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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 17 37
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 2.65% 8.75% 0.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.44% 63.64% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 1
Median salary £42,500 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
9 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 5.96% 13.75% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 3
Median salary £45,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £18,500 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £38,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +7.31%

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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

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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

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Top 11 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) People Management
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing

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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:

Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Manual Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
1 1 (25.00%) QA Leader
1 1 (25.00%) QA Manager
1 1 (25.00%) QA Manual Tester
1 1 (25.00%) QA Team Leader
1 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) People Management
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Validation