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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 18 30
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 37 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 3.90% 10.45% 5.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.03% 40.66% 51.35%
Number of salaries quoted 14 31 8
Average salary £40,000 £44,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
39 91 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 9.51% 25.71% 11.38%
Number of salaries quoted 34 71 18
Average salary £40,000 £44,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.11% +31.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £28,250 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -

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 9 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Bradford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 44 (64.71%) Finance
2 34 (50.00%) SQL
3 29 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (33.82%) Regression Testing
5 21 (30.88%) C#
5 21 (30.88%) .NET
6 20 (29.41%) ASP.NET
7 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
8 16 (23.53%) Selenium
8 16 (23.53%) System Testing
9 15 (22.06%) MS Office
10 14 (20.59%) XML
10 14 (20.59%) SOA
10 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
10 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
10 14 (20.59%) T-SQL
11 13 (19.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (19.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (19.12%) CSS
11 13 (19.12%) System Integration Testing
12 12 (17.65%) SoapUI
12 12 (17.65%) Integration Testing
12 12 (17.65%) Automated Testing
13 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
13 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (14.71%) ISEB
14 10 (14.71%) Legal
15 9 (13.24%) Banking
15 9 (13.24%) Software Testing
15 9 (13.24%) Degree

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (22.06%) MS Office
2 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
3 7 (10.29%) MS Visio
4 6 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) SSL
1 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 13 (19.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (23.53%) Selenium
2 12 (17.65%) SoapUI
3 8 (11.76%) JMeter
3 8 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (10.29%) JUnit
4 7 (10.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 44 (64.71%) Finance
2 10 (14.71%) Legal
3 9 (13.24%) Banking
4 4 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Back Office
5 1 (1.47%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (60.29%) Analyst
2 26 (38.24%) Test Analyst
3 14 (20.59%) Test Engineer
4 9 (13.24%) Senior Test Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Tester
6 7 (10.29%) QA Analyst
6 7 (10.29%) QA Test Analyst
6 7 (10.29%) QA Tester
6 7 (10.29%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (10.29%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (10.29%) Web Analyst
6 7 (10.29%) Web Test Analyst
6 7 (10.29%) Web Tester
7 5 (7.35%) Business Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Architect
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.88%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.88%) .NET
2 20 (29.41%) ASP.NET
3 14 (20.59%) XML
4 13 (19.12%) CSS
5 7 (10.29%) Web Services
6 1 (1.47%) FreeMarker
6 1 (1.47%) HTML
6 1 (1.47%) J2EE
6 1 (1.47%) SOAP
6 1 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.47%) XSD
6 1 (1.47%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.35%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.47%) Linux
1 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (33.82%) Regression Testing
3 16 (23.53%) System Testing
4 14 (20.59%) SOA
5 13 (19.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (19.12%) System Integration Testing
6 12 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 12 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 9 (13.24%) Mentoring
7 9 (13.24%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (13.24%) Software Testing
7 9 (13.24%) Waterfall
8 8 (11.76%) Business Analysis
8 8 (11.76%) Process Improvement
8 8 (11.76%) Test Strategy
8 8 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (8.82%) SDLC
10 5 (7.35%) Coaching
10 5 (7.35%) Functional Testing
10 5 (7.35%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.00%) SQL
2 21 (30.88%) C#
3 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
3 14 (20.59%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.47%) C++
4 1 (1.47%) Groovy
4 1 (1.47%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.47%) VB
4 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.47%) VB6
4 1 (1.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) ISEB
2 9 (13.24%) Degree
3 6 (8.82%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.94%) CGEIT
5 2 (2.94%) CISA
5 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) COBIT
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
Vendors
1 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.47%) IBM
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle
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