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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 18.60% 5.00% 6.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 84.21% 53.85% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 29 5 12
Average salary £31,500 £50,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.00% +88.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £34,400 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £54,000 £40,900
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
38 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 22.09% 9.29% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 34 10 13
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +88.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £19,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,821 £40,800 £60,000
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 21 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 49 (72.06%) Test Scripting
2 46 (67.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 40 (58.82%) Regression Testing
4 29 (42.65%) Project Management
4 29 (42.65%) Finance
4 29 (42.65%) Test Strategy
5 27 (39.71%) Web Services
5 27 (39.71%) XML
6 26 (38.24%) Automated Testing
7 24 (35.29%) SOAP
8 13 (19.12%) SoapUI
9 10 (14.71%) VB.NET
9 10 (14.71%) .NET
9 10 (14.71%) Manual Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Banking
11 5 (7.35%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.35%) SQL
12 4 (5.88%) Automation Testing
13 3 (4.41%) Mentoring
13 3 (4.41%) Coaching
13 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (4.41%) Selenium
13 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
13 3 (4.41%) ISEB
13 3 (4.41%) MS Office
13 3 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 2 (2.94%) Advertising
14 2 (2.94%) Publishing
14 2 (2.94%) Validation

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (1.47%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) OLAP
1 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.47%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) SoapUI
2 3 (4.41%) Selenium
3 2 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.94%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.94%) Ranorex
4 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
General
1 29 (42.65%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Advertising
3 2 (2.94%) Publishing
4 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (52.94%) Analyst
2 31 (45.59%) Test Analyst
3 25 (36.76%) Test Engineer
4 14 (20.59%) Senior Test Analyst
4 14 (20.59%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (16.18%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Junior
7 3 (4.41%) Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Programmer
7 3 (4.41%) Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Junior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Trainee
8 2 (2.94%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Graduate
8 2 (2.94%) Tester
8 2 (2.94%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (39.71%) Web Services
1 27 (39.71%) XML
2 24 (35.29%) SOAP
3 10 (14.71%) .NET
4 1 (1.47%) HTML5
4 1 (1.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.47%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (72.06%) Test Scripting
2 46 (67.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 40 (58.82%) Regression Testing
4 29 (42.65%) Project Management
4 29 (42.65%) Test Strategy
5 26 (38.24%) Automated Testing
6 10 (14.71%) Manual Testing
7 5 (7.35%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.88%) Automation Testing
9 3 (4.41%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.41%) Coaching
9 3 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (2.94%) Validation
10 2 (2.94%) Business Analysis
10 2 (2.94%) Requirements Management
10 2 (2.94%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (2.94%) Asset Management
10 2 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.94%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) VB.NET
2 5 (7.35%) SQL
3 2 (2.94%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.47%) Python
4 1 (1.47%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) GAAP
Vendors
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) Applix
2 2 (2.94%) Cognos
2 2 (2.94%) IBM
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago