Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 29 44
Rank change year-on-year -13 +15 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.16% 4.39% 2.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.27% 50.00% 31.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 9
Chester median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +31.15% -32.22%
10th Percentile £31,650 £32,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £61,750 £55,000 £32,300
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +31.15% -24.69%

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 Chester with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Chester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 33 26 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 11.58% 8.78% 9.21%
Number of salaries quoted 25 20 27
Chester median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +25.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £24,750 £30,750 £28,800
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,625 £75,000
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +21.43% -12.50%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Chester

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Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for QA in Chester

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Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Chester over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 Chester region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) SOAP
3 3 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
4 2 (22.22%) JSON
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) IIS
4 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) Google
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
5 1 (11.11%) Sybase

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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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Software Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Oracle Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (22.22%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (11.11%) JSP
3 1 (11.11%) LDAP
3 1 (11.11%) OAuth
3 1 (11.11%) OAuth2
3 1 (11.11%) SailPoint
3 1 (11.11%) Servlets
3 1 (11.11%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) AIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
4 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 1 (11.11%) ERP
5 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) BeanShell
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) CISSP
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Google
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) CyberArk
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) MuleSoft
3 1 (11.11%) Novell
3 1 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (11.11%) Ping Identity
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Sun
3 1 (11.11%) Sybase