Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 43 29
Rank change year-on-year +19 -14 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 18 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 7.10% 4.35% 6.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.14% 52.94% 48.65%
Number of salaries quoted 13 16 18
Chester median annual salary £52,500 £40,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.63% +24.62% -31.58%
10th Percentile £36,500 £30,000 £28,375
90th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £70,125
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year +3.26% +46.03% -21.25%

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 34 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 19.13% 8.21% 13.45%
Number of salaries quoted 34 27 28
Chester median annual salary £52,500 £40,500 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.63% +23.66% +7.38%
10th Percentile £24,750 £31,250 £28,375
90th Percentile £72,925 £49,250 £72,750
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +32.35% -15.00%

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

QA
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Chester over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 10 (76.92%) PRINCE2
1 10 (76.92%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.69%) HP ALM
3 1 (7.69%) Sprint Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Sprint Review
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Demand Management
3 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Ansible
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Delivery Project Manager
1 10 (76.92%) Project Manager
2 9 (69.23%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Software Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) JSON
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) PRINCE2
1 10 (76.92%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Demand Management
3 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Kanban
3 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Sprint Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Sprint Review
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) HP