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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Harrogate 1.22% 2.35% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.43% 53.33% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 1
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £63,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -24.60%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
35 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Harrogate 10.67% 4.41% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 30 12 11
Average salary £42,500 £36,250 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.24% +6.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £17,550 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £34,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -

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 9 February 2016, 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 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (45.45%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (45.45%) Schematic Capture
2 5 (45.45%) Smart Energy
2 5 (45.45%) Firmware
2 5 (45.45%) C
2 5 (45.45%) MS Office
2 5 (45.45%) Wireless
2 5 (45.45%) Electronics
2 5 (45.45%) Manufacturing
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) SDLC
4 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Billing
5 2 (18.18%) Practice Management
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Revenue Recognition
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 1 (9.09%) WCF
6 1 (9.09%) WPF
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Umbraco
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Harrogate by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) NUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (45.45%) Electronics
1 5 (45.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (18.18%) Billing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Design Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Electronics Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Hardware Design Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Hardware Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Finance Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Finance Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET 2.0
1 1 (9.09%) WCF
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) WPF
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Smart Energy
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Schematic Capture
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) SDLC
3 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Practice Management
4 2 (18.18%) Revenue Recognition
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (9.09%) Line Management
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) TOWER Software