Period
to 18 February 2020

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

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

Quality Assurance Engineer
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 24 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 8.82% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 9.20% - -
Number of salaries quoted 24 0 0
Chester median annual salary £37,500 - -
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year -21.05% +10.47% +36.51%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Permanent vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 261 178 396
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 98.89% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 217 161 354
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,400 £25,500 £22,275
90th Percentile £65,500 £62,500 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +16.88%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Chester

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Chester

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Chester region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) C#
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (100.00%) QA
1 24 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 23 (95.83%) REST
2 23 (95.83%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (95.83%) SOAP
3 22 (91.67%) Java
3 22 (91.67%) Scrum
3 22 (91.67%) Jenkins
3 22 (91.67%) Hudson
4 19 (79.17%) SpecFlow
4 19 (79.17%) XML
5 18 (75.00%) JavaScript
5 18 (75.00%) HTML
6 15 (62.50%) SQL
6 15 (62.50%) BDD
7 14 (58.33%) JIRA
8 13 (54.17%) Shell Script
8 13 (54.17%) Selenium
9 12 (50.00%) Web Services
9 12 (50.00%) WebDriver
9 12 (50.00%) Defect Management
10 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (45.83%) Gherkin
10 11 (45.83%) Acceptance Criteria
10 11 (45.83%) PMI
10 11 (45.83%) PMI Certification
10 11 (45.83%) JUnit
10 11 (45.83%) Maven

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 4 (16.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (91.67%) Hudson
1 22 (91.67%) Jenkins
2 19 (79.17%) SpecFlow
3 14 (58.33%) JIRA
4 13 (54.17%) Selenium
5 12 (50.00%) WebDriver
6 11 (45.83%) JUnit
6 11 (45.83%) Maven
6 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (33.33%) SoapUI
8 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
9 4 (16.67%) Bitbucket
9 4 (16.67%) NUnit
9 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (16.67%) TestNG
10 1 (4.17%) Appium
10 1 (4.17%) Postman
10 1 (4.17%) TestRail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (95.83%) REST
1 23 (95.83%) SOAP
2 19 (79.17%) XML
3 18 (75.00%) HTML
4 12 (50.00%) Web Services
5 11 (45.83%) Gherkin
6 5 (20.83%) .NET
7 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
8 1 (4.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) PMI
2 5 (20.83%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 23 (95.83%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (91.67%) Scrum
4 15 (62.50%) BDD
5 12 (50.00%) Defect Management
6 11 (45.83%) Acceptance Criteria
7 8 (33.33%) Performance Testing
7 8 (33.33%) TDD
8 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
8 7 (29.17%) Line Management
8 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
8 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 6 (25.00%) Stress Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Commercial Awareness
10 5 (20.83%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (20.83%) SDLC
11 4 (16.67%) Microservices
11 4 (16.67%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) C#
2 22 (91.67%) Java
3 18 (75.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (62.50%) SQL
5 13 (54.17%) Shell Script
6 7 (29.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Docker