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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 69 55
Rank change year-on-year -10 -14  
Permanent jobs citing QA 35 19 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.43% 1.97% 4.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.65% 22.35% 33.64%
Number of salaries quoted 25 16 59
Median salary £37,500 £30,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.95% -23.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £48,750 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 148 85 214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 10.26% 8.83% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 87 77 176
Median salary £37,500 £36,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% -14.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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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 June 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 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
Warrington -4 11 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Knutsford -32 8 £52,500 -30.00% 2
Chester +2 5 £42,500 +39.34% 2
Runcorn - 2 £37,500 -
Wilmslow - 2 £33,750 -
Crewe -18 1 £30,000 - 1
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 £24,000 -
Sandbach - 1 - -
QA
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 41 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.16%) Windows
2 19 (30.16%) Linux
3 17 (26.98%) SQL
3 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
3 17 (26.98%) Finance
3 17 (26.98%) Git (software)
4 15 (23.81%) DevOps
5 13 (20.63%) C#
5 13 (20.63%) .NET
6 12 (19.05%) VMware
6 12 (19.05%) TDD
7 11 (17.46%) HTML
7 11 (17.46%) Degree
8 10 (15.87%) Xen
8 10 (15.87%) Test Automation
8 10 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
8 10 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (15.87%) Hyper-V
8 10 (15.87%) Puppet
8 10 (15.87%) VirtualBox
8 10 (15.87%) NuGet
8 10 (15.87%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (15.87%) Ansible
8 10 (15.87%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (15.87%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (14.29%) Machine Learning
9 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 9 (14.29%) CSS

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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 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.59%) Kinematics
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) BASE24
1 1 (1.59%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.17%) SaaS
2 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Internet
2 2 (3.17%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (26.98%) Git (software)
2 10 (15.87%) NuGet
3 6 (9.52%) JIRA
3 6 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.17%) Selenium
General
1 17 (26.98%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Advertising
3 5 (7.94%) Banking
3 5 (7.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (6.35%) Law
4 4 (6.35%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.76%) Legal
5 3 (4.76%) Marketing
6 1 (1.59%) Automotive
6 1 (1.59%) Back Office
6 1 (1.59%) Billing
6 1 (1.59%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Developer
2 12 (19.05%) Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) Tester
6 6 (9.52%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Administrator
7 5 (7.94%) Build and Release Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Build Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) QA Tester
7 5 (7.94%) Release Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.35%) Architect
8 4 (6.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) HTML Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) .NET
2 11 (17.46%) HTML
3 9 (14.29%) CSS
4 6 (9.52%) AngularJS
4 6 (9.52%) HTML5
5 5 (7.94%) Java EE
5 5 (7.94%) RESTful
5 5 (7.94%) Web Services
6 4 (6.35%) Angular 2
6 4 (6.35%) CSS3
6 4 (6.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (6.35%) SOAP
7 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.76%) JDBC
7 3 (4.76%) ODBC
7 3 (4.76%) REST
8 2 (3.17%) WinForms
8 2 (3.17%) WPF
9 1 (1.59%) jQuery
9 1 (1.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 7 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.35%) Replication
4 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.76%) User Experience
5 2 (3.17%) CMDB
5 2 (3.17%) Life Science
6 1 (1.59%) Contactless
6 1 (1.59%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.59%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.59%) iPad
6 1 (1.59%) IVR
6 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.16%) Linux
1 19 (30.16%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.17%) CentOS
3 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.17%) Solaris
3 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.17%) Unix
4 1 (1.59%) Android
4 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.81%) DevOps
3 12 (19.05%) TDD
4 10 (15.87%) Continuous Delivery
4 10 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (15.87%) Test Automation
5 9 (14.29%) Machine Learning
6 8 (12.70%) Functional Testing
6 8 (12.70%) OO
6 8 (12.70%) Scrum
6 8 (12.70%) SDLC
7 6 (9.52%) OOA/OOD
7 6 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 6 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 5 (7.94%) Change Management
8 5 (7.94%) Manual Testing
8 5 (7.94%) Software Architecture
8 5 (7.94%) Test Strategy
8 5 (7.94%) UML
8 5 (7.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) SQL
2 13 (20.63%) C#
3 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
4 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.70%) Java
6 5 (7.94%) TypeScript
7 4 (6.35%) C++
7 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.17%) C
9 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.59%) VB
9 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.59%) VB6
9 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Degree
2 6 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (6.35%) Master's Degree
4 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.59%) ISEB
5 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) HL7
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) Hyper-V
1 10 (15.87%) Virtual Machines
1 10 (15.87%) VirtualBox
1 10 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (15.87%) Xen
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) Ansible
1 10 (15.87%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (15.87%) Puppet
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.05%) VMware
3 8 (12.70%) Oracle
4 3 (4.76%) Google
5 2 (3.17%) Citrix
5 2 (3.17%) IBM
6 1 (1.59%) Adobe
6 1 (1.59%) HP
6 1 (1.59%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.59%) Remedy
6 1 (1.59%) SAP
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Noir Consulting
Salary: £75000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago