The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Macclesfield 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 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire / Macclesfield
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 - 31
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Macclesfield 1.67% - 0.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% - 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Median salary - - £42,500
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 Macclesfield with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Macclesfield
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 3 7 7
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Macclesfield 5.00% 14.00% 6.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 6
Median salary £19,000 £24,000 £21,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.83% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Macclesfield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Macclesfield 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 Macclesfield

QA
Salary Trend in Macclesfield

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

Salary trend for QA in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 28 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 Macclesfield region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (60.00%) Law
2 3 (60.00%) Legal
2 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (60.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (60.00%) Supplier Management
2 3 (60.00%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) WordPress
4 1 (20.00%) OWASP
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Macclesfield 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 (20.00%) WordPress
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Law
2 3 (60.00%) Legal
2 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (60.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Project Director
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Web Applications Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Programme Management
1 3 (60.00%) Regulatory Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) OWASP
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) HND
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) IBM