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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 11 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 18.67% 2.08% 6.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 87.50% 37.50% 76.47%
Number of salaries quoted 26 2 9
Average salary £31,500 £27,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.54% +3.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £25,500 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,500 £41,800
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
32 8 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 21.33% 5.56% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 29 7 12
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% +2.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £18,900 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £36,547 £44,600 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 50 (72.46%) Test Scripting
2 46 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 43 (62.32%) Regression Testing
4 29 (42.03%) Project Management
4 29 (42.03%) Test Strategy
5 28 (40.58%) Web Services
5 28 (40.58%) XML
5 28 (40.58%) Finance
6 26 (37.68%) Automated Testing
7 25 (36.23%) SOAP
8 14 (20.29%) .NET
9 13 (18.84%) VB.NET
10 11 (15.94%) SoapUI
11 8 (11.59%) Manual Testing
12 7 (10.14%) Software Testing
13 6 (8.70%) Banking
14 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (7.25%) SQL
15 4 (5.80%) Selenium
15 4 (5.80%) Automation Testing
16 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
16 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
16 3 (4.35%) ISEB
16 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
17 2 (2.90%) Validation
17 2 (2.90%) Advertising
17 2 (2.90%) Business Analysis
17 2 (2.90%) Requirements Management
17 2 (2.90%) Requirements Analysis
17 2 (2.90%) Asset Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1 (1.45%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) OLAP
1 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) SoapUI
2 4 (5.80%) Selenium
3 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.45%) Ranorex
General
1 28 (40.58%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 31 (44.93%) Test Engineer
2 30 (43.48%) Analyst
3 25 (36.23%) Test Analyst
4 14 (20.29%) Senior Test Engineer
5 12 (17.39%) Senior Test Analyst
5 12 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Junior
6 4 (5.80%) Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Programmer
7 3 (4.35%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Tester
7 3 (4.35%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Junior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Lead Business Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Trainee
8 2 (2.90%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (40.58%) Web Services
1 28 (40.58%) XML
2 25 (36.23%) SOAP
3 14 (20.29%) .NET
4 1 (1.45%) HTML
4 1 (1.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (72.46%) Test Scripting
2 46 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 43 (62.32%) Regression Testing
4 29 (42.03%) Project Management
4 29 (42.03%) Test Strategy
5 26 (37.68%) Automated Testing
6 8 (11.59%) Manual Testing
7 7 (10.14%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.80%) Automation Testing
10 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (2.90%) Asset Management
11 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (2.90%) Requirements Management
11 2 (2.90%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (2.90%) Wealth Management
11 2 (2.90%) Business Analysis
11 2 (2.90%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (2.90%) Line Management
11 2 (2.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) VB.NET
2 5 (7.25%) SQL
3 2 (2.90%) Python
3 2 (2.90%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.45%) Java
4 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) GAAP
Vendors
1 2 (2.90%) Cognos
1 2 (2.90%) IBM
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
1 2 (2.90%) Applix
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle
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