The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 18 35
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 16.22% 8.87% 0.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 92.31% 84.62% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 1
Average salary £33,750 £35,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% -36.36%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
QA
Lancashire

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 Preston region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
13 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 17.57% 10.48% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 3
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £25,600 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £53,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

QA
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Preston region.

QA Salary Trend in Preston

QA
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Preston region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Preston

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Preston 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 13 (81.25%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (68.75%) Test Scripting
2 11 (68.75%) Defect Management
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Workflow
3 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
3 7 (43.75%) JIRA
3 7 (43.75%) Selenium
3 7 (43.75%) QA Automation
4 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
4 5 (31.25%) HND
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) HP
4 5 (31.25%) Telerik
4 5 (31.25%) Degree
4 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
5 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (25.00%) ISEB
5 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
5 4 (25.00%) Web Development
5 4 (25.00%) Time Management
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (18.75%) Puppet
6 3 (18.75%) Gradle

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Preston 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 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) JIRA
1 7 (43.75%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
3 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (18.75%) Gradle
4 3 (18.75%) Maven
5 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 2 (12.50%) Gerrit
5 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 2 (12.50%) JMeter
5 2 (12.50%) Mercurial
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Analyst
2 9 (56.25%) Java Engineer
2 9 (56.25%) Test Analyst
3 8 (50.00%) QA Tester
3 8 (50.00%) Tester
4 7 (43.75%) QA Analyst
4 7 (43.75%) QA Engineer
4 7 (43.75%) QA Test Analyst
4 7 (43.75%) QA Test Engineer
4 7 (43.75%) Test Engineer
5 6 (37.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 6 (37.50%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (18.75%) DevOps Administrator
6 3 (18.75%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (18.75%) Linux DevOps Administrator
6 3 (18.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (18.75%) Linux Support
6 3 (18.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Defect Management
1 11 (68.75%) Test Scripting
1 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
2 7 (43.75%) QA Automation
2 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Workflow
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Time Management
3 4 (25.00%) Web Development
4 3 (18.75%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) API Testing
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) OWASP
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Logistics
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
4 2 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
1 5 (31.25%) HND
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
1 5 (31.25%) Telerik
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle