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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire / Warrington
Rank 41 30 50
Rank change year-on-year -11 +20  
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 23 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Warrington 1.85% 6.93% 3.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.16% 40.35% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5 20 14
Median salary £30,500 £40,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.75% +15.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £38,750 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £47,500 £47,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Warrington with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Warrington
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 38 57 82
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Warrington 14.07% 17.17% 17.52%
Number of salaries quoted 25 41 65
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,550 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £45,172
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warrington 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 7 (70.00%) SQL
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (30.00%) MSTest
5 3 (30.00%) Release Management
5 3 (30.00%) ISEB
5 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (30.00%) MVC
5 3 (30.00%) C
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) C++
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (20.00%) OO
6 2 (20.00%) WinForms
6 2 (20.00%) OOD
6 2 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) MVVM
6 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) WPF
6 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis

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Top Related 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 1 (10.00%) Kinematics
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (30.00%) MSTest
3 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Automotive
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Software Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) QA Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) QA Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Software QA Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Software Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Tester
4 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) WinForms
2 2 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) Backbone.js
3 1 (10.00%) Ember.js
3 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (10.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) MVC
4 3 (30.00%) Release Management
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Kanban
5 2 (20.00%) MVVM
5 2 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (20.00%) OOD
5 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) C
3 3 (30.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle