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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 19 7
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 17 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 3.31% 9.09% 20.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.00% 60.71% 89.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 37
Average salary £55,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £62,550 £39,225 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
20 28 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 11.05% 14.97% 23.41%
Number of salaries quoted 16 26 41
Average salary £50,000 £40,438 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.64% +18.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £35,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
2 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) ISEB
3 5 (26.32%) WebTrends
3 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) MS Office
3 5 (26.32%) CSS
3 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
3 5 (26.32%) jQuery
3 5 (26.32%) Web Development
3 5 (26.32%) Degree
3 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 5 (26.32%) Retail
3 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Multivariate Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Mobile Banking
3 5 (26.32%) Qualitative Research
3 5 (26.32%) Fintech
3 5 (26.32%) Front End Development
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
5 3 (15.79%) JIRA
5 3 (15.79%) Selenium
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) WebTrends
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
1 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
2 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
2 2 (10.53%) JMeter
2 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
2 2 (10.53%) LoadUI
3 1 (5.26%) Ranorex
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Development Manager
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Test Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Development Project Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) QA Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Development Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Trainer
6 1 (5.26%) Junior
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) CSS
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
1 5 (26.32%) jQuery
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
1 5 (26.32%) Fintech
1 5 (26.32%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
1 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Front End Development
2 5 (26.32%) Multivariate Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Qualitative Research
2 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Web Development
3 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Kanban
5 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) Product Management
5 2 (10.53%) QA Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
1 5 (26.32%) ISEB
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) HP