The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 22 16 49
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +33
Permanent jobs citing QA 39 41 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.86% 11.71% 3.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.90% 71.93% 39.47%
Number of salaries quoted 33 34 15
Median salary £29,000 £30,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -40.00%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
63 57 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.70% 16.29% 7.79%
Number of salaries quoted 53 47 34
Median salary £30,500 £40,000 £46,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.75% -14.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of job ads across the Lancashire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Lancashire

QA
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -15 9 £27,500 -8.33%
Chorley +1 8 £26,250 - 2
Colne - 6 £29,000 - 1
Blackburn - 4 £21,500 -
Nelson - 3 £37,500 -
Skelmersdale -6 2 £43,000 -9.47%
Rossendale - 2 - -
Blackpool -1 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for QA.

1 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (30.00%) SQL
4 14 (28.00%) SDLC
5 13 (26.00%) Software Testing
6 12 (24.00%) JIRA
7 10 (20.00%) .NET
7 10 (20.00%) C#
8 9 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (16.00%) Automated Testing
9 8 (16.00%) ITIL
10 7 (14.00%) Degree
10 7 (14.00%) Selenium
10 7 (14.00%) BDD
10 7 (14.00%) Process Improvement
11 6 (12.00%) Node.js
11 6 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (12.00%) Automation Testing
11 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
11 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (12.00%) ISEB
11 6 (12.00%) HTML
11 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET
11 6 (12.00%) CSS
12 5 (10.00%) Project Management
12 5 (10.00%) Regression Testing
12 5 (10.00%) Manufacturing
12 5 (10.00%) Validation
12 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
12 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
1 3 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) IaaS
1 1 (2.00%) PaaS
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (24.00%) JIRA
2 7 (14.00%) Selenium
3 4 (8.00%) Calabash
3 4 (8.00%) Capybara
3 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.00%) Fiddler
3 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.00%) Gerrit
5 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Electronics
3 2 (4.00%) Marketing
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Analyst
2 13 (26.00%) Test Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) QA Analyst
4 10 (20.00%) Developer
5 9 (18.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 7 (14.00%) QA Leader
7 6 (12.00%) Applications Developer
8 5 (10.00%) .NET Applications Developer
8 5 (10.00%) .NET Developer
8 5 (10.00%) Applications Support
8 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (10.00%) C# Application Developer
8 5 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (10.00%) C# Developer
9 4 (8.00%) Agile Tester
9 4 (8.00%) Business Systems Analyst
9 4 (8.00%) Business Test Analyst
9 4 (8.00%) QA Tester
9 4 (8.00%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (12.00%) CSS
2 6 (12.00%) HTML
2 6 (12.00%) Node.js
3 4 (8.00%) WinForms
3 4 (8.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) AIX
1 2 (4.00%) Unix
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (28.00%) SDLC
4 13 (26.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (16.00%) Automated Testing
6 8 (16.00%) ITIL
7 7 (14.00%) BDD
7 7 (14.00%) Process Improvement
8 6 (12.00%) Automation Testing
8 6 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Load Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Project Management
9 5 (10.00%) Regression Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.00%) Validation
10 4 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) SQL
2 10 (20.00%) C#
3 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.00%) C
4 4 (8.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Degree
2 6 (12.00%) ISEB
3 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) SAP
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