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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 24 20 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 35 30 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.74% 8.45% 5.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.04% 76.92% 58.33%
Number of salaries quoted 30 29 27
Median salary £27,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £38,650 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
53 39 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.73% 10.99% 9.74%
Number of salaries quoted 46 38 43
Median salary £30,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -11 11 £26,500 -29.33%
Chorley +13 10 £26,625 -
Colne - 5 £30,000 - 2
Blackburn - 4 £21,500 -
Rossendale - 2 - -
Nelson - 1 £35,000 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 38 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) SDLC
3 20 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 16 (28.57%) SQL
5 12 (21.43%) .NET
5 12 (21.43%) C#
5 12 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (19.64%) JIRA
7 10 (17.86%) Degree
8 9 (16.07%) Automated Testing
9 8 (14.29%) Selenium
9 8 (14.29%) Validation
9 8 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.29%) Automation Testing
9 8 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
9 8 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (12.50%) Process Improvement
10 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
10 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 7 (12.50%) ITIL
11 6 (10.71%) MS Office
11 6 (10.71%) ISEB
11 6 (10.71%) Internet
11 6 (10.71%) Project Management
11 6 (10.71%) Manual Testing
11 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
11 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (10.71%) BDD

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 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Office
2 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) GitHub
1 1 (1.79%) IaaS
1 1 (1.79%) PaaS
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.79%) Redis
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) JIRA
2 8 (14.29%) Selenium
3 5 (8.93%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.14%) Calabash
4 4 (7.14%) Capybara
4 4 (7.14%) Fiddler
4 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.57%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.79%) Maven
6 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (8.93%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.14%) Marketing
3 3 (5.36%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Retail
4 2 (3.57%) Electronics
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (41.07%) Analyst
2 15 (26.79%) QA Analyst
3 13 (23.21%) Test Analyst
4 11 (19.64%) Developer
5 10 (17.86%) QA Test Analyst
6 8 (14.29%) QA Leader
7 6 (10.71%) Applications Developer
8 5 (8.93%) .NET Applications Developer
8 5 (8.93%) .NET Developer
8 5 (8.93%) Applications Support
8 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (8.93%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (8.93%) C# Application Developer
8 5 (8.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (8.93%) C# Developer
8 5 (8.93%) Manual Tester
8 5 (8.93%) Tester
9 4 (7.14%) Agile Manual Tester
9 4 (7.14%) Agile Tester
9 4 (7.14%) QA Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.43%) .NET
2 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.93%) CSS
3 5 (8.93%) HTML
3 5 (8.93%) Node.js
4 4 (7.14%) WinForms
4 4 (7.14%) WPF
5 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.79%) Ajax
5 1 (1.79%) jQuery
5 1 (1.79%) JSON
5 1 (1.79%) WCF
5 1 (1.79%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) AIX
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
1 1 (1.79%) Unix
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
1 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
1 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) SDLC
3 20 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 12 (21.43%) Software Testing
4 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (16.07%) Automated Testing
6 8 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 8 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 8 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
6 8 (14.29%) Validation
7 7 (12.50%) ITIL
7 7 (12.50%) Process Improvement
8 6 (10.71%) BDD
8 6 (10.71%) Manual Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Project Management
8 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.93%) Kanban
9 5 (8.93%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) SQL
2 12 (21.43%) C#
3 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.93%) C
5 4 (7.14%) C++
6 2 (3.57%) Java
7 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Degree
2 6 (10.71%) ISEB
3 5 (8.93%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SDET
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle
2 2 (3.57%) SAP
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