29%) TDD
6 12 (17.39%) Unit Testing
7 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (11.59%) Automated Testing
9 7 (10.14%) Multithreading
9 7 (10.14%) Integration Testing
10 6 (8.70%) Product Management
10 6 (8.70%) Manual Testing
10 6 (8.70%) Matrix Management
10 6 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (7.25%) Data Modelling
11 5 (7.25%) SOA
11 5 (7.25%) Project Management
12 4 (5.80%) Scrum
12 4 (5.80%) Release Management
12 4 (5.80%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (86.96%) SQL
2 31 (44.93%) C#
3 15 (21.74%) C
4 14 (20.29%) T-SQL
5 9 (13.04%) C++
6 8 (11.59%) Java
6 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) Degree
2 15 (21.74%) ISEB
3 8 (11.59%) ISTQB
4 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.90%) MCPD
6 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.90%) MCTS
6 2 (2.90%) MCP
7 1 (1.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (17.39%) Hyper-V
1 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.94%) XenApp
2 11 (15.94%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) Citrix
1 12 (17.39%) VMware
2 10 (14.49%) Oracle
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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