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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 15 25
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 38 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 16.31% 8.45% 4.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 92.68% 85.71% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 34 4 2
Average salary £32,500 £48,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.29% +47.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,250 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £48,500 £34,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
41 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 17.60% 9.86% 7.43%
Number of salaries quoted 37 6 3
Average salary £32,500 £46,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.10% +55.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £40,600 £34,000 £48,500
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 11 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 11 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 77 (77.00%) Test Scripting
2 73 (73.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 72 (72.00%) Regression Testing
4 59 (59.00%) Project Management
5 50 (50.00%) Software Testing
6 44 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (38.00%) HP Quality Center
8 28 (28.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 27 (27.00%) Finance
10 23 (23.00%) Test Strategy
11 19 (19.00%) XML
12 18 (18.00%) Web Services
12 18 (18.00%) .NET
13 17 (17.00%) Automated Testing
14 16 (16.00%) SOAP
15 14 (14.00%) VB.NET
16 5 (5.00%) SQL
16 5 (5.00%) IBM
16 5 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 5 (5.00%) Banking
16 5 (5.00%) Selenium
17 4 (4.00%) WebDriver
17 4 (4.00%) Automation Testing
17 4 (4.00%) Linux
17 4 (4.00%) ISEB
18 3 (3.00%) Microsoft
18 3 (3.00%) zOS
18 3 (3.00%) WebSphere MQ
18 3 (3.00%) Mainframe
18 3 (3.00%) UNIX

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 (3.00%) MQSeries
1 3 (3.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) MS Project
1 2 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) OLAP
1 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (28.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (5.00%) Selenium
3 4 (4.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.00%) JIRA
5 1 (1.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.00%) Ranorex
General
1 27 (27.00%) Finance
2 5 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (1.00%) Publishing
4 1 (1.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 69 (69.00%) Test Engineer
2 53 (53.00%) Analyst
3 50 (50.00%) Test Analyst
4 38 (38.00%) QA Analyst
5 15 (15.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (4.00%) Lead Test Analyst
6 4 (4.00%) Developer
6 4 (4.00%) Administrator
7 3 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (3.00%) Consultant
7 3 (3.00%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) Tester
7 3 (3.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) Senior WebSphere Consultant
7 3 (3.00%) Senior WebSphere Specialist
7 3 (3.00%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) WebSphere Specialist
7 3 (3.00%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.00%) XML
2 18 (18.00%) .NET
2 18 (18.00%) Web Services
3 16 (16.00%) SOAP
4 3 (3.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.00%) HTML5
5 1 (1.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.00%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.00%) Linux
2 3 (3.00%) zOS
2 3 (3.00%) UNIX
2 3 (3.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (77.00%) Test Scripting
2 73 (73.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 72 (72.00%) Regression Testing
4 59 (59.00%) Project Management
5 50 (50.00%) Software Testing
6 44 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (23.00%) Test Strategy
8 17 (17.00%) Automated Testing
9 5 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.00%) Automation Testing
11 3 (3.00%) Test Management
11 3 (3.00%) Scrum
12 2 (2.00%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (2.00%) Validation
12 2 (2.00%) Business Analysis
12 2 (2.00%) Asset Management
12 2 (2.00%) Requirements Management
12 2 (2.00%) Requirements Analysis
12 2 (2.00%) Project Planning
12 2 (2.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.00%) VB.NET
2 5 (5.00%) SQL
3 2 (2.00%) Python
3 2 (2.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.00%) Java
4 1 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 38 (38.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (5.00%) IBM
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.00%) Applix
3 2 (2.00%) Cognos