Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 38 44
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.94% 3.02% 3.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 39.13% 45.83%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 10
Chester median annual salary £41,250 £55,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +80.33% -23.75%
10th Percentile £30,375 £28,000 £26,150
90th Percentile £61,250 £76,250 £31,900
Cheshire median annual salary £49,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +40.00% -12.50% -

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 24 23 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 7.84% 7.72% 7.04%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 20
Chester median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +37.10% -27.06%
10th Percentile £28,818 £28,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £76,250 £63,750
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% +4.17% -10.00%

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

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Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Chester over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 July 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
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Google
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (22.22%) HTML
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
5 1 (11.11%) Google Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) Email Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) OAuth
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (11.11%) Sitecore
5 1 (11.11%) TeamCity

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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 1 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) CheetahMail
1 1 (11.11%) Google Analytics
1 1 (11.11%) Google Tag Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Pure360
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) CasperJS
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
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%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Ajax
2 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) CSS3
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) JSP
2 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) OAuth2
2 1 (11.11%) SailPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Servlets
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) SPML
2 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (11.11%) Graphic Design
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Content Management
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Web Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Web Design
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) BeanShell
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) CIPFA
3 1 (11.11%) CISSP
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Google
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe
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%) Sitecore
3 1 (11.11%) Sun
3 1 (11.11%) Sybase