The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 12 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 40 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 14.55% 14.49% 9.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 84.21% 93.02% 87.50%
Number of salaries quoted 10 35 3
Average salary £25,000 £32,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -32.98%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 Halifax region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
38 43 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 17.27% 15.58% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 16 38 5
Average salary £25,250 £32,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.30% -31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,500 £40,450
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

QA
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

QA Salary Trend in Halifax

QA
Salary Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 29 (58.00%) Banking
2 28 (56.00%) Retail
3 20 (40.00%) Business Analysis
4 18 (36.00%) Finance
5 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 13 (26.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (24.00%) Regression Testing
7 12 (24.00%) Project Management
8 10 (20.00%) ISEB
8 10 (20.00%) Six Sigma
8 10 (20.00%) Retail Banking
8 10 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
9 8 (16.00%) Manual Testing
9 8 (16.00%) ISTQB
9 8 (16.00%) Requirements Management
9 8 (16.00%) Validation
9 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (12.00%) Functional Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.00%) UML
11 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Credit Risk
12 4 (8.00%) Web Services
12 4 (8.00%) Scrum
12 4 (8.00%) SoapUI
12 4 (8.00%) Test Strategy
13 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (6.00%) Mentoring

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Halifax 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (6.00%) Selenium
3 2 (4.00%) Firebug
3 2 (4.00%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.00%) Ranorex
General
1 29 (58.00%) Banking
2 28 (56.00%) Retail
3 18 (36.00%) Finance
4 10 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 3 (6.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 42 (84.00%) Analyst
2 20 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 17 (34.00%) Test Analyst
4 12 (24.00%) Lead Business Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Business Manager
5 5 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Junior
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) QA Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Change Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Junior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Project Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Administrator
8 1 (2.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Programme Planner
8 1 (2.00%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) Web Services
2 3 (6.00%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (26.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (24.00%) Project Management
4 12 (24.00%) Regression Testing
5 10 (20.00%) Six Sigma
5 10 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
6 8 (16.00%) Manual Testing
6 8 (16.00%) Requirements Management
6 8 (16.00%) Validation
6 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.00%) Functional Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.00%) UML
8 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Test Strategy
9 4 (8.00%) Scrum
10 3 (6.00%) Programme Management
10 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) ISEB
2 8 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.00%) Pega
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago