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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 24 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.19% 4.33% 1.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.74% 58.54% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 5
Median salary £33,750 £37,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.21%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
38 41 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.36% 7.40% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 28 31 11
Median salary £34,250 £31,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.60% -30.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £17,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £47,000 £40,350
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,049 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+7.01% +3.82%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Skelmersdale - 5 £38,750 -
Blackpool +5 4 £32,500 -
Chorley -3 3 £40,000 +33.33%
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (34.38%) Test Scripting
2 9 (28.13%) JIRA
2 9 (28.13%) Windows
3 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
4 7 (21.88%) Retail
4 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
4 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
4 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.88%) ISEB
5 6 (18.75%) CSS
5 6 (18.75%) HTML
5 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
5 6 (18.75%) BDD
5 6 (18.75%) Selenium
5 6 (18.75%) TDD
5 6 (18.75%) Banking
5 6 (18.75%) Node.js
5 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
5 6 (18.75%) Defect Management
5 6 (18.75%) QA Automation
6 5 (15.63%) Software Delivery
6 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (15.63%) AppDNA
6 5 (15.63%) Software Deployment
6 5 (15.63%) Wise Package Studio
6 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
6 5 (15.63%) 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 (3.13%) CICS
1 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) JIRA
2 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
3 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 6 (18.75%) Selenium
3 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 5 (15.63%) MSI
4 5 (15.63%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 3 (9.38%) Gerrit
6 3 (9.38%) JMeter
6 3 (9.38%) Mercurial
7 1 (3.13%) Gatling
General
1 7 (21.88%) Retail
2 6 (18.75%) Banking
3 5 (15.63%) Aerospace
3 5 (15.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.25%) Back Office
5 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
1 9 (28.13%) Test Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Applications Packager
3 5 (15.63%) QA Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Software Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 4 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Environment Manager
5 3 (9.38%) JavaScript Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) QA Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Test Environment Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) CSS
1 6 (18.75%) HTML
1 6 (18.75%) Node.js
2 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
2 3 (9.38%) Django
2 3 (9.38%) HTML5
2 3 (9.38%) LESS
2 3 (9.38%) PhoneGap
2 3 (9.38%) React
2 3 (9.38%) REST
2 3 (9.38%) Sass
2 3 (9.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (6.25%) .NET
3 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
1 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 5 (15.63%) Life Science
3 4 (12.50%) Mainframe
4 3 (9.38%) Blog
4 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
4 3 (9.38%) User Experience
4 3 (9.38%) W3C
5 2 (6.25%) Driving Licence
5 2 (6.25%) iPad
6 1 (3.13%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows 2000
2 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
2 5 (15.63%) Windows NT
2 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
3 3 (9.38%) Unix
4 2 (6.25%) AIX
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (34.38%) Test Scripting
2 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (18.75%) BDD
3 6 (18.75%) Defect Management
3 6 (18.75%) QA Automation
3 6 (18.75%) TDD
4 5 (15.63%) Application Packaging
4 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Software Delivery
4 5 (15.63%) Software Deployment
4 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.50%) OO
6 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.38%) ITIL
6 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
1 5 (15.63%) VB
1 5 (15.63%) VBScript
2 3 (9.38%) Java
2 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.38%) Python
2 3 (9.38%) Ruby
2 3 (9.38%) Scala
3 2 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) COBOL
4 1 (3.13%) Groovy
4 1 (3.13%) JCL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) ISEB
2 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (15.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) AppDNA
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) AppSense
2 5 (15.63%) BMC
2 5 (15.63%) Citrix
2 5 (15.63%) VMware
3 4 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.25%) Telerik
5 1 (3.13%) IBM
Lancashire
Douglas-Scott
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: 2 days ago