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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 42 42
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 16 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.83% 3.75% 3.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.33% 76.19% 87.50%
Number of salaries quoted 26 15 10
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £24,500 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
48 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.00% 4.92% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 45 19 12
Average salary £42,500 £33,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.78% -7.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £24,500 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,400 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
Preston +23 11 £35,000 -36.36% 4
Chorley +6 9 £50,000 +104.08% 1
Blackburn -16 2 £31,250 -16.66%
Lytham St Annes - 2 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (51.02%) .NET
3 24 (48.98%) Mentoring
4 23 (46.94%) C#
4 23 (46.94%) ASP.NET
5 20 (40.82%) SQL
6 19 (38.78%) RPG
6 19 (38.78%) iSeries
7 10 (20.41%) AS400
8 9 (18.37%) ISEB
8 9 (18.37%) .NET Framework
8 9 (18.37%) Waterfall
9 8 (16.33%) Java
9 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
9 8 (16.33%) Finance
10 7 (14.29%) Windows
10 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 7 (14.29%) Time Management
11 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (10.20%) Android
12 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
13 4 (8.16%) VB6
13 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
13 4 (8.16%) Project Management
13 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (8.16%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (8.16%) VB
13 4 (8.16%) VB.NET
13 4 (8.16%) Selenium

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.12%) MySQL
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Selenium
2 2 (4.08%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.08%) Bugzilla
2 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.04%) FogBugz
3 1 (2.04%) Calabash
3 1 (2.04%) Appium
3 1 (2.04%) Xcode
3 1 (2.04%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.04%) WebObjects
3 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Team Leader
2 19 (38.78%) Development Team Leader
2 19 (38.78%) .NET Team Leader
2 19 (38.78%) Software Development Team Leader
2 19 (38.78%) Software Team Leader
3 12 (24.49%) Analyst
4 10 (20.41%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Tester
5 5 (10.20%) Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Quality Manager
6 3 (6.12%) QA Manager
6 3 (6.12%) QA Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.08%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.08%) QA Leader
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Software Tester
7 2 (4.08%) Development Manager
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (51.02%) .NET
2 23 (46.94%) ASP.NET
3 9 (18.37%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.04%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (2.04%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.78%) iSeries
2 10 (20.41%) AS400
3 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.16%) PDA
5 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.08%) Clustering
6 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
7 1 (2.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Android
3 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.04%) Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.98%) Mentoring
3 9 (18.37%) Waterfall
4 7 (14.29%) Time Management
4 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.16%) Software Architecture
6 4 (8.16%) Functional Testing
6 4 (8.16%) Project Management
6 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Service Management
7 3 (6.12%) Information Management
7 3 (6.12%) Operations Management
7 3 (6.12%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.12%) People Management
8 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.08%) Test Planning
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.08%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.94%) C#
2 20 (40.82%) SQL
3 19 (38.78%) RPG
4 8 (16.33%) Java
5 4 (8.16%) VB6
5 4 (8.16%) VB
5 4 (8.16%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.08%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) Ruby
7 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) ISEB
2 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.12%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.04%) VCP4
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) SCOM
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) HP
2 2 (4.08%) Planview
3 1 (2.04%) Apple
3 1 (2.04%) Symbian
Preston, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
QA Limited
Salary: £120.00 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
QA Limited
Salary: £131.75 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Leigh, Lancashire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Clitheroe, Lancashire
QA Limited
Salary: £120.00 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 16 days ago