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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 31 23
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8  
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 3 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.53% 1.66% 6.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 27.27% 55.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 7
Median salary £55,000 £29,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +86.44% -26.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £21,100 £34,900
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £37,900 £47,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - -3.61%  

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 15 11 20
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 8.82% 6.08% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 11
Median salary £46,750 £32,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.09% -24.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £31,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £52,000 £39,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) VBScript
3 5 (35.71%) VB
3 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
3 5 (35.71%) XML
3 5 (35.71%) XSL
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
3 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 5 (35.71%) HTML
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) VB6
3 5 (35.71%) Web Development
3 5 (35.71%) HL7
3 5 (35.71%) HTML5
3 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (35.71%) Mobile Development
4 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Google
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) OO
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement

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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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) .NET Developer
1 5 (35.71%) .NET Software Developer
1 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET Developer
1 5 (35.71%) C# .NET Developer
1 5 (35.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 5 (35.71%) C# Developer
1 5 (35.71%) C# Software Developer
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
1 5 (35.71%) Software Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Head of QA
2 3 (21.43%) Head of Testing
3 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Product Manager
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) HTML5
2 5 (35.71%) XML
2 5 (35.71%) XSL
3 1 (7.14%) Java EE
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (7.14%) Internet of Things
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Mobile Development
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
2 5 (35.71%) Web Development
3 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) OO
5 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) BDD
6 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) High Availability
6 1 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (7.14%) OOD
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) UML
6 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) VB
2 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
2 5 (35.71%) VB6
2 5 (35.71%) VBScript
3 3 (21.43%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) HL7
2 1 (7.14%) EMIR
2 1 (7.14%) MiFID
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Google
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