The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.07% - 0.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% - 19.05%
Number of salaries quoted 19 0 4
Average salary £37,500 - £29,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 - £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,100 - £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
42 5 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.12% 1.11% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 32 4 18
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £17,250 £18,350
10% offered a salary of more than £40,800 £41,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Lancashire

QA
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 15 £37,500 - 3
Blackpool - 2 - - 1
Lancaster - 2 - -
Newton-le-Willows - 1 £35,000 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 25 (49.02%) Finance
1 25 (49.02%) Java
1 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (41.18%) Selenium
3 19 (37.25%) WebDriver
4 17 (33.33%) QMS
5 12 (23.53%) Automation Testing
6 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
6 11 (21.57%) ISEB
7 10 (19.61%) C#
8 9 (17.65%) Windows
9 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
9 8 (15.69%) SQL
9 8 (15.69%) .NET
9 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
10 7 (13.73%) Mentoring
11 6 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
11 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
12 5 (9.80%) HP
12 5 (9.80%) Time Management
12 5 (9.80%) Functional Testing
12 5 (9.80%) SDLC
13 4 (7.84%) Android
13 4 (7.84%) Degree
13 4 (7.84%) Software Testing
13 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
14 3 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) Drupal
2 1 (1.96%) WordPress
2 1 (1.96%) nginx
2 1 (1.96%) SilverStripe
2 1 (1.96%) Node.js
2 1 (1.96%) Apache
2 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) SMS
1 2 (3.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (41.18%) Selenium
2 19 (37.25%) WebDriver
3 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.88%) Bugzilla
3 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.88%) JIRA
4 2 (3.92%) HP UFT
4 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.92%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.96%) Calabash
5 1 (1.96%) Appium
5 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 25 (49.02%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Marketing
3 2 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (58.82%) Analyst
2 29 (56.86%) Test Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Automation Test Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Automation Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Tester
5 4 (7.84%) Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Software Tester
5 4 (7.84%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.88%) Software Team Leader
6 3 (5.88%) .NET Team Leader
6 3 (5.88%) Software Development Team Leader
6 3 (5.88%) Development Team Leader
6 3 (5.88%) AWS Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.92%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) QA Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Software Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.92%) XML
3 2 (3.92%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (3.92%) RESTful
3 2 (3.92%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (1.96%) Laravel
4 1 (1.96%) Ember.js
4 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.96%) li3
4 1 (1.96%) React
4 1 (1.96%) HTML5
4 1 (1.96%) Yii
4 1 (1.96%) CSS3
4 1 (1.96%) Symfony
4 1 (1.96%) Zend Framework
4 1 (1.96%) jQuery
4 1 (1.96%) Ext JS
4 1 (1.96%) CSS
4 1 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) PDA
2 3 (5.88%) AS400
2 3 (5.88%) iSeries
3 2 (3.92%) Clustering
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.96%) iPhone
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Android
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.92%) Solaris
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.96%) VME
4 1 (1.96%) CentOS
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (33.33%) QMS
3 12 (23.53%) Automation Testing
4 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
5 7 (13.73%) Mentoring
6 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 5 (9.80%) Time Management
7 5 (9.80%) Functional Testing
7 5 (9.80%) SDLC
8 4 (7.84%) Software Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.88%) TDD
9 3 (5.88%) Service Management
9 3 (5.88%) Software Architecture
9 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.88%) Performance Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Use Case
10 2 (3.92%) Web Development
10 2 (3.92%) Manual Testing
10 2 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) Java
2 10 (19.61%) C#
3 8 (15.69%) SQL
4 3 (5.88%) VB
4 3 (5.88%) VB.NET
4 3 (5.88%) VB6
4 3 (5.88%) Ruby
4 3 (5.88%) RPG
5 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.96%) Perl
6 1 (1.96%) PHP
6 1 (1.96%) C
6 1 (1.96%) COBOL
6 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) ISEB
2 6 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.84%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (3.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) HP
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle
4 2 (3.92%) Sun
4 2 (3.92%) Citrix
4 2 (3.92%) Juniper
4 2 (3.92%) VMware
5 1 (1.96%) Zend
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