Period
to 22 May 2018

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 6 months to 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 44 38
Rank change year-on-year -26 -6 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 44 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.40% 5.13% 5.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.79% 60.27% 61.33%
Number of salaries quoted 14 43 73
Lancashire median annual salary £36,250 £27,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.26% -28.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,000 £19,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £56,875 £44,641 £48,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 76 73 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 8.89% 8.52% 9.65%
Number of salaries quoted 64 63 69
Lancashire median annual salary £38,000 £30,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £22,825 £19,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £57,000 £48,250 £53,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +5.26%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Lancashire

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Lancashire over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Lancashire

QA
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 6 months to 22 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +4 4 £27,500 +3.77% 3
Chorley -20 2 £36,250 +36.15% 1
Blackpool +8 1 £47,500 - 1
Skelmersdale +2 1 £61,000 +43.53%
Burnley - 1 £50,000 -
QA
North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Marketing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) User Experience
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Product Management
4 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Data Science
4 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) Legal
5 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (8.33%) Validation

QA
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) French Language
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Quality Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software QA Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) WinForms
2 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Data Science
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (16.67%) Product Management
4 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) OOD
5 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Epicor
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft