Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 90 71
Rank change year-on-year +27 -19 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 125 72 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.04% 2.79% 3.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.90% 25.09% 27.82%
Number of salaries quoted 93 62 67
Cheshire median annual salary £49,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,625 £51,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -5.06% +5.33%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 418 287 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.50% 11.10% 11.14%
Number of salaries quoted 289 177 192
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +4.17% -10.00%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,400 £23,775
90th Percentile £62,650 £65,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +3.90%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Cheshire

QA
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for QA in Cheshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Cheshire

QA
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 within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. 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
Knutsford +22 35 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Warrington +13 34 £57,500 +53.33% 12
Nantwich -9 10 £25,000 -36.71% 1
Chester -4 9 £41,250 -17.50% 5
Wilmslow +6 6 £35,000 +12.00% 2
Crewe -12 3 £27,500 -12.70% 1
Ellesmere Port - 3 £35,000 -
Runcorn +10 1 £21,000 -44.00% 3
Daresbury -3 1 £40,000 +17.65%
Macclesfield -4 1 £27,500 -
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Northwich - 1 £90,000 -
QA
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 62 (49.60%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (43.20%) Finance
3 34 (27.20%) DevOps
4 33 (26.40%) Test Automation
4 33 (26.40%) SQL
5 30 (24.00%) Windows
6 25 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (18.40%) Java
7 23 (18.40%) Risk Management
7 23 (18.40%) Git (software)
8 22 (17.60%) Project Management
8 22 (17.60%) Linux
8 22 (17.60%) Banking
9 21 (16.80%) SDLC
10 20 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 20 (16.00%) Ansible
10 20 (16.00%) Puppet
11 19 (15.20%) VirtualBox
11 19 (15.20%) Hyper-V
11 19 (15.20%) Opscode Chef
11 19 (15.20%) VMware
11 19 (15.20%) TDD
11 19 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (15.20%) Xen
12 17 (13.60%) Software Testing
12 17 (13.60%) Scrum
13 16 (12.80%) Software Engineering
13 16 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (12.00%) Non-Functional Testing

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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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.40%) Confluence
2 2 (1.60%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.80%) CMS
3 1 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle ASCP
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.00%) NuGet
4 2 (1.60%) IaaS
4 2 (1.60%) PaaS
4 2 (1.60%) SaaS
5 1 (0.80%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.80%) CheetahMail
5 1 (0.80%) GitHub
5 1 (0.80%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.80%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.80%) Pure360
5 1 (0.80%) Responsys
5 1 (0.80%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) DNS
1 2 (1.60%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.80%) LAN
2 1 (0.80%) SMS
2 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.60%) MySQL
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.80%) Power BI
5 1 (0.80%) QlikView
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (18.40%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.20%) Selenium
3 11 (8.80%) Jenkins
4 10 (8.00%) JIRA
4 10 (8.00%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.20%) HP UFT
5 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.40%) JUnit
6 3 (2.40%) TestRail
6 3 (2.40%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.60%) NUnit
8 1 (0.80%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.80%) CasperJS
8 1 (0.80%) Gatling
8 1 (0.80%) GitLab
8 1 (0.80%) JMeter
8 1 (0.80%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.80%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 54 (43.20%) Finance
2 22 (17.60%) Banking
3 15 (12.00%) Investment Banking
3 15 (12.00%) Law
4 10 (8.00%) Retail
5 7 (5.60%) Marketing
6 6 (4.80%) Advertising
6 6 (4.80%) Games
6 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.20%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.60%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.80%) Legal
9 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (17.60%) Tester
2 21 (16.80%) Analyst
3 19 (15.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (14.40%) Lead DevOps
4 18 (14.40%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 11 (8.80%) Lead Systems Engineer
5 11 (8.80%) Software Tester
5 11 (8.80%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (8.00%) Team Leader
7 9 (7.20%) DevOps Systems Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) QA Tester
7 9 (7.20%) Senior DevOps
7 9 (7.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) Test Analyst
8 8 (6.40%) Test Manager
9 7 (5.60%) Developer
9 7 (5.60%) Project Manager
9 7 (5.60%) QA Analyst
9 7 (5.60%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.00%) .NET
2 12 (9.60%) SOAP
3 11 (8.80%) REST
4 8 (6.40%) HTML
5 7 (5.60%) ASP.NET
6 6 (4.80%) Web Services
7 5 (4.00%) HTML5
7 5 (4.00%) J2EE
7 5 (4.00%) XML
8 4 (3.20%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.20%) JSON
8 4 (3.20%) Spring
9 3 (2.40%) CSS
9 3 (2.40%) jQuery
9 3 (2.40%) WCF
10 2 (1.60%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.60%) JAX-RPC
10 2 (1.60%) JAX-WS
10 2 (1.60%) Velocity
10 2 (1.60%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.20%) Fixed Income
3 8 (6.40%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.20%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.20%) PMI
4 4 (3.20%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.40%) FMCG
5 3 (2.40%) IVR
6 2 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.60%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.80%) Clustering
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.80%) Fintech
7 1 (0.80%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.80%) Social Media
7 1 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.00%) Windows
2 22 (17.60%) Linux
3 4 (3.20%) Android
3 4 (3.20%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.20%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.80%) AIX
4 1 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (49.60%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (27.20%) DevOps
3 33 (26.40%) Test Automation
4 25 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (18.40%) Risk Management
6 22 (17.60%) Project Management
7 21 (16.80%) SDLC
8 20 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (15.20%) TDD
10 17 (13.60%) Scrum
10 17 (13.60%) Software Testing
11 16 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (12.80%) Software Engineering
11 16 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (12.00%) Non-Functional Testing
12 15 (12.00%) Wealth Management
13 13 (10.40%) API Testing
14 12 (9.60%) Configuration Management
14 12 (9.60%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (9.60%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 33 (26.40%) SQL
2 23 (18.40%) Java
3 13 (10.40%) C#
4 7 (5.60%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.80%) Python
6 5 (4.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.20%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.60%) C++
9 1 (0.80%) BeanShell
9 1 (0.80%) C
9 1 (0.80%) PHP
9 1 (0.80%) Ruby
9 1 (0.80%) Scala
9 1 (0.80%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (7.20%) Degree
3 8 (6.40%) ISEB
4 5 (4.00%) APMP
5 4 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.20%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.40%) CSQA
7 1 (0.80%) CIPFA
7 1 (0.80%) CISSP
7 1 (0.80%) MBA
7 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.80%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) GDPR
1 5 (4.00%) PSD2
2 2 (1.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.80%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.80%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.80%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (15.20%) Hyper-V
1 19 (15.20%) VirtualBox
1 19 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 19 (15.20%) Xen
2 11 (8.80%) Active Directory
3 10 (8.00%) KVM
4 4 (3.20%) Docker
5 1 (0.80%) XenApp
5 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.80%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (16.00%) Ansible
1 20 (16.00%) Puppet
2 19 (15.20%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.20%) Terraform
4 2 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.60%) Marathon
5 1 (0.80%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 19 (15.20%) VMware
2 11 (8.80%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.00%) IBM
4 9 (7.20%) Oracle
5 3 (2.40%) Google
5 3 (2.40%) HP
5 3 (2.40%) Sage
6 1 (0.80%) Adobe
6 1 (0.80%) Capita
6 1 (0.80%) Citrix
6 1 (0.80%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.80%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.80%) Novell
6 1 (0.80%) Ping Identity
6 1 (0.80%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.80%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.80%) Sun
6 1 (0.80%) Sybase
6 1 (0.80%) Teradata