The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.26% 2.51% 2.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 52.17% 51.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 16
Average salary £27,250 £35,750 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.77% +27.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,450 £41,500 £28,850
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 23 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.39% 4.80% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 31
Average salary £30,500 £33,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.95% +19.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £28,250 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £57,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
North West

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Burnley - 3 £21,500 -
Chorley - 3 £24,500 -
Blackburn +1 2 £33,750 -18.67%
Lancaster - 1 £33,000 -
Rossendale - 1 £30,000 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 7 (30.43%) .NET
1 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
1 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
2 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Use Case
4 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
4 4 (17.39%) Windows
4 4 (17.39%) Change Control
5 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.04%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Mingle
5 3 (13.04%) Publishing
5 3 (13.04%) ISEB
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (13.04%) Selenium
5 3 (13.04%) ISTQB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (13.04%) Selenium
General
1 3 (13.04%) Publishing
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Tester
3 5 (21.74%) Project Manager
3 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Tester
5 3 (13.04%) QA Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Quality Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Senior QA Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Project Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
1 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
2 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 5 (21.74%) Use Case
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
4 4 (17.39%) Change Control
5 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.04%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.70%) B2C
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) UML
7 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) ISEB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Teradata
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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