The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Preston 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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 - 19
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 0 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 1.86% - 9.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% - 88.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 14
Median salary £24,500 - £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 Preston with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Preston
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 8 10 17
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 4.97% 10.31% 10.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 16
Median salary £24,500 £33,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.86% -10.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,250 £25,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £40,000 £64,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 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 in Preston.

Salary trend for QA in Preston

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Preston region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Validation
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) SDLC
2 5 (55.56%) Smoke Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SaaS
5 2 (22.22%) Confluence
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 2 (22.22%) Internet
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services
6 1 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (11.11%) SQL

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Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 1 (11.11%) Redis
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Manual Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Tester
2 2 (22.22%) QA Manual Tester
2 2 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Lead
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) Ajax
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) JSON
1 1 (11.11%) WCF
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
2 5 (55.56%) SDLC
2 5 (55.56%) Smoke Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Validation
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft