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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 22 45
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 38 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.63% 8.68% 4.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 60.32% 45.65%
Number of salaries quoted 25 28 21
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £23,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,100 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
60 63 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.26% 14.38% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 51 48 39
Median salary £38,500 £30,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+28.33% -29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £18,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-1.13% +4.76%

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Colne - 5 £29,000 -
Preston -16 4 £42,500 +41.66%
Nelson - 3 £37,500 -
Skelmersdale -4 2 £43,000 -4.44%
Chorley -8 2 - - 3
Rossendale - 2 - - 1
Blackburn - 2 £21,500 -
Blackpool -3 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
3 13 (34.21%) JIRA
4 12 (31.58%) SQL
5 11 (28.95%) Software Testing
6 8 (21.05%) ITIL
6 8 (21.05%) Automated Testing
6 8 (21.05%) Selenium
6 8 (21.05%) BDD
7 7 (18.42%) .NET
7 7 (18.42%) C#
7 7 (18.42%) HTML
7 7 (18.42%) CSS
7 7 (18.42%) Node.js
8 6 (15.79%) Process Improvement
8 6 (15.79%) Automation Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.16%) Degree
9 5 (13.16%) Load Testing
9 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.16%) Manufacturing
9 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
9 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
9 5 (13.16%) SDLC
10 4 (10.53%) Calabash
10 4 (10.53%) User Stories
10 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing

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 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) IaaS
1 1 (2.63%) PaaS
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) JIRA
2 8 (21.05%) Selenium
3 4 (10.53%) Calabash
3 4 (10.53%) Capybara
3 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.53%) Fiddler
4 2 (5.26%) Gerrit
4 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (13.16%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Electronics
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Developer
4 6 (15.79%) QA Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) QA Leader
4 6 (15.79%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) .NET Applications Developer
5 5 (13.16%) .NET Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Applications Developer
5 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (13.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (13.16%) C# Application Developer
5 5 (13.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (13.16%) C# Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Test Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Applications Support
7 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Systems Test Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
1 7 (18.42%) CSS
1 7 (18.42%) HTML
1 7 (18.42%) Node.js
2 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.26%) WinForms
3 2 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) AIX
1 3 (7.89%) Unix
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
3 11 (28.95%) Software Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Automated Testing
4 8 (21.05%) BDD
4 8 (21.05%) ITIL
5 6 (15.79%) Automation Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Process Improvement
6 5 (13.16%) Load Testing
6 5 (13.16%) SDLC
6 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Project Management
7 4 (10.53%) User Stories
8 3 (7.89%) Service Management
8 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.89%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) C#
3 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) C
4 2 (5.26%) C++
4 2 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) ISEB
2 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle
1 2 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: £37000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Rossendale
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, 25+ holiday, and more
Posted: 19 days ago
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Salary: Bens
Posted: 2 days ago