The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 37 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 2.23% 7.18% 6.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.67% 56.06% 53.85%
Number of salaries quoted 10 37 13
Average salary £38,250 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £30,000 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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 Warrington region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Warrington
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
30 66 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 6.09% 12.82% 11.14%
Number of salaries quoted 24 66 28
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £19,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £54,200 £45,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 30 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Warrington

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) SQL
3 9 (31.03%) Performance Testing
4 8 (27.59%) .NET
4 8 (27.59%) Java
4 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
5 7 (24.14%) ISEB
5 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 7 (24.14%) Line Management
5 7 (24.14%) Mentoring
5 7 (24.14%) Software Delivery
6 6 (20.69%) Test Planning
6 6 (20.69%) User Stories
6 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
6 6 (20.69%) Degree
6 6 (20.69%) Scrum
7 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
7 5 (17.24%) TDD
7 5 (17.24%) Windows
7 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
7 5 (17.24%) C#
7 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Open Source
8 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
8 4 (13.79%) JPA
8 4 (13.79%) RESTful
8 4 (13.79%) JSON
8 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
8 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (13.79%) Hibernate

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Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Business Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.34%) QA Tester
5 3 (10.34%) QA Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.34%) Automated Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Product Owner
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) QA Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (6.90%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) Spring
2 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
2 4 (13.79%) JSON
2 4 (13.79%) JPA
2 4 (13.79%) RESTful
3 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.34%) Java SE
3 3 (10.34%) Java EE
4 2 (6.90%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 2 (6.90%) HTML5
4 2 (6.90%) CSS3
5 1 (3.45%) Sass
5 1 (3.45%) LESS
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) WinForms
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
1 4 (13.79%) Data Structures
1 4 (13.79%) Algorithms
2 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Performance Testing
3 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
3 7 (24.14%) Line Management
3 7 (24.14%) Mentoring
3 7 (24.14%) Software Delivery
4 6 (20.69%) Test Planning
4 6 (20.69%) User Stories
4 6 (20.69%) Scrum
5 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
5 5 (17.24%) TDD
5 5 (17.24%) Open Source
5 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
6 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.24%) C#
4 3 (10.34%) Ruby
5 2 (6.90%) PHP
6 1 (3.45%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) ISEB
2 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
2 6 (20.69%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle