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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 44 42
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 15 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.35% 3.26% 3.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.29% 68.18% 77.27%
Number of salaries quoted 25 13 9
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £22,700 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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 22 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.88% 4.78% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 40 19 13
Average salary £35,000 £31,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% -7.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,850 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £41,500 £39,800
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 27 March 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 27 March 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
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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
Preston - 15 £35,000 -
Chorley +3 4 £50,000 +104.08% 1
Blackburn -8 2 £31,250 -16.66%
Lytham St Annes - 2 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) Mentoring
2 19 (43.18%) .NET
3 17 (38.64%) C#
3 17 (38.64%) ASP.NET
4 14 (31.82%) RPG
4 14 (31.82%) iSeries
5 13 (29.55%) SQL
5 13 (29.55%) Finance
6 10 (22.73%) AS400
6 10 (22.73%) Java
7 9 (20.45%) ISEB
8 8 (18.18%) Selenium
9 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
9 7 (15.91%) Windows
9 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
10 6 (13.64%) WebDriver
10 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
10 6 (13.64%) QMS
11 5 (11.36%) Android
11 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
12 4 (9.09%) Time Management
12 4 (9.09%) .NET Framework
12 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
12 4 (9.09%) Functional Testing
13 3 (6.82%) Bugzilla
13 3 (6.82%) Service Management
13 3 (6.82%) Regression Testing
13 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2000

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.55%) MySQL
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Selenium
2 6 (13.64%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.82%) Bugzilla
3 3 (6.82%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.27%) Xcode
4 1 (2.27%) Subversion
4 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.27%) WebObjects
4 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.27%) FogBugz
4 1 (2.27%) Calabash
4 1 (2.27%) Appium
General
1 13 (29.55%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Analyst
2 16 (36.36%) Team Leader
3 15 (34.09%) Test Analyst
4 14 (31.82%) Development Team Leader
4 14 (31.82%) .NET Team Leader
4 14 (31.82%) Software Development Team Leader
4 14 (31.82%) Software Team Leader
5 4 (9.09%) Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.82%) AWS Developer
7 2 (4.55%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Quality Manager
7 2 (4.55%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Manual Tester
7 2 (4.55%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) .NET
2 17 (38.64%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.27%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (2.27%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) iSeries
2 10 (22.73%) AS400
3 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.82%) PDA
5 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.55%) Clustering
5 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.27%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.27%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Android
3 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) Mentoring
3 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
3 6 (13.64%) QMS
4 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Time Management
5 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 4 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 3 (6.82%) Software Architecture
6 3 (6.82%) Use Case
6 3 (6.82%) Service Management
6 3 (6.82%) Regression Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.55%) Scrum
7 2 (4.55%) Operations Management
7 2 (4.55%) Information Management
7 2 (4.55%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.55%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.55%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) C#
2 14 (31.82%) RPG
3 13 (29.55%) SQL
4 10 (22.73%) Java
5 3 (6.82%) VB6
5 3 (6.82%) VB
5 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.27%) Ruby
6 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) ISEB
2 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.82%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.82%) HP
2 1 (2.27%) Apple
2 1 (2.27%) Symbian
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