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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 8 35
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 28 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 9.05% 15.22% 3.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.06% 75.68% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 9
Average salary £35,000 £54,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.18% +107.69%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
31 37 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 15.58% 20.11% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 30 28 10
Average salary £40,438 £54,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.11% +107.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £23,200 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £27,300 £55,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 18 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 35 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 33 (66.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (52.00%) Regression Testing
4 24 (48.00%) Project Management
5 23 (46.00%) Test Strategy
6 22 (44.00%) Automated Testing
7 21 (42.00%) Finance
7 21 (42.00%) Web Services
8 20 (40.00%) XML
9 17 (34.00%) SoapUI
10 14 (28.00%) SOAP
11 10 (20.00%) Manual Testing
12 7 (14.00%) SQL
13 5 (10.00%) MS Office
13 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
14 4 (8.00%) Banking
14 4 (8.00%) Ranorex
14 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
15 3 (6.00%) Coaching
15 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
15 3 (6.00%) Software Testing
15 3 (6.00%) Automation Testing
15 3 (6.00%) Product Management
15 3 (6.00%) SAS
15 3 (6.00%) Oracle
15 3 (6.00%) Java
16 2 (4.00%) C#
16 2 (4.00%) C++
16 2 (4.00%) COBOL
16 2 (4.00%) SQL Server

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (6.00%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) ATM
1 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 17 (34.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (8.00%) Ranorex
3 2 (4.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 21 (42.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Advertising
3 2 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (74.00%) Analyst
2 33 (66.00%) Test Analyst
3 16 (32.00%) Senior Analyst
3 16 (32.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Junior
6 3 (6.00%) Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Programmer
6 3 (6.00%) Junior Test Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Trainee
7 2 (4.00%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) Graduate
7 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.00%) Web Services
2 20 (40.00%) XML
3 14 (28.00%) SOAP
4 2 (4.00%) J2EE
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) EMV
2 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.00%) Tandem
2 2 (4.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
1 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 33 (66.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (52.00%) Regression Testing
4 24 (48.00%) Project Management
5 23 (46.00%) Test Strategy
6 22 (44.00%) Automated Testing
7 10 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.00%) Coaching
9 3 (6.00%) Automation Testing
9 3 (6.00%) Product Management
9 3 (6.00%) Software Testing
10 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
10 2 (4.00%) Requirements Management
10 2 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (4.00%) Change Management
10 2 (4.00%) UML
10 2 (4.00%) Validation
10 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (4.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) Java
3 2 (4.00%) C#
3 2 (4.00%) C++
3 2 (4.00%) COBOL
3 2 (4.00%) Assembly Language
3 2 (4.00%) PL/1
3 2 (4.00%) JCL
3 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.00%) PHP
4 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) IBM
3 2 (4.00%) HP
3 2 (4.00%) NCR
3 2 (4.00%) VocaLink
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago