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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 26 62
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +36
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 47 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 4.58% 10.11% 2.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.67% 65.28% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 20 30 12
Average salary £36,250 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.44% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £40,000 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £58,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
45 72 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 9.80% 15.48% 8.52%
Number of salaries quoted 42 49 40
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +44.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £28,800 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 19 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Warrington

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 38 (70.37%) SQL
2 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (44.44%) Windows
4 22 (40.74%) Test Scripting
4 22 (40.74%) Java
5 19 (35.19%) Computer Science
5 19 (35.19%) Oracle
6 18 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 17 (31.48%) Software Testing
7 17 (31.48%) .NET
8 15 (27.78%) C#
8 15 (27.78%) HTML
9 14 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (25.93%) Linux
10 12 (22.22%) Algorithms
10 12 (22.22%) REST
10 12 (22.22%) Degree
11 11 (20.37%) ISEB
11 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
11 11 (20.37%) QuickTest Pro
11 11 (20.37%) MSTest
11 11 (20.37%) Release Management
11 11 (20.37%) Performance Testing
11 11 (20.37%) Big Data
11 11 (20.37%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (18.52%) Manual Testing
12 10 (18.52%) XML
13 9 (16.67%) SOAP
13 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (16.67%) Multithreading

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Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (14.81%) WebLogic
1 8 (14.81%) SAS
2 4 (7.41%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Spatial
4 2 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Mingle
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Trello
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) LAN
1 4 (7.41%) WAN
1 4 (7.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.37%) Big Data
3 8 (14.81%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (14.81%) QlikView
3 8 (14.81%) Hadoop
4 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (20.37%) MSTest
2 11 (20.37%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (14.81%) Selenium
4 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 4 (7.41%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (7.41%) TeamCity
5 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
5 4 (7.41%) CruiseControl
5 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
5 4 (7.41%) WebDriver
5 4 (7.41%) WATIR
6 3 (5.56%) Subversion
7 1 (1.85%) Toad
7 1 (1.85%) Dreamweaver
General
1 8 (14.81%) Telecoms
1 8 (14.81%) French Language
1 8 (14.81%) Spanish Language
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Analyst
1 14 (25.93%) Test Analyst
2 11 (20.37%) Developer
3 8 (14.81%) Consultant
3 8 (14.81%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 8 (14.81%) Business Consultant
4 6 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Tester
4 6 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Software Tester
6 4 (7.41%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (31.48%) .NET
2 15 (27.78%) HTML
3 12 (22.22%) REST
4 10 (18.52%) XML
5 9 (16.67%) SOAP
6 8 (14.81%) JSON
7 7 (12.96%) CSS
8 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET
8 6 (11.11%) XML-RPC
8 6 (11.11%) Ajax
8 6 (11.11%) HTML5
9 4 (7.41%) Java SE
9 4 (7.41%) Java EE
9 4 (7.41%) Hibernate
9 4 (7.41%) Spring
9 4 (7.41%) JPA
9 4 (7.41%) RESTful
9 4 (7.41%) XSLT
10 3 (5.56%) Web Services
10 3 (5.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.19%) Computer Science
2 12 (22.22%) Algorithms
3 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (14.81%) Data Integration
5 7 (12.96%) Open Source
6 4 (7.41%) Data Structures
7 3 (5.56%) Client/Server
7 3 (5.56%) GIS
8 2 (3.70%) Robotics
9 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (44.44%) Windows
2 14 (25.93%) Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Android
3 4 (7.41%) UNIX
3 4 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (40.74%) Test Scripting
3 17 (31.48%) Software Testing
4 11 (20.37%) Release Management
4 11 (20.37%) Performance Testing
5 10 (18.52%) Manual Testing
6 9 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 9 (16.67%) Multithreading
7 8 (14.81%) Analytics
7 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
7 8 (14.81%) TDD
7 8 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.81%) Data Analysis
8 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
9 4 (7.41%) BDD
9 4 (7.41%) Kanban
9 4 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (7.41%) Unit Testing
9 4 (7.41%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (70.37%) SQL
2 22 (40.74%) Java
3 15 (27.78%) C#
4 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
5 6 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 5 (9.26%) C
6 5 (9.26%) C++
7 4 (7.41%) PL/SQL
7 4 (7.41%) Shell Script
7 4 (7.41%) Ruby
7 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.56%) VBScript
9 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Degree
2 11 (20.37%) ISEB
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) Terminal Server
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.70%) XenApp
3 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (35.19%) Oracle
2 8 (14.81%) Business Objects
2 8 (14.81%) Cognos
3 6 (11.11%) Citrix
3 6 (11.11%) VMware
4 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.70%) Autodesk