Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 33 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.73% 5.44% 6.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 52.78% 51.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 19
Chester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +23.08% -27.78%
10th Percentile £31,800 £33,125 £27,400
90th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +47.54% -23.75%

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 35 36 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 13.06% 10.32% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 29 27 31
Chester median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +23.08% -18.75%
10th Percentile £24,750 £35,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £48,000 £75,000
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +32.35% -11.69%

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 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SDLC
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) JSON
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) IIS
4 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (10.00%) Ansible
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Delivery Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) JSON
1 3 (30.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) SDLC
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Innovative Thinking
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Google