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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 6 24
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 50 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 8.95% 20.83% 6.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 73.91% 94.34% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 14 44 9
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
23 53 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 12.11% 22.08% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 20 47 12
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +0.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £21,000 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £47,700 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 30 (81.08%) Test Scripting
2 24 (64.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (64.86%) Finance
3 20 (54.05%) Project Management
4 17 (45.95%) Regression Testing
4 17 (45.95%) Automated Testing
4 17 (45.95%) Test Strategy
5 15 (40.54%) SoapUI
5 15 (40.54%) Web Services
6 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
7 10 (27.03%) XML
8 6 (16.22%) SOAP
8 6 (16.22%) ISEB
8 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
9 5 (13.51%) UML
9 5 (13.51%) Banking
9 5 (13.51%) Change Management
10 4 (10.81%) Programme Management
10 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
10 4 (10.81%) MS Office
10 4 (10.81%) SQL
10 4 (10.81%) Ranorex
11 3 (8.11%) Change Control
11 3 (8.11%) Cyber Security
11 3 (8.11%) Retail
11 3 (8.11%) General Ledger
11 3 (8.11%) Apache Flex
11 3 (8.11%) Product Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) ATM
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (40.54%) SoapUI
2 4 (10.81%) Ranorex
General
1 24 (64.86%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (89.19%) Analyst
2 30 (81.08%) Test Analyst
3 14 (37.84%) Senior Analyst
3 14 (37.84%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Change Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Programme Planner
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.70%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (40.54%) Web Services
2 10 (27.03%) XML
3 6 (16.22%) SOAP
4 3 (8.11%) Apache Flex
5 2 (5.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) EMV
2 2 (5.41%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.41%) Tandem
2 2 (5.41%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
1 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (81.08%) Test Scripting
2 24 (64.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (54.05%) Project Management
4 17 (45.95%) Automated Testing
4 17 (45.95%) Regression Testing
4 17 (45.95%) Test Strategy
5 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Change Management
7 5 (13.51%) UML
8 4 (10.81%) Programme Management
9 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (8.11%) Change Control
9 3 (8.11%) Product Management
9 3 (8.11%) Cyber Security
10 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.70%) Coaching
11 1 (2.70%) Automation Testing
11 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 1 (2.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) PL/1
2 2 (5.41%) JCL
2 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) C#
2 2 (5.41%) C++
2 2 (5.41%) COBOL
2 2 (5.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) ISEB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.70%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) HP
2 2 (5.41%) NCR
2 2 (5.41%) VocaLink
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) IBM