Period
to 18 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Software QA Engineer was £31,000 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Quality Assurance Engineer
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software QA Engineer 11 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.04% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.21% - -
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 0
Chester median annual salary £31,000 - -
Cheshire median annual salary £31,000 - £36,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Chester
Permanent vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 261 178 396
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 98.89% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 217 161 354
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,400 £25,500 £22,275
90th Percentile £65,500 £62,500 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +16.88%

Software QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings that featured Software QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Software QA Engineer in Chester

Software QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software QA Engineer in Chester.

Salary trend for Software QA Engineer in Chester

Software QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, Software QA Engineer job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Software QA Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) SOAP
1 11 (100.00%) Web Services
1 11 (100.00%) XML
1 11 (100.00%) PMI
1 11 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 11 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 11 (100.00%) Scrum
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) HTML
1 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) JIRA
1 11 (100.00%) QA
1 11 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 11 (100.00%) Hudson
1 11 (100.00%) REST
1 11 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 11 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 11 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 11 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 6 (54.55%) Line Management
2 6 (54.55%) SoapUI
2 6 (54.55%) WebDriver
2 6 (54.55%) Groovy
2 6 (54.55%) Maven
2 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing

Software QA Engineer Skill Set
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:

Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Hudson
1 11 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 11 (100.00%) JIRA
1 11 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 6 (54.55%) JUnit
2 6 (54.55%) Maven
2 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) SoapUI
2 6 (54.55%) WebDriver
3 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio Team System
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) HTML
1 11 (100.00%) REST
1 11 (100.00%) SOAP
1 11 (100.00%) Web Services
1 11 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (45.45%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) PMI
2 5 (45.45%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 11 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 11 (100.00%) Scrum
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Line Management
2 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) Commercial Awareness
3 5 (45.45%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (45.45%) SDLC
3 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
3 5 (45.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA