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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 0.61% 0.88% 1.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 100.00% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
6 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 3.64% 0.88% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 3
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +41.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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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 18 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) Information Management
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Operations Management
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Manager
1 2 (66.67%) QA Manager
2 1 (33.33%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Management
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Operations Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Preston, Lancashire
Preston's College
Salary: £20,664 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago