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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 44 44
Rank change year-on-year
+27 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 35 22 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.86% 4.33% 3.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 74.47% 51.16% 55.17%
Number of salaries quoted 32 22 12
Average salary £37,500 £47,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.21% +25.33%
UK excluding London average 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
47 43 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.24% 8.46% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 44 39 22
Average salary £41,250 £47,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.23% +25.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,800 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(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 +12 12 £33,750 -3.57%
Skelmersdale - 8 £47,500 - 1
Chorley -18 3 - - 2
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 29 (42.03%) Java
2 27 (39.13%) Test Scripting
3 24 (34.78%) Software Testing
4 16 (23.19%) Linux
4 16 (23.19%) Shell Script
5 15 (21.74%) IBM
5 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (18.84%) ISEB
7 12 (17.39%) Unix
8 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (15.94%) Time Management
8 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (15.94%) Defect Management
9 10 (14.49%) Mentoring
9 10 (14.49%) Banking
9 10 (14.49%) VSAM
9 10 (14.49%) Finance
9 10 (14.49%) Mainframe
9 10 (14.49%) COBOL
9 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
9 10 (14.49%) JCL
9 10 (14.49%) CICS
10 9 (13.04%) Automated Testing
10 9 (13.04%) Degree
10 9 (13.04%) Computer Science
10 9 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (11.59%) Functional Testing
11 8 (11.59%) JIRA
11 8 (11.59%) Selenium
11 8 (11.59%) Workflow

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (14.49%) CICS
2 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.80%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) 3G
1 1 (1.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) JIRA
1 8 (11.59%) Selenium
2 6 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.80%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.35%) Gradle
4 3 (4.35%) JMeter
4 3 (4.35%) Maven
5 2 (2.90%) Gerrit
5 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.90%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.45%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (14.49%) Banking
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Advertising
2 5 (7.25%) Marketing
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Analyst
1 23 (33.33%) Developer
2 18 (26.09%) Test Analyst
3 16 (23.19%) QA Analyst
3 16 (23.19%) QA Tester
3 16 (23.19%) Tester
4 15 (21.74%) QA Test Analyst
5 11 (15.94%) Software Analyst
5 11 (15.94%) Software Test Analyst
6 10 (14.49%) Mainframe Developer
6 10 (14.49%) Senior Developer
6 10 (14.49%) Senior Mainframe Developer
7 9 (13.04%) Java Engineer
7 9 (13.04%) Software QA Tester
7 9 (13.04%) Software Tester
8 7 (10.14%) QA Engineer
8 7 (10.14%) QA Test Engineer
8 7 (10.14%) Test Engineer
8 7 (10.14%) Test Leader
9 6 (8.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) Middleware
1 4 (5.80%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 4 (5.80%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (2.90%) .NET
3 1 (1.45%) XML
3 1 (1.45%) XML Schema
3 1 (1.45%) XSD
3 1 (1.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.49%) Mainframe
2 10 (14.49%) VSAM
3 9 (13.04%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.25%) Blog
5 1 (1.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Linux
2 12 (17.39%) Unix
3 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.13%) Test Scripting
2 24 (34.78%) Software Testing
3 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.94%) Defect Management
3 11 (15.94%) Time Management
3 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (14.49%) Mentoring
5 9 (13.04%) Automated Testing
6 8 (11.59%) Functional Testing
6 8 (11.59%) Workflow
7 7 (10.14%) Configuration Management
7 7 (10.14%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (10.14%) People Management
7 7 (10.14%) Project Management
7 7 (10.14%) QA Automation
7 7 (10.14%) Regression Testing
7 7 (10.14%) Validation
8 5 (7.25%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (7.25%) SEO
9 4 (5.80%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.03%) Java
2 16 (23.19%) Shell Script
3 10 (14.49%) COBOL
3 10 (14.49%) JCL
4 5 (7.25%) SQL
5 4 (5.80%) C
5 4 (5.80%) C++
6 2 (2.90%) Ruby
7 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.45%) Perl
7 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (18.84%) ISEB
2 9 (13.04%) Degree
2 9 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (10.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (8.70%) ISTQB
5 5 (7.25%) HND
6 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) HL7
2 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (21.74%) IBM
2 6 (8.70%) HP
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.25%) Telerik
4 4 (5.80%) MuleSoft
4 4 (5.80%) Software AG
4 4 (5.80%) webMethods
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle
Chorley, Lancashire
First Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chorley
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Blackburn
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Skelmersdale
greywood
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 18 days ago