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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 23 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 8.46% 12.86% 11.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 73.33% 100.00% 84.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 11
Median salary £26,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-29.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 11.54% 12.86% 13.83%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 12
Median salary £26,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-29.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,200 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

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 25 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Preston

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
3 8 (61.54%) SDLC
3 8 (61.54%) Smoke Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Regression Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Validation
4 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (53.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) MS Office
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (15.38%) Internet
6 2 (15.38%) User Stories
7 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.69%) People Management
7 1 (7.69%) Redis
7 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
7 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
7 1 (7.69%) Time Management
7 1 (7.69%) Kanban
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
7 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.69%) Scrum
7 1 (7.69%) WCF
7 1 (7.69%) jQuery

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 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.69%) Redis
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Manual Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Manual Tester
2 4 (30.77%) QA Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) QA Manual Tester
2 4 (30.77%) QA Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Leader
5 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
5 1 (7.69%) QA Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.69%) Ajax
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
1 1 (7.69%) JSON
1 1 (7.69%) WCF
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
3 8 (61.54%) Regression Testing
3 8 (61.54%) SDLC
3 8 (61.54%) Smoke Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Validation
4 7 (53.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
6 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
6 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.69%) Kanban
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) People Management
6 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) Time Management
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft