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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 65 53 75
Rank change year-on-year -12 +22  
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 46 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.62% 3.51% 2.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.69% 28.22% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 20 34 43
Median salary £32,500 £42,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.52% +28.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 109 163 208
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 10.20% 12.44% 11.95%
Number of salaries quoted 68 116 151
Median salary £35,000 £38,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -9.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Cheshire

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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

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Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Cheshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Cheshire

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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 3 months to 24 March 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 +6 5 £60,000 +103.38% 4
Warrington -11 5 £30,500 -23.75%
Wilmslow -6 4 £32,500 -51.12% 1
Crewe -5 2 £31,500 -30.00% 2
Macclesfield - 2 - - 2
Sandbach - 2 - - 1
Nantwich - 1 £55,000 -
Daresbury - 1 £34,000 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 35 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) .NET
3 26 (41.94%) C#
4 21 (33.87%) SQL Server
5 20 (32.26%) SQL
6 19 (30.65%) Windows
7 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
8 17 (27.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (25.81%) ASP.NET
10 15 (24.19%) Scrum
11 14 (22.58%) Finance
11 14 (22.58%) HTML
11 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
12 13 (20.97%) Test Scripting
12 13 (20.97%) HTML5
13 11 (17.74%) Web Development
13 11 (17.74%) Visual Studio
13 11 (17.74%) XML
14 10 (16.13%) Linux
14 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
14 10 (16.13%) Degree
15 9 (14.52%) Mobile Development
15 9 (14.52%) HL7
15 9 (14.52%) XSL
15 9 (14.52%) VBScript
15 9 (14.52%) VB
15 9 (14.52%) VB.NET
15 9 (14.52%) VB6
16 8 (12.90%) Regression Testing
16 8 (12.90%) MySQL

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Top Related 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 2 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) Kinematics
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.23%) IaaS
2 2 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Internet
1 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (33.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.90%) MySQL
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.23%) GIS
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (17.74%) Visual Studio
3 6 (9.68%) JIRA
4 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.84%) HP UFT
5 3 (4.84%) MSTest
6 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.23%) Selenium
7 1 (1.61%) Gradle
7 1 (1.61%) Hudson
7 1 (1.61%) Maven
7 1 (1.61%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (22.58%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Advertising
3 3 (4.84%) Law
3 3 (4.84%) Legal
3 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.61%) Automotive
5 1 (1.61%) Back Office
5 1 (1.61%) Games
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Developer
2 14 (22.58%) C# Developer
3 13 (20.97%) Software Developer
3 13 (20.97%) Tester
4 11 (17.74%) .NET Developer
5 10 (16.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (16.13%) C# Software Developer
5 10 (16.13%) Software Tester
6 9 (14.52%) .NET Software Developer
6 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (14.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (11.29%) Analyst
8 6 (9.68%) QA Tester
8 6 (9.68%) Test Analyst
9 5 (8.06%) Software Analyst
9 5 (8.06%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (6.45%) DBA
10 4 (6.45%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (6.45%) QA Analyst
10 4 (6.45%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (43.55%) .NET
2 16 (25.81%) ASP.NET
3 14 (22.58%) HTML
4 13 (20.97%) HTML5
5 11 (17.74%) XML
6 9 (14.52%) XSL
7 6 (9.68%) .NET Framework
8 5 (8.06%) AngularJS
8 5 (8.06%) Web Services
9 4 (6.45%) CSS
9 4 (6.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (6.45%) RESTful
10 3 (4.84%) Angular 2
10 3 (4.84%) CSS3
10 3 (4.84%) Java EE
11 2 (3.23%) Ember.js
11 2 (3.23%) JDBC
11 2 (3.23%) ODBC
11 2 (3.23%) WinForms
11 2 (3.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Replication
3 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Linux
3 3 (4.84%) CentOS
3 3 (4.84%) Unix
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.23%) Solaris
4 2 (3.23%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.19%) Scrum
3 13 (20.97%) Test Scripting
4 11 (17.74%) Web Development
5 9 (14.52%) Mobile Development
6 8 (12.90%) Regression Testing
6 8 (12.90%) Test Strategy
7 7 (11.29%) OO
7 7 (11.29%) SDLC
7 7 (11.29%) Software Testing
8 6 (9.68%) Automated Testing
8 6 (9.68%) Project Management
8 6 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (8.06%) DevOps
9 5 (8.06%) High Availability
9 5 (8.06%) MVC
9 5 (8.06%) OOA/OOD
10 4 (6.45%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (6.45%) Information Governance
10 4 (6.45%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.94%) C#
2 20 (32.26%) SQL
3 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.52%) VB
4 9 (14.52%) VB.NET
4 9 (14.52%) VB6
4 9 (14.52%) VBScript
5 7 (11.29%) Java
6 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.84%) C
7 3 (4.84%) C++
7 3 (4.84%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) ISEB
3 1 (1.61%) HND
3 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) HL7
2 1 (1.61%) EMIR
2 1 (1.61%) MiFID
2 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.61%) Ansible
3 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle
3 2 (3.23%) Google
3 2 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.61%) RedGate
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: 5% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 23 days ago