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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 11 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 20.00% 2.11% 6.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 86.49% 42.86% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 30 2 8
Average salary £32,000 £27,500 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.36% -2.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £25,500 £26,050
10% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £29,500 £42,200
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
37 7 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 23.13% 4.93% 8.29%
Number of salaries quoted 34 6 11
Average salary £33,750 £30,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £18,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,365 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 19 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 55 (70.51%) Test Scripting
2 50 (64.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 48 (61.54%) Regression Testing
4 35 (44.87%) Project Management
5 29 (37.18%) Finance
5 29 (37.18%) Test Strategy
6 28 (35.90%) Web Services
6 28 (35.90%) XML
7 26 (33.33%) Automated Testing
8 25 (32.05%) SOAP
9 16 (20.51%) .NET
10 14 (17.95%) VB.NET
11 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (16.67%) Software Testing
12 10 (12.82%) SoapUI
13 7 (8.97%) Manual Testing
14 6 (7.69%) Banking
15 5 (6.41%) SQL
15 5 (6.41%) QuickTest Pro
15 5 (6.41%) Selenium
15 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
16 4 (5.13%) Mentoring
16 4 (5.13%) Coaching
16 4 (5.13%) WebDriver
16 4 (5.13%) Automation Testing
16 4 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
16 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
17 3 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
17 3 (3.85%) Scrum
17 3 (3.85%) ISEB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (1.28%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.28%) SAS
1 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Project
1 2 (2.56%) MS Office
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) OLAP
1 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 10 (12.82%) SoapUI
2 5 (6.41%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (6.41%) Selenium
3 4 (5.13%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (1.28%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.28%) LoadRunner
General
1 29 (37.18%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.28%) Publishing
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (47.44%) Test Engineer
2 33 (42.31%) Analyst
3 28 (35.90%) Test Analyst
4 15 (19.23%) Senior Test Engineer
5 12 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Tester
6 4 (5.13%) Junior
6 4 (5.13%) Developer
6 4 (5.13%) QA Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Junior Test Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Programmer
7 3 (3.85%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.56%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (2.56%) Trainee
8 2 (2.56%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (35.90%) Web Services
1 28 (35.90%) XML
2 25 (32.05%) SOAP
3 16 (20.51%) .NET
4 1 (1.28%) HTML
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.56%) User Experience
3 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.28%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (1.28%) zOS
2 1 (1.28%) UNIX
2 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (70.51%) Test Scripting
2 50 (64.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 48 (61.54%) Regression Testing
4 35 (44.87%) Project Management
5 29 (37.18%) Test Strategy
6 26 (33.33%) Automated Testing
7 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 7 (8.97%) Manual Testing
9 4 (5.13%) Automation Testing
9 4 (5.13%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.13%) Coaching
10 3 (3.85%) Test Management
10 3 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.85%) Scrum
11 2 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (2.56%) Validation
11 2 (2.56%) Requirements Management
11 2 (2.56%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (2.56%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.95%) VB.NET
2 5 (6.41%) SQL
3 2 (2.56%) Python
3 2 (2.56%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.28%) Java
4 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.85%) IBM
3 2 (2.56%) Applix
3 2 (2.56%) Cognos
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago