The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 - 124
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.14% - 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% - 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Median salary £35,000 - £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1377 918 1663
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.29% 96.33% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1040 802 1325
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 2 £35,000 - 1
QA Tester
North West

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) SaaS
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Business Development
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) API Testing
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
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