Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 18 50
Rank change year-on-year -13 +32 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 13 14
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Chester 6.15% 7.69% 3.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.24% 43.33% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 12
Median annual salary £40,500 £52,500 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.86% +22.81% +31.54%
10th Percentile £30,000 £36,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £46,250 £56,250 £47,500
Cheshire median annual salary £41,500 £46,250 £46,250
% change year-on-year -10.27% - +46.83%

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 37 30 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 14.23% 17.75% 6.68%
Number of salaries quoted 31 28 21
Median annual salary £43,250 £52,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.62% +29.63% +19.12%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,400 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £47,500
Cheshire median annual salary £42,250 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -11.05% +5.56% +32.35%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Chester

QA
Salary Trend in Chester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Chester.

Salary trend for QA in Chester

QA
Salary Histogram in Chester

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Chester over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Salary histogram for QA in Chester

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 13 (81.25%) C#
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) .NET
3 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
4 7 (43.75%) WebDriver
4 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (43.75%) Selenium
4 7 (43.75%) Java
4 7 (43.75%) SOAP
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) Scrum
4 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (43.75%) Hudson
4 7 (43.75%) REST
4 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
5 6 (37.50%) BDD
5 6 (37.50%) JUnit
5 6 (37.50%) Maven
6 5 (31.25%) NUnit
6 5 (31.25%) TestNG
6 5 (31.25%) OO
6 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
6 5 (31.25%) GitHub
6 5 (31.25%) Bitbucket
6 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (31.25%) Docker
6 5 (31.25%) Microservices
6 5 (31.25%) QA Automation
7 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (25.00%) JavaScript

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 (12.50%) CMS
1 2 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe XD
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) GitHub
2 1 (6.25%) AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Hudson
1 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
1 7 (43.75%) Selenium
1 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (43.75%) WebDriver
2 6 (37.50%) JUnit
2 6 (37.50%) Maven
3 5 (31.25%) Bitbucket
3 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
3 5 (31.25%) NUnit
3 5 (31.25%) TestNG
4 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
6 1 (6.25%) gulp
6 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
6 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (6.25%) webpack
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) QA Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) QA Automation Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) Developer
4 5 (31.25%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (25.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Agile Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Agile Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior SQL Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Software QA Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) REST
2 7 (43.75%) SOAP
3 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 2 (12.50%) React
6 2 (12.50%) Vue.js
6 2 (12.50%) XML
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Core
7 1 (6.25%) CSS
7 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
7 1 (6.25%) jQuery
7 1 (6.25%) Node.js
7 1 (6.25%) RESTful
7 1 (6.25%) Sass
7 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (43.75%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) BDD
5 5 (31.25%) Microservices
5 5 (31.25%) OO
5 5 (31.25%) QA Automation
6 4 (25.00%) MVC
7 3 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Context-Driven Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (12.50%) SDLC
8 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Groovy
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCPD
1 1 (6.25%) MCSD
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Sitecore
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe
2 1 (6.25%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft