The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Harrogate region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 48 46
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Harrogate 2.30% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 9.09% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 1
Average salary £42,500 £63,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.53% +80.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
North 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 Harrogate region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Harrogate
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
14 11 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Harrogate 4.61% 4.26% 8.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 15
Average salary £42,500 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Harrogate

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Harrogate region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Harrogate

QA
Salary Trend in Harrogate

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Harrogate region.

QA Salary Trend in Harrogate

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Harrogate

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Harrogate 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 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) Finance
2 13 (86.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Usability Testing
2 13 (86.67%) ACCA
2 13 (86.67%) CIMA
2 13 (86.67%) Degree
2 13 (86.67%) User Stories
3 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (73.33%) MS Office
4 11 (73.33%) MS Excel
4 11 (73.33%) Google
4 11 (73.33%) Fault Management
4 11 (73.33%) SaaS
4 11 (73.33%) Google Apps
5 2 (13.33%) Billing
5 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (13.33%) User Experience
6 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (6.67%) Retail
6 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Harrogate by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Harrogate 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (73.33%) MS Office
1 11 (73.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (73.33%) SaaS
1 11 (73.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SMTP
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
General
1 13 (86.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Analyst
2 13 (86.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Usability Testing
2 13 (86.67%) User Stories
3 11 (73.33%) Fault Management
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) ACCA
1 13 (86.67%) CIMA
1 13 (86.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Google
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) VMware