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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 17 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 8.60% 5.21% 6.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.88% 50.00% 68.57%
Number of salaries quoted 26 8 23
Average salary £44,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £45,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
64 34 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 18.34% 10.43% 9.07%
Number of salaries quoted 51 17 31
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £21,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bradford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 40 (70.18%) Finance
2 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
3 19 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (31.58%) SQL
4 18 (31.58%) T-SQL
4 18 (31.58%) .NET
4 18 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 14 (24.56%) SOA
6 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
7 12 (21.05%) ITIL
7 12 (21.05%) Windows
8 11 (19.30%) Service Management
9 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
9 10 (17.54%) CSS
9 10 (17.54%) XML
9 10 (17.54%) C#
10 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
10 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
11 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
11 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
12 7 (12.28%) ISEB
12 7 (12.28%) Project Management
13 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (10.53%) ITSM
13 6 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (10.53%) IT Governance
13 6 (10.53%) ISTQB
14 5 (8.77%) Oracle Fusion

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.02%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.02%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
1 5 (8.77%) DNS
1 5 (8.77%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.58%) SQL Server
1 18 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
1 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (70.18%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Advertising
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (59.65%) Analyst
2 19 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 16 (28.07%) Architect
4 15 (26.32%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (21.05%) Senior Test Analyst
6 10 (17.54%) Systems Architect
6 10 (17.54%) Business Architect
7 9 (15.79%) Business Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Business Systems Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (8.77%) Services Delivery Manager
8 5 (8.77%) Service Manager
8 5 (8.77%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (8.77%) IT Architect
8 5 (8.77%) Senior Systems Architect
8 5 (8.77%) IT Business Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Senior Architect
9 4 (7.02%) Desktop Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.58%) .NET
2 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
2 10 (17.54%) CSS
2 10 (17.54%) XML
3 5 (8.77%) Middleware
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (8.77%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) Data Integration
3 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) HPUX
2 5 (8.77%) Linux
2 5 (8.77%) UNIX
3 4 (7.02%) Android
3 4 (7.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) SOA
2 12 (21.05%) ITIL
3 11 (19.30%) Service Management
4 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
6 7 (12.28%) Project Management
7 6 (10.53%) IT Governance
7 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.53%) ITSM
8 5 (8.77%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (8.77%) Asset Management
8 5 (8.77%) Data Architecture
8 5 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (8.77%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (8.77%) Software Licensing
9 4 (7.02%) Automation Testing
9 4 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
10 1 (1.75%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) SQL
1 18 (31.58%) T-SQL
2 10 (17.54%) C#
3 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.77%) Java
4 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) ISEB
2 6 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (3.51%) VCP4
4 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Hyperion
2 5 (8.77%) Red Hat
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 1 (1.75%) Northgate