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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 59 47
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 6 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.30% 1.09% 3.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 73.17% 42.86% 54.84%
Number of salaries quoted 30 6 17
Average salary £37,500 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.31% -10.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £28,000 £20,550
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £36,250 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
41 14 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.61% 2.55% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 38 9 27
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,700 £21,350
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £47,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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
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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
Chorley +5 14 £47,000 +56.66% 3
Blackpool - 2 £35,000 -
Preston -7 1 £32,500 -23.52%
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 (71.43%) SQL
2 22 (62.86%) C#
2 22 (62.86%) .NET
2 22 (62.86%) ASP.NET
3 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (51.43%) Mentoring
5 17 (48.57%) Waterfall
6 16 (45.71%) .NET Framework
6 16 (45.71%) iSeries
6 16 (45.71%) RPG
7 9 (25.71%) Java
8 8 (22.86%) Time Management
9 6 (17.14%) PDA
9 6 (17.14%) VB6
9 6 (17.14%) VB
9 6 (17.14%) VB.NET
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
9 6 (17.14%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (17.14%) Software Architecture
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (14.29%) Service Management
10 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 4 (11.43%) Project Management
11 4 (11.43%) ISEB
12 3 (8.57%) OOP
12 3 (8.57%) MySQL
12 3 (8.57%) Objective-C
12 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
1 6 (17.14%) Crystal Reports
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2000
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) WebObjects
1 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.86%) Subversion
1 1 (2.86%) Xcode
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) FogBugz
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) .NET Team Leader
1 16 (45.71%) Software Development Team Leader
1 16 (45.71%) Team Leader
1 16 (45.71%) Development Team Leader
1 16 (45.71%) Software Team Leader
2 9 (25.71%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Tester
5 3 (8.57%) QA Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) QA Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Software Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (5.71%) PMO Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Manual Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Development Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Quality Manager
6 2 (5.71%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (62.86%) .NET
1 22 (62.86%) ASP.NET
2 16 (45.71%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.86%) Cocoa
3 1 (2.86%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 16 (45.71%) iSeries
2 6 (17.14%) PDA
3 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.71%) User Experience
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Android
1 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (51.43%) Mentoring
3 17 (48.57%) Waterfall
4 8 (22.86%) Time Management
5 6 (17.14%) Software Architecture
6 5 (14.29%) Service Management
6 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Project Management
8 3 (8.57%) OOP
8 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
8 3 (8.57%) iOS Development
9 2 (5.71%) People Management
9 2 (5.71%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.71%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (5.71%) Automation Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Android Development
9 2 (5.71%) Portfolio Management
9 2 (5.71%) Performance Management
9 2 (5.71%) Web Development
9 2 (5.71%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) SQL
2 22 (62.86%) C#
3 16 (45.71%) RPG
4 9 (25.71%) Java
5 6 (17.14%) VB6
5 6 (17.14%) VB
5 6 (17.14%) VB.NET
6 3 (8.57%) Objective-C
7 2 (5.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Planview
2 1 (2.86%) Apple
2 1 (2.86%) Symbian
Chorley, Lancashire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £20,000 to £40,000 per annum Extensive Blue-Chip Support
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
CRG - Castlerock Recruitment Group
Salary: &pound18,000 to 20,000 (depended on experience)
Posted: 7 days ago
Lancashire
CRG - Castlerock Recruitment Group
Salary: &pound18,000 to 20,000 (depended on experience)
Posted: 7 days ago