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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.85% 0.50% 1.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 40.00% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 4
Average salary £35,000 £21,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.79% -25.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £21,500 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
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
38 5 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.71% 1.24% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 30 4 15
Average salary £35,000 £31,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% -7.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,250 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £46,500 £31,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 - 12 £35,000 - 4
Lancaster - 2 - - 1
Blackpool - 1 - -
Chorley - 1 £50,000 - 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Finance
3 17 (36.17%) Java
4 15 (31.91%) Selenium
5 14 (29.79%) Mentoring
5 14 (29.79%) .NET
6 13 (27.66%) C#
6 13 (27.66%) WebDriver
7 12 (25.53%) QMS
7 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET
8 10 (21.28%) ISEB
9 9 (19.15%) RPG
9 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
9 9 (19.15%) iSeries
10 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (17.02%) AS400
10 8 (17.02%) SQL
10 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
11 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
11 6 (12.77%) Windows
11 6 (12.77%) Automation Testing
12 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
12 5 (10.64%) Time Management
12 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
12 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (8.51%) HP
13 4 (8.51%) Android
14 3 (6.38%) Use Case
14 3 (6.38%) PDA
14 3 (6.38%) Marketing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (6.38%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Selenium
2 13 (27.66%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.38%) JIRA
3 3 (6.38%) Bugzilla
3 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.13%) Appium
4 1 (2.13%) Calabash
4 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 20 (42.55%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Analyst
2 22 (46.81%) Test Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) Team Leader
4 9 (19.15%) Development Team Leader
4 9 (19.15%) Software Team Leader
4 9 (19.15%) .NET Team Leader
4 9 (19.15%) Software Development Team Leader
5 6 (12.77%) Automation Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Tester
7 4 (8.51%) Software Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Developer
8 3 (6.38%) AWS Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Test Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Quality Manager
9 2 (4.26%) QA Manager
9 2 (4.26%) DBA
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) .NET
2 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.13%) RESTful
3 1 (2.13%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) iSeries
2 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.02%) AS400
3 3 (6.38%) PDA
4 2 (4.26%) Clustering
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) iPhone
5 1 (2.13%) Data Conversion
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Android
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) VME
4 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) Mentoring
3 12 (25.53%) QMS
4 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
5 6 (12.77%) Automation Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Time Management
6 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Use Case
7 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.38%) Software Architecture
7 3 (6.38%) Service Management
8 2 (4.26%) Project Management
8 2 (4.26%) Scrum
8 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.26%) Information Management
8 2 (4.26%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.26%) Manual Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) Java
2 13 (27.66%) C#
3 9 (19.15%) RPG
4 8 (17.02%) SQL
5 3 (6.38%) VB6
5 3 (6.38%) VB
5 3 (6.38%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.13%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) ISEB
2 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.38%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.26%) SCOM
3 1 (2.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) HP
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
Preston, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 25,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Salary: From £36,000 to £45,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 9 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Test-Direct
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Preston
Fruition IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Lancaster
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 18 days ago