Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire > Warrington
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 65 64
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 18 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Warrington 4.17% 2.48% 2.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.46% 19.15% 32.08%
Number of salaries quoted 22 17 17
Warrington median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% +19.05% -17.65%
10th Percentile £36,625 £36,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £67,000 £60,500 £49,750
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +31.15% -23.75%

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 89 94 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Warrington 13.26% 12.95% 9.30%
Number of salaries quoted 53 71 42
Warrington median annual salary £44,000 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.64% -4.71% +11.84%
10th Percentile £25,900 £22,750 £26,100
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £51,000
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +21.43% -12.50%

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

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Warrington

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Warrington over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Warrington

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Warrington region with a requirement for QA.

1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (46.43%) Continuous Delivery
4 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
5 10 (35.71%) Hyper-V
5 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (35.71%) Puppet
5 10 (35.71%) VirtualBox
5 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (35.71%) Ansible
5 10 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (35.71%) KVM
5 10 (35.71%) DevOps
5 10 (35.71%) Jenkins
5 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Xen
5 10 (35.71%) VMware
5 10 (35.71%) Windows
5 10 (35.71%) Linux
5 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 9 (32.14%) Configuration Management
6 9 (32.14%) .NET
7 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 7 (25.00%) IBM
7 7 (25.00%) Robotic Process Automation
8 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
8 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 6 (21.43%) SQL

QA
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 (7.14%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) GitHub
2 1 (3.57%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
2 10 (35.71%) Jenkins
3 4 (14.29%) NUnit
4 2 (7.14%) JIRA
4 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
4 2 (7.14%) TestRail
5 1 (3.57%) Chocolatey
5 1 (3.57%) GitLab
5 1 (3.57%) MSTest
5 1 (3.57%) WiX
General
1 5 (17.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Lead DevOps
2 9 (32.14%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
4 5 (17.86%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (17.86%) C# Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Logistics Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Test Manager
6 3 (10.71%) Test Automation Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Test Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
2 5 (17.86%) HTML
2 5 (17.86%) WCF
2 5 (17.86%) Web Services
3 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 4 (14.29%) HTML5
3 4 (14.29%) React
4 3 (10.71%) jQuery
4 3 (10.71%) WinForms
4 3 (10.71%) WPF
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.57%) Ember.js
5 1 (3.57%) LESS
5 1 (3.57%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Linux
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (46.43%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (35.71%) DevOps
5 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
6 9 (32.14%) Configuration Management
7 7 (25.00%) Robotic Process Automation
8 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
9 5 (17.86%) Business Process Analysis
9 5 (17.86%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (17.86%) ITIL
9 5 (17.86%) Logistics
9 5 (17.86%) OO
9 5 (17.86%) Process Improvement
9 5 (17.86%) Product Management
9 5 (17.86%) SDLC
9 5 (17.86%) Telematics
9 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) C#
2 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.86%) Python
3 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
1 10 (35.71%) Hyper-V
1 10 (35.71%) KVM
1 10 (35.71%) VirtualBox
1 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (35.71%) Xen
2 2 (7.14%) Docker
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) Ansible
1 10 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (35.71%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) VMware
2 7 (25.00%) IBM
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix