The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 37 30 28
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2  
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 21 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.08% 6.33% 6.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.67% 65.63% 62.79%
Number of salaries quoted 14 20 25
Median salary £26,375 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,625 £29,300 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 30 32 43
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 7.19% 9.64% 10.17%
Number of salaries quoted 27 30 41
Median salary £35,000 £40,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,325 £23,350 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Lancashire

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Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Lancashire.

Salary trend for QA in Lancashire

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Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Lancashire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Lancashire

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Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley +5 6 £26,250 -12.50%
Preston -10 6 £26,500 -29.33%
Blackburn - 2 £21,500 -
Skelmersdale -3 1 £42,500 -10.52%
Blackpool -11 1 - -
Colne - 1 £40,000 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for QA.

1 37 (67.27%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) SDLC
3 17 (30.91%) Test Scripting
4 14 (25.45%) SQL
5 12 (21.82%) .NET
5 12 (21.82%) C#
5 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (20.00%) JIRA
7 10 (18.18%) Degree
8 9 (16.36%) Software Testing
8 9 (16.36%) Validation
9 8 (14.55%) Regression Testing
9 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
9 8 (14.55%) Smoke Testing
9 8 (14.55%) Automation Testing
9 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (12.73%) Process Improvement
10 7 (12.73%) Selenium
10 7 (12.73%) ITIL
10 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET
11 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
11 6 (10.91%) MS Office
11 6 (10.91%) Internet
11 6 (10.91%) Project Management
11 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
11 6 (10.91%) Manual Testing
12 5 (9.09%) Kanban
12 5 (9.09%) Test Automation

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Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MS Office
2 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) GitHub
1 1 (1.82%) IaaS
1 1 (1.82%) PaaS
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.82%) Redis
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) JIRA
2 7 (12.73%) Selenium
3 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.45%) Calabash
4 3 (5.45%) Capybara
4 3 (5.45%) Fiddler
5 2 (3.64%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.82%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.82%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (1.82%) Maven
6 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.27%) Marketing
3 3 (5.45%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Retail
4 2 (3.64%) Electronics
4 2 (3.64%) Legal
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Analyst
2 15 (27.27%) QA Analyst
3 11 (20.00%) Developer
4 10 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 9 (16.36%) QA Test Analyst
6 7 (12.73%) QA Leader
7 6 (10.91%) Applications Developer
8 5 (9.09%) .NET Applications Developer
8 5 (9.09%) .NET Developer
8 5 (9.09%) Applications Support
8 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (9.09%) C# Application Developer
8 5 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (9.09%) C# Developer
8 5 (9.09%) Manual Tester
8 5 (9.09%) Tester
9 4 (7.27%) QA Manual Tester
9 4 (7.27%) QA Tester
9 4 (7.27%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) .NET
2 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.27%) CSS
3 4 (7.27%) HTML
3 4 (7.27%) Node.js
3 4 (7.27%) WinForms
3 4 (7.27%) WPF
4 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.82%) Ajax
4 1 (1.82%) jQuery
4 1 (1.82%) JSON
4 1 (1.82%) WCF
4 1 (1.82%) Web Services
4 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.82%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) AIX
1 1 (1.82%) Linux
1 1 (1.82%) Unix
1 1 (1.82%) Windows
1 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
1 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (67.27%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) SDLC
3 17 (30.91%) Test Scripting
4 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (16.36%) Software Testing
5 9 (16.36%) Validation
6 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Automation Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (14.55%) Regression Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Smoke Testing
7 7 (12.73%) ITIL
7 7 (12.73%) Process Improvement
8 6 (10.91%) Manual Testing
8 6 (10.91%) Project Management
8 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
9 5 (9.09%) Kanban
9 5 (9.09%) Scrum
9 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) SQL
2 12 (21.82%) C#
3 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.09%) C
5 4 (7.27%) C++
6 2 (3.64%) Java
7 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Degree
2 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) SDET
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle
2 2 (3.64%) SAP
3 1 (1.82%) Minitab
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