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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 25 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.34% 4.25% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.88% 58.14% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 20 0
Median salary £36,750 £37,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
32 43 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.13% 7.31% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 20 33 4
Median salary £34,250 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.14% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £18,000 £17,250
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £59,000 £41,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Chorley -4 5 £40,000 -20.00%
Skelmersdale - 3 £27,500 - 1
Blackpool +8 2 £28,750 - 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 10 (27.78%) Banking
3 9 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (25.00%) ISEB
4 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
5 7 (19.44%) Retail
5 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Windows
5 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
5 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
6 6 (16.67%) Mainframe
6 6 (16.67%) IBM
6 6 (16.67%) SQL
6 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 6 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 6 (16.67%) Defect Management
7 5 (13.89%) QA Automation
7 5 (13.89%) Software Delivery
7 5 (13.89%) Wise Package Studio
7 5 (13.89%) AppDNA
7 5 (13.89%) Software Deployment
7 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
7 5 (13.89%) BDD
7 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
7 5 (13.89%) Selenium
7 5 (13.89%) Life Science
7 5 (13.89%) Application Packaging

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 5 (13.89%) CICS
2 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
2 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.89%) JIRA
2 5 (13.89%) MSI
2 5 (13.89%) Selenium
2 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
2 5 (13.89%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (11.11%) Gerrit
3 4 (11.11%) JMeter
3 4 (11.11%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.78%) Gatling
4 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (27.78%) Banking
2 7 (19.44%) Retail
3 5 (13.89%) Aerospace
3 5 (13.89%) Finance
3 5 (13.89%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (30.56%) Test Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Tester
4 6 (16.67%) Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Software Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Applications Packager
5 5 (13.89%) Mainframe Developer
5 5 (13.89%) QA Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Mainframe Developer
6 4 (11.11%) QA Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 4 (11.11%) Test Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Java Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) JavaScript Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) CSS
1 4 (11.11%) HTML
1 4 (11.11%) Node.js
2 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 3 (8.33%) Django
2 3 (8.33%) HTML5
2 3 (8.33%) LESS
2 3 (8.33%) PhoneGap
2 3 (8.33%) React
2 3 (8.33%) REST
2 3 (8.33%) Sass
2 3 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (5.56%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.78%) XML
4 1 (2.78%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.78%) XSD
4 1 (2.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
1 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 6 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 5 (13.89%) Life Science
3 5 (13.89%) VSAM
4 3 (8.33%) Blog
4 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (8.33%) User Experience
4 3 (8.33%) W3C
5 2 (5.56%) Driving Licence
5 2 (5.56%) iPad
6 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Windows 2000
2 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
2 5 (13.89%) Windows NT
2 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 9 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 5 (13.89%) Application Packaging
5 5 (13.89%) BDD
5 5 (13.89%) QA Automation
5 5 (13.89%) Software Delivery
5 5 (13.89%) Software Deployment
5 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
5 5 (13.89%) TDD
5 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Workflow
6 4 (11.11%) API Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 4 (11.11%) OO
6 4 (11.11%) OWASP
6 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) COBOL
2 5 (13.89%) Java
2 5 (13.89%) JCL
2 5 (13.89%) VB
2 5 (13.89%) VBScript
3 4 (11.11%) Ruby
4 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) C#
6 1 (2.78%) Groovy
6 1 (2.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) ISEB
2 6 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) Degree
6 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (13.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) AppDNA
1 5 (13.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) IBM
3 5 (13.89%) AppSense
3 5 (13.89%) BMC
3 5 (13.89%) Citrix
3 5 (13.89%) VMware
4 3 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (5.56%) Telerik
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