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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 9 18 26
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 17.80% 6.06% 5.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 89.47% 80.00% 64.71%
Number of salaries quoted 30 2 1
Average salary £32,500 £38,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.12% +29.16%
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
38 10 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 19.90% 7.58% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 34 4 3
Average salary £32,500 £37,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.90% +25.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,600 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £44,800 £46,900
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 30 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 30 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 72 (77.42%) Test Scripting
2 68 (73.12%) User Acceptance Testing
2 68 (73.12%) Regression Testing
3 53 (56.99%) Project Management
4 43 (46.24%) Software Testing
5 37 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
7 25 (26.88%) Test Strategy
8 24 (25.81%) Finance
9 23 (24.73%) QuickTest Pro
10 22 (23.66%) XML
11 21 (22.58%) Web Services
12 19 (20.43%) Automated Testing
13 18 (19.35%) SOAP
14 17 (18.28%) .NET
15 14 (15.05%) VB.NET
16 6 (6.45%) SQL
17 5 (5.38%) ISEB
17 5 (5.38%) IBM
17 5 (5.38%) Banking
17 5 (5.38%) Selenium
17 5 (5.38%) Automation Testing
18 4 (4.30%) WebDriver
18 4 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
18 4 (4.30%) Linux
19 3 (3.23%) Microsoft
19 3 (3.23%) zOS
19 3 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
19 3 (3.23%) Mainframe
19 3 (3.23%) UNIX

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (3.23%) MQSeries
1 3 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.15%) MS Project
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.15%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 23 (24.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (5.38%) Selenium
3 4 (4.30%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.23%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.15%) JIRA
6 1 (1.08%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.08%) Ranorex
General
1 24 (25.81%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Advertising
4 1 (1.08%) Publishing
4 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 47 (50.54%) Analyst
3 44 (47.31%) Test Analyst
4 31 (33.33%) QA Analyst
5 15 (16.13%) Senior Test Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Lead Test Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Developer
8 3 (3.23%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Tester
8 3 (3.23%) Administrator
8 3 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (3.23%) Consultant
8 3 (3.23%) WebSphere Specialist
8 3 (3.23%) WebSphere Consultant
8 3 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Senior WebSphere Consultant
8 3 (3.23%) Senior WebSphere Specialist
8 3 (3.23%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.66%) XML
2 21 (22.58%) Web Services
3 18 (19.35%) SOAP
4 17 (18.28%) .NET
5 3 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.08%) HTML
6 1 (1.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.23%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.08%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) Linux
2 3 (3.23%) zOS
2 3 (3.23%) UNIX
2 3 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (77.42%) Test Scripting
2 68 (73.12%) User Acceptance Testing
2 68 (73.12%) Regression Testing
3 53 (56.99%) Project Management
4 43 (46.24%) Software Testing
5 37 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (26.88%) Test Strategy
7 19 (20.43%) Automated Testing
8 5 (5.38%) Automation Testing
9 4 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.23%) Scrum
10 3 (3.23%) Test Management
11 2 (2.15%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (2.15%) Agile Project Management
11 2 (2.15%) Web Development
11 2 (2.15%) Wealth Management
11 2 (2.15%) Business Analysis
11 2 (2.15%) Requirements Management
11 2 (2.15%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (2.15%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.05%) VB.NET
2 6 (6.45%) SQL
3 2 (2.15%) Python
3 2 (2.15%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.08%) Java
4 1 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (5.38%) ISEB
2 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 31 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (5.38%) IBM
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.15%) Applix
3 2 (2.15%) Cognos
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago