The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Halifax region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 8 17 26
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 36 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 17.39% 6.82% 5.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 94.74% 81.82% 64.71%
Number of salaries quoted 32 2 1
Average salary £32,500 £38,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.12% +29.16%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
38 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 18.36% 8.33% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 34 4 3
Average salary £32,500 £37,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.90% +25.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,600 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £41,050 £44,800 £46,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
West Yorkshire

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 23 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 74 (77.08%) Test Scripting
2 70 (72.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 70 (72.92%) Regression Testing
3 55 (57.29%) Project Management
4 46 (47.92%) Software Testing
5 40 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (35.42%) HP Quality Center
7 25 (26.04%) Finance
7 25 (26.04%) QuickTest Pro
8 24 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 21 (21.88%) XML
10 20 (20.83%) Web Services
11 18 (18.75%) Automated Testing
12 17 (17.71%) SOAP
12 17 (17.71%) .NET
13 14 (14.58%) VB.NET
14 6 (6.25%) SQL
15 5 (5.21%) ISEB
15 5 (5.21%) IBM
15 5 (5.21%) Banking
15 5 (5.21%) Selenium
15 5 (5.21%) Automation Testing
16 4 (4.17%) WebDriver
16 4 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
16 4 (4.17%) Linux
17 3 (3.13%) Microsoft
17 3 (3.13%) zOS
17 3 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
17 3 (3.13%) Mainframe
17 3 (3.13%) UNIX

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.13%) MQSeries
1 3 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Project
1 2 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) OLAP
1 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (26.04%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (5.21%) Selenium
3 4 (4.17%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.08%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.08%) JIRA
5 1 (1.04%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.04%) LoadRunner
General
1 25 (26.04%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Banking
3 2 (2.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.04%) Publishing
4 1 (1.04%) Retail
4 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 65 (67.71%) Test Engineer
2 50 (52.08%) Analyst
3 47 (48.96%) Test Analyst
4 34 (35.42%) QA Analyst
5 15 (15.63%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (4.17%) Lead Test Analyst
6 4 (4.17%) Developer
6 4 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.13%) Administrator
7 3 (3.13%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (3.13%) Consultant
7 3 (3.13%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.13%) Tester
7 3 (3.13%) Senior WebSphere Consultant
7 3 (3.13%) Senior WebSphere Specialist
7 3 (3.13%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (3.13%) WebSphere Specialist
7 3 (3.13%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.88%) XML
2 20 (20.83%) Web Services
3 17 (17.71%) .NET
3 17 (17.71%) SOAP
4 3 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.04%) HTML5
5 1 (1.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.13%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.04%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.17%) Linux
2 3 (3.13%) zOS
2 3 (3.13%) UNIX
2 3 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (77.08%) Test Scripting
2 70 (72.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 70 (72.92%) Regression Testing
3 55 (57.29%) Project Management
4 46 (47.92%) Software Testing
5 40 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 18 (18.75%) Automated Testing
8 5 (5.21%) Automation Testing
9 4 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.13%) Scrum
10 3 (3.13%) Test Management
11 2 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (2.08%) Agile Project Management
11 2 (2.08%) Web Development
11 2 (2.08%) Wealth Management
11 2 (2.08%) Performance Management
11 2 (2.08%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (2.08%) Validation
11 2 (2.08%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.58%) VB.NET
2 6 (6.25%) SQL
3 2 (2.08%) Python
3 2 (2.08%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.04%) Java
4 1 (1.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (5.21%) ISEB
2 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 34 (35.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (5.21%) IBM
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.08%) Applix
3 2 (2.08%) Cognos
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