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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 5 29
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 40 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 8.43% 21.39% 5.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.56% 93.02% 78.57%
Number of salaries quoted 14 33 10
Average salary £37,500 £54,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.55% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £22,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,513 £60,000 £36,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
27 43 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 15.17% 22.99% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 26 35 13
Average salary £40,500 £34,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.11% +25.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £21,400 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (79.55%) Test Scripting
2 31 (70.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (54.55%) Project Management
3 24 (54.55%) Regression Testing
4 22 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 21 (47.73%) Finance
5 21 (47.73%) Automated Testing
6 20 (45.45%) Web Services
7 19 (43.18%) SoapUI
8 15 (34.09%) XML
9 10 (22.73%) SOAP
10 9 (20.45%) Manual Testing
11 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (11.36%) MS Office
11 5 (11.36%) SQL
11 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
12 4 (9.09%) Ranorex
13 3 (6.82%) Product Management
13 3 (6.82%) Change Management
13 3 (6.82%) Banking
13 3 (6.82%) Oracle
13 3 (6.82%) UML
13 3 (6.82%) SAS
13 3 (6.82%) ISEB
14 2 (4.55%) NCR
14 2 (4.55%) PL/1
14 2 (4.55%) EMV
14 2 (4.55%) JCL
14 2 (4.55%) ATM
14 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (6.82%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) ATM
1 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.55%) DB2
2 1 (2.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 19 (43.18%) SoapUI
2 4 (9.09%) Ranorex
General
1 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Publishing
3 1 (2.27%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (88.64%) Analyst
2 36 (81.82%) Test Analyst
3 18 (40.91%) Senior Analyst
3 18 (40.91%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Junior
5 3 (6.82%) Junior Test Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Graduate
6 2 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Trainee
6 2 (4.55%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.27%) Test Data Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.27%) Lead Architect
7 1 (2.27%) PMO Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) SAS Programmer
7 1 (2.27%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) Web Services
2 15 (34.09%) XML
3 10 (22.73%) SOAP
4 2 (4.55%) J2EE
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) EMV
2 2 (4.55%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.55%) Cryptography
2 2 (4.55%) Tandem
3 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
1 2 (4.55%) Linux
1 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (79.55%) Test Scripting
2 31 (70.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (54.55%) Project Management
3 24 (54.55%) Regression Testing
4 22 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 21 (47.73%) Automated Testing
6 9 (20.45%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Product Management
7 3 (6.82%) Change Management
7 3 (6.82%) UML
8 2 (4.55%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.55%) Functional Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Automation Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Line Management
8 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.27%) Coaching
9 1 (2.27%) Cyber Security
9 1 (2.27%) Change Control
9 1 (2.27%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) PL/1
2 2 (4.55%) JCL
2 2 (4.55%) C#
2 2 (4.55%) C++
2 2 (4.55%) COBOL
2 2 (4.55%) Java
2 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) NCR
3 2 (4.55%) IBM
3 2 (4.55%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) VocaLink
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 8 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36491 - £45077 per annum + car,benefits
Posted: 11 days ago