Period
to 21 November 2017

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

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire > Warrington
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 62 70
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8 -22
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 17 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Warrington 1.84% 2.73% 3.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 32.69% 38.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 38
Warrington median annual salary £48,750 £30,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +59.84% -22.78% +12.86%
10th Percentile £36,625 £29,250 £30,300
90th Percentile £64,375 £45,625 £50,000
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £30,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +47.54% -23.75% +14.29%

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 Warrington with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Warrington
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 78 52 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Warrington 11.98% 8.36% 8.79%
Number of salaries quoted 63 34 80
Warrington median annual salary £42,500 £30,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.34% -11.59% -8.00%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,800 £18,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £46,750 £52,550
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +32.35% -15.00% +6.67%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Warrington.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Warrington

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Salary Trend in Warrington

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

Salary trend for QA in Warrington

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Salary Histogram in Warrington

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Warrington over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Warrington

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Warrington region with a requirement for QA.

1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) Puppet
6 2 (16.67%) VirtualBox
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source
6 2 (16.67%) Machine Learning
6 2 (16.67%) NuGet
6 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (16.67%) JPA
6 2 (16.67%) Ansible
6 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 2 (16.67%) Product Management
6 2 (16.67%) RESTful
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington 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 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) NuGet
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) QA Manager
2 2 (16.67%) QA Test Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Build Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Release Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Writer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (16.67%) JPA
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (16.67%) RESTful
2 2 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (41.67%) DevOps
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Line Management
6 2 (16.67%) Machine Learning
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source Development
6 2 (16.67%) Product Management
6 2 (16.67%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) Validation
7 1 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (16.67%) VirtualBox
2 2 (16.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) Google
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft