Period
to 23 July 2017

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

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 43 39
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 11 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.02% 3.24% 4.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.13% 45.83% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 14
Chester median annual salary £55,000 £30,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +80.33% -23.75% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,150 £31,475
90th Percentile £76,250 £31,900 £47,500
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +23.08%

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 Chester with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 23 24 44
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 7.72% 7.08% 10.84%
Number of salaries quoted 19 21 25
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £31,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.10% -27.06% +1.19%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £27,350
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £55,500
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% -10.00% +14.29%

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

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Chester over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Chester region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 3 (33.33%) Google
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (11.11%) XSL
5 1 (11.11%) VBScript
5 1 (11.11%) VB
5 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) UML
5 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling

QA
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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Head of QA
1 3 (33.33%) Head of Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Product Manager
3 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Leader
3 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Web Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Web Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
2 1 (11.11%) Java EE
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Internet of Things
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) API Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile Development
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) UML
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) VB
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
2 1 (11.11%) VB6
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
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