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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 47 47
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.09% 3.75% 3.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.91% 57.58% 65.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 16
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.21%
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
43 33 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.08% 6.51% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 33 29 23
Median salary £38,750 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.23% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £17,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £47,000 £40,000
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 25 August 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 25 August 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
Blackpool +6 3 £32,500 -
Skelmersdale - 3 £56,250 -
Chorley -1 1 £35,000 +16.66% 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 9 (33.33%) Windows
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
3 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
3 7 (25.93%) JIRA
3 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
3 7 (25.93%) Retail
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 6 (22.22%) ISEB
4 6 (22.22%) CSS
4 6 (22.22%) HTML
4 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 6 (22.22%) Node.js
5 5 (18.52%) AppDNA
5 5 (18.52%) Software Deployment
5 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
5 5 (18.52%) Wise Package Studio
5 5 (18.52%) Life Science
5 5 (18.52%) Banking
5 5 (18.52%) Application Packaging
5 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
5 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
5 5 (18.52%) XenApp
5 5 (18.52%) SCCM
5 5 (18.52%) Aerospace
5 5 (18.52%) Manufacturing
5 5 (18.52%) VMware
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (18.52%) AppSense

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 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) JIRA
2 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 5 (18.52%) MSI
2 5 (18.52%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (14.81%) Selenium
3 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
4 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.70%) Gatling
5 1 (3.70%) Gerrit
5 1 (3.70%) JMeter
5 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (25.93%) Retail
2 5 (18.52%) Aerospace
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
2 5 (18.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
1 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
1 6 (22.22%) Tester
2 5 (18.52%) Applications Packager
3 4 (14.81%) Automation Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Software Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Environment Manager
4 3 (11.11%) JavaScript Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Test Environment Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Graduate
5 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) QA Automation Tester
5 2 (7.41%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) CSS
1 6 (22.22%) HTML
1 6 (22.22%) Node.js
2 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 3 (11.11%) Django
2 3 (11.11%) HTML5
2 3 (11.11%) LESS
2 3 (11.11%) PhoneGap
2 3 (11.11%) React
2 3 (11.11%) REST
2 3 (11.11%) Sass
2 3 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
2 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 5 (18.52%) Life Science
4 3 (11.11%) Blog
4 3 (11.11%) Mainframe
4 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 3 (11.11%) User Experience
4 3 (11.11%) W3C
5 2 (7.41%) Driving Licence
5 2 (7.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows 2000
2 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
2 5 (18.52%) Windows NT
2 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
3 3 (11.11%) Unix
4 2 (7.41%) AIX
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
3 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Application Packaging
4 5 (18.52%) Software Delivery
4 5 (18.52%) Software Deployment
4 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
5 4 (14.81%) BDD
5 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
5 4 (14.81%) OO
5 4 (14.81%) QA Automation
5 4 (14.81%) TDD
6 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) OOP
6 3 (11.11%) Open Source
6 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 3 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
1 5 (18.52%) VB
1 5 (18.52%) VBScript
2 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.11%) Python
2 3 (11.11%) Scala
3 2 (7.41%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) Groovy
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) ISEB
2 4 (14.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (18.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) AppDNA
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) AppSense
2 5 (18.52%) BMC
2 5 (18.52%) Citrix
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (7.41%) Telerik
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