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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 50 41
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 9 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.75% 1.78% 3.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 73.08% 52.94% 62.50%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 20
Average salary £47,000 £28,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+67.86% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
26 17 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.14% 3.36% 6.20%
Number of salaries quoted 23 16 31
Average salary £37,500 £28,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.93% -25.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £16,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £49,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
(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
Chorley +1 10 £47,000 +56.66% 1
Preston 0 2 £37,500 +29.31% 2
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (75.00%) C#
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
1 15 (75.00%) .NET
1 15 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) Waterfall
4 10 (50.00%) iSeries
4 10 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 10 (50.00%) RPG
5 7 (35.00%) Java
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 5 (25.00%) VB
6 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (25.00%) Service Management
6 5 (25.00%) PDA
6 5 (25.00%) VB6
6 5 (25.00%) Time Management
6 5 (25.00%) Software Architecture
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
7 2 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (10.00%) Android Development
7 2 (10.00%) iOS Development
7 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Android
7 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 10 (50.00%) Development Team Leader
1 10 (50.00%) .NET Team Leader
1 10 (50.00%) Software Development Team Leader
1 10 (50.00%) Software Team Leader
2 7 (35.00%) Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Quality Manager
5 1 (5.00%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) .NET
1 15 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 10 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) iSeries
2 5 (25.00%) PDA
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 5 (25.00%) Service Management
3 5 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 2 (10.00%) OOP
4 2 (10.00%) OOD
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (10.00%) Android Development
4 2 (10.00%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.00%) B2C
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Information Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
1 15 (75.00%) C#
2 10 (50.00%) RPG
3 7 (35.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) VB6
4 5 (25.00%) VB
4 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (10.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Chorley, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Lancaster
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 16 days ago
Lancaster
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 16 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £60 to £70 per annum + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago