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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 14.89% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 93.33% - -
Number of salaries quoted 14 0 0
Average salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £38,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -0.65%
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
15 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 15.96% 2.19% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 3
Average salary £35,000 £43,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +45.83%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 16 (84.21%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Selenium
3 8 (42.11%) Java
3 8 (42.11%) QMS
3 8 (42.11%) WebDriver
3 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
5 5 (26.32%) ISEB
5 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (15.79%) Use Case
6 3 (15.79%) JIRA
6 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
6 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
6 3 (15.79%) HP
6 3 (15.79%) Bugzilla
7 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
7 2 (10.53%) Operations Management
7 2 (10.53%) Degree
7 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
7 2 (10.53%) Information Management
7 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
7 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
7 2 (10.53%) People Management
8 1 (5.26%) Appium

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Selenium
1 8 (42.11%) WebDriver
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.79%) Bugzilla
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Calabash
3 1 (5.26%) Appium
General
1 16 (84.21%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Analyst
1 15 (78.95%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) QA Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Quality Manager
3 2 (10.53%) QA Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Test Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) iPhone
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) QMS
3 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.79%) Use Case
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
6 2 (10.53%) Information Management
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Operations Management
6 2 (10.53%) People Management
6 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) HP
Preston, Lancashire
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