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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 61 46
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.77% 0.56% 2.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.64% 25.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 28 3 13
Average salary £36,250 £28,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.46% -13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £28,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £39,600 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
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
44 12 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.07% 2.22% 5.90%
Number of salaries quoted 41 7 23
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,400 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £45,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 - 12 £47,000 -
Blackpool - 2 £35,000 -
Preston -8 1 £32,500 -23.52% 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 26 (72.22%) SQL
2 22 (61.11%) C#
2 22 (61.11%) .NET
2 22 (61.11%) ASP.NET
3 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (50.00%) Mentoring
5 17 (47.22%) Waterfall
6 16 (44.44%) iSeries
6 16 (44.44%) .NET Framework
6 16 (44.44%) RPG
7 9 (25.00%) Java
7 9 (25.00%) Time Management
8 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
8 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
9 6 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (16.67%) VB
9 6 (16.67%) VB.NET
9 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (16.67%) PDA
9 6 (16.67%) VB6
9 6 (16.67%) Software Architecture
9 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Service Management
11 4 (11.11%) Project Management
11 4 (11.11%) ISEB
12 3 (8.33%) MySQL
12 3 (8.33%) OOP
12 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
12 3 (8.33%) Objective-C

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (8.33%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.78%) WebObjects
1 1 (2.78%) Xcode
1 1 (2.78%) Subversion
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) FogBugz
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Team Leader
1 16 (44.44%) Development Team Leader
1 16 (44.44%) .NET Team Leader
1 16 (44.44%) Software Development Team Leader
1 16 (44.44%) Software Team Leader
2 9 (25.00%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Software Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Development Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Quality Manager
5 2 (5.56%) QA Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Manual Tester
5 2 (5.56%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (61.11%) .NET
1 22 (61.11%) ASP.NET
2 16 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.78%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (2.78%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 16 (44.44%) iSeries
2 6 (16.67%) PDA
3 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.56%) User Experience
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Android
1 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 17 (47.22%) Waterfall
4 9 (25.00%) Time Management
5 6 (16.67%) Software Architecture
6 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Service Management
7 4 (11.11%) Project Management
8 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 3 (8.33%) OOP
8 3 (8.33%) iOS Development
9 2 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (5.56%) Automation Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Android Development
9 2 (5.56%) People Management
9 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.56%) Performance Management
9 2 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
9 2 (5.56%) OOD
9 2 (5.56%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 26 (72.22%) SQL
2 22 (61.11%) C#
3 16 (44.44%) RPG
4 9 (25.00%) Java
5 6 (16.67%) VB6
5 6 (16.67%) VB
5 6 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 3 (8.33%) Objective-C
7 2 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Planview
2 1 (2.78%) Symbian
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Apple
Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Preston's College
Salary: £20,664 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago