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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 7 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 25 35 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 11.52% 18.42% 6.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 80.65% 89.74% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13 31 2
Average salary £25,000 £32,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £40,000 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
31 39 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 14.29% 20.53% 7.75%
Number of salaries quoted 19 35 4
Average salary £25,000 £32,500 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -13.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £46,900 £46,000
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 4 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 27 (60.00%) Banking
2 26 (57.78%) Retail
3 20 (44.44%) Business Analysis
4 16 (35.56%) Finance
5 12 (26.67%) Regression Testing
5 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 12 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (22.22%) Lean Six Sigma
6 10 (22.22%) Six Sigma
6 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (22.22%) Retail Banking
7 8 (17.78%) Validation
7 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (17.78%) Requirements Management
8 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
8 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
8 7 (15.56%) Project Management
8 7 (15.56%) ISEB
9 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.11%) Credit Risk
9 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (8.89%) Scrum
11 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
11 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
11 3 (6.67%) UML
11 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
11 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
11 3 (6.67%) Integration Testing
11 3 (6.67%) Functional Testing
11 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Selenium
2 2 (4.44%) Firebug
2 2 (4.44%) Fiddler
3 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.22%) Ranorex
General
1 27 (60.00%) Banking
2 26 (57.78%) Retail
3 16 (35.56%) Finance
4 10 (22.22%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 37 (82.22%) Analyst
2 20 (44.44%) Business Analyst
3 14 (31.11%) Test Analyst
4 12 (26.67%) Lead Business Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Business Manager
5 5 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 4 (8.89%) Junior
6 4 (8.89%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Junior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Administrator
8 2 (4.44%) Project Administrator
9 1 (2.22%) Change Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Programme Planner
9 1 (2.22%) QA Test Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) PMO Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) SOAP
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
1 1 (2.22%) XML
1 1 (2.22%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Credit Risk
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Business Analysis
2 12 (26.67%) Regression Testing
2 12 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 10 (22.22%) Lean Six Sigma
3 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.22%) Six Sigma
4 8 (17.78%) Validation
4 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (17.78%) Requirements Management
5 7 (15.56%) Project Management
5 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.89%) Scrum
8 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.67%) UML
8 3 (6.67%) Functional Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.67%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.44%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) ISEB
1 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Pega