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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.92% 1.68% 1.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.76% 53.33% 38.89%
Number of salaries quoted 17 7 7
Average salary £37,500 £47,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.21% +62.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,700 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,200 £47,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
37 15 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.90% 3.15% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 29 12 18
Average salary £30,000 £46,000 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.78% +65.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £19,300 £16,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 July 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 July 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 0 12 £37,500 - 3
Chorley -2 2 £30,000 -36.17% 2
Lancaster - 2 - - 1
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 July 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 26 (57.78%) Java
2 23 (51.11%) Finance
2 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (46.67%) Selenium
3 21 (46.67%) WebDriver
4 19 (42.22%) QMS
5 14 (31.11%) Automation Testing
6 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 9 (20.00%) Windows
8 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
8 8 (17.78%) C#
9 7 (15.56%) SQL
9 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
9 7 (15.56%) Time Management
10 6 (13.33%) .NET
11 5 (11.11%) HP
11 5 (11.11%) ISEB
11 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
11 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (8.89%) Android
12 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
12 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
12 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
13 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (6.67%) Service Management
13 3 (6.67%) TDD
13 3 (6.67%) Bugzilla
13 3 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
13 3 (6.67%) VB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) Drupal
2 1 (2.22%) WordPress
2 1 (2.22%) nginx
2 1 (2.22%) SilverStripe
2 1 (2.22%) Node.js
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) SMS
1 2 (4.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
4 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (46.67%) WebDriver
1 21 (46.67%) Selenium
2 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.67%) JIRA
2 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.67%) Bugzilla
3 2 (4.44%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.22%) Calabash
4 1 (2.22%) Appium
4 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 23 (51.11%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (64.44%) Analyst
2 28 (62.22%) Test Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) Automation Test Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) Automation Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Tester
4 4 (8.89%) Developer
5 3 (6.67%) AWS Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.44%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) DBA
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.44%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.22%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.44%) XML
3 2 (4.44%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (4.44%) RESTful
3 2 (4.44%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (2.22%) Laravel
4 1 (2.22%) Ember.js
4 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.22%) li3
4 1 (2.22%) React
4 1 (2.22%) HTML5
4 1 (2.22%) Yii
4 1 (2.22%) CSS3
4 1 (2.22%) Symfony
4 1 (2.22%) Zend Framework
4 1 (2.22%) jQuery
4 1 (2.22%) Ext JS
4 1 (2.22%) CSS
4 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) PDA
3 2 (4.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) AS400
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.22%) iPhone
4 1 (2.22%) iSeries
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Android
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.44%) Solaris
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.22%) VME
4 1 (2.22%) CentOS
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (42.22%) QMS
3 14 (31.11%) Automation Testing
4 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 7 (15.56%) Time Management
6 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.67%) Use Case
8 3 (6.67%) TDD
8 3 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Service Management
8 3 (6.67%) Software Architecture
8 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.67%) SDLC
9 2 (4.44%) Project Management
9 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) Functional Testing
9 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (57.78%) Java
2 8 (17.78%) C#
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 3 (6.67%) VB
4 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
4 3 (6.67%) VB6
4 3 (6.67%) Ruby
5 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) RPG
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) COBOL
6 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) ISEB
2 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (4.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) HP
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Sun
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Citrix
3 2 (4.44%) Juniper
3 2 (4.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) Zend
Lancashire
IT Recruitment Company
Salary: £21,000 - £25,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston
Erin Associates
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Roqit
Salary: Negotiable Depending on level of experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Lancashire
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 24 days ago