Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Tester
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 125 172
Rank change year-on-year -52 +47 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 22 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.065% 0.98% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 1.01% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1 21 12
Cheshire median annual salary £36,000 £30,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.03% -9.63% -3.57%
10th Percentile £34,000 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +15.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2929 2175 3160
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 97.27% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2248 1869 2681
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured QA Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Cheshire

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in Cheshire.

Salary trend for QA Tester in Cheshire

QA Tester
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £36,000 - 1
QA Tester
North West

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Thinking
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) .NET

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Thinking
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA