The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Huddersfield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Huddersfield 4.49% 8.85% 5.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 83.33% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 6
Average salary £18,000 £31,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.85% +18.86%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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 Huddersfield region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Huddersfield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Huddersfield 8.99% 10.62% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 7
Average salary £21,500 £37,750 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.04% +42.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,550 £24,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £32,000 £44,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Huddersfield

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Huddersfield

QA
Salary Trend in Huddersfield

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

QA Salary Trend in Huddersfield

QA
Salary Histogram in Huddersfield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Huddersfield region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Huddersfield

QA
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Huddersfield

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Huddersfield 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 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (80.00%) Project Management
2 11 (73.33%) SQL
3 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (66.67%) Business Objects
3 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 10 (66.67%) MicroStrategy
3 10 (66.67%) Middleware
3 10 (66.67%) ERP
3 10 (66.67%) SOA
3 10 (66.67%) ETL
3 10 (66.67%) Validation
3 10 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (66.67%) Oracle BI EE
3 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (13.33%) MS Office
4 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 1 (6.67%) Publishing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) HTML5
5 1 (6.67%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Ranorex
5 1 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) PHP
5 1 (6.67%) HTML
5 1 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Huddersfield by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Huddersfield 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.

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 10 (66.67%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Ranorex
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Junior
4 2 (13.33%) Junior Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Graduate
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Project Management
2 10 (66.67%) ERP
2 10 (66.67%) SOA
2 10 (66.67%) ETL
2 10 (66.67%) Validation
2 10 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Line Management
3 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) Java
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) MicroStrategy
2 10 (66.67%) Business Objects