Period
to 4 June 2020

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 6 0 0
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Chester 3.14% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.57% - -
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 0
Median annual salary £42,000 - -
Cheshire median annual salary £42,000 £47,500 £28,750
% change year-on-year -11.58% +65.22% -

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 168 185 284
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.96% 96.86% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 140 153 256
Median annual salary £42,500 £37,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.86% -12.94% +16.44%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £56,000 £58,750
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Chester

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Chester

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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 4 June 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 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) TestNG
2 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) JUnit
2 4 (66.67%) SOAP
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) NUnit
2 4 (66.67%) Maven
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Hudson
2 4 (66.67%) REST
2 4 (66.67%) GitHub
2 4 (66.67%) Bitbucket
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (66.67%) Docker
2 4 (66.67%) Microservices
2 4 (66.67%) QA Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Context-Driven Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing

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 (66.67%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (66.67%) Bitbucket
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) Hudson
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) JUnit
2 4 (66.67%) Maven
2 4 (66.67%) NUnit
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) TestNG
2 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (66.67%) REST
1 4 (66.67%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Microservices
2 4 (66.67%) QA Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (33.33%) Context-Driven Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Docker