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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 34 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 22 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.75% 4.86% 2.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.69% 56.41% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 20 7
Average salary £33,750 £35,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,800 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,450 £50,000 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
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 39 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.50% 8.61% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 21 37 13
Average salary £30,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £24,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £41,400 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 29 April 2016.

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 April 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
(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 -8 4 £30,000 -40.00%
Preston -9 3 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Blackpool - 1 £22,500 - 1
Skelmersdale - 1 £47,500 - 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (45.28%) Test Scripting
2 17 (32.08%) Java
3 15 (28.30%) Software Testing
4 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (24.53%) Defect Management
5 11 (20.75%) ISEB
5 11 (20.75%) Banking
5 11 (20.75%) Automated Testing
6 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (18.87%) IBM
6 10 (18.87%) Workflow
7 9 (16.98%) Finance
7 9 (16.98%) Regression Testing
7 9 (16.98%) JCL
7 9 (16.98%) Mainframe
7 9 (16.98%) CICS
7 9 (16.98%) COBOL
7 9 (16.98%) VSAM
7 9 (16.98%) JIRA
7 9 (16.98%) Selenium
7 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
7 9 (16.98%) QA Automation
7 9 (16.98%) Functional Testing
8 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (15.09%) Time Management
8 8 (15.09%) Computer Science
8 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
8 8 (15.09%) SQL
9 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
9 7 (13.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 9 (16.98%) CICS
2 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Lorenzo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) JIRA
1 9 (16.98%) Selenium
2 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
3 6 (11.32%) WebDriver
4 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.55%) Gerrit
4 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.55%) JMeter
4 4 (7.55%) Mercurial
5 3 (5.66%) Gradle
5 3 (5.66%) Maven
6 2 (3.77%) MSI
6 2 (3.77%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (20.75%) Banking
2 9 (16.98%) Finance
3 5 (9.43%) Advertising
3 5 (9.43%) Marketing
4 4 (7.55%) Retail
5 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.77%) Back Office
5 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Analyst
2 19 (35.85%) Test Analyst
3 13 (24.53%) Developer
4 11 (20.75%) Java Engineer
4 11 (20.75%) QA Analyst
4 11 (20.75%) QA Test Analyst
4 11 (20.75%) Tester
5 10 (18.87%) QA Tester
6 9 (16.98%) Mainframe Developer
6 9 (16.98%) QA Engineer
6 9 (16.98%) QA Test Engineer
6 9 (16.98%) Senior Developer
6 9 (16.98%) Senior Mainframe Developer
6 9 (16.98%) Software Analyst
6 9 (16.98%) Software Test Analyst
6 9 (16.98%) Test Engineer
7 8 (15.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 8 (15.09%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (7.55%) Test Leader
9 3 (5.66%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) XML
2 1 (1.89%) XML Schema
2 1 (1.89%) XSD
2 1 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Mainframe
1 9 (16.98%) VSAM
2 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.09%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.43%) Blog
4 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.77%) Life Science
6 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) Unix
3 2 (3.77%) Windows
3 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000
3 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.77%) Windows NT
3 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (45.28%) Test Scripting
2 15 (28.30%) Software Testing
3 13 (24.53%) Defect Management
3 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (20.75%) Automated Testing
5 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (18.87%) Workflow
6 9 (16.98%) Functional Testing
6 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
6 9 (16.98%) QA Automation
6 9 (16.98%) Regression Testing
7 8 (15.09%) Time Management
8 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (9.43%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (9.43%) Project Management
8 5 (9.43%) SEO
8 5 (9.43%) Web Development
9 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.55%) TDD
9 4 (7.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) Java
2 9 (16.98%) COBOL
2 9 (16.98%) JCL
3 8 (15.09%) SQL
4 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.55%) Ruby
6 2 (3.77%) VB
6 2 (3.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) ISEB
2 7 (13.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (11.32%) Degree
3 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
4 5 (9.43%) HND
5 4 (7.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) HL7
2 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Docker
2 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.66%) Puppet
2 2 (3.77%) AppDNA
2 2 (3.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) IBM
2 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.43%) HP
3 5 (9.43%) Telerik
4 2 (3.77%) AppSense
4 2 (3.77%) BMC
4 2 (3.77%) Citrix
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
Blackpool, Lancashire
Mccabe & Barton
Salary: From £80,000 to £80,000 per annum circa £80,000
Posted: Yesterday
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire, Blackburn, Greater Manchester
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18,000 to £24,000 + excellent bens package
Posted: 21 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
CIC Preston
Salary: From £25,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago