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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 10.06% 0.78% 0.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 88.89% 33.33% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 1
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +29.31%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
18 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 11.32% 2.33% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 17 2 3
Average salary £37,500 £27,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,600 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £62,000 £35,400
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Preston

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 26 (83.87%) Finance
2 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (61.29%) Java
4 18 (58.06%) Selenium
4 18 (58.06%) QMS
4 18 (58.06%) WebDriver
5 12 (38.71%) Automation Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
8 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
8 5 (16.13%) ISEB
8 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
9 4 (12.90%) Windows
10 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
10 3 (9.68%) HP
10 3 (9.68%) Use Case
10 3 (9.68%) JIRA
10 3 (9.68%) Bugzilla
10 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
10 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2 (6.45%) VMware
11 2 (6.45%) Ruby
11 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
11 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
11 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
11 2 (6.45%) Degree
11 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
11 2 (6.45%) ITIL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) Apache
1 1 (3.23%) Drupal
1 1 (3.23%) WordPress
1 1 (3.23%) nginx
1 1 (3.23%) SilverStripe
1 1 (3.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (58.06%) Selenium
1 18 (58.06%) WebDriver
2 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.68%) Bugzilla
2 3 (9.68%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.23%) Calabash
3 1 (3.23%) Appium
General
1 26 (83.87%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (77.42%) Analyst
1 24 (77.42%) Test Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Automation Test Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.23%) PHP Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Test Consultant
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) QA Leader
4 1 (3.23%) Automation Tester
4 1 (3.23%) Consultant
4 1 (3.23%) Quality Manager
4 1 (3.23%) QA Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Tester
4 1 (3.23%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) CSS
1 1 (3.23%) Symfony
1 1 (3.23%) Zend Framework
1 1 (3.23%) jQuery
1 1 (3.23%) Ext JS
1 1 (3.23%) HTML5
1 1 (3.23%) Yii
1 1 (3.23%) CSS3
1 1 (3.23%) Laravel
1 1 (3.23%) Ember.js
1 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.23%) li3
1 1 (3.23%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Solaris
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) CentOS
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (58.06%) QMS
3 12 (38.71%) Automation Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.68%) Use Case
8 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.45%) ITIL
8 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
9 1 (3.23%) Information Management
9 1 (3.23%) Automated Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Operations Management
9 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.23%) OO
9 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) Ruby
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) Citrix
2 2 (6.45%) Juniper
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Sun
3 1 (3.23%) Zend
Preston, Lancashire
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