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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 42 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Harrogate 4.82% 2.78% 6.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.78% 75.00% 36.67%
Number of salaries quoted 19 9 11
Average salary £33,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.35% +21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
36 12 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Harrogate 9.14% 3.70% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 34 12 28
Average salary £30,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £35,750 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,750 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in Harrogate

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Harrogate region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Harrogate

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Harrogate

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (43.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (38.64%) Finance
2 17 (38.64%) C#
3 16 (36.36%) Java
3 16 (36.36%) Selenium
3 16 (36.36%) Usability Testing
3 16 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 16 (36.36%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (36.36%) User Stories
4 14 (31.82%) User Experience
4 14 (31.82%) Degree
4 14 (31.82%) WebDriver
4 14 (31.82%) Product Marketing
4 14 (31.82%) Fault Management
4 14 (31.82%) Marketing
5 13 (29.55%) E-Commerce
5 13 (29.55%) ACCA
5 13 (29.55%) CIMA
6 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
6 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
7 6 (13.64%) MS Office
7 6 (13.64%) Billing
8 5 (11.36%) Practice Management
8 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (11.36%) Mobile App
9 3 (6.82%) Project Management
10 2 (4.55%) Apple
10 2 (4.55%) Google
10 2 (4.55%) Test Automation

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Harrogate by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (36.36%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) Selenium
2 14 (31.82%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (38.64%) Finance
2 14 (31.82%) Marketing
3 6 (13.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 39 (88.64%) Analyst
2 23 (52.27%) Test Analyst
3 21 (47.73%) Tester
3 21 (47.73%) QA Test Analyst
3 21 (47.73%) QA Analyst
4 16 (36.36%) Business Analyst
5 12 (27.27%) Manual Tester
5 12 (27.27%) Manual Test Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Junior Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Junior Test Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Junior Tester
6 5 (11.36%) Project Manager
6 5 (11.36%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
1 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.27%) Ajax
1 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) User Experience
2 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
1 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) User Acceptance Testing
1 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) User Stories
2 16 (36.36%) Usability Testing
2 16 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 14 (31.82%) Product Marketing
3 14 (31.82%) Fault Management
4 13 (29.55%) E-Commerce
5 5 (11.36%) Practice Management
6 3 (6.82%) Project Management
7 2 (4.55%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.55%) SDLC
8 1 (2.27%) MVC
8 1 (2.27%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) C#
2 16 (36.36%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (31.82%) Degree
2 13 (29.55%) ACCA
2 13 (29.55%) CIMA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Apple
2 2 (4.55%) Google