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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 45 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.76% 2.78% 2.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 61.90% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 19 9 9
Average salary £47,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,300 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
38 21 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.52% 4.50% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 37 17 15
Average salary £47,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,100 £17,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,900 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Chorley +13 10 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Preston +4 6 £35,000 -36.36%
Blackburn -8 2 £31,250 -16.66% 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 30 (61.22%) .NET
2 28 (57.14%) C#
2 28 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (53.06%) Mentoring
4 25 (51.02%) SQL
5 22 (44.90%) RPG
5 22 (44.90%) iSeries
6 14 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 14 (28.57%) .NET Framework
7 10 (20.41%) Java
8 9 (18.37%) ISEB
8 9 (18.37%) Time Management
9 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
9 8 (16.33%) AS400
10 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (12.24%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (12.24%) VB
11 6 (12.24%) VB.NET
11 6 (12.24%) PDA
11 6 (12.24%) VB6
11 6 (12.24%) Software Architecture
11 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (10.20%) Service Management
13 4 (8.16%) Project Management
13 4 (8.16%) Finance
13 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (4.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.12%) MySQL
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Selenium
2 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.04%) FogBugz
2 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.04%) WebObjects
2 1 (2.04%) Xcode
2 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Team Leader
2 22 (44.90%) Development Team Leader
2 22 (44.90%) .NET Team Leader
2 22 (44.90%) Software Development Team Leader
2 22 (44.90%) Software Team Leader
3 9 (18.37%) Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Software Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Tester
5 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.12%) QA Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Quality Manager
6 3 (6.12%) QA Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (6.12%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Development Manager
7 2 (4.08%) PMO Manager
7 2 (4.08%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (61.22%) .NET
2 28 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 14 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.04%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (2.04%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 22 (44.90%) iSeries
2 8 (16.33%) AS400
3 6 (12.24%) PDA
4 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
5 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.08%) User Experience
7 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Android
1 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.04%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (53.06%) Mentoring
3 14 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 9 (18.37%) Time Management
5 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 6 (12.24%) Software Architecture
7 5 (10.20%) Service Management
8 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.16%) Project Management
9 3 (6.12%) Information Management
9 3 (6.12%) OOP
9 3 (6.12%) Performance Management
9 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.12%) Test Scripting
9 3 (6.12%) Operations Management
9 3 (6.12%) Functional Testing
9 3 (6.12%) iOS Development
9 3 (6.12%) People Management
10 2 (4.08%) Test Planning
10 2 (4.08%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (57.14%) C#
2 25 (51.02%) SQL
3 22 (44.90%) RPG
4 10 (20.41%) Java
5 6 (12.24%) VB6
5 6 (12.24%) VB
5 6 (12.24%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.12%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) ISEB
2 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.12%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) Planview
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle
2 1 (2.04%) Symbian
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) Apple
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Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
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