The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 38 35
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 16 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 3.54% 3.97% 4.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.03% 40.00% 56.00%
Number of salaries quoted 17 14 13
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £40,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £48,300
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
QA
West Yorkshire

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 Bradford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bradford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
58 40 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 11.39% 9.93% 7.94%
Number of salaries quoted 44 30 24
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,000 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

QA
Salary Trend in Bradford

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

QA Salary Trend in Bradford

QA
Salary Histogram in Bradford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Bradford region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bradford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bradford 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 16 (48.48%) SQL
1 16 (48.48%) .NET
2 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 12 (36.36%) T-SQL
2 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 12 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (30.30%) C#
3 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET
3 10 (30.30%) CSS
3 10 (30.30%) XML
4 9 (27.27%) ITIL
4 9 (27.27%) SOA
4 9 (27.27%) IT Governance
5 8 (24.24%) Service Management
6 7 (21.21%) ISEB
7 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
7 6 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (15.15%) Business Process Mapping
8 5 (15.15%) Banking
8 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
8 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
8 5 (15.15%) SLA
8 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.12%) Project Management
9 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (9.09%) ITSM
10 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
10 3 (9.09%) Mobile App

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bradford 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.03%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.06%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.06%) Ranorex
3 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Analyst
1 18 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Service Manager
3 5 (15.15%) IT Services Manager
4 4 (12.12%) IT Services Delivery Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Services Delivery Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Junior
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) IT Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Junior Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Head of Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Graduate
6 2 (6.06%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (48.48%) .NET
2 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET
2 10 (30.30%) CSS
2 10 (30.30%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) HTML5
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
1 9 (27.27%) SOA
1 9 (27.27%) IT Governance
2 8 (24.24%) Service Management
3 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
4 5 (15.15%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (12.12%) Project Management
5 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.09%) ITSM
6 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.06%) Manual Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
7 2 (6.06%) Change Management
8 1 (3.03%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.03%) CMMI
8 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 12 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 10 (30.30%) C#
4 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) ISEB
2 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 6 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Progress
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