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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 48 49
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.86% 2.05% 2.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.41% 64.29% 52.00%
Number of salaries quoted 20 7 7
Average salary £35,000 £24,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -38.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £21,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £31,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +0.65%
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
39 14 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.61% 3.18% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 37 11 16
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,700 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £44,500 £38,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 - 14 £35,000 - 1
Chorley -2 3 £50,000 +104.08% 1
Lytham St Annes - 2 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (41.46%) .NET
2 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 17 (41.46%) Mentoring
3 15 (36.59%) C#
3 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
4 13 (31.71%) Java
5 12 (29.27%) RPG
5 12 (29.27%) iSeries
6 11 (26.83%) Selenium
7 10 (24.39%) AS400
8 9 (21.95%) QMS
8 9 (21.95%) WebDriver
9 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (19.51%) SQL
9 8 (19.51%) ISEB
10 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
11 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
11 6 (14.63%) Windows
11 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
12 5 (12.20%) Functional Testing
13 4 (9.76%) Android
14 3 (7.32%) Degree
14 3 (7.32%) JIRA
14 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
14 3 (7.32%) PDA
14 3 (7.32%) VB6
14 3 (7.32%) Bugzilla
14 3 (7.32%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Selenium
2 9 (21.95%) WebDriver
3 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.32%) Bugzilla
3 3 (7.32%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.44%) Calabash
4 1 (2.44%) Appium
General
1 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Analyst
2 17 (41.46%) Test Analyst
3 14 (34.15%) Team Leader
4 12 (29.27%) Development Team Leader
4 12 (29.27%) .NET Team Leader
4 12 (29.27%) Software Development Team Leader
4 12 (29.27%) Software Team Leader
5 4 (9.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) AWS Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Developer
7 2 (4.88%) QA Leader
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Software Tester
7 2 (4.88%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.88%) Tester
7 2 (4.88%) DBA
7 2 (4.88%) Quality Manager
7 2 (4.88%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) .NET
2 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) iSeries
2 10 (24.39%) AS400
3 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.32%) PDA
5 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.88%) Clustering
6 1 (2.44%) iPhone
6 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Android
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (41.46%) Mentoring
3 9 (21.95%) QMS
4 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
5 5 (12.20%) Functional Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Automation Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Time Management
6 3 (7.32%) Software Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) Service Management
6 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Use Case
7 2 (4.88%) Operations Management
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Scrum
7 2 (4.88%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.88%) Information Management
7 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.88%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) C#
2 13 (31.71%) Java
3 12 (29.27%) RPG
4 8 (19.51%) SQL
5 3 (7.32%) VB
5 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
5 3 (7.32%) VB6
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) ISEB
2 3 (7.32%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle
1 3 (7.32%) HP
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
Preston, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary £25-35k DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 17 days ago