The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 25 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.42% 4.83% 5.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 59.52% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 27
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,950 £23,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £40,000 £47,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,900
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.82%
QA
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
40 42 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.69% 8.11% 8.50%
Number of salaries quoted 39 33 39
Median salary £45,000 £30,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,850 £17,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,000 £39,300
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of job ads across the Lancashire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

QA
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

QA Salary Trend in Lancashire

QA
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Lancashire

QA
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley -6 3 £35,000 +16.66%
Blackpool - 2 £32,500 - 1
Skelmersdale - 2 £56,250 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Windows
3 7 (28.00%) CSS
3 7 (28.00%) HTML
3 7 (28.00%) Retail
3 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (28.00%) JIRA
3 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (28.00%) Node.js
4 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (24.00%) Manufacturing
4 6 (24.00%) SQL
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (20.00%) ISEB
5 5 (20.00%) Citrix
5 5 (20.00%) BMC
5 5 (20.00%) Windows NT
5 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 5 (20.00%) MSI
5 5 (20.00%) VBScript
5 5 (20.00%) VB
5 5 (20.00%) Windows 2000
5 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (20.00%) Aerospace
5 5 (20.00%) VMware
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (20.00%) AppSense
5 5 (20.00%) Life Science

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) JIRA
2 5 (20.00%) MSI
2 5 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (16.00%) Selenium
4 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.00%) Calabash
6 1 (4.00%) Capybara
6 1 (4.00%) Fiddler
6 1 (4.00%) Gatling
General
1 7 (28.00%) Retail
2 6 (24.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (20.00%) Aerospace
3 5 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Applications Packager
1 5 (20.00%) Tester
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Automation Tester
2 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Environment Manager
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Software Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Test Environment Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Tester
4 2 (8.00%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (8.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) CSS
1 7 (28.00%) HTML
1 7 (28.00%) Node.js
2 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (12.00%) Django
2 3 (12.00%) HTML5
2 3 (12.00%) LESS
2 3 (12.00%) PhoneGap
2 3 (12.00%) React
2 3 (12.00%) REST
2 3 (12.00%) Sass
2 3 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) Life Science
2 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.00%) Blog
3 3 (12.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (12.00%) User Experience
3 3 (12.00%) W3C
4 2 (8.00%) iPad
5 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows 2000
2 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (20.00%) Windows NT
2 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (12.00%) Unix
4 2 (8.00%) AIX
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.00%) Application Packaging
3 5 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 5 (20.00%) Software Deployment
3 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.00%) BDD
4 4 (16.00%) OO
5 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (12.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.00%) Demand Forecasting
5 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (12.00%) OOP
5 3 (12.00%) Open Source
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Management
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) VB
2 5 (20.00%) VBScript
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) Python
4 3 (12.00%) Scala
5 2 (8.00%) C#
6 1 (4.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) AppDNA
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) AppSense
2 5 (20.00%) BMC
2 5 (20.00%) Citrix
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (8.00%) Telerik