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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.13% 3.61% 1.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.33% 72.00% 52.94%
Number of salaries quoted 17 17 9
Average salary £35,000 £47,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.53% +67.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,200 £47,000 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
36 25 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.07% 5.02% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 30 22 16
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £25,500 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £47,000
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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Preston +11 9 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Chorley -11 5 £30,000 -36.17% 3
Blackpool - 1 - -
Newton-le-Willows - 1 £35,000 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (59.52%) Java
2 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (45.24%) Finance
3 19 (45.24%) Selenium
3 19 (45.24%) WebDriver
4 17 (40.48%) QMS
5 14 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
7 9 (21.43%) Software Testing
8 7 (16.67%) ISEB
9 5 (11.90%) Degree
9 5 (11.90%) Time Management
9 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
10 4 (9.52%) C#
10 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
10 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (7.14%) C
11 3 (7.14%) .NET
11 3 (7.14%) Windows
11 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
11 3 (7.14%) TDD
11 3 (7.14%) HP
11 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
11 3 (7.14%) Marketing
11 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
11 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
12 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (4.76%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
1 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Drupal
2 1 (2.38%) Node.js
2 1 (2.38%) SilverStripe
2 1 (2.38%) nginx
2 1 (2.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Firewall
1 2 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (45.24%) Selenium
1 19 (45.24%) WebDriver
2 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.76%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.38%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) JIRA
4 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Analyst
2 25 (59.52%) Test Analyst
3 11 (26.19%) Automation Analyst
3 11 (26.19%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Tester
5 4 (9.52%) QA Tester
5 4 (9.52%) QA Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Designer
7 2 (4.76%) Junior Designer
7 2 (4.76%) Junior
7 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) RESTful
2 2 (4.76%) Reactive Extensions
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (4.76%) Middleware
2 2 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) li3
3 1 (2.38%) React
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) Symfony
3 1 (2.38%) Zend Framework
3 1 (2.38%) jQuery
3 1 (2.38%) CSS3
3 1 (2.38%) Yii
3 1 (2.38%) Ember.js
3 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Solaris
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.38%) VME
3 1 (2.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) QMS
3 14 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
5 9 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Time Management
6 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.14%) TDD
7 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (4.76%) Web Development
8 2 (4.76%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.76%) Project Management
8 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.76%) ITIL
8 2 (4.76%) SDLC
9 1 (2.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 25 (59.52%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) C#
3 3 (7.14%) C
4 2 (4.76%) Ruby
4 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.76%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) C++
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
5 1 (2.38%) COBOL
5 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) ISEB
2 5 (11.90%) Degree
2 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) HP
2 2 (4.76%) webMethods
2 2 (4.76%) VMware
2 2 (4.76%) Citrix
2 2 (4.76%) Software AG
2 2 (4.76%) Juniper
2 2 (4.76%) IBM
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Sun
2 2 (4.76%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.38%) Zend
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Walter Samuel Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 10 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Computer Sciences Corporation
Posted: 17 days ago
Lancashire
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 27 days ago