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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 6 20
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 63 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 11.80% 16.84% 9.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 91.30% 91.30% 84.21%
Number of salaries quoted 10 59 8
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £21,000 £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £35,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £38,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -0.65%
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 69 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 12.92% 18.45% 11.31%
Number of salaries quoted 12 65 11
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £50,000 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (54.55%) Finance
2 16 (48.48%) Banking
2 16 (48.48%) Test Scripting
3 14 (42.42%) Retail
4 13 (39.39%) Project Management
5 11 (33.33%) Business Analysis
6 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (30.30%) Automated Testing
6 10 (30.30%) Regression Testing
6 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
7 9 (27.27%) Web Services
7 9 (27.27%) SoapUI
8 8 (24.24%) Lean Six Sigma
8 8 (24.24%) Six Sigma
9 6 (18.18%) ISEB
9 6 (18.18%) Functional Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (15.15%) UML
10 5 (15.15%) Change Management
11 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
11 4 (12.12%) XML
11 4 (12.12%) SQL
11 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
11 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Change Control
12 3 (9.09%) Requirements Management
12 3 (9.09%) Retail Banking
12 3 (9.09%) Apache Flex
12 3 (9.09%) Validation
12 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (6.06%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) ATM
1 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 3 (9.09%) Ranorex
General
1 18 (54.55%) Finance
2 16 (48.48%) Banking
3 14 (42.42%) Retail
4 3 (9.09%) General Ledger
4 3 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (90.91%) Analyst
2 16 (48.48%) Test Analyst
3 11 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 8 (24.24%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (24.24%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Lead Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Change Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (3.03%) Programme Planner
8 1 (3.03%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) Web Services
2 4 (12.12%) XML
3 3 (9.09%) Apache Flex
4 2 (6.06%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) EMV
2 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.06%) Tandem
2 2 (6.06%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
1 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
1 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Test Scripting
2 13 (39.39%) Project Management
3 11 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 10 (30.30%) Automated Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Regression Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
4 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Lean Six Sigma
5 8 (24.24%) Six Sigma
6 6 (18.18%) Functional Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Change Management
7 5 (15.15%) UML
8 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Requirements Management
9 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
9 3 (9.09%) Validation
9 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
9 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (9.09%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) PL/1
2 2 (6.06%) JCL
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) C#
2 2 (6.06%) C++
2 2 (6.06%) COBOL
2 2 (6.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) ISEB
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) NCR
2 2 (6.06%) VocaLink
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) IBM
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Lloyds Banking Group
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