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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 10.34% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 92.31% - -
Number of salaries quoted 12 0 0
Average salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
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
13 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 11.21% - 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 13 0 4
Average salary £35,000 - £38,750
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 - £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £63,250 -
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (86.96%) Finance
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (52.17%) Selenium
3 12 (52.17%) Java
3 12 (52.17%) QMS
3 12 (52.17%) WebDriver
4 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
6 6 (26.09%) Automation Testing
7 5 (21.74%) ISEB
7 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
8 3 (13.04%) HP
8 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
8 3 (13.04%) Use Case
8 3 (13.04%) JIRA
8 3 (13.04%) Bugzilla
9 2 (8.70%) Information Management
9 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
9 2 (8.70%) Operations Management
9 2 (8.70%) Degree
9 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
9 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
9 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
9 2 (8.70%) People Management
10 1 (4.35%) Appium

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Selenium
1 12 (52.17%) WebDriver
2 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.04%) JIRA
2 3 (13.04%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.35%) Appium
3 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) Calabash
General
1 20 (86.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Analyst
1 18 (78.26%) Test Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Automation Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
3 2 (8.70%) Quality Manager
3 2 (8.70%) QA Manager
3 2 (8.70%) QA Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Android
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) QMS
3 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
4 6 (26.09%) Automation Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
6 3 (13.04%) Use Case
7 2 (8.70%) Information Management
7 2 (8.70%) Operations Management
7 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
7 2 (8.70%) People Management
8 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) HP
Preston, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 25,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Test-Direct
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Preston
Fruition IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago