Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Lancashire > Preston
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 40 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 -18 +28
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 2 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 2.46% 0.87% 9.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.09% 13.33% 72.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 26
Preston median annual salary £20,750 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -51.18% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16,500 £41,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £28,225 £43,750 £42,500
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% -36.17%

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 Preston with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Preston
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 23 15 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 9.43% 6.55% 12.63%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 23
Preston median annual salary £29,000 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.95% +35.71% +13.82%
10th Percentile £16,950 £31,750 £18,450
90th Percentile £50,000 £53,750 £42,500
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -17.65% +41.67% -25.00%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Preston

QA
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 24 November 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 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (33.33%) Confluence
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) B2C
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax

QA
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 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (16.67%) Redis
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Junior
1 2 (33.33%) Junior Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Product Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Product Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) Ajax
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) WCF
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Kanban
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Guerrilla Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Strategic Thinking
3 1 (16.67%) Traceability Matrix
3 1 (16.67%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft