The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 52 43
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 7 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.68% 1.43% 4.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.33% 38.89% 76.92%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 20
Average salary £47,000 £29,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.06% -35.55%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 18 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.15% 3.67% 5.28%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 24
Average salary £46,000 £27,750 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+65.76% -28.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,300 £16,800 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £50,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
North West

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -6 5 £47,000 +56.66% 1
Preston +5 2 £37,500 +29.31%
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (53.33%) SQL
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
1 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
2 6 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (33.33%) iSeries
3 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 5 (33.33%) RPG
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (13.33%) B2C
6 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) RAD
7 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
7 1 (6.67%) VB
7 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (6.67%) Java

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) .NET Team Leader
1 5 (33.33%) Software Development Team Leader
1 5 (33.33%) Software Team Leader
1 5 (33.33%) Team Leader
1 5 (33.33%) Development Team Leader
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Project Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Quality Manager
4 1 (6.67%) QA Manager
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
1 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) iSeries
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (13.33%) B2C
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) RAD
6 1 (6.67%) Information Management
6 1 (6.67%) Service Management
6 1 (6.67%) V-Model
6 1 (6.67%) Time Management
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
6 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) RPG
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.67%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Chorley, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Carnforth, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Salary Negotiable for the right candidate
Posted: 5 days ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Key Computers
Salary: 23-28k depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago