The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 20 9 27
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 13 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 7.63% 17.81% 3.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.43% 92.86% 71.43%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 5
Median salary £27,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,100 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
14 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 10.69% 19.18% 5.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 6
Median salary £27,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,200 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £43,750 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of job ads across the Preston region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Preston

QA
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Preston region with a requirement for QA.

1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) Test Scripting
3 7 (63.64%) SDLC
3 7 (63.64%) Regression Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Validation
3 7 (63.64%) Smoke Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) MS Office
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
5 2 (18.18%) Internet
6 1 (9.09%) Time Management
6 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (9.09%) People Management
6 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
6 1 (9.09%) ISEB
6 1 (9.09%) Java
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
6 1 (9.09%) Web Development
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Manual Tester
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Tester
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Manual Tester
1 4 (36.36%) QA Manual Tester
1 4 (36.36%) QA Tester
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) QA Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Leader
4 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
4 1 (9.09%) QA Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) Test Scripting
3 7 (63.64%) Regression Testing
3 7 (63.64%) SDLC
3 7 (63.64%) Smoke Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Validation
4 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
6 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
6 1 (9.09%) People Management
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) Time Management
6 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft