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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 30 28
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 8.65% 1.37% 0.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 90.00% 40.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 1
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +29.31%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
10 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 9.62% 3.42% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 1
Average salary £40,000 £22,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+81.81% -24.13%
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
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Preston region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Preston

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (82.61%) Finance
1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (78.26%) Java
3 17 (73.91%) QMS
3 17 (73.91%) Selenium
3 17 (73.91%) WebDriver
4 13 (56.52%) Automation Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Windows
5 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
6 2 (8.70%) ISO 9001
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.70%) Sun
6 2 (8.70%) ISEB
6 2 (8.70%) Citrix
6 2 (8.70%) Juniper
6 2 (8.70%) Solaris
6 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Firewall
6 2 (8.70%) VMware
6 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
7 1 (4.35%) li3
7 1 (4.35%) React
7 1 (4.35%) nginx
7 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) Drupal
1 1 (4.35%) WordPress
1 1 (4.35%) nginx
1 1 (4.35%) SilverStripe
1 1 (4.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) Selenium
1 17 (73.91%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 19 (82.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Analyst
2 18 (78.26%) Test Analyst
3 11 (47.83%) Automation Test Analyst
3 11 (47.83%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) Symfony
1 1 (4.35%) Zend Framework
1 1 (4.35%) jQuery
1 1 (4.35%) Ext JS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML5
1 1 (4.35%) Yii
1 1 (4.35%) CSS3
1 1 (4.35%) Laravel
1 1 (4.35%) Ember.js
1 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.35%) li3
1 1 (4.35%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Solaris
3 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (73.91%) QMS
3 13 (56.52%) Automation Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Logistics
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.35%) Use Case
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) TDD
5 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) PHP
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Citrix
1 2 (8.70%) Juniper
1 2 (8.70%) VMware
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.70%) Sun
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Zend